Black Lightning Season 2 Episode eight Overview: Exodus


The hunt is on to search out Jennifer Pierce.

The electrifying teen ran away together with her not-really-an-ex-boyfriend on Black Lightning Season 2 Episode eight to keep away from Tobias’s seize. Sadly for the star-crossed couple, EVERYONE is out on the lookout for them.

Black Lightning, Thunder, Gambi, the cops, and even worse, Tobias, all made it their mission to search out the pair. However, Khalil and Jennifer did not make it straightforward in any respect to pin them down. 

After this hour, I take again what I mentioned about Jennifer rising up and making clear choices. Nothing about her working away with Khalil was level-headed or cheap.

In what world wouldn’t it not be secure in your felony boyfriend to be beneath the safety of Blacking Lightning and Thunder?

Her relations are actually superhero metahumans that do effectively for the group. Anissa and Jefferson (in addition to Gambi, who granted she did not know was alive) had the sources and firepower to guard Khalil from Tobias. They even had the know-how to take action!

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The precise determination would’ve been to convey Khalil to her household and even have Black Lightning and Thunder attain out first as a substitute of working away.

Jennifer had loads of probabilities the place she might’ve realized from her errors and do the appropriate factor. She even had the chance to name Anissa to resolve the chaos. As an alternative, she repeated the identical motion time and again.

Khalil and Jennifer spiraled of their pursuit of freedom. And what’s horrible is that they made the scenario even worse for everybody round them.

Jennifer had all of the warning indicators too.

The shootout on the membership, stealing a automotive, and the best way Khalil snapped at her ought to’ve been the flashing pink warning indicators that they had been in manner over their heads. Such a traumatic occasion added loads of pressures into their lives … and so they’re solely youngsters.

Plus, that they had allies they might depend on in the event that they solely took a minute to assume. However they weren’t pondering clearly.

Khalil: Look, I’m sorry. Okay, I shouldn’t have yelled at you earlier than.
Jennifer: Yeah, you have to be sorry. What the hell was that?
Khalil: I don’t know. One thing simply came visiting me, okay? Jenn, the issues Tobias did to me … hitting me … burning me … I simply didn’t need him to search out us. I snapped.
Jennifer: Yeah, effectively you snap at me like that once more, then Tobias is gonna be the final particular person you’ll have to fret about. I’ll mild your a** up. It’s good to keep in mind that.

Would they run perpetually? How would they make a life collectively whereas Tobias stored looking them down? And the way could not she inform the bump on his head was a tracker?

That mark was a lifeless giveaway. After the thugs tracked Khalil down on Black Lightning Season 2 Episode 7, it ought to’ve been apparent that Tobias had implanted a strategy to discover Khalil.

Jennifer and Khalil snowballed with their silly choices a lot in order that it harm my head.

So as to add to the sundae that was Jennifer and Khalil’s evening, they ran away after Thunder, and Black Lightning saved them from Cutter. (I can not even with the audacity proper now.)

Actually, their lives had been saved, and so they nonetheless took off

The ambush from Tobias’s employed murderer would’ve been the proper time to place the playing cards on the desk and search assist. A grasp of knives almost sliced and diced these teenagers into items; that may be a wake-up name to anybody else.

Additionally, clearly Jennifer’s household was anxious and looked for her. However nope, she selected a boy over household. That wasn’t certainly one of Jennifer’s smartest choices.

Jennifer: What the hell, Khalil?!
Khalil: We would have liked the cash.
Jennifer: You mentioned we had been making a fast cease, not strolling right into a rattling shootout.
Khalil: Tobias put a reward on my head. Look, I didn’t know. I’m sorry. I’m simply attempting to maintain you from concerned.
Jennifer: My involvement? I simply had to make use of my powers in public. I’d say at this level I’m fairly rattling concerned.

She might have used her powers to shortcircuit the tracker, however that will not cease Tobias from looking. He’ll ship extra individuals like Cutter to complete the job. Subsequent time it may not even be a search and retrieval mission.

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With all of the frantic looking for Jennifer that amounted to nothing, we primarily ended up extra filler than we wanted. Which is a disgrace since we should not be losing time this near the midseason finale. (Each second ought to depend.)

Talking of Cutter, her battle in opposition to Khalil was top-notch and enjoyable.

The choreography group has been doing a stellar job all through Black Lightning Season 2. The struggle within the membership between Khalil and the criminals additionally had nice type and impression.

I cherished the extent of problem within the struggle between Painkiller and Cutter, in addition to Cutter and Thunder.

The pairs executed lots of fast strikes and bodily blows to ship an intense and thrilling battle. Cutter had a manner with knives; she might simply tear down any lesser enemies.

Hopefully, we get extra of those extremely expert enemies as antagonists. I’ve talked about earlier than that Thunder and Black Lightning want a problem of their conflicts as a substitute of straightforward electrical blasts. These enemies can positively go toe-to-toe in opposition to the superheroes.

Jennifer’s absence uncovered just a few points throughout the Pierce household. Notably, with the best way they dealt with grief and strain.

Submit-Lynn breakdown was the not the appropriate time to level fingers and blame. This whole scenario occurred due to Jennifer’s choices; not Anissa’s or Jefferson’s. Directing their harm to one another would not have solved something.

Certain, Anissa ought to’ve completed extra to assist her sister with the home confinement and the texts from Khalil. And sure, Jefferson and Lynn wanted to cease sheltering their daughter and let her reside her life. Nevertheless, Jennifer is her personal particular person on the finish of the day who made the choice.

Although, I feel the argument between Jefferson and Anissa had extra to do with their underlining rigidity than latest occasions.

Jefferson needed to throw a little bit of blame at Anissa for her reckless methods whereas Anissa needed to remind her dad about his cussed, controlling nature. The argument would’ve occurred ultimately; Jennifer solely gave them the rationale to say one thing.

Anissa: Are you blaming this one me?
Jefferson: No, however should you had instructed us, we might have …
Anissa: Wow! Okay, did you ever cease and take into consideration why she was speaking to Khalil within the first place? Hmmm? Perhaps it has one thing to do with the truth that, I don’t know, you and Mother by no means let her out of the home, that you simply handled her like she was some sort of prisoner?
Jefferson: Wait, we didn’t deal with her like a prisoner. We had been attempting to guard her.
Anissa: No, you had been attempting to regulate her! You act like she was some sort of freak or a monster. All of your guidelines, your quotes, and all of your focus was an excessive amount of, Dad! Too rattling a lot! You drove her away, identical to you probably did me.
[She slams the door behind her]

Lynn, alternatively, had essentially the most heartbreaking scene over her daughter working away. If Jennifer noticed her mom cry like that and trash her room, she would have completely returned dwelling instantly.

Essentially the most worrisome factor about Lynn’s breakdown was her consuming. This chain consuming wasn’t the primary time we noticed Lynn address alcohol.

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After Dr. Jace brought on the mass deaths within the lab, Lynn reacted equally. Consuming and heated reactions is likely to be her coping mechanism to get by means of the ache.

We must always regulate Lynn throughout this ordeal with Jennifer’s absence. The stress could possibly be a slippery slope that causes extra hurt in a while.

Tobias: Late evening. Maybe what you want is an efficient learn? At all times places me proper to sleep.
[He lifts up a book]
Tobias: Moby Dick. Certainly one of my favorites.
Nichelle: I assume you’re right here to place me to sleep?
[He laughs]
Tobias: Really, I’ve a strict “No Mama” rule. I imagine a person has to have ideas.

Tobias is placing the items collectively!

We are able to completely blame Khalil and Jennifer for this. With out them inflicting this mess, Tobias would’ve by no means began guessing any connections or placing two-and-two collectively about Black Lightning and Jefferson.

If he figures out the reality, all hell will break unfastened in Freeland. He’ll go after the Pierces as revenge and nothing will cease him from reaching his purpose.

Hopefully, Jefferson and Anissa convey Jennifer dwelling earlier than Tobias figures out the reality. The very last thing they want is for Tobias to seize Jenn and maintain her hostage to hunt out Black Lightning. He would have the proper bait to lure him right into a lure.

Final Ideas Lightning Spherical:

  • Gambi wants to save lots of all his receipts on these drones. He’ll in all probability be capable to expense them as a result of variety of drones that preserve getting destroyed.
  • Talking of receipts, Gambi stored his prepared when Anissa got here for his lies. She will be able to’t throw stones when her lies are including up.
  • Henderson appeared just a little too completely happy discovering that the lifeless physique wasn’t Jennifer. Like, it is nonetheless the lifeless physique of a teenage woman; he wanted to drag himself again into the job.
  • Khalil’s mom had a lot braveness to face as much as Tobias and share the situation with Lynn. She was the actual hero tonight.
  • I miss Tori! She was such a great character. Although, might Tobias’s continued conversations with the portray be a warning signal of his deteriorating state?
  • Why did Black Lightning not use his thermal visioning powers to hunt out Jennifer’s electrical energy signature within the woods? He would’ve discovered her simply.

Now, over to you, Black Lightning followers!

What did you consider “The E book of Rebel: Chapter One: Exodus”?

Will Tobias uncover the reality? What new hazard will discover Jennifer and Khalil subsequent? Did you want Anissa’s new experience?

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