What is going on in this season? What even? The first season had a tight story line. This season, it’s all over the place with several stories that haven’t even resolved. There were some interesting episodes in the middle of all the random stuff that might be considered filler since they weren’t related to anything else, but they were really interesting.
This season, every member of the Pierce family has plot that, most of the time, is unrelated. Tobias Whale also has his story thread that’s even more unrelated. This leaves a lot of back and forth between different plot lines making the season feel disjointed.
An issue I have with the season is how much it deals with family drama rather than actual super heroing. Black Lightning mostly shows up to help his family rather than helping Freeland. Somewhat, it makes sense as there are few bad guys of the week, so that leaves little opportunity for Black Lightning to do much.
I think the best plot of the season was between Jennifer and Khalil. They had a full story with time to develop and some consequences that lasted most of the season.
While I’m not saying every show needs a villain-of-the-week, I think Black Lightning could use something to break up story a bit, especially since things progress slowly. The Looker part was fun and different. Though I hear Looking in the comics is really different, this can be considered just Looker in name only. Still, it was different, and it was a villain-of-the-two-weeks. That’s great. It gives more time to the smaller stories.
The ending of the season feels pretty rushed as well, like it could have been a two-parter easily. Black Lightning’s season 2 has too much going on with not enough happening, if that makes sense.