BLACK LIGHTNING – Monday, April 12, 2021, at 9pm on CW50
PAINKILLER – Khalil Payne (Jordan Calloway) is a young man ridden with the guilt of his troubled past from his former life in Freeland City, where, as a super-enhanced killing machine known as Painkiller, he was both a member of Tobias Whale’s gang and a weapon of Agent Odell and the shadowy ASA.READ MORE: University Of Michigan Will Require COVID-19 Vaccination
After attempting to bury the darker, devastatingly lethal Painkiller part of his persona, Khalil has distanced himself away from everyone he knows and loves in a new city, Akashic Valley, in order to find peace…but peace never comes easy for men with pasts like Khalil Payne and Painkiller.
As his violent, destructive history crashes his idyllic new beginning, Khalil is thrusted back into action with a new mission – bring justice where he once gave out punishment – but to do that, he will first have to deal with and harness his darker side, Painkiller.READ MORE: Crime Stoppers Offering $2,500 Reward For Information On Fatal Gas Station Shooting
The episode was written and directed by Salim Akil (#407).
Original airdate 4/12/2021.
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