The 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' comes to Freeland, just in time for Black Lightning to join the fight
Jennifer meets versions of herself from different Earths, and the first mention of the Multiverse collapsing into one world is made
Out of all The CW superhero shows, none have been more disconnected from the events of the other series than 'Black Lightning'. Set on its own Earth, it's gone nearly three seasons without ever crossing over with other The CW superhero properties.
However, not even Black Lightning can escape the 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' as lightning flashes and red skies cloud over Freeland.
While the episode is counts as a sort of unofficial chapter in the 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' saga and deals with the approaching Anti-Matter Wave, it is still exclusively a 'Black Lightning' episode.
As the skies turn red, the Anti-Matter from the storm affects Jennifer (China Anne McClain) in a rather unique way — she begins to phase in and out of reality, able to view the Earth-1 and Earth-2 versions of herself — referred to as Gen and Jinn, respectively.
Jennifer is struggling with the choice she's made to work with the ASA and Agent Odell (Bill Duke). As she phases out of her own reality, she is able to meet versions of herself who went further down that path, and Jennifer sees the consequences of two very different actions.
On Earth-1, Gen used her powers to infect the water supply, depriving metahumans of their powers, and allowing the ASA to establish a fascist state in Freeland. On Earth-2, Jinn embraces her power, turning into a cold-blooded killer who eventually murders her entire family.
Jennifer confronts these versions of her, realizing quickly that they are from parallel Earths. She theorizes that the Crisis is causing multiple universes to collapse into each other, leaving just one world to survive.
This is rather significant, as that is exactly what happened in the original 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' as the Multiverse collapsed into a single Universe. This is the first time, however, the idea has been brought up on the 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' in the shows.
No one is around to hear this theory, however, and before Jennifer can return to her body, a wave of Anti-Matter wipes her, and her entire world out of existence.
The only survivor is Black Lightning, who disappears in the same flash of blue light that Harbinger (Audrey Marie Anderson) creates to teleport heroes across worlds. It would appear that the time for Black Lightning to finally meet the rest of the Arrowverse has come.
The next episode of 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' will be on 'The Flash', which airs on December 10 on The CW.