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Below is a list of Black Lightning episodes. Throughout the course of the series, 58 episodes of Black Lightning aired over four seasons.

Series overview

Season No. of episodes Originally aired DVD release date Time slot
First aired Last aired
1 13 January 16, 2018 April 17, 2018 June 26, 2018 Tuesdays 9/8c
2 16 October 9, 2018 March 18, 2019 October 8, 2019
Mondays 9/8c
3 16 October 7, 2019 March 9, 2020 October 27, 2020
4 13 February 8, 2021 May 24, 2021 October 12, 2021

Episodes

Season 1 (2018)

Main article: Season 1 (Black Lightning)
No. in series No. in season Episode title Original airdate
1 1 "The Resurrection" January 16, 2018
2 2 "LaWanda: The Book of Hope" January 23, 2018
3 3 "LaWanda: The Book of Burial" January 30, 2018
4 4 "Black Jesus" February 6, 2018
5 5 "And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light" February 13, 2018
6 6 "Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder" February 27, 2018
7 7 "Equinox: The Book of Fate" March 6, 2018
8 8 "The Book of Revelations" March 13, 2018
9 9 "The Book of Little Black Lies" March 20, 2018
10 10 "Sins of the Father: The Book of Redemption" March 27, 2018
11 11 "Black Jesus: The Book of Crucifixion" April 3, 2018
12 12 "The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain" April 10, 2018
13 13 "Shadow of Death: The Book of War" April 17, 2018

Season 2 (2018-19)

Main article: Season 2 (Black Lightning)
No. in series No. in season Episode title Original airdate
14 1 "The Book of Consequences: Chapter One: The Rise of the Green Light Babies" October 9, 2018
15 2 "The Book of Consequences: Chapter Two: Black Jesus Blues" October 16, 2018
16 3 "The Book of Consequences: Chapter Three: Master Lowry" October 23, 2018
17 4 "The Book of Consequences: Chapter Four: Translucent Freak" October 30, 2018
18 5 "The Book of Blood: Chapter One: Requiem" November 13, 2018
19 6 "The Book of Blood: Chapter Two: The Perdi" November 20, 2018
20 7 "The Book of Blood: Chapter Three: The Sange" November 27, 2018
21 8 "The Book of Rebellion: Chapter One: Exodus" December 4, 2018
22 9 "The Book of Rebellion: Chapter Two: Gift of Magi" December 11, 2018
23 10 "The Book of Rebellion: Chapter Three: Angelitos Negros" January 21, 2019
24 11 "The Book of Secrets: Chapter One: Prodigal Son" January 28, 2019
25 12 "The Book of Secrets: Chapter Two: Just and Unjust" February 4, 2019
26 13 "The Book of Secrets: Chapter Three: Pillar of Fire" February 11, 2019
27 14 "The Book of Secrets: Chapter Four: Original Sin" March 4, 2019
28 15 "The Book of the Apocalypse: Chapter One: The Alpha" March 11, 2019
29 16 "The Book of the Apocalypse: Chapter Two: The Omega" March 18, 2019

Season 3 (2019-20)

Main article: Season 3 (Black Lightning)
No. in series No. in season Episode title Original airdate
30 1 "The Book of Occupation: Chapter One: Birth of the Blackbird" October 7, 2019
31 2 "The Book of Occupation: Chapter Two: Maryam's Tasbih" October 14, 2019
32 3 "The Book of Occupation: Chapter Three: Agent Odell's Pipe-Dream" October 21, 2019
33 4 "The Book of Occupation: Chapter Four: Lynn's Ouroboros" October 28, 2019
34 5 "The Book of Occupation: Chapter Five: Requiem for Tavon" November 11, 2019
35 6 "The Book of Resistance: Chapter One: Knocking on Heaven's Door" November 18, 2019
36 7 "The Book of Resistance: Chapter Two: Henderson's Opus" November 25, 2019
37 8 "The Book of Resistance: Chapter Three: The Battle of Franklin Terrace" December 2, 2019
38 9 "The Book of Resistance: Chapter Four: Earth Crisis" December 9, 2019
39 10 "The Book of Markovia: Chapter One: Blessings and Curses Reborn" January 20, 2020
40 11 "The Book of Markovia: Chapter Two: Lynn's Addiction" January 27, 2020
41 12 "The Book of Markovia: Chapter Three: Motherless ID" February 3, 2020
42 13 "The Book of Markovia: Chapter Four: Grab the Strap" February 10, 2020
43 14 "The Book of War: Chapter One: Homecoming" February 24, 2020
44 15 "The Book of War: Chapter Two: Freedom Ain't Free" March 2, 2020
45 16 "The Book of War: Chapter Three: Liberation" March 9, 2020

Season 4 (2021)

Main article: Season 4 (Black Lightning)
No. in series No. in season Episode title Original airdate
46 1 "The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter One: Collateral Damage" February 8, 2021
47 2 "The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter Two: Unacceptable Losses" February 15, 2021
48 3 "The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter Three: Despite All My Rage..." February 22, 2021
49 4 "The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter Four: A Light in the Darkness" March 1, 2021
50 5 "The Book of Ruin: Chapter One: Picking Up the Pieces" March 8, 2021
51 6 "The Book of Ruin: Chapter Two: Theseus's Ship" March 15, 2021
52 7 "Painkiller" April 12, 2021
53 8 "The Book of Ruin: Chapter Three: Things Fall Apart" April 19, 2021
54 9 "The Book of Ruin: Chapter Four: Lyding" April 26, 2021
55 10 "The Book of Reunification: Chapter One: Revelations" May 3, 2021
56 11 "The Book of Reunification: Chapter Two: Trial and Errors" May 10, 2021
57 12 "The Book of Resurrection: Chapter One: Crossroads" May 17, 2021
58 13 "The Book of Resurrection: Chapter Two: Closure" May 24, 2021

Ratings

Season 1 (2018)

No. Episode title Original airdate Rating/share (18–49) Viewers (millions)
1 "The Resurrection" January 16, 2018 0.8/3 2.31[1]
2 "LaWanda: The Book of Hope" January 23, 2018 0.6/2 1.94[2]
3 "LaWanda: The Book of Burial" January 30, 2018 0.8/3 2.21[3]
4 "Black Jesus" February 6, 2018 0.6/2 1.88[4]
5 "And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light" February 13, 2018 0.5/2 1.81[5]
6 "Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder" February 27, 2018 0.5/2 1.64[6]
7 "Equinox: The Book of Fate" March 6, 2018 0.5/2 1.46[7]
8 "The Book of Revelations" March 13, 2018 0.5/2 1.45[8]
9 "The Book of Little Black Lies" March 20, 2018 0.5/2 1.55[9]
10 "Sins of the Father: The Book of Redemption" March 27, 2018 0.5/2 1.55[10]
11 "Black Jesus: The Book of Crucifixion" April 3, 2018 0.5/2 1.50[11]
12 "The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain" April 10, 2018 0.5/2 1.54[12]
13 "Shadow of Death: The Book of War" April 17, 2018 0.5/2 1.68[13]

Season 2 (2018-19)

No. Episode title Original airdate Rating/share (18–49) Viewers (millions)
1 "The Book of Consequences: Chapter One: The Rise of the Green Light Babies" October 9, 2018 0.4/2 1.16[14]
2 "The Book of Consequences: Chapter Two: Black Jesus Blues" October 16, 2018 0.3/1 1.02[15]
3 "The Book of Consequences: Chapter Three: Master Lowry" October 23, 2018 0.4/2 1.18[16]
4 "The Book of Consequences: Chapter Four: Translucent Freak" October 30, 2018 0.3/1 0.97[17]
5 "The Book of Blood: Chapter One: Requiem" November 13, 2018 0.3/1 0.90[18]
6 "The Book of Blood: Chapter Two: The Perdi" November 20, 2018 0.3/1 0.99[19]
7 "The Book of Blood: Chapter Three: The Sange" November 27, 2018 0.3/1 1.06[20]
8 "The Book of Rebellion: Chapter One: Exodus" December 4, 2018 0.3/1 0.96[21]
9 "The Book of Rebellion: Chapter Two: Gift of Magi" December 11, 2018 0.4/2 1.13[22]
10 "The Book of Rebellion: Chapter Three: Angelitos Negros" January 21, 2019 0.3/1 0.86[23]
11 "The Book of Secrets: Chapter One: Prodigal Son" January 28, 2019 0.3/1 0.93[24]
12 "The Book of Secrets: Chapter Two: Just and Unjust" February 4, 2019 0.3/1 0.95[25]
13 "The Book of Secrets: Chapter Three: Pillar of Fire" February 11, 2019 0.3/1 0.94[26]
14 "The Book of Secrets: Chapter Four: Original Sin" March 4, 2019 0.2/1 0.77[27]
15 "The Book of the Apocalypse: Chapter One: The Alpha" March 11, 2019 0.3/1 0.75[28]
16 "The Book of the Apocalypse: Chapter Two: The Omega" March 18, 2019 0.2/1 0.85[29]

Season 3 (2019-20)

No. Episode title Original airdate Rating/share (18–49) Viewers (millions)
1 "The Book of Occupation: Chapter One: Birth of the Blackbird" October 7, 2019 0.3/1 0.89[30]
2 "The Book of Occupation: Chapter Two: Maryam's Tasbih" October 14, 2019 0.2/1 0.63[31]
3 "The Book of Occupation: Chapter Three: Agent Odell's Pipe-Dream" October 21, 2019 0.2/1 0.61[32]
4 "The Book of Occupation: Chapter Four: Lynn's Ouroboros" October 28, 2019 0.2/1 0.52[33]
5 "The Book of Occupation: Chapter Five: Requiem for Tavon" November 11, 2019 0.2/1 0.71[34]
6 "The Book of Resistance: Chapter One: Knocking on Heaven's Door" November 18, 2019 0.2/1 0.62[35]
7 "The Book of Resistance: Chapter Two: Henderson's Opus" November 25, 2019 0.2/1 0.65[36]
8 "The Book of Resistance: Chapter Three: The Battle of Franklin Terrace" December 2, 2019 0.2/1 0.60[37]
9 "The Book of Resistance: Chapter Four: Earth Crisis" December 9, 2019 0.3/1 0.90[38]
10 "The Book of Markovia: Chapter One: Blessings and Curses Reborn" January 20, 2020 0.2/1 0.54[39]
11 "The Book of Markovia: Chapter Two: Lynn's Addiction" January 27, 2020 0.2/1 0.66[40]
12 "The Book of Markovia: Chapter Three: Motherless ID" February 3, 2020 0.2/1 0.72[41]
13 "The Book of Markovia: Chapter Four: Grab the Strap" February 10, 2020 0.2/1 0.65[42]
14 "The Book of War: Chapter One: Homecoming" February 24, 2020 0.2/1 0.64[43]
15 "The Book of War: Chapter Two: Freedom Ain't Free" March 2, 2020 0.2/1 0.62[44]
16 "The Book of War: Chapter Three: Liberation" March 9, 2020 0.2/1 0.55[45]

Season 4 (2021)

No. Episode title Original airdate Rating/share (18–49) Viewers (millions)
1 "The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter One: Collateral Damage" February 8, 2021 0.15/1 0.52[46]
2 "The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter Two: Unacceptable Losses" February 15, 2021 0.13/1 0.44[47]
3 "The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter Three: Despite All My Rage..." February 22, 2021 0.09/1 0.37[48]
4 "The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter Four: A Light in the Darkness" March 1, 2021 0.13/1 0.41[49]
5 "The Book of Ruin: Chapter One: Picking Up the Pieces" March 8, 2021 0.16/1 0.46[50]
6 "The Book of Ruin: Chapter Two: Theseus's Ship" March 15, 2021 0.12/1 0.48[51]
7 "Painkiller" April 12, 2021 0.09/1 0.39[52]
8 "The Book of Ruin: Chapter Three: Things Fall Apart" April 19, 2021 0.12/1 0.42[53]
9 "The Book of Ruin: Chapter Four: Lyding" April 26, 2021 0.09/1 0.32[54]
10 "The Book of Reunification: Chapter One: Revelations" May 3, 2021 0.08/1 0.32[55]
11 "The Book of Reunification: Chapter Two: Trial and Errors" May 10, 2021 0.07/0 0.30[56]
12 "The Book of Resurrection: Chapter One: Crossroads" May 17, 2021 0.13/1 0.36[57]
13 "The Book of Resurrection: Chapter Two: Closure" May 24, 2021 0.16/1 0.50[58]

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