Black Lightning Soundtrack: Episode 3 Song Recap

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Black Lightning episode 3, “Lawanda: The Book Of Burial,” had more original scoring compared to the previous two episodes, but there were still plenty of gems to add to your Black Lightning playlist.

The episode begins with “Mary, Don’t You Weep” by Aretha Franklin. Freeland is mourning Lawanda with Reverend Holt at the church.

Jefferson tests out Gambi’s new blasting technology with “Sorcery” by Charles Lloyd playing. We learn Gambi has his own VR technology for Jefferson to practice fighting. He also gives Jefferson an electrical energy map built into his eyewear and built a new device to make his electric blasts more accurate. Pretty cool.

Anissa meets Grace for the first time to “The End” by Jennah Bell. Grace works at the library and catches Anissa doing research on genetic mutation. Grace offers Anissa a copy of The Outsiders and invites her to a party later. It’s awesome to see comic book nerd culture displayed in a comic book show, with the obvious nod to Thunder and Black Lightning’s stint with The Outsiders team in the source material.

Jennifer tells her parents she wants to have sex with her boyfriend, Khalil, and vents to Anissa afterwords with “High Highs To Low Lows” by Lolo Zouai in the background. That conversation was sooo awkward.

Anissa meets Grace at the party, but her current girlfriend walks in on them. Anissa breaks it off with her. The DJ is playing “Renegades” by Dawn Richard.

The episode ends by revisiting Aretha Franklin’s “Mary, Don’t You Weep.” There’s was definitely a song playing while Anissa and Grace have a conversation following the incident at the club, and another one when Jefferson and Lynn argue in his office about custody of Jennifer, but we couldn't identify them. Let us know which songs we missed in comments.

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