'Black Lightning' Season 3 will see Tobias Whale a prisoner in the Pit but the crimelord could still stage a comeback
With both the Markovian invasion and 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' coming up in season 3, the return of Tobias might just be one threat too many for the Pierce family to handle, especially with the season's teaser hinting Jefferson might also be held captive
Oh, how the mighty have fallen! In 'Black Lightning' Season 2, Tobias Whale was on the cusp of victory. With an army of metahumans under his command, it looked like Whale might become the most powerful metahuman arms dealer in the world but all his dreams were shattered by Black Lightning/Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) and his vengeful daughter Lightning/Jennifer Pierce (China Anne McClain).
Now that he's a prisoner in the metahuman black site called the Pit, Tobias is going to have plenty of time on his hands to do some serious soul-searching. “He’s in what they call solitary confinement,” Marvin "Krondon" Jones III, who plays Tobias Whale on the show, told EW September 17. “There’s a whole new layer that’s been added to the character. There’s a whole new dynamic being added.”
“We’ve been having fun for the first two seasons and wreaking a lot of mayhem, but it’s good to change it up a little bit for just me and my character play,” he explained. “At the same time, it’s also very humbling and sort of depressing, to be honest, getting to a point where you’re on top of the world — you have everything going for you, you’re in possession of the briefcase — and then to end up getting zapped by Lightning at the end. [With] what my fate ended up [being] in the last episode, I’ve had a lot to think about — about the things that I’ve done and the karma that entails with that. But we shall see the conclusion the mind comes to for season 3."
Though it looks like he has finally been defeated, one can never be too sure with Tobias Whale. The criminal mastermind wouldn't have been able to become the kingpin of Freeland if he was about to let one simple defeat take him off the board permanently.
And with both the Markovian invasion and 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' coming up in season 3, the return of Tobias might just be one threat too many for the Pierce family to handle, especially with the season's teaser hinting Jefferson might also be behind bars leaving his daughters Jennifer and Anissa Pierce/Thunder (Nafessa Williams) to fend for themselves.
“A person like Tobias is so resilient,” said Jones. “If you take one strength from him, he’s going to find another strength. If you take one thing, he’s going to find another thing to utilize and manipulate to his advantage.”
'Black Lightning' Season 3 will begin airing on The CW October 7.