'Black Lightning' Season 3 Episode 2 promo hints at Jennifer Pierce's struggle to handle her powers and stay out of ASA's radar
The season premiere showed Jennifer struggling to get a handle on her abilities, which are clearly causing her intense pain. Surprisingly, it seems using her powers actually helps her manage the pain but with the A.S.A on the lookout for metahumans, Jennifer can't risk using her powers in public
Anissa Pierce/Blackbird (Nafessa Williams) was the big star of 'Black Lightning' Season 3's premiere but her sister Jennifer Pierce/Lightning (China Anne McClain), who has basically been benched due to the tense situation in Freeland, makes it pretty clear she's not happy being forced to sit on the sidelines while big sis gets all the action.
Jennifer's powers make her a more formidable hero than Anissa or even their father Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning (Cress Williams) and it's really only a matter of time before she takes her place on the battlefield, no matter how much her family might try to stop her from taking up a life of superheroics.
However, even though Jennifer is raring to join the fight, it looks like with great power comes great consequences, and not just of the moral kind. The season premiere showed Jennifer struggling to get a handle on her abilities, which are clearly causing her intense physical pain.
Surprisingly, it seems using her powers actually helps her manage the pain better but with the A.S.A on the lookout for metahumans to recruit into their war with Markovia, the Pierce family can't risk Jennifer using her powers in public just yet.
Physical problems aside, it looks like Jennifer is going to be facing some issues in her civilian life as well this season. The promotional teaser for the season's second episode shows the young woman getting into a fight at her school.
While this is sure to get her into a lot more drama than she needs right now, there's also the added danger that she might accidentally end up revealing her abilities in a moment of weakness, which could prove disastrous.
All the members of the Pierce family have faced their own struggles but nobody has had it worse than Jennifer. Seeing as how she's still continuing to suffer in season 3, we can't help but wonder if Jennifer is ever going to get a chance to be happy. Hopefully, this season could see her finding a way to master her powers, push beyond her limitations and become the hero we all know she's destined to be.
'Black Lightning' Season 3's second episode will air on The CW October 14.