"The Book of Resistance: Chapter Four: Earth Crisis" is the ninth and midseason finale episode of the third season of , and the thirty-eighth episode overall. It aired on December 9, 2019. This episode ties into the crossover event, , and leads into Black Lightning's appearance in "".
|The Pierce family fears for Jennifer's life.|
We open in standard Black Lightning reality with Jennifer awakening at 3:33 for the third night straight and making a video for Anissa about it just as uncovers she's been working with Agent Odell in addition to other things and she chooses to simply go see Anissa. It likewise turns out that Jamila's message got out, yet that news didn't go over especially well and the data is as yet being distorted. Odell lives and calls Jennifer. He is as yet attempting to get her to stay on his side.
The obstruction attempts to concoct an arrangement. Anissa discloses to her dad that they may need to slaughter, and she additionally uncovers that the ASA has Khalil and he's the person who assaulted her. Executing might be their solitary choice since things have changed, and Jefferson doesn't care for it. At Anissa's home, Jennifer is in outfit and hangs tight for her sister while, outside, the skies turn red. The lightning plays with her forces and she crumples.
Jennifer winds up in some peculiar exchange measurement where she experiences two different renditions of herself: one who was in ASA authority, ordinary Jennifer, and afterward a dull Jennifer. That's right, various Earths. First up, we visit Gen from Earth-1. It's Christmas and this is where Jennifer is in the neckline and utilized the water of Freeland to fix metahumans. Anissa isn't out yet met a young lady and reveals to her sister about it. Khalil got a full ride to UCLA. The harmony is disturbed when troopers see up at out and take the Pierce family having been sold out by the reverend. Odell murders Jefferson before his family.
Back to "reality". Anissa discovers Jen oblivious and calls for Gambi. Jennifer awakens quickly to state that their father is dead and afterward we dive once more into Earth-1. Gen is in the pit, crying and accusing herself when Anissa shows up to visit with a message from their mother that she is en route to visit. This Freeland encountered the war with the Markovians, clearly. Truly, Gambi and Anissa attempt to make sense of what is happening. Jefferson is on his way, yet Lynn is cooking drugs in an in-home lab attempting due to her Green Light compulsion when she gets a call from Anissa.
Earth-1. Lynn visits Jennifer in the pit and reveals to her that her dad was glad for her and that all that she did was justified, despite all the trouble. In all actuality both Lynn and Jefferson appear and see what's going on with Jennifer. She's being affected by the counter issue and is, in this way in two places on the double. Henderson calls. The obstruction is in a tough situation and requirements help. Lynn reprimands Jefferson for things and discloses to him he needs to go.
Presently we visit Jinn of Earth-2. This is the dim Jennifer universe. Jefferson is an educator and Jennifer comes into his study hall. She works with the ASA and Jefferson attempts to disclose to her that she's being utilized. She can't help contradicting him and his techniques and leaves. She meets with Odell, having completely inclined toward his control. She likewise slaughtered all the metas and seems, by all accounts, to be this current universe's Painkiller simple.
In all actuality things decline. Jennifer continues staging and Anissa thinks the ASA is behind the red skies. Lynn and Anissa differ about Khalil. Gambi discovers that Odell is attempting to weaponize kids with Green Light. They need to deal with this circumstance.
In Jinn world, Jennifer faces Jefferson. Her entire family attempts to confront Jennifer. They need her to hand herself over. She's not intrigued, and Jennifer assaults her family. She battles Jefferson, overpowering him and executing him. She's executed her entire family.
In all actuality, Gambi still has no clue about what is happening and afterward abruptly Jennifer vanishes again and is back in the strange space and slaps Jinn. Jennifer and Jinn battle, Gen attempts to stop them. They quit battling for a second and them three understand that they are all from various universes and the tempest is arranging those universes with just one of them set to endure. Jennifer stands up to these two different renditions of herself - one too controlled and one without powers - and comes to harmony with herself. While they examine, a white wave hits them and they evaporate and afterward, in all actuality as we probably am aware, so does that whole world – put something aside for Black Lightning who is teleported away before all that he knows is no more.
- Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning, Jefferson Pierce (Earth-1) and Jefferson Pierce's Earth-2 doppelgänger
- China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce/Lightning, Gen Pierce and Jinn Pierce
- Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce/Blackbird/Thunder, Anissa Pierce (Earth-1) and Anissa Pierce's Earth-2 doppelgänger
- Christine Adams as Dr. Lynn Stewart, Lynn Stewart's Earth-1 doppelgänger and Lynn
- Marvin "Krondon" Jones III (credit only)
- Damon Gupton as Chief Bill Henderson
- Jordan Calloway (credit only)
- James Remar as Peter Gambi
- Bill Duke as Agent Odell, Agent Odell (Earth-1) and Agent Odell (Earth-2)
- Clifton Powell as Reverend Jeremiah Holt and Jeremiah Holt's Earth-1 doppelgänger
- Adetinpo Thomas as Jamillah Olsen
- Katy O'Brian as Major Sara Grey and Sara Grey's Earth-1 doppelgänger
- Vernika Rowe as Auntie Gina
- Renell Gibbs as Kyrie
- Amanda Baker as Rebecca Larsen
- Sh'Kia Augustin as Shonda (voice)
- The title was previously called "Third Stone from the Sun", but changed to tie-in with Arrowverse mega-crossover event .
- This is the last episode of Black Lightning to centrally take place on Earth-TUD5, as subsequent episodes happen post-Crisis, and are set on Earth-Prime.
- This episode contains an inconsistency: it ignores the fact that Earth-2 was destroyed weeks prior to the beginning of the Anti-Monitor Crisis in "", with Earth-1 and Earth-2 versions of Jen (Gen and Jinn, respectively) join her in some kind of void, witnessing events that happened moments before.
- However, it's possible that each version of Jennifer was brought to Jennifer Pierce's safe place when each of their respective Earths came under attack.
- The two other Earths shown here aren't the ones officially designated Earth-1 and Earth-2. They're just called "Earth One" and "Earth Two" on the screen to distinguish them from one another.
- Gen mentions that the last thing she remembers before being brought to the safe place was heading back to the Pit with Odell. However, when Jen goes through Gen's memories, we see Gen at the pit speaking with both her sister and mother, which should have been the last thing Gen remembers.
- Gen's memories took place on Christmas (as mentioned by Earth-1 Odell). However, it was previously established in "" that Crisis occurred on December 10th, which is two weeks before Christmas.
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