|GREAT EXPECTATIONS - Jefferson (Cress Williams) and Anissa (Nafessa Williams) investigate the hometown of a creepy man at the clinic and make a shocking discovery; with Syonide gone, Tobias (Marvin Jones III) pressures Khalil (Jordan Calloway to help fill some of the void left in the organization.|
Peter Gambi is enjoying a night out in Freeland when his car is attacked. Gambi's vehicle is bulletproof but the continued attack eventually wears down its defenses and causes Gambi to crash and he is seemingly killed. Bill Henderson visits Jefferson Pierce to break the news. While Anissa wants to start grieving, Jefferson is adamant that Gambi is fine since he knows that Gambi has back-up plans for everything. Anissa believes he is in denial.
As Jefferson begins investigating who attacked Gambi, Anissa is offered a job at the Rebecca Lee Crumpler Free Clinic. One of her first patients is a pregnant woman named Anaya. While examining her, she notes that Anaya's boyfriend, Deacon, is acting strangely and constantly looking out of the windows.
Grieving for Gambi, Anissa spends the night with Grace Choi. In the morning, Grace believes that it was a mistake. Noticing spots developing on her body, Grace hides them from Anissa and takes some pills to make them disappear.
At a press conference, Councilman Parker announces an anonymous donor has come forward to buy the Free Clinic. When pressed by reporters with speculation that the anonymous benefactor is Tobias Whale, Parker refuses to comment on it.
At the clinic, Deacon comes in a begs Anissa to save Anaya's unborn child before collapsing and dying. As the police arrive and investigate, Anissa and Henderson watch as a metal-like substance seeps out of Deacon's body. Anissa takes a sample for study.
At the A.S.A., Dr. Helga Jace convinces Lynn Stewart that she has a way to cure all of the Green Light children at once despite initial tests saying there is only a fifty percent chance of success. When the procedure is attempted, half of the subjects die. Jace tells Lynn that she intentionally lied to her so that they would save half the children because Lynn was not willing to accept any other outcome. Lynn orders security to take Jace away.
Anissa and Jefferson have a heart to heart where he seemingly accepts that Gambi is dead. Anissa's investigations tell her that Deacon is from South Freeland. Driving out there, she is stopped by Sheriff Clark. As he questions her, Anissa sees something crawling under his skin and drives off.
- 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 as Tobias Whale
- Damon Gupton as Deputy Chief Bill Henderson
- Jordan Calloway as Khalil Payne/Painkiller
- James Remar as Peter Gambi
- Clifton Powell as Reverend Jeremiah Holt
- Birgundi Baker as Anaya
- Eric Lynch as Councilman Kwame Parker
- Chantal Thuy as Grace Choi
- Jennifer Riker as Dr. Helga Jace
- Jason Louder as "Two-Bits"
- Rob Morean as Deacon
- Toshi Toda as Hiroshi
- Robert Walker-Branchaud as Sheriff Clark
- Tommy Kane as John Webb
- Christopher Marquez as Latin Male Reporter
- Milli M. as Reporter #2
- Anisa Nyell Johnson as Waitress
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