SPOILERS for S5E3 of Power
If you missed our last review you can check it out here.
Ghost has got to be a Gemini. I don’t know how I hadn’t seen it before now. Think about it. He’s hot and cold, has a dual persona, and has a swagger that serves as superior Thot Magic. No, I’m not saying all Gemini’s are this way. However, I AM saying that most of the Gemini’s I’ve met in my life share the same characteristics as one James St. Patrick.
This week’s episode saw James leave his Ghost persona behind in favor of the opportunity to show how a real man-harlot does a business deal. Listen, I know women love Omari Hardwick and his hairline that just won’t give up, but Power has given the fellas some nice eye-candy as well. We’ve gotten a chance to see Naturi Naughton and Lela Loren get it in several times, and the world was caught completely off guard when LaLa decided to show every man on the planet that has married her in their minds what she was working with. Despite coming into this episode knowing that we were overdue for a love scene that wasn’t weird (more on that in a second) and having my own ideas on who would get the love scene we were virtually guaranteed, I DID NOT EXPECT GARCELLE BEAUVAIS TO SHOW THEM CAKES!!!
I grew up a fan of the Jamie Foxx show. I’m going to tell you right now that I wasn’t a fan because of the comedy. I wouldn’t rank that show in my top 10 black sitcoms. However, if I had a list for the top 10 women from black sitcoms, Garcelle would probably be in the top 5. I was crazy about Fancy and she still got the juice. I’ve watched this episode twice now, but I’ve seen her big scene in this episode three and a half times (don’t ask) and I plan to watch it two more times before the end of this writing.
Seriously, though… I want her to come back and be James’ suga mama.
And Ghost finally checked Rashad on something only for Rashad to fire back by letting him know that he got played by Linda. (I know I’ve been using her real name, but that’s the name of the character Garcelle played) The thought of Linda pulling a Lady Eloise on James is hilarious to me.
If you didn’t catch that reference, your black movie card is under review.
Angela is Slow and Tommy’s Dad Ain’t S**t
The FBI is full of idiots, with Angela Valdez being chief among them. Detective Rodriguez pulled up on her and asked her some questions about Raina’s death and the dude Tariq handled. Angela was not only overly vague and defensive during the questioning, but she also decided the best thing to do was to use her authority to get all the evidence the NYPD had about the case taken by the FBI. BRUH!!!
I hope she goes to jail by the end of this season. She literally made the target on her back even bigger for Rodriguez.
That made me think of something. What if the got d**n NYPD ends up bringing down Angela and Ghost. That would be absolutely stupendous. Why? Because the FBI DESERVES NOTHING on this show.
Tommy’s dad has been playing Tommy AND the FBI since he hopped on the scene. He knew Tommy was hot on the streets, got him to come visit him in prison, and built a bond with him all so he could get the FBI to come and offer him a deal… AND IT WORKED FLAWLESSLY. It’s one of the best heel moves I’ve ever seen in any medium, and now savage walks the Earth again. Furthermore, he’s such a gangsta that no one that he knows can fully buy in to him being a snitch, despite the fact that that’s exactly what’s going on.
The story that they’re crafting here is worth the price of admission, and it gives us something interesting to follow besides the Ghost vs. Dre storyline, which is moving at a crawl.
I’m Just Going To Say It… Dre Has No Idea What He’s Doing…
I didn’t talk about this in the last entry because I forgot, but Dre’s story has taken a hard left. Diego Jimenez is a savage, dawg. And how did they get that point across? By revealing that he has some… peculiar fetishes. Diego came on the scene last episode BLASTING two chicks and forced Dre to stand and watch until he finished, but that’s not where the eye-brows raised. Nah, later you find out that he sent one of the aforementioned women to smash Dre so he’d have the opportunity to walk in and see it going down.
All of this AND he enjoys killing and the sight of others being killed.
One thing I appreciate is how the acting and writing show that Dre is in way over his head. His inner circle is crumbling because his flunkies don’t know who should get all of the credit, Diego appears to be running out of patience with him, AND he’s trying to keep up a lie that he told to Diego that is surely going to come back with a vengeance. I think he’s going to bite it this season, but my money is on Diego to do the deed now.
But for real, though… Can we get Fancy back for a few more episodes?