'Black Lightning' Season 3 Episode 4 sneak peek shows Agent Odell threatening Jefferson's family and that could be his biggest mistake
Odell might have the upper hand right now but if he keeps pushing the Pierces, it's only a matter of time before they decide to push back and the ASA would do well to remember the amount of power at the hands of these three metahumans
At the end of the third episode of 'Black Lightning' Season 3, Jefferson Pierce / Black Lightning (Cress Williams) and Dr. Lynn Stewart (Christine Adams) were finally allowed to return home to their family after being held in the ASA facility known as the Pit for a very long time.
It was a heartwarming moment but now Jefferson will be confronted with the full reality of how the ASA has been keeping Freeland "safe": through violent repression, metahuman internment camps, and by placing armed soldiers in all public places, including Garfield High School, where Jefferson works.
In a sneak peek from episode four that was released by The CW on October 28, we see Jefferson meeting with Agent Odell (Bill Duke). He's clearly angry about the occupation and he demands that the ASA make some changes.
However, though Jefferson is a valuable asset, Odell isn't ready to just bow to his will. He tells Jefferson to stand down and threatens to send his daughters Anissa Pierce / Thunder (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer Pierce / Lightning (China Anne McClain) to the Pit to be experimented on like guinea pigs.
While Jefferson's daughters are his one true weakness, Odell may have just made a fatal mistake by threatening their lives. There's nothing Jefferson wouldn't do to keep his children safe, even if it means committing treason and single-handedly ripping the ASA apart.
Of course, what Jefferson doesn't know is that his daughters have been making their own decisions while he's been away.
Anissa is now the underground resistance fighter known as Blackbird, emancipating the people of Freeland from ASA custody one busload at a time, while Jennifer has formed an uneasy alliance of her own with Agent Odell, secretly working for the ASA as the metahuman equivalent of a tactical nuke.
Odell might have the upper hand right now but if he keeps pushing the Pierces, it's only a matter of time before they decide to push back and the ASA would do well to remember the amount of power at the hands of these three metahumans.
'Black Lightning' Season 3 Episode 4 will air on The CW on October 28.