"The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain" is the twelfth episode of the first season of , and the twelfth episode overall. It aired on April 10, 2018.
|RETURN OF THE WHALE - Tobias (Marvin Jones III) returns to Freeland. He is tasked to capture - not kill - Black Lightning (Cress Williams) with the help of an unexpected source. After a battle of epic proportions, Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) provide surprising aid.|
- 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 (credit only)
- James Remar as Peter Gambi
- Gregg Henry as Martin Proctor
- Jordan Calloway as Khalil Payne/Painkiller
- Will Catlett as Latavious "Lala" Johnson
- Skye P. Marshall as Kara Fowdy
- Charlbi Dean as Syonide
- Morgan Brown as Thomas Hidalgo
- Alphonso A'Qen-Aten Jackson as Lieutenant
- Richard Marrero as Dwayne
- Yolanda T. Ross as Nichelle Payne
Khalil Payne returns, now equipped with a spinal implant that allows him to walk. He meets Jefferson who notes how much he has changed. Lala continues his plan to corner the street drug market. Looking for information on the weapons used to kill Lady Eve, Peter Gambi tracks down a weapon maker and gives him an ultimatum to provide the information. Lala receives a phone call and goes to deal with the weapon maker.
Lynn Stewart helps Jennifer Pierce to understand her condition. Jennifer believes that Lynn is working to cure her. Jefferson tells Jennifer that Khalil is back and she wants to see him, but Jefferson is concerned that the procedure that made him walk again is connected to the A.S.A..
Tobias Whale orders Khalil to attack Garfield High School in an effort to draw out Black Lightning. Black Lightning and Thunder respond to the challenge, and Tobias joins the fight. Jennifer struggles to control her abilities, and Thunder faces off against Syonide. During the battle, she manages to cut Syonide's left arm, revealing some kind of green stuff under the wound.
Tobias restrains Black Lightning, and a blow from Khalil stops Black Lightning's heart. Thunder arrives, causing Tobias, Khalil and Syonide to flee. Jennifer uses her abilities to restart Jefferson's heart.
Hiding out in a cabin in the woods, Anissa and Lynn help Jefferson while Jennifer keeps them safe from the A.S.A. by frying all mobile phones in the area. The incident at the school has incensed Martin Proctor, who orders Kara Fowdy to find Black Lightning even if she has to burn Freeland to do it.
Syonide takes Lala to see Tobias. Lala tries to point a gun at him for killing him at the Freeland Police Department. Tobias asks him if he still believes in the resurrection and calls him Latavius. Using a control phrase, Tobias takes control of Lala. He then thanks him for dealing with the weapon maker, and reveals that the next step in their plan is to target Martin Proctor.
- The song used for Lynn and Jefferson's love scene is "In The Mood by Tyrone Davis" released in 1979.
- Gambi tells the Tommy that he has 48 hours. James Remar who plays Gambi played the antagonist in 1982's 48 Hours with Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte.
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