“Black Lightning” Season 3 “The Book of Resistance: Chapter One”: Jefferson Finds Himself Caught Between Freeland & Family [PREVIEW]

We’re officially in November – which means The CW‘s “Arrowverse” shows are in full swing at this point. Arrow is shuffling off the network’s programming coil after an abbreviated 10-episode eighth season (making The Flash the “elder states-show” of the “Arrowverse”), Ruby Rose-starrer Batwoman joined the family alongside Supergirl and expanded the Batman mythos in CW’s DCU. Let’s not forget a looming “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover that’s less than a month away – and will change things dramatically, including Black Lightning this time around… and yes, they didn’t forget about our crew from DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Black Lightning — “The Book of Resistance: Chapter One” — Image BLK306a_0475r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Nafessa Williams as Anissa and Cress Williams as Jefferson — Photo: Mark Hill/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Which brings us to the following promo and preview images for this week’s “The Book of Resistance: Chapter One”, which begs the question…

How much longer can Jefferson (Cress Williams) maintain the balance between his responsibility to his family – and the people of Freeland?

Because it looks like the clock’s already started ticking down…

“Black Lightning” season 3, episode 6 “The Book of Resistance: Chapter One” – LOYALTY – Jefferson (Cress Williams), is torn between his loyalty to his family and his commitment to saving Freeland. Meanwhile, Anissa’s (Nafessa Williams) commitment to Grace (guest star Chantal Thuy) is deepening. Lastly, Jennifer (China Anne McClain) makes an interesting discovery. Christine Adams, James Remar, Marvin Jones III, Damon Gupton and Jordan Calloway also star. Jeff Byrd directed the episode written by Lamont Magee.

Black Lightning — “The Book of Resistance: Chapter One” — Image BLK306b_0216r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Nafessa Williams as Anissa, Cress Williams as Jefferson, Christine Adams as Lynn and Adetinpo Thomas as Jamillah Olsen — Photo: Annette Brown/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Black Lightning — “The Book of Resistance: Chapter One” — Image BLK306b_0159r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Christine Adams as Lynn and Nafessa Williams as Anissa — Photo: Annette Brown/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Black Lightning — “The Book of Resistance: Chapter One” — Image BLK306a_0235r.jpg — Pictured: James Remar as Gambi — Photo: Mark Hill/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Black Lightning — “The Book of Resistance: Chapter One” — Image BLK306a_0358r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Chantal Thuy as Grace Choi and Nafessa Williams as Anissa — Photo: Mark Hill/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Black Lightning — “The Book of Resistance: Chapter One” — Image BLK306b_0027r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Cress Williams as Jefferson, Christine Adams as Lynn and Nafessa Williams as Anissa — Photo: Annette Brown/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

“Crisis on Infinite Earths!” Worlds will live! Worlds will die!

And the CW’s “Arrowverse” will never be the same…

Supergirl – Sunday, December 8th (8/7c)

Batwoman – Monday, December 9th (8/7c)

The Flash – Tuesday, December 10th (8/7c)

Arrow – Tuesday, January 14, 2020 (8/7c)

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Tuesday, January 14, 2020 (9/8c)

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Arrow — “Crisis on Infinite Earths — Image Number: AR_CWN2138_CROSSOVER_ANTIMONITOR_V2.jpg — Pictured: LaMonica Garrett as Anti – Monitor — Photo: Jordon Nuttall/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Yes, the rumors are true! Legendary Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy will star as a future version of Bruce Wayne. We’re even getting 60’s Batman “boy wonder” Burt Ward making an appearance.

If that wasn’t enough, Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch are returning as “The Man of Steel” and Lois Lane… alongside another of the crossover’s Supermen: Brandon Routh (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), returning to the cape for the first time since his cinematic turn in Superman Returns, portraying the Kingdom Come version of the iconic superhero.

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Arrow — “Crisis on Infinite Earths — Image Number: AR_CWN_2138_CROSSOVER_HARBINGER_V3.jpg — Pictured: Audrey Marie Anderson as Harbinger — Photo: Jordon Nuttall/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Still not enough Superman? How about Smallville co-stars Tom Welling and Erica Durance joining the crossover as Superman/Clark Kent and Lois Lane, respectively (and rumblings that someone from Smallville isn’t too happy about the way they were approached regarding being a part of “Crisis”).

Johnathon Schaech’s Jonah Hex (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) is also set to saddle up for the crossover, and John Wesley Shipp will be reprising his role as The Flash of Earth-90. Ashley Scott will be returning to the role of Helena Kyle aka Huntress from The WB‘s short-run 2002 series Birds of Prey.

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The Flash –Image Number: FLA_CWN2138_CROSSOVER_PARIAH_V5.jpg — Photo: Kharen Hill/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Osric Chau will recur in the role of physics professor Ryan Choi, who would take on his idol Ray Palmer’s (Routh in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) former position at Ivy University – with the future Justice Leaguer following in his footsteps in the “hero department” as well.

Let’s not forget Arrow co-star Audrey Marie Anderson‘s Lyla Michaels, who is set (appropriately enough) for the role of The Monitor’s (LaMonica Garrett) Harbinger; and The Flash multitasker Tom Cavanagh on board as bad-luck sign Pariah. Of couse, we would be remiss if we didn’t give a returning Emily Bett Rickards her proper respect.

About Ray Flook

Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...

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