For the similarly-titled episode, see Lawanda: The Book of Hope.
"Lawanda: The Book of Burial" is the third episode of the first season of Black Lightning, and the third episode overall. It aired on January 30, 2018.



In the wake of Lawanda White's death, Reverend Jeremiah Holt plans a peace march to protest against The 100's crimes. Both Jefferson Pierce and Inspector Bill Henderson think the march is not a good idea. Meanwhile Anissa Pierce meets Grace and begins to experiment with her powers.

Tobias Whale meets with Lady Eve, and then instructs his people to attack the peace march, offering Lala's place in his organization as incentive. Black Lightning protects the march, but Syonide shoots Reverend Holt. The bullet passes through the Reverend and hits Jennifer's boyfriend Khalil Payne. Public opinion on Black Lightning's intervention is mixed. The public is generally on his side, but Inspector Henderson believes he is making the situation worse.

Peter Gambi deletes evidence that Tobias was near the peace march before Jefferson can discover it. At the hospital, Reverend Holt is going to be okay, but Khalil is informed that he will not walk again.


Main cast

Guest cast



  • The episode was previously titled "The Apple Falls".[1]
  • During Jefferson Pierce's training session for crowd control with Peter Gambi an Easter egg is shown in the form of a bus stop sign showing the restaurant " BIG BELLY BURGER" which is a popular place in DC comics and the "Arrowverse", the latter being separate from the Black Lightning Television series.


Promotional stills



  1. "Upcoming Episode Titles - Various Shows - 8th August 2017" - Spoiler TV
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