Things in South Freeland are getting intense, Khalil is on the edge of making a choice about who he should be, and Lynn is in emotional turmoil over the deaths of the Green Light babies. Here’s our review of “The Perdi”!
Tobias’ lawyer goes to the reverend to buy the free clinic, but the reverend sets him down, and tells him that he doesn’t want Tobias’ money. He even throws in an “I’ma pray for you.” Reverend Holt is not a man to be trifled with. He has all the time.
In the end, the lawyer leaves and goes back to Tobias. He’s pissed that none of his wishes were followed through and tells Khalil to go and kill the reverend. At this the lawyer leaves, and Khalil tells him that he needs to calm down, they can’t kill this man.
Khalil has his orders, though. Kill the reverend. Even if it has to be done in the church. Even if he has to kill a few of the congregation. Khalil will do this and get Tobias’ point across for him. Tobias slips and says that the preacher should already be dead after that march, but it didn’t work.
Khalil also puts together the dots as to who shot him and paralyzed him, and he shares that with Jennifer when he goes and sees her that night. She tells him that he needs to get away from Tobias, but he feels like that’s where he has to be. After all the things he’s done, he doesn’t deserve to be away from him.
This is by far the most compelling part of “The Perdi”. Khalil has been fighting who is he, and who he thinks he has to be. His encounter with the Reverend shows us that he’s heavily leaning to old Khalil. Instead of immediately killing him, he tells the reverend to get out of Freeland.
Of course that’s never going to work, so Khalil chokes him and repeats for him to leave, but Reverend Holt tells him that he’s not. Khalil throws him down, and as he’s getting us, he pleads with Khalil to change his way, and that Jesus will forgive him for what he’s done.
When he gets back to Tobias’ apartment, he tells him that there were too many people around and he couldn’t kill him. Khalil tries to fight Tobias, and he gets the crap kicked out of him. It’s painful to watch. Tobias ends up winning, and it breaks his fish tank in the process.
He goes to see Jennifer again, and she sees him all beat up and hugs him.
Lynn is upset about the deaths that Dr. Jace caused, but she owes it to the families to speak to them. She goes in front of them to tell them that 14 of their family members are dead, and the crowd turns on her when she says she can’t tell them who died. Jefferson offers to take Lynn home, but she tells him that she still has work to do.
On her way home from work, Lynn is rear-ended by the man who tried to talk to her before. When she drives away, he stands yelling if his wife is dead.
At home, she has a drink and Jennifer goes to talk to her. That’s when Jennifer tells her the truth, but it still hurts to hear.
She wasn’t guilty of killing them, but since she is the director of the facility, she’s responsible for their death.
Lynn goes upstairs, and Jennifer follows. Her mom is vomiting and sick, and she explains to Jennifer that ever single life mattered and if she could have, she would have saved them all.
Gambi is alive and killed his assassin in front of his dogs. The assassin doesn’t know who paid him. Apparently, he used Bitcoin. Anyway…
Back at his hotel, Gambi’s listening to the news, and a sensor goes off on his computer. He sees that Anissa is definitely some place she shouldn’t be in the woods outside Freeland.
We pick up with Anissa walking through a garden and then is surrounded by people with guns. She raises her hands and tells them that she’s just look for Anaya.
She’s led inside and meets Anaya’s parents. After she explains that Deacon died, Anaya goes into labor. She gives birth to twin boys. One has Anaya’s skin tone and the other has Deacon’s. This shocks and unsettles the family. The boys have gorgeous eyes and when they lock stares, their eyes glow.
Anaya’s mom rushes outside to chase a man named Joshua as he leaves, and we find out that Joshua killed Deacon because Anaya chose him over Joshua.
“You just started a war.”
Whoa, lawd. The drama!
After everyone gets settled, Anissa talks to Anaya, and we get a bit of history of South Freeland.
The white and black inhabitants of South Freeland have lived there since after the Civil War. The white meta-people are called Sange, and the black meta-people are called Perdi. Each group is completely separate, and they aren’t supposed to intermingle. The Sange leader, Looker, would do anything to make sure the Sange’s powers aren’t out of their control, and Anaya’s babies have that power, you can see it in their eyes, because their father was Sange.
She also tells Anissa that her parents will never forgive her for having babies with a white man, especially a Sange.
Anissa goes downstairs and tells Anaya’s parents that they need to get over Anaya having a white boy’s babies and realize if they don’t get out of the woods and someplace else, they won’t have a daughter or grandbabies anymore.
They pack up everything and decide it’s time to make a break for it, but we see the Sange are already outside. The Perdi begin to walk, but they know right away something’s wrong.
The Sange surround them then Black Lightning shows up and takes care of business! Gambi even helps out with a drone! Anissa uses her powers, too, to help Anaya’s family try to get to safety.
In the end, Anaya and one baby are safe, but the baby that was with her parents and her parents can’t be found. Black Lightning follows the silver liquid that comes out of the dead Sange, and they think it may lead them to Looker.
Looker, in South Freeland, is all kinds of messed up and kills one of followers. We also find out that she’s responsible for cleaning up those streets and getting rid of the drugs there.
At the end of the episode, the Sange that were out in the forest give her one of the babies. It’s Anaya’s black son. After she sees that he has the Sange blood, she realizes that he has a white brother.
She send her people out to retrieve the second child.
What did you think about “The Perdi”? How do you think this will further the season? Do you think Khalil will ever get away from Tobias? Share your thoughts with us!
Black Lightning airs Tuesdays on The CW at 9/8c!