'Black Lightning' Season 3 Episode 4 preview: Jefferson Pierce is determined to end the ASA's occupation of Freeland at any cost

So far, Jefferson didn't have to face the full reality of the occupation but now that he's confronted with the appalling conditions his fellow citizens are living in, there's no way the hero is going to stand by and let the ASA continue to commit gross human rights violations in his hometown


                            'Black Lightning' Season 3 Episode 4 preview: Jefferson Pierce is determined to end the ASA's occupation of Freeland at any cost

'Black Lightning' season three's episode three finally saw Jefferson Pierce / Black Lightning (Cress Williams) return home to his family.

However, now that he's back, Jefferson has to deal with the chaos that's been ruling the streets of his beloved city of Freeland ever since he was sent to the ASA's metahuman holding facility known as the Pit.

Ever since the ASA quarantined Freeland to prepare for the Markovian invasion, the situation in the city has gone from bad to worse.

So far, Jefferson didn't have to face the full reality of it but now that he's confronted with the appalling conditions his fellow citizens are living in, there's no way the hero is going to stand by and let the ASA continue to commit gross human rights violations in his hometown.

A promo for the upcoming fourth episode, titled 'The Book Of Occupation: Chapter Four', shows Jefferson shocked by the state of his fellow citizens.

He clearly wants to do something about it but his loyal friend and tailor Peter Gambi (James Remar) warns him that according to the deal Jefferson made with Agent Odell (Bill Duke), if Black Lightning returns to the streets, his daughters will be taken into ASA custody.



 

"What about your family?" Gambi says in the promo clip. "You go out on the street, they go in the Pit." It's a difficult situation that Jefferson finds himself in and there's really no easy way out of this.

However, there's no way he's going to stand by and let atrocities like the imprisonment of children continue and he's going to do something about it, either as Black Lightning or in his civilian identity. 

"Things have to change," Jefferson says. "This occupation is overkill."

Here's the full synopsis for the upcoming episode: "Jefferson faces new challenges due to the shocking state of Freeland; Lynn finds herself under intense pressure as she desperately tries to find a solution to the continuing crisis in Freeland; Anissa continues her work at the clinic."

'Black Lightning' Season 3 Episode 4 will air on The CW on October 28 at 9 pm ET.

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