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For other uses of "The Book of War", see The Book of War (disambiguation)
For the The Flash episode, see "Liberation".

"The Book of War: Chapter Three: Liberation" is the sixteenth and final episode of the third season of Black Lightning, and the forty-fifth episode overall. It aired on March 9, 2020.



Tobias Whale

Jennifer/Lightning is oblivious on the ground while Gravedigger and Jefferson/Black Lightning battle in the road. Gavedigger realizes that Lightning is Black Lightning's daughter and Black Lightning thusly reveals to Gravedigger they, as well, are connected. The Markovians take Lightning. Somewhere else, Jamillah Olsen is shot and apparently slaughtered by Markovian forces.

While Sara Grey plans to move individuals to the Pit for security, Agent Odell reassesses the ASA's Freeland activity and sends Major Grey searching for the briefcase. Gambi begins working with TC to attempt to discover Lightning while, somewhere else, Lightning awakens in a control cell with Gravedigger attempting to get her to confide in him and influence to his motivation. Jennfer isn't having it. On the Freeland avenues, Painkiller walks around and takes out ASA operators, snatching a weapon as he does. Lady Eve meets with Grey and tells her that Gambi has the briefcase. Lady Eve acknowledges they're going to nuke Freeland, a discharge battle breaks out and Lady Eve is shot. She calls Lala and cautions him.

War for Freeland

Gambi finds where he thinks Jennifer is being held and Black Lightning and Brandon go to safeguard her. Jace is tied up at Brandon's, yet Commander Carson Williams murders her as one of the "characterized" components he should demolish. In the city, Bill Henderson, alongside Two-Bits and Lala and their forces, structures a sudden collusion to bring down Markovians. Williams appears to murder Lynn next; however, she gave herself a metaboost and endures. She continues her experiments to create a meta cure to stop Gravedigger.

Painkiller is getting ready to execute the Pierce family when, in the mindscape, Khalil makes a play to reclaim control and wins.

Henderson, in the forested areas, happens upon Gravedigger and his troops as they get ready to go to the Pit. The obstruction attempts to battle him, yet he utilizes his forces to make them all "sleep" with the goal that he can continue. Thunder and Grace usher the metas into a sheltered room, but Gravedigger appears and mind-controls Grace into assaulting Thunder. Outside, Henderson happens upon Markovians going to assault Black Lightning and stops them, yet is mortally injured all the while. Black Lightning sits with his companion as he dies.

Grace and Thunder prepare to fight Gravedigger.

At the Pit, Thunder and Grace battle until Thunder hits Grace hard, knocking her unconscious. Gambi advises Thunder to remain on task; they'll return for Grace. Lynn concocts an arrangement to bring down Gravedigger and Black Lightning consents to it. Lightning and Brandon go up against Gravedigger and hit them with their joined forces, quickly holding him off. Odell starts the self-destruct of the Pit, giving the Pit ten minutes before it explodes.

Lynn appears while Gravedigger and Black Lightning battle and shoots him with the meta remedy. Lynn and Black Lightning get away before the Pit explodes, deserting Gravedigger. Odell gets into a vehicle to leave Freeland and is confronted by Khalil who shoots him through the spleen and leaves the harmed Odell for Black Lightning to deal with.

ASA commandos led by Grey assault Gambi's looking for the briefcase and battle their way into the shelter, yet are taken out by Gambi and TC. At Anissa's, Lynn breaks the news to her girl that Grace is in a state of unconsciousness and should be in an office where she can get steady consideration. In Markovia, Tobias has murdered the Markovian who tortured him and, in the wake of viewing a news report chooses to make a beeline for Freeland. In Gotham City, Lynn keeps taking Glimmer and affirms at a commission and gets subsidizing for a metahuman all-inclusive school. Black Lightning hands over the satchel. The ASA is disbanded, Odell will be indicted.

Gravedigger has made due also, leaving after a touch of shape-shifting of his own while the Pierces leave the meeting, joined together.



Guest starring