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Season 3 is the third season of The CW superhero series Black Lightning.

The third season premiered on Monday, October 7, 2019.

Official Synopsis

The season continues to follow Jefferson, a high school principal-turned-teacher and recently re-emerged superhero Black Lightning, in his fight against the government agency known as the A.S.A. as they occupy his community of Freeland, as well as new threats from the country of Markovia. The mid-season finale and ninth episode of the season also ties into the Arrowverse crossover event "Crisis on Infinite Earths" and leads into Black Lightning's appearance in the crossover. Cress Williams stars as Jefferson, along with principal cast members China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Marvin "Krondon" Jones III, Christine Adams, Damon Gupton, Jordan Calloway, and James Remar also returning from previous seasons.



Image Title Airdate Written by Directed by # (episode)
The Book of Occupation: Chapter One: Birth of the Blackbird October 7, 2019 Salim Akil Salim Akil 1
We find Jefferson Pierce like never before, in the hands of the ASA with his wife Lynn as Agent Odell tightens his grip on the Pierce family, leaving Jennifer abandoned and Freeland without Black Lightning and Thunder. But Anissa secretly defies Odell in her alter ego as Blackbird with the able tactical and technical support of Gambi.
The Book of Occupation: Chapter Two: Maryam's Tasbih October 14, 2019 Charles D. Holland Oz Scott 2
With Freeland under full-blown occupation, the Pierce family gets pulled in different directions. Jefferson and Lynn find themselves at odds with each other. Meanwhile, Anissa rebels as Blackbird while Jennifer feels powerless despite having powers.
The Book of Occupation: Chapter Three: Agent Odell's Pipe-Dream October 21, 2019 Pat Charles Benny Boom 3
When Lynn learns that Jefferson brokered a deal with Agent Odell without consulting her first, it begins to put a strain on their relationship. Meanwhile, Anissa and Grace have an emotional encounter.
The Book of Occupation: Chapter Four: Lynn's Ouroboros October 28, 2019 Adam Giaudrone Mary Lou Belli 4
Jefferson faces new challenges due to the shocking state of Freeland. Lynn finds herself under intense pressure as she desperately tries to find a solution to the continuing crisis in Freeland. Meanwhile, Anissa continues her work at the clinic. Lastly, Jennifer finds her confidence shaken.
The Book of Occupation: Chapter Five: Requiem for Tavon November 11, 2019 Brusta Brown & John Mitchell Todd Robert Townsend 5
Jefferson struggles with the effects on his family, leading to a decision with tragic consequences. Meanwhile, Anissa’s identity is threatened. Lastly, Agent Odell takes an important step toward winning over Jennifer.
The Book of Resistance: Chapter One: Knocking on Heaven's Door November 18, 2019 Lamont Magee Jeff Byrd 6
Jefferson is torn between his loyalty to this family and his commitment to saving Freeland; Anissa's commitment to Grace deepens; Jennifer makes an interesting discovery.
The Book of Resistance: Chapter Two: Henderson's Opus November 25, 2019 Lynelle White Oz Scott 7
Anissa and Jefferson have a heart-to-heart and she tells him she needs Black Lightning's help in escorting meta refugees out of the perimeter; Gambi implores Lynn to help get him access to the pit; Jennifer grows closer to Brandon.
The Book of Resistance: Chapter Three: The Battle of Franklin Terrace December 2, 2019 Jake Waller Neema Barnette 8
Black Lightning goes up against the ASA. Meanwhile, Tobias continues to manipulate Lynn.
The Book of Resistance: Chapter Four: Third Stone From The Sun December 9, 2019 Lamont Magee Tasha Smith 9
Jennifer makes a video for Anissa, explaining her conflicted feelings about working with Odell and the A.S.A. The Resistance learn that the A.S.A. intercepted and altered their message to the outside world. Knowing that the A.S.A. will soon strike back, Anissa tells Jefferson about Khalil's resurrection and that killing may be necessary.
The Book of Markovia: Chapter One: Blessings and Curses Reborn January 20, 2020 Lamont Magee Tasha Smith 10
The Book of Markovia: Chapter Two January 27, 2020 Lamont Magee Tasha Smith 11
The Book of Markovia: Chapter Two February 3, 2020 Adam Giaudrone & Lynelle White Bille Woodruff 12


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