- For other uses of "Sins of the Father", see Sins of the Father.
|SECRETS AND LIES - Black Lightning (Cress Williams) attempts to rescue several long-missing children reveals a secret he did not anticipate, and its resulting connections. Gambi (James Remar) struggles to stay strong while in a compromising position. Jefferson begins to view things differently.|
Thunder investigates Peter Gambi's tip about the abducted children from thirty years ago and finds a facility with them suspended in some type of hibernation. She brings Black Lightning to the facility to free them, but finds that all the tanks have been removed.
Lala begins to see Will, and ends up with his face tattooed on his chest next to Lawanda White. Lala begins taking control of The 100 and wants to sell traditional drugs on the streets while planning to get his revenge on Tobias Whale.
While investigating Jennifer Pierce's powers, Lynn Stewart discovers that her electrical powers are different to Jefferson's. While Jefferson is a battery that can manipulate surrounding energy, Jennifer can actually create it.
Martin Proctor kidnaps Peter Gambi and proceeds to torture him, demanding the identity of Black Lightning. Knowing of Peter's relationship with Jefferson, they kidnap him as well to force Gambi to talk, unaware that he is Black Lightning. Jefferson causes a momentarily power failure, allowing Gambi to surprise and kill the A.S.A. agents.
The Pierce family head to Alvin Pierce's old house to hide out. While recovering from his ordeal, Gambi tells Jefferson that he needs to find the new A.S.A. spotter in the neighborhood who is on the lookout for metahuman children.
Proctor oversees the relocation of the stasis pods and has deduced that Jefferson is Black Lightning since the coincidence of his arrival and the power failure is too good to be true. Kara Fowdy, Garfield High School's Vice-Principal is revealed to be the new A.S.A. spotter, and she cannot believe Jefferson is Black Lightning.
- Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning
- China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce
- Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce/Thunder
- Christine Adams as Dr. Lynn Stewart
- Marvin "Krondon" Jones III (credit only)
- Damon Gupton (credit only)
- James Remar as Peter Gambi
- Gregg Henry as Martin Proctor
- Dabier as Will
- Will Catlett as Latavious "Lala" Johnson
- Skye P. Marshall as Kara Fowdy
- Jason Louder as Two-Bits
- Al-Jaleel Knox as LaShawn
- Kat Logan as Neema
- Taylor Polidore as Lisa
- Caleb Thomas as Malik
- Nikki Nicole Dillard as Woman
- Quinton Garvin as Gang Member #1
- Mark Hicks as ASA Agent
- Joshua Mikel as Steven Conners
- Marcus Samuel as Gang Member #2
- Shomari as Lieutenant
- The episode was previously titled "Sins of the Father".
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