'Black Lightning' Season 3 Episode 3 promo suggests Phase 2 of Markovian invasion might be virus designed to kill metahumans
It looks like the Markovians may have released a biological weapon designed to neutralize all the metahumans in Freeland, removing all opposition to their invasion. The virus could cause massive damage in the city and cost countless lives unless Black Lightning decides to do something about it
'Black Lightning' Season 3's last episode revealed that not only have the Markovian invaders already arrived in America, they have also started to send scouting parties to try and find a way to breach the defensive perimeter that has been thrown up around the city by the A.S.A. Luckily for Freeland, Anissa Pierce/Blackbird (Nafessa Williams) is stuck outside the perimeter and she takes out some of the soldiers.
Unfortunately, Anissa's actions don't go unnoticed and we see the Markovian commander, Thomas K. Belgrey's Colonel Yuri Mosin, instructing his soldiers to initiate Phase 2 of their operation. Now thanks to a trailer for the third episode that was released October 15, we have an idea what Phase 2 might be.
"A virus has broken out," Agent Odell (Bill Duke) tells Black Lightning/Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) and Lynn Stewart (Christine Adams) in the promo video. "Every meta in Freeland could die, including your daughters."
We also see shots of an unknown metahuman having seizures in one of the A.S.A.'s quarantine facilities with people in biohazard suits rushing to take care of them. It looks like the Markovians may have released a biological weapon designed to neutralize all the metahumans in Freeland, removing all opposition to their invasion.
The plan doesn't quite make sense seeing as Odell had claimed the Markovians are invading Freeland so they can get their hands on the city's metas but it could still cause a lot of damage, unless Jefferson decides to do something about it.
Though he definitely isn't about to start chumming up to Odell, Jefferson would do anything to keep his daughters from harm and considering the virus could sabotage the A.S.A.'s plans for Freeland, Odell might just agree to let Black Lightning return to the field.
The promo definitely seems to be hinting at this as we see a pretty cool shot of Black Lightning sticking a landing while blasting people away with a wave of electricity. We don't know how Jefferson plans on fighting this virus but considering the threat to his family, we're certain he'll find a way. And once this crisis has passed, there won't be anything stopping him from taking the fight to the Markovians.
'Black Lightning' Season 3 Episode 3 will air on The CW October 21.