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Subj: Black Lightning Ep 5
Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 at 11:53:37 pm EST (Viewed 244 times)
More revelations about the past.
Tobias visits BL's tailor for info on BL
BL tests a new flight mode of his suit....a bit similar in flight it IM from the movies...but that's okay for now.
BL is having headaches, is getting a bit aggressive and then seems to power down and collapses while arguing with the tailor. While hooked to diagnostic units, the tailor and BL's estranged wife cant detect what is wrong, and BL seems to draw power from the equipment and reboots himself......possible too much power expenditure as BL with the new flight gear?
We learn Tobias and his sister were given a serum long ago that stops their aging.....but other affects exist too.
BL's daughter is exploring conspiracy sites about meta humans and govt. experiments and learns of a link to her grandfather.
We also learn her grandfather was killed by Tobias' right hand man. BL now knows that Tobias may well be back.
We get a scene with BL and the inspector that is rather reminiscent of Batman talking to Gordon, getting info, leaving a way to contact him, and disappearing when the guy looks away. Also he jokes that he can call it the "black signal"......bad pun.
BL's other kid gets into a fight and rather easily breaks the arm of one of them. She's taught self defense but.....super power?
Tobias commits patricide.
BL's daughter assembles a costume and wig that is a nice tribute to the Outsiders.
Inspector contacts BL with information.
BL suits up and his tailor tries to stop him. he warns him there is a problem with the capacitor array and that it apparently caused him to black out earlier. He goes out anyway.
Still he doesn't really need the tech suit except to channel and harness his power in a more refined manner. He could wear a spandex costume and still be Black Lightning if he had too.
BL's daughter raids a storage warehouse for info and items from her grandfather.
BL's attempt at getting Tobias lieutenant backfires literally as the suit malfunctions and takes him down.
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