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"The Book of Revelations" is the eighth episode of the first season of Black Lightning, and the eighth episode overall. It aired on March 13, 2018.




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Lala's return from the dead shocks two of his henchmen who have been using his club as their personal rehearsal space. Lawanda White continues to talk to him but no one else is aware of her presence.

Peter Gambi meets with Martin Proctor of the A.S.A.. Proctor wants Black Lightning dead since he is threatening the outcome of the entire Freeland project.

Looking to clear Black Lightning's name, Jefferson and Anissa Pierce examine Lady Eve's body and find radiation traces from the weapons that killed her. They track the radiation and find a shallow grave with the weapon and the body of Lady Eve's killer.

At school, Jennifer Pierce is startled and her own metahuman powers trigger and she fries her phone.

Jefferson calls Inspector Bill Henderson to report the find, and he and Annisa hide and wait for the police to arrive. However, when someone comes to investigate, Jefferson concludes The 100 has somehow intercepted his message to Henderson and sent their own man to investigate. Jefferson attempts to sneak up on the person, but he has rigged the weapon to explode. Anissa uses her powers to save her father.

Lynn Stewart's research shows that Green Light is similar to a vaccine found among Alvin Pierce's notes. Gambi admits to Jefferson that he has kept information from him. His real name is Peter Esposito and tells him about the A.S.A. and their agenda to hunt metahumans. Gambi leaked the information to Alvin, resulting in his death. Jefferson warns Gambi to stay away from him and his family.

Concerned about what happened to her, Jennifer confides in Anissa that she has electrical-based powers.




  • The episode was previously titled "Revelations".[1]
  • This episode marks the first time that a main cast member was not present for the episode. The cast members not present were Marvin Jones III (Tobias Whale) and Damon Gupton (Bill Henderson).
  • In the beginning of the episode, it was stated that the A.S.A. was responsible for the "Green Light" epidemic. This is similar to concerns that the Central Intelligence Agency, engaged in Cocaine Trafficking into the United States, in the latter half of the twentieth century, to finance rebel groups fighting against Communism.
  • Gambi said his supplier accidentally left him two bolts of silk damask; a bolt is a roll of fabric or wallpaper of specified length.
  • Gambi's real name is revealed to be Peter Esposito.