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Power S2.E01 Recap: Facing the “Consequences”

You can only delay the inevitable for so long...

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You can only delay the inevitable for so long. The season 2 premiere of Power, aptly titled “Consequences,” saw the primary players facing the fallout for their season 1 decisions. And most importantly, our protagonist James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) discovered a chilling secret that will drive this year’s remaining episodes.

If surviving a murder attempt in his very own club wasn’t enough, Ghost’s attention is now directed on his mistress/high school love Angela (Lela Loren), who’s now been outed by Tommy (Joseph Sikora), his right hand man, as a federal agent.

“That bitch’s pussy got you stuck on stupid,” says Tommy in disgust.

Indeed, Ghost must feel like an idiot. Angela appears out of nowhere one night in his club and in no time he’s knee-deep between her legs with fantasies about starting a new life. The one area of his life he thought was safe and pure turns out to be just as big a deception as he’s been perpetrating to the public and his family. Not to mention, his wife Tasha reveals she knows about the affair and demands he stop.

Ghost’s two options have their pros and cons. He can cut all contact with Angela, but that leaves him in the dark about the extent of her knowledge on his criminal dealings. He can continue the affair to learn more about Angela’s case, but then he risks causing hothead Tommy to make a stupid move in killing her and bringing the wrath of the federal government.

Speaking of Tommy, anyone else catch the hypocrisy in his criticism of Ghost’s affair with Angela? Tommy’s been just as guilty by revealing the entire operation to his klepto girlfriend Holly.

Love issues aren’t the only big problems in Ghost’s life. His business front, Club Truth, had to be closed for weeks due to the shooting. In that period, rival mogul Simon Stern literally brought the building Ghost was renting out, making Stern his new landlord. Stern smugly lets Ghost know if he doesn’t take him up on his apprentice offer, he’ll have no qualms about evicting him once his current lease ends. That would leave the city’s biggest drug dealer without an outlet to wash his money.

On the street end, Ghost is trying to move his supplier Lobos’ weight among two camps with nothing but disdain for each other: the RSKs and Saldados. The RSKs suspect the latter in the season 1 murder of their leader Rolla, and are equally suspicious of Ghost, the actual killer. The Saldados leader, Ruiz, wants a bigger hand in executive decision that Ghost makes. All camps are unknowingly being manipulated by Kanan (50 Cent), who is now back on the street with sights set on taking over Ghost’s empire.

REMAINING BUSINESS

1. Kanan is none too happy that the hitwoman he hired, the mysterious Pink Sneakers, botched the Ghost shooting at Club Truth. He now sees her as a liability that needs to be silenced. In the meantime, he’s gone about secretly grooming his son Shawn (who just happens to be Ghost’s driver). Wait until Kanan finds out about Tasha’s flirtatious relationship with his son.

2. Speaking of Tasha, she’s continuing her own secret mission of stashing money. Yes, Ghost is starting to involve her more on the decision-making side of the criminal business, but she is still a woman scorned. That makes her moves unpredictable, especially if she finds out Angela is still in the picture.

3. When Holly wakes up out that coma, what will her mindset be?

4. Angela her own problems. Since her star informant Nomar was killed by Tommy in the season 1 finale, Angela has been taken off the Lobos case and assigned to “white-collar” crimes. However, she kept the cell phone of her CI and will be using that to continue her own investigation. How long before the trail takes her past having just having the connect’s street name of “Ghost” to her actual love, Jamie?

EPISODE 2 PREVIEW

[youtube https://youtu.be/8JjcCQMahVA]

SEASON 1 RECAP

[youtube https://youtu.be/9nVtIRhvKTM]

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