Black Lightning Quotes
Commander Williams: Ned? Ned Kreegan?
Ned: I prefer “Cyclotronic.”
Commander Williams: Cyclotronic? [Laughs] That’s funny, Ned. Why all you Metas gotta come up with these corny-a** names for yourselves?
Agent Odell: Wish I had a choice. Your powers are simple but devastating. The truth is so rare and so dangerous.
[Agent Odell gets up to the door]
Issa: I thought you came here to kill me?
[Agent Odell points to Issa’s food]
Agent Odell: I did.
Jefferson: Agent Odell, now I only came here because we agreed that my girls, my wife, would be left alone.
Agent Odell: And you made the best decision for you and your family.
Jefferson: Yeah, well, my patience is running thin. Believe me, you don’t want to see me when I lose my patience.
Agent Odell: And I would like to see that … but not now.
Agent Odell: Sorry to interrupt.
Lynn: What the hell is your problem?
Agent Odell: There was a Markovian attack on one of our facilities today. They sent in a strike team and a Meta to take the children.
Jefferson: Well, sounds like a personal problem to me.
Agent Odell: Not really, Mr. Pierce. There is a clear and present Markovian threat, and until that threat is eliminated, we cannot allow you to leave … or you, Dr. Stewart.
Agent Odell: I know exactly who ... and what ... you all are.
Lynn: You need to leave.
Agent Odell: There’s something you need to know. The Markovians have a stockpile of metahumans in pods; the largest on Earth.
Jefferson: You’ve been asked to leave ... nicely.
Agent Odell: Not yet, Mr. Pierce. Thanks to you, the Markovians have Dr. Jace. And here’s the best part, the concentration of metahumans in Freeland from the vaccines and the Green Light experiments make it the greatest threat to Markovia. It’s only a matter of time before they launch a lethal first strike. I’m swearing in Black Lightning, Thunder, and whatever you’re calling yourself, young lady.
[Jennifer inches closer behind Anissa]
Agent Odell: The Markovian war is coming. And Freeland ... *Free*land ... is ground zero.
Anissa: I kinda like Blackbird. She cool, right?
Jennifer: You’re such an overachiever. It’s not enough you’re in medical school, you gotta be two superheroes. Well, maybe just one now because of Dad’s code?
Anissa: Nah, Blackbird is needed. But I will start planning better and stop lone wolfing it.
Jennifer: You know, I could start coming with you?
Tobias: Who the hell are you?
Jennifer: Call me “Lightning.” And this ... is payback!
[Jennifer uses her powers to lift Tobias up and electrocute him]
Tobias: It’s always Black Lighting. He thinks he can take my chaos. Wait till I put 12 dazed and enraged metahumans on his punk a**!
Cutter: No, don’t Tobias, think! If you release the pods now, we’ll lose everything we’ve worked toward.
[Tobias grabs her by the throat. She kicks off and draws her blade]
Tobias: So, you’re going to cut me now?
Cutter: No, but I’m leaving you.
[Cutter walks away]
Tobias: Like I give a damn! I can have 10 of you by tomorrow.
Anissa: Look, Gambi said something about a shapeshifter; someone who could be a danger to Grace. Jenn, I think the shapeshifter WAS Grace. Grace is a Meta, and she ran because she thought I would reject her. If I’d just told her who I was then...
Jennifer: Find her. Screw the rules, Anissa! Find her and tell her who you are.
Dr. Jace: I think that Cutter is a little too possessive. A long time ago, I was too proud to retreat and I ended up indentured to a rogue nation and then the worse people in the US government. I lost everything because I didn’t have the good sense to stop.
Tobias: That sucks for you.
Dr. Jace: I’m smarter than you are. It’s not an insult, it’s a fact. I’m smarter than virtually everyone I met. It’s annoying, but I’ve learned to live with it. What I lack is your genius for survival! I think we’d make a great team. I can kill people with a whisk, but my big brain can solve a whole lot of problems.
Tobias: So far, I’m not impressed. And I actually appreciate Cutter’s possessiveness.
[He walks away]
Jennifer: Do you ever get a static problem?
Jefferson: You mean like with the electricity?
Jennifer: Good! I don’t want the powers to mess up my hair.
Lynn: Your father wants to protect you. It’s a good thing.
Jefferson: But I need to be able to trust you. Okay, I need to know that we’re all rowing in the same direction. So, I’ve come up with a code. Three rules that we will follow. Rule Number #1: We don’t tell anybody who we are.
Anissa: Hmmm... well, that’s for you two blabbermouths. I’m all good with that.
Jefferson: Rule Number #2: You always have back-up.
Anissa: Gambi counts?
Jefferson: Gambi counts. Your mother and her best friend, the “shotgun,” counts.
[They all laugh]
Jefferson: Even though going in alone, doing anything power-related, okay?
Jefferson: Rule Number #3: We don’t kill. Ever.