Part four of the Crisis on Infinite Earths featured the death (again) of Oliver Queen and a huge battle with the Anti-Monitor. The world was saved, and it seemed like everything was wrapped up. So why is there a part five?
The Crisis on Infinite Earths keeps going, claiming more aspects of DC’s past as the remaining heroes try and assemble the Paragons the Monitor says are so vital. They’ve taken some losses, and are making some questionable choices in the wake of the tragedies.
Sometimes ignorance is most definitely NOT bliss, and what you don’t know CAN hurt you. The Crisis on Infinite Earths has been sweeping through the multiverse. Black Lightning and company, to this point, have been unaware of all of that until now. Things get strange, then ugly, then deadly during Black Lightning’s “Earth Crisis.”
Things are coming to a head with the ASA’s occupation of Freeland. They’ve been thugs, throwing their weight around, acting like the worst examples of authoritarian figures I can think of. I don’t think they quite stooped to randomly shooting people in the streets, but they’ve done just about everything else wrong you can.
Everyone is having a rough time of it on Black Lightning’s third season. The ASA is acting like the Empire in the Star Wars movies, the resistance is nowhere near as organized as the Rebel Alliance, and our main family is coming apart. I’m really at a loss to explain some of the main characters’ actions this episode.
The occupation of Freeland seems like it’s been going on forever, and now the various other forces are getting together to do something about it. An alliance is being formed, even as a death is mourned, someone fights for their life, and a relationship takes a nose dive.
Black Lightning’s third season has been a grim one so far, with the ASA infesting the streets of Freeland like a conquering army. There are times I’m starting to wonder if Agent Odell is either completely making up, or at least greatly exaggerating, the Markovian threat. If it wasn’t for the one scene with them…