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Black Lightning "Painkiller" Synopsis

For the next Black Lightning episode, we'll be taking a break from the Pierce family, and instead checking in with Khalil. As you might remember, this is a backdoor pilot to Painkiller, which will focus on the anti-hero's efforts to move on from his past and make a new name for himself in a new city. Except, his past catches up with him and will force him to use his powers to dole out justice, provided that he can rein in his more destructive and darker side. Check out the full synopsis below:

PAINKILLER – Khalil Payne (Jordan Calloway) is a young man ridden with the guilt of his troubled past from his former life in Freeland City, where, as a super-enhanced killing machine known as Painkiller, he was both a member of Tobias Whale’s gang and a weapon of Agent Odell and the shadowy ASA. After attempting to bury the darker, devastatingly lethal Painkiller part of his persona, Khalil has distanced himself away from everyone he knows and loves in a new city, Akashic Valley, in order to find peace…but peace never comes easy for men with pasts like Khalil Payne and Painkiller.   As his violent, destructive history crashes his idyllic new beginning, Khalil is thrusted back into action with a new mission - bring justice where he once gave out punishment – but to do that, he will first have to deal with and harness his darker side, Painkiller. The episode was written and directed by Salim Akil (#407). Original airdate 4/12/2021.

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#1 RE: Black Lightning "Painkiller" SynopsisCatPat 2021-03-27 22:08
I didn't see this character carrying his own show, but it sounds interesting and I will definitely watch this backdoor pilot.

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