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This week’s Power episode was uneventfully eventful, but I'll get to that.
Ghost turning back to drinking in response to the death of Raina got me. I didn’t think the weight of Raina’s death was properly conveyed at the end of last season nor episode 1, but they delivered here. Ghost reaching out to his #1 Thot, only to be sent to voicemail was rough, too. He can’t lean on Tasha for support (his fault), and him needing someone gave way to a reminder of just how important Angela is to him. One thing Power has done perfectly over the course of the first 4 seasons is the relationships between James St. Patrick, Angela, and Ghost. I know two of those people I mentioned are the same person… Or are they? James is the one that left that voicemail for Angela that’s worthy of a Drake album, not Ghost. Ghost is the muff***a that turned into the Punisher and decided to shank that sorry ass drunk in an alley.
Real quick: I love the thought of Ghost being so stressed out he becomes a serial killer. Just have him take out s****y people and gangsters to help him quench his thirst for vengeance. It’ll be like Dexter. Think about it… Ghost never got to kill Raina’s killer, so there’s a void in his life that, no matter what he does, may not go away. That would be a great direction for the show. Ghost: The Crazy Ass Killing Gangsta Thot.
You know what else was sad? Man Tasha broke my damn heart in this episode. I can’t even talk about it.
Oh, and somebody is going to have to run up on Tate…
A Lot Of Interesting Nothings...
Things happened, but there were no real jaw-dropping moments to speak of. I feel like the writers are biding their time and playing around a little because the second half of the season is where s**t is going to get real. A testament to this is Tariq barely appearing in the episode. I’m not complaining because I hate that mf, but he was such a big part in season 4 it’s hard to believe he’s barely featured at all in only the second episode of the season.
What this episode did well was set up other issues for Tommy that, in turn, become issues for Ghost and Kanan. I love when protagonists are faced with several issues over the course of a season. It’s perfect for a show that only has 10-13 episodes and it keeps the viewer invested. After Ghost was informed that he was wrapped up in the bulls**t Tommy started he looked stressed af and I loved it. It's another reason why he can't properly grieve. The game he's so desperately trying to escape won't leave him alone.
Seriously My N***a, Plead the Fifth
The once-aspiring attorney in me loves Joe Proctor. He ain’t s**t, knows he ain’t s**t, and don’t give a good got damn about not being s**t. He got up there and finessed the hell out of his defense to practice law and I took in every second. He was whoopin’ ass, but of course Han… Wait, I mean John Mack had to hate on my boy and bring Tasha’s ole peanut head ass side-main dude waltzed his holier-than-thou HEAD ASS in there and lied in the court of law! We all know he did some under-the-table s**t for Tasha in season 4 and there’s no way it’s not going to come back to bite him. He’s a sucker for love and homie should’ve just plead the fifth man. But nah, he want to act a fool and now he’s going to be a fool.
Lastly… I can’t be the only person trippin’ off the reverend’s name being Mastodon…
Overall Grade: C+