Register a SA Forums Account here!
JOINING THE SA FORUMS WILL REMOVE THIS BIG AD, THE ANNOYING UNDERLINED ADS, AND STUPID INTERSTITIAL ADS!!!

You can: log in, read the tech support FAQ, or request your lost password. This dumb message (and those ads) will appear on every screen until you register! Get rid of this crap by registering your own SA Forums Account and joining roughly 150,000 Goons, for the one-time price of $9.95! We charge money because it costs us $3,400 per month for bandwidth bills alone, and since we don't believe in shoving popup ads to our registered users, we try to make the money back through forum registrations.
«7 »
  • Post
  • Reply
ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004

No whammy, no whammy, no whammy...

I love the actor they got to play the reverend. I recognized him right away as the dude who played Chauncy in Menace II Society, and for his more iconic role, Pinky from Next Friday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkqXgn50CjM

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

HorseRenoir
Dec 25, 2011



nine-gear crow posted:

Also how the gently caress do these people not instantly recognize Jeff when he shows up somewhere in his civvies, threatens them, leaves, and then shows up again 20 minutes later wearing that same beard, a super suit, and a pair of lovely sunglasses that don’t actually disguise his face?

Like, I love this show so much, and it’s otherwise perfect, but I’ll just never get over that one.

This is the one thing that took me out of the episode. I guess they decided that all superhero disguises would be pretty ineffectual in real life so they just decided to throw some sunglasses on him and call it a day.

muscles like this!
Jan 17, 2005



I have a feeling that for season 2 we probably won't be getting a unique rap song each episode.

ShakeZula
Jun 17, 2003

Nobody move and nobody gets hurt.


Burning_Monk posted:

Oh, for sure! Early in the episode she told Jefferson that she wasn't his secretary and he should call the School Board. At the end, when she was giving him the School Board's ultimatum to give up his veto and get only a vote she happily skipped out of the room to call them.

She was probably the one who suggested that option to the Board to begin with, at least that's my theory.

I get the impression that she's just extremely into Jefferson

Also based on the first episode or two I had completely assumed she was his secretary

RandomBlue
Dec 30, 2012

hay guys!




nine-gear crow posted:

Also how the gently caress do these people not instantly recognize Jeff when he shows up somewhere in his civvies, threatens them, leaves, and then shows up again 20 minutes later wearing that same beard, a super suit, and a pair of lovely sunglasses that don’t actually disguise his face?

Like, I love this show so much, and it’s otherwise perfect, but I’ll just never get over that one.

That's the same type of suspension of disbelief that virtually all super hero shows have relied on, Superman/Clark Kent being the most egregious example.

Bruceski
Aug 21, 2007

World-changing power, absolutely no side effects!

RandomBlue posted:

That's the same type of suspension of disbelief that virtually all super hero shows have relied on, Superman/Clark Kent being the most egregious example.

Supergirl too. She doesn't even wear her glasses half the time and nobody's put 2 and 2 together.

Tiggum
Oct 23, 2007

Mary Worth had an illicit affair with Refurb and kidnapped Sophie when she learned the truth. Little did Sophie know, but she was held in Apartment 3G under the watchful eye of The Phantom until Dick Tracy rescued her. Meanwhile, in spite of everything, Working Daze still sucked.


Bruceski posted:

Supergirl too. She doesn't even wear her glasses half the time and nobody's put 2 and 2 together.

I liked the justification of it at the start, that people never looked at Kara because she's so meek and self-effacing, and people are too awed by Supergirl to pay too much attention to what her face looks like in the brief time they see her. And then Kara started acting more confident and assertive and Supergirl started hanging around and chatting with people who know Kara and that whole premise just stopped making any kind of sense.

D1E
Nov 25, 2001



Murderion posted:

Does anyone else get the feeling the vice principal is up to something?

Based on the pilot it seems like she wants to jump the principal’s bones.

TwoPair
Mar 28, 2010

Cash Rules Everything Around Me


Grimey Drawer

Chokes McGee posted:

He's up to something. I don't know what, but it's not good. At best he's trying to keep Pierce from knowing Tobias is alive so he doesn't do something stupid. At worst he's manipulating Black Lightning to his own end.

Political commentary: the well off white guy is helping BL out, ostensibly out of altruism, but still using him to his own ends. Gods I love this show.

Yeah, I wish we had some idea of what his endgame is. Like, he isn't directily working with the 100 since he wants BL back, but he isn't helping BL as well as he could be. He's taking off with a shotgun to a crime scene for... reasons? Best case scenario he recognized the daughter and was coming to provide backup, worst case he was coming to take her down and we get the reveal that the reason this show doesn't have as many metas as Flash/Arrow is because Gambi's been hunting and killing them behind the scenes as soon as they surface. I guess Flash has gotten me too used to villains very clearly spelling out their whole plan and/or the show revealing it for them.

I hope he gets redeemed and doesn't go full heel. I like his ridiculous unexplained Gambi-cave too much to lose him in a mid-season finale or something.

Rocksicles
Oct 19, 2012

DAAAAAMN!
Put your glasses back on.


Bruceski posted:

Supergirl too. She doesn't even wear her glasses half the time and nobody's put 2 and 2 together.

She's defying the CW superhero codes.

Have secret identity, tell everyone about it.
Have secret base, everyone drops by for beer and/or fight

nine-gear crow
Aug 10, 2013

Rad Bird


Rocksicles posted:

She's defying the CW superhero codes.

Have secret identity, tell everyone about it.
Have secret base, everyone drops by for beer and/or fight

To be fair, she hasn't revealed her secret identity to the two people who could do the most real damage to her (Lena and Reign), AND her secret base is fully staffed by an army of special agent commandos and other superheroes, so good luck breaking into it unless you have some kind of superpower yourself.

Xelkelvos
Dec 19, 2012


TwoPair posted:

Yeah, I wish we had some idea of what his endgame is. Like, he isn't directily working with the 100 since he wants BL back, but he isn't helping BL as well as he could be. He's taking off with a shotgun to a crime scene for... reasons? Best case scenario he recognized the daughter and was coming to provide backup, worst case he was coming to take her down and we get the reveal that the reason this show doesn't have as many metas as Flash/Arrow is because Gambi's been hunting and killing them behind the scenes as soon as they surface. I guess Flash has gotten me too used to villains very clearly spelling out their whole plan and/or the show revealing it for them.

I hope he gets redeemed and doesn't go full heel. I like his ridiculous unexplained Gambi-cave too much to lose him in a mid-season finale or something.

There's a lot unknown about Gambi. I don't think he's malicious, but he has his own reasons for what greater good he's trying to serve, even if it means undermining BL. He's taking a shotgun to a crime scene because there was a super powered meta stomping around and he wasn't sure whose side they were on and if they were even still there. That's also why he didn't poke his head inside the building that the lot belongs too so as to not draw any unnecessary attention.

CeeJee
Dec 4, 2001


RandomBlue posted:

That's the same type of suspension of disbelief that virtually all super hero shows have relied on, Superman/Clark Kent being the most egregious example.

Sometimes people can look very different like Anissa now and when she was with Dougie:

hangedman1984
Jul 25, 2012



Rocksicles posted:

She's defying the CW superhero codes.

Have secret identity, tell everyone about it.
Have secret base, everyone drops by for beer and/or fight

I'm pretty sure that is perfectly within the CS superhero codes, seeing as Barry Allen literally imediately tells every one he the flash, and villains routinely and constantly just walk right into both Star Labs and the Arrowcave.


Edit:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwFps-O_ot4#t=24s

hangedman1984 fucked around with this message at Feb 10, 2018 around 13:52

Tiggum
Oct 23, 2007

Mary Worth had an illicit affair with Refurb and kidnapped Sophie when she learned the truth. Little did Sophie know, but she was held in Apartment 3G under the watchful eye of The Phantom until Dick Tracy rescued her. Meanwhile, in spite of everything, Working Daze still sucked.


hangedman1984 posted:

I'm pretty sure that is perfectly within the CS superhero codes, seeing as Barry Allen literally imediately tells every one he the flash, and villains routinely and constantly just walk right into both Star Labs and the Arrowcave.

I think that was Rocksicles point. There are people who don't know Kara is Supergirl and her base of operations is mostly pretty secure.

Laterite
Mar 14, 2007
It's Gutfest '89

CeeJee posted:

Sometimes people can look very different like Anissa now and when she was with Dougie:



Wow. Anissa give two rides?

STAC Goat
Mar 12, 2008

Watching you sleep.

Butt first, let's
check the feeds.


I'm getting a mutual respect, different approaches with the same goal, love interest in the Vice Principal. The fact that her presence in this episode played against Jefferson's ex wife pulling away and disapproving of Jefferson not only with the phone calls but the dinner conversation sold it more to me. All the while the VP went from someone Jefferson thought he was at odds with but who gave him a different perspective but support for his decision.

Gambi I'm not sure but my first thought was that he recognized Nyssa or at least recognized the powers. Maybe he knows the kids have powers somehow. Or maybe there was another Thunder somewhere along the line? Its worth considering that Gambi didn't seem to retire when Jefferson did and he might have worked with other people in the nine years between Black LIghtning. I don't know. I definitely think Gambi is hiding stuff but I'm not sold its malicious.

And yeah, what the gently caress voodoo poo poo from Jill Scott!

BrianWilly posted:

Anissa said in the second episode that she couldn't look too clearly at BL's face because it was too...powerful, or something. He's like Zeus.
Yeah, they handwaved it away like it was looking in the sun or something. That's good enough for me, I guess. Better than a hoodie and domino mask or tying you hair back and putting on glasses sometimes.

kjetting
Jan 18, 2004

Hammer time


Xelkelvos posted:

There's a lot unknown about Gambi. I don't think he's malicious, but he has his own reasons for what greater good he's trying to serve, even if it means undermining BL. He's taking a shotgun to a crime scene because there was a super powered meta stomping around and he wasn't sure whose side they were on and if they were even still there. That's also why he didn't poke his head inside the building that the lot belongs too so as to not draw any unnecessary attention.

I thought he maybe recognized Jeff’s daughter on the video and went out to take measurements for her crime fighting suit and didn’t tell her father because he wouldn’t approve. Or something. But definitely that he caught onto the identity of the metahuman.
Maybe I misremember the scene but I got the impression that the last clip he watched before erasing was the one before she pulled up her hood.
Still, there’s now two occurrences where Gambi hides information from Jeff. When he deleted the first video, wasn’t he also heard saying “I’m sorry, Jeffrey” or something?

STAC Goat
Mar 12, 2008

Watching you sleep.

Butt first, let's
check the feeds.


He's unquestionably hiding stuff from Jefferson and feels guilty about it. I think people were speculating that he told Jefferson Tobias was dead, but that seems like the kind of thing Jefferson would have figured out on his own was lie in the last 9 years with the way he's shown to be plugged in with the streets. We're only a few episodes in so its probably likely that whatever Gambi's hiding hasn't even really been revealed to us at all.

Xelkelvos
Dec 19, 2012


kjetting posted:

I thought he maybe recognized Jeff’s daughter on the video and went out to take measurements for her crime fighting suit and didn’t tell her father because he wouldn’t approve. Or something. But definitely that he caught onto the identity of the metahuman.
Maybe I misremember the scene but I got the impression that the last clip he watched before erasing was the one before she pulled up her hood.
Still, there’s now two occurrences where Gambi hides information from Jeff. When he deleted the first video, wasn’t he also heard saying “I’m sorry, Jeffrey” or something?

From what I remember of the scene, it didn't look like he saw who it was pulling up the hood as the face was obscured by shadow. At least as far as was shown on screen.

STAC Goat
Mar 12, 2008

Watching you sleep.

Butt first, let's
check the feeds.


My memory is that the scene is shot in a way where he's watching the monitor and we're behind him as she walks just out of our view obscured by his body. Then he reacts and turns it off. So theoretically we don't actually see what he reacts to. She could have turned to the camera or revealed herself or maybe not. It seems to have been left intentionally obscured to keep Gambi's motivations mysterious.

CAPTAIN CAPSLOCK
Sep 11, 2001



He can fly

Another amazing episode. Lots of backstory for everyone, hilariously bad(but I assume comics accurate) costume for Anissa and a James Brown beatdown payback.

Tobias and his sister are a good team and great villains.

CAPTAIN CAPSLOCK fucked around with this message at Feb 14, 2018 around 04:10

Selachian
Oct 9, 2012


I see Anissa has taken the "face paint instead of a mask" route from early season Arrow. (And no, that isn't her comics costume. With all that sparkly latex, she looked like she stepped off a 1970s Saturday morning show.)

So apparently Gambi is working for the ASA (another Outsiders reference).

Bruceski
Aug 21, 2007

World-changing power, absolutely no side effects!

That was a rather abrupt ending. I was surprised they were showing a preview for the next episode (in two weeks) during the show, and then annoyed that the news was interrupting before I caught on.

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004

No whammy, no whammy, no whammy...

Pretty sure the girl playing Tobias' sister is one of the girls in Omar's stick-up crew in the Wire, and the dude helping the daughter solve her grandpa's murder mystery is Huggy Bear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWNQTqMkezc

muscles like this!
Jan 17, 2005



I assume we're going to get some kind of backstory episode later this season, what with the casual drop that Tobias and his sister have age slowing juice running through their veins.

I am wondering who was paying for that storage locker, they generally don't just leave things in storage for 30 years.

Xelkelvos
Dec 19, 2012


So about not having backstory episodes for Jefferson, I think that's gonna happen now since it's fairly obvious that he was one of the kids that developed powers from the experiments and Gambi was 100% involved.

muscles like this!
Jan 17, 2005



Although it would be kind of funny if his whole deal was completely unrelated.

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

Bruceski
Aug 21, 2007

World-changing power, absolutely no side effects!

Oh, no episode tonight? Boo.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • Post
  • Reply
«7 »