'Black Lightning' Season 3 sees Anissa and Jennifer prove that they're just as good as their dad in the hero business
Anissa Pierce (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer Pierce (China Anne McClain) are trying to sabotage the A.S.A.'s plans. This season, Anissa has transformed into a one-woman army while Jennifer continues to show she has the heart of a true hero
In 'Black Lightning' Season 3, the adults are on the benches and the kids are out in the field. Jefferson Pierce / Black Lightning (Cress Williams) and Dr. Lynn Stewart (Christine Adams) are prisoners in the custody of the A.S.A.
Meanwhile, their daughters Anissa Pierce (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer Pierce (China Anne McClain) are working with Peter Gambi (James Remar) to sabotage the A.S.A.'s plans, with Anissa having adopted the new identity Blackbird in order to fight the A.S.A. without endangering the rest of the family.
Anissa was pretty impressive in the first episode and she continues to go strong in the second episode as well. We see her efficiently managing the people she rescued from Freeland and dealing with the Perdi, whose help is essential in smuggling refugees out of the city.
Later on in the episode, we see her attack a few Markovian soldiers, taking them all out with minimal effort like a one-woman army.
Meanwhile, Jennifer is still stuck inside the city without her sister or her parents to provide some relief. She's quite clearly still hurting from the loss of her boyfriend Khalil Payne / Painkiller (Jordan Calloway).
She also desperately wants the people around her to hold on to whatever dignity they have left, living their lives out under harsh military rule.
When Jennifer sees a fight breaking out in school, she steps in trying to talk the kids down, only to be insulted and forced to fight them herself.
It's actually a pretty heartbreaking moment when at the end of the fight she realizes that there's nothing left to hold on to but, it's still pretty cool seeing her take down the bullies.
Though she may not be a costumed hero like her sister right now, Jennifer clearly has taken her father's teachings to heart.
She makes it clear that she has no intention of seeking personal gain or profit and that she desperately wants to be able to help her fellow citizens and considering how powerful she is, it's only a matter of time before she gets her chance.
‘Black Lightning’ Season 3 Episode 3 will air on The CW on October 21.