"And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light" is the fifth episode of the first season of , and the fifth episode overall. It aired on February 13, 2018.
|PAYBACK IS A BITCH - An unexpected phone call unearths the long-buried need for Jefferson (Cress Williams) to investigate the murder of his father. Meanwhile, Annisa (Nafessa Williams) wrestles with the fact that her actions have dire consequences. Lastly, Jennifer (China Anne McClain) learns the importance of controlling her temper - in all situations.|
- Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning
- China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce
- Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce
- Christine Adams as Dr. Lynn Stewart
- Marvin "Krondon" Jones III as Tobias Whale
- Damon Gupton as Inspector Bill Henderson
- James Remar as Peter Gambi
- Whitney Anderson as Lana
- Eric Mendenhall as Joey Toledo
- Kyanna Simone Simpson as Kiesha
- T.C. Carson as Eldridge
- Jessica Fontaine as Mama
- Patrick Reyes as Cashier
- Vernika Rowe as Auntie Gina
- Mark Thompson as Randy
- Rayne Caldwell as Young Tori
- Adam Cronan as Conspiracy Theorist
- Renell Gibbs as Young Dad
- Leah Monet as Teala
- Brandon Sauve as Ben
Tobias Whale visits Gambi, looking to discover the identity of Black Lightning. Gambi reminds Tobias they had a deal and Tobias is breaking it by coming to his shop, He also tells him that he has no idea who Black Lightning is. Continuing to track Green Light, Jefferson finds that Joey Toledo is dealing it
Jennifer Pierce gets into a fight at a skating rink, resulting in her breaking the wrist of a girl named Lana. Lana's family is understandably angry and Jefferson and Lynn take responsibility but are nonetheless impressed by Jennifer's actions.
While researching the origin of her powers, Anissa Pierce finds that her grandfather Alvin Pierce worked on a story involving missing teenagers that was later buried by the newspaper. Alvin was murdered a week later. Anissa visits the editor of the paper. Initially he refuses to tell her anything, claiming "they" are still watching. Eventually, he gives Anissa files and she finds an old storage locker filled with her grandfather's research.
Inspector Bill Henderson tips Jefferson off to Joey Toledo's location and he heads to confront him. Jefferson is incapacitated by another headache during the fight, allowing Toledo to escape and vowing that Tobias Whale will kill him.
- The episode was previously titled "Aches and Pains".
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