Black Lightning Season 4 Episode 4 Explained – Release Date Episode 5

“Black Lightning”, an American TV series based on DC Comics is back with its fourth and final season and has released 4 episodes. Created by Berlanti Productions and DC Entertainment, this show premiered its first season on the 16thth January 2018 at The CW. It aired 13 episodes in its first season. Viewers loved the show because it received some excellent reviews and ratings. As a result, in April 2018, The CW updated the series for another season which they released on 9th October 2018. Fans fell in love with the show once again and thus, in January 2019, The CW renewed the show for a third season. It debuted on the 7thth October 2019 saw a downgrade but in January 2020, The CW updated the series for its fourth and final season.

Everything you need to know about ‘Black Lightning’:

“Black Lightning” is an American superhero TV series based on the DC Comics character Jefferson Pierce aka Black Lightning. Berlanti Productions, DC Entertainment, Akil Productions, and Warner Bros. Television has produced the series. The story is set in the arrow as it shares continuity with the other production house TV series. Salim Akil is his showrunner since season one. The last season has already been ordered for January 2020. However, the release date should be pushed a little because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the series only started with the fourth one, the last season.

"Black Lightning" Season 4 Episode 4 Ending Explained- EXCLUSIVE DETAILS

A still from the last episode of Season 3 which is Season 3 Episode 16 of “Black Lightning”.

This show is based on the life of Jefferson Pierce. He is a high school principal who took retirement from the superhero identity ‘Black Lightning’ 9 years ago. The only reason behind it is that his superhero identity is starting to have a bad impact on his family life. However, he must maintain his identity and rise as a superhero like he used to because of The 100, a local gang. The emergence of this gang led to an increase in corruption and crime in his community in Freeland. This final season, the story continues as Jefferson returns as a high school advisor. But, he continues to fight local corruption in his community to keep everyone safe. Anyway, now let’s take a look at the cast of this series.


Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce aka Black Lightning: Cress Williams is an American actor who is popular for his role in “Prison Break”. Some of his other works include “Close to Home”, “Hart of Dixie”, and “Living Single”.

China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce aka Lightning: China Anne McClain is an American singer and actress. She is popular for making films and series such as “Sheep and Wolves”, “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”, and “Descendants: Wicked World”.

Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce aka Guntur: Nafessa Williams is an American actress who has starred in many films and TV shows to date. Some of his works include “Burning Sands”, “The Bold and the Beautiful”, and “Black and Blue”.

Christine Adams as Lynn Stewart: Christine Adams is a British-American model and actress. He is best known for doing films such as “Batman Begins”, “The Whole Truth”, and “NY-LON”.

"Black Lightning" Season 4 Episode 4 Ending Explained- EXCLUSIVE DETAILS

Images of all the main characters of the CW series “Black Lightning”.

Marvin “Krondon” Jones III as Pope Tobias: Krondon is an American actor and rapper from LA, California. He has been a part of films such as “Harry’s Law”, “Into the Dark”, and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”.

Jordan Calloway as Khalil Payne aka Painkiller: Jordan Calloway is an American actor who is popular for his role as Zach Carter-Schwartz in the series “Unfabulous”. He has also done films and shows such as “Countdown”, “Beyond”, and “Riverdale”.

Chantal Thuy as Grace Choi: Chantal Thuy is a Canadian actress. He has been a part of several films and series such as “Half Magic”, “Matador”, and “Battle for Skyark”.

James Remar as Peter Gambi: James Remar is a veteran American actor. He is popular for doing series and films such as “Django Unchained”, “The Huntress”, and “Dexter”.

What really happened at the end of Season 4 Episode 4?

Warning: There are spoilers below for the latest episodes after this point. Only read if you really want to know what’s going on.


At the end of episode 4, we see that Jefferson is not in a really great place. Lynn isn’t forthright about having dinner with Tobias. This caused Jefferson to provoke the other man. However, nothing good could come of it. As a result, he went to the La La fight club, a place he had frequented for over a week. After all, TC watches an online fight and ends up telling Jen that her father is one of the fighters. Later, Jefferson went to the bar after confronting Lynn. There, Detective Hassan Shakur reveals what Black Lightning had done well. He also stated how the hero saved him. This caused Jefferson to be instigated to return home and mend his differences with his family.

Season 4 Episode 4 Ending Explained- EXCLUSIVE DETAILS

Still from Season 4 Episode 4 of the CW series “Black Lightning”.

Anissa and Grace:

Anissa and Grace come home. The former had saved everything for Grace. Anyway, now Grace wants to get hold of some of her stuff. However, Anissa turned it down because it was ‘her’ attic. But, Anissa realized later. So, he gave Grace the new comic book she had when they first met. Then, they team up to go to a homeless camp to a mayor’s event. Here, Grace takes on the vigilante identity of Wylde.


Jen (Lightning) goes with Grace (Wylde) and Anissa (Blackbird) to a mayor event. Here, La La’s men show up and step in to try and save the mayor and officials at the event. Unfortunately, things went awry when the mayor was shot and killed. The new police chief monitoring Lightning’s social media blamed the young hero. Later, however, Jen goes to the ionosphere, but that’s also wrong. He was somewhat overpowered and thus exploded into energy particles in the darkness.


With TC’s help, Gambi introduced a new DEG with a design flaw. It kept them busy for a few days until its launch, but it helped Lauren to trust Gambi even further. She comes to her apartment and they spend some intimate time together. After that, he takes her to another secret project of hers which is a mysterious renewable energy source.

Season 4 Episode 4 Ending Explained- EXCLUSIVE DETAILS

Photo of Krondon (left), China McClain (center), and Cress Williams (right) at the “Black Lightning” Q&A at Comic-Con 2019.


The truth about the mayor’s death reveals that that’s all Tobias did. He had manipulated the mayor into holding an event at a homeless camp. Then, he gave La La information about all of it. This led to a shootout and then Tobias ordered one of his men to kill the mayor with a police bullet. As a result, Tobias uses the mayor’s death as an opportunity to exert his power further. As a result, he was able to make the people of Freeland believe him.

Considering all of this that happened in the last episode, it will be interesting to see what happens in the next episode ie Black Lightning Season 4 Episode 5 which will be aired on The CW on the 8thth March 2021 at 9 p.m. ET. You can also stream the episodes later CW official website. So, prepare yourself because all your doubts will be resolved in the next episode. Until then, let us know in the comments section what you think will happen in the next episode. Also, let us know how you think Jefferson will handle all of this to save his community.

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