‘Black Lightning’ Season 3 Episode 10 Recap: Who Is In Control?

Black Lightning is back again and ready to excite superhero fans. In season 3 episode 10, “The Book of Markovia: Chapter One: Blessings and Curses Reborn”, Jefferson Pierce and Jennifer Pierce are adjusting to being back from alternate dimensions. Jefferson, also known as Black Lightning, is just trying to make sure his family is okay in all the chaos. This episode also leaves us with interesting questions to consider, so keep reading to explore those.

Warning: there are spoilers ahead for Black Lightning season 3 episode 10. So for those of you who don’t want to know what happened, stop reading now. If you’ve already seen the episode, or want to know what happened anyway, keep reading!

A new world with the same problems in ‘Black Lightning’ season 3 episode 10

China Anne McClain, Cress Williams, and Nafessa Williams of Black Lightning season 3 episode 10
China Anne McClain, Cress Williams and Nafessa Williams at the Black Lightning Q & A at Comic-Con 2019 | Amy Sussman/Getty Images

Season 3 Episode 10 of Black Lightning starts with Jefferson on his way home from helping with the Crisis on Infinite Earths. He tries to reach Peter Gambi, but Gambi doesn’t answer. Jennifer, meanwhile, is trapped somewhere with a lot of white space. She’s calling for help but no one seems to hear her.

Jennifer promises to stop Agent Odell and make sure that no one in her family gets hurt, as she saw in the alternate realities in the last episode. Jennifer somehow ends up escaping her strange surroundings and arrives at Anissa’s house at the same time her father Jefferson does. The two of them then start looking for the rest of the family. Though Jennifer is determined to kill Odell so that he can’t harm anyone she cares about.

Jefferson manages to convince Jennifer to go talk to Gambi first before going after Odell. So the two of them head to Gambi’s place and tell him a bit about their adventures in alternate dimensions. Jefferson and Jennifer are both, according to Gambi, full of anti-matter particles. Gambi, however, has no memory of Jefferson being gone.

Jennifer sets off to find her mother and what she finds is not what she had been expecting.

Surprising changes and saving children in ‘Black Lightning’ season 3 episode 10

When Jennifer finds her mother Lynn Stewart, she sees her taking the drug Green Light. Lynn yells at her daughter, upset that she’s dropped some of the last of her supply. Lynn does apologize for yelling at Jennifer but doesn’t help her when she decides to give the metahuman cure to Brandon after feeling an “earthquake” and realizing it’s her friend.

While on her way to save Brandon and stop the “earthquake,” Jennifer gets a call from her father and she tells him to check on her mother Lynn. Jefferson then heads to the lab, but Lynn isn’t there. He sees the Green Light on the floor, though, and has Gambi track Lynn’s phone. Jefferson finds Lynn at his house, searching for more Green Light.

The two of them fight and it ends with Lynn slapping Jefferson. Meanwhile, the ASA has a plan for Jennifer and it’s not good. They want to control her. Two ASA soldiers are sent to get Jennifer, and they end up getting Brandon too.

Luckily, Jennifer is able to get them out of their collars with her powers. Meanwhile, Jefferson as Black Lightning and Anissa as Blackbird are saving children from the ASA. At the same time, Jennifer and Brandon confront Agent Odell but it’s just a hologram so Jennifer can’t kill him. Odell tells Jennifer that it’s not over.

Burning questions about ‘Black Lightning’

After Black Lightning season 3 episode 10, viewers are left with many questions. What will happen to Lynn, will she recover from her Green Light addiction? Will Jennifer succeed in taking down Odell or will Odell succeed in controlling her? And who is Brandon, anyway?

There are many possible directions the show will go in, with answering all of these questions. Lynn could indeed recover from her Green Light addiction or she could get worse. Though it might be hard to imagine things getting any worse as Lynn, in this episode, yelled at Jennifer and slapped Jefferson, it’s still a possibility. Jennifer might defeat Odell or Odell might win and get control of Jennifer.

As for Brandon, he might be just what he seems to be: a metahuman looking for revenge for his mother’s death. Or he might be a Markovian superhero. Hopefully, we will find out as the show goes on.