Power Recap: Will the Real 'Ghost' Please Stand Up?

Ghost lives a fantasy in Miami. I’m finally on-time with the Power recaps. Go me!

Anyway, Tasha is home holding down the fort while Ghost is in Miami “on business”. Tariq is worried about his dad, and so is Tasha. Simultaneously, Ghost ain’t worried about nothing. After much delay, Jamie and Angela are in Miami, their version of Olivia going to Vermont with Fitz, or standing in the sun with Jake. They’re unbothered, sipping room service mimosas for breakfast. Ghost tells Angie, “you did not have faith in me…” Um… why should she, married man, who hasn’t disclosed his illegal lifestyle. They’re living in a fantasy. Wake up! Someone call Dap Dunlap or Mary J Blige.

Fiddy and Tommy are being Fiddy and Tommy. They are Herc and Carter from The Wire with worse tempers and slightly more competency. They pay a visit to the laundromat where Ghost and Tommy clean their drug money and where Fiddy learns more and more about their operation. Didn’t Ghost tell Tommy to bring Kanan along slowly? Tommy’s big mouth self tells Kanan about Ghost going to kill the hit-chick. He, of course, calls his own connect, as a warning? Or to kill her first?

Ghost is wearing a full suit in the Miami heat. I know he’s hot. It’s never not hot in Miami. Ghost is complaining about Stern and how he has to get his club back. Again, I need a refresher on why this club is so important. It’s just so much headache involved, I’m not seeing the worth. Oh, is Ghost still trying to pretend he’s leaving drug life… while currently doubling his distribution? Or is this about needing to keep the front for Angie. Speaking of Angie, when she’s not stroking Ghost’s ego, she’s avoiding calls from her ex/co-worker who is blowing up her phone.

The real Ghost and Angie are stroll through Little Havana, taking in the sights. Angie begins asking about Tommy who she thinks is “Ghost”. Real Ghost quickly changes the subject, then  sends her off to get food while he takes pictures of the spot where the hitlady works. He’s using his best El Bloombito Spanish to engage some old men playing dominoes in conversation when he spots the hit woman.

In NY, Fiddy takes a ride with his son and warns him against Tasha. “A fine woman who know she fine is trouble,” he says. Sean has been told. Will he listen?

Angie and Ghost are handing out on a cabana by the beach. Her phone is still going off. She and Jamie discuss the future. He can move to Miami when he gets his club back. She’s considering a transfer again. She’s asking about the kids, he tells her he’s already researched a school. What about Tasha? Ghost says she’ll be “a very rich woman” and she’ll be okay. You sure about that, buddy?

Angie says she is ready to give up her whole life for Ghost. But first, she has to (finally) take a call from Greg. He finds out that she hacked his account. She was wrong, yes. But maybe that wouldn’t have happened if he didn’t have  a password that a fifth grader could crack. They hash a plan to confirm that Tommy is Ghost.

That night, Ghost shows up to the club to talk the one into signing his business over to Stern. He gets kicked out. Womp. I don’t know why I was expecting Ghost to go all “I’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse…” But he just leaves in frustration. At the hotel, Angie reads over the contract and offers to help Ghost by checking court records for info.

The next morning, Angie swings by the Florida DOJ to get more info on Tommy and to  check on a job transfer. So like, you’re going to arrest your man’s best friend of 20 years and business partner, possibly put the friend and business partner in jail, and then still move to Miami and live happily ever after with said man... and his three kids. Am I understanding this plan correctly?

Sean is at the house hanging out with Tariq, making a diorama. Tasha comes home and flashes some cleavage to entice Sean, who is taking his father’s advice and playing Tasha to the left, which she is none to happy about.  Random, Sean is a shorty. I appreciate him more and more each episode He tells Tasha he sees her "like a big sister… now”. Shade.

Tommy and Fiddy are still co-starring in their own Ebony & Ivory buddy flick. Ghost calls to tell Tommy he’s headed out to find the hit woman and suggests Tommy talk Q Dub into working with him. Tommy decides to take Fiddy with him. I know in advance that this is a bad idea.

Tommy’s playing pool with Q-Dubs trying to convince him to come aboard. He isn’t convinced. Tommy’s willing to figure out a new plan, but because Fiddy has no chill, Dubs and his boy, and a random witness all end up dead. Womp, womp.

When Jamie returns to the hotel late, Angie shares her info on the club owner, and… that she’s in love with Ghost… and that she’s a federal attorney… and that she’s investigating Tommy and is planing to put Tommy in jail. Ghost is pissed. “You, me, us.. it’s all a ruse?” I mean it is, but not for the reason you think. It’s because you’re living a double life, my dude.

Everything goes very soap opera here, replete with piano music. Ghost realizes that Angie wants him to testify against Tommy. “It might be the only way to save your dream, our dream,” she pleads. The Real Ghost looks scared and confused. Than Angela asks “have you ever heard anyone on the street call Tommy by the name Ghost?” There score has drums. Ghost makes a serious face. “No,” he says. And for like the first time, like ever, he’s not lying. “Never,” he adds. The drums get louder.

“Will you help me if I help you,” Angela asks  “Or will you leave me?” After a long pause,  Ghost says, “I can’t leave you.” Because both Omari Hardwick and Jamie St. Patrick and Ghost are all exceptional actors, I can’t tell whether he’s lying or not. He tells Angie he loves her, but the look on his face when she can’t see it makes me think he’s thinking about killing her.

Ghost calls Tommy early the next morning. They discuss Ghost looking for the hit-woman, not Angie’s big confession. When Angie awakes, he tells her he’s been talking to Stern. This man makes lying look as easy as breathing. He tells her he has to stay longer in Miami to work. Angie feels weird about the convo last night. Ghost/Jamie says that she can trust him and nothing will come between them. “We’ll be fine,” he says. “Just like we planned.”  Sure, whatever.

Jamie goes back to the Miami club. Short version: As we’ve just seen with Angela, Jamie could sell water to a well/whale. He convinces the owner to sign. Moving on…

Back at the St. Patricks house in NYC, Tasha is so upset watching Lala and Sean flirt that she knocks a glass over.  Neither of them care. Then she tries to cock-block her single friend, name-dropping another man. Mrs. St. Patrick, if you don’t get control of your married hormones…

Mr. St. Patrick is twirling his mistress around Miami one last time. Angie wants Cuban food… at spot coincidentally across the street where the hit woman works. Said hit woman also conveniently stops in for carryout and she and Ghost spot each other. She runs, Ghost chases. She spots the other guy who is also trying to kill her. He reminds me of Chris Brown and moves like a movie-monster.

The other dude catches up with her first and stabs her up a few times. Ghost finds her before she dies. He asks if Rolla sent her. She calls him a “dumb mother——er” twice. Um… ASK HER WHO DID SEND HER, DUDE!!!! He doesn’t. She dies. Jamie leaves and goes back to dinner with Angela like he didn’t just see a chick die in the street, and he wasn’t trying to murder her. This man has no soul. But they can leave Miami together as planned.

Lala and Sean ki-ki in the car. Lala reveals that she doesn’t have anything nice that wasn’t Tasha’s first, then tongues down Sean. I see this going bad places for Tasha.

Jamie and Angie land back at JFK. The vacation is over. Back to the real world.  They pretend that everything is okay, when it’s really anything but.

What did you think of episode 3?

"Power" Season Finale Recap: Jamie the Most Delusional D-Boy Ever

"Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in" — Michael Corleone (not knowing he was describing Jamie's life.)


The season finale of Power aired last night. Overall? Eh... solid. Not astounding, but re-watchable for sure. Episode 7 was the best of the season.

Without further adieu, my running thoughts on last night's "Power" finale (in almost chronological order):


*Ghost is haunted by Rolla's killing. The irony. Get it? Ghost? Haunted?  Oh, nevermind.

*Why the white girl keep her bra on during sexy time but the Black girl and the Latina be nekkid?

*Angie discussing Ghost at her job makes me laugh. If only you knew, boo!!

*Tommy just be telling Ginger-girl all the inside business. Now she knows Ghost and Jamie are one in the same. I swear this chick is a fed. Either that or she's dead by the end of this episode.

*"It's gonna be the club, my kids and you". —Jamie to Angela. Negro, please. Unless he kills Tasha. She ain't giving up the kids.

*So the hitta was just gonna kill him in broad daylight? Damn.

*Reina's voice is heaven. I'm all about this Lil Black Annie. Wonder is writers knew about Quvenzhane in the movie version of "Annie" when they wrote this.

*Ah! The son returns! We haven't seen him in forever.

*I knew the white lady was going to blow up Tasha's spot. Lol. Jamie's mad she paid to get Reina her spot, but like, they got the money. And she is good.

*Cynthia is so going to blatantly try to hump Jamie at some point.

*Ooh! Mama's back!! How she automatically know Jamie was cheating? Mamas be knowing! She hit us with some fast gems: "Lakiesha's as simple as two plus two" and "You ain't got no legal claim on illegal money."

*"You were right. You happy now? I couldn't keep him." - Tasha. Damn, boo. #hugsforTasha

*Jamie is taking his side chick on vacay? Sir.

*Pedi and this young girl look gross in the same scene. The age difference is just... Yuck!!!

*Eh... Did this show just jump the shark? The kidnapping and tying them up? Ehhh... That's a lil extra, no?

*Aww, Lawd. When Ghost and Tommy start arguing in front of Jeffe you know it's bad. Didn't they watch "The Godfather"? You never speak against the family in public.

*I can't wait til Ghost finds out Fiddy is behind this. He's gonna go ape sh--.

*Um. Double the product? This is the beginning of the end. These mofos need to listen to "Fallen" off the American Gangster soundtrack. You gotta know when to get out or coast. I mean Jamie's trying, but not hard enough.

*"My word's not good enough"- Tommy <<< this mofo is so "Sonny". Ol' insecure self.

*Angela is hard-headed. She gonna lie to the man about witness protection? I'mma guess that Angie finds out who Ghost is and drops this case. But Pedi-dude is gonna be dead. I have 30 minutes to prove myself wrong or right.

*Is Ghost gonna kill Tommy? Something is off.

*I love how they refer to each gang by ethnicity. Just so we're clear, black folk ain't the only drug dealers.

*Tommy really fell for that "two men, one voice ish". Really? I'm amazed he made it this far as a drug dealer being this simple.

*50 Cent calling his son for favors. Ol' messy self.

*Tommy's "three of us against the world" speech makes me almost certain he's dead soon.

*Why would Nomar tell Isabel he's leaving?? And really, an adult dick pic to a kid??

*I knew her dad was going to see it!!!! I knew!! Say bye- bye Nomar!!

*There's no way this Miami trip is happening. No way.

*Angela can't be this stupid. They're gonna go live happily ever after in Miami? This is like when Olivia was gonna move to Vermont and make jam.

*You taking the key from your sister to give to your married BF?! Son!! You're leaving your dying Daddy for your married BF?!?! Chick, what are you doing???

*Greg came thru. Nomar's dead-ish. Womp. Totes saw that coming.

*Oh, God. Ugh. I feel bad for Tasha. Damn, bad.  Her man just hit  with "I"m going on a business trip" and "I been trying to tell you, Tasha. You ain't been listening."  And " we need to talk".

*"I'm all yours now." - Jamie << He and Angie deserve each other. Their mutual mass delusion drives me nuts.

*Omari got a tat on his ankle???? Or is that for the role?

*OMG. Tommy knows about Angela!!! TOMMY KNOWS ABOUT ANGELA!!!!!

*Holly is f--ing crazy telling Ghost they're partners now. And so much for the Miami plan. And the current club. And shit, Holly. I called that. Or not. Maybe she'll live. Is it wrong I want her to die?

*Fiddy's out.  Here come more trouble. Damn, damn, damn.

*Poor, poor Tasha.

*So that's a no to Cynthia trying to hump Jamie. Ok. And any of her business.

*Jamie's a stone cold drug dealer again. Damn. Ahh well!!! Maybe he keeps Tasha. Hmmm...


EDIT:  I watched at 5AM after a long night of editing. I missed that Tommy was outside of Angela's apartment. Is he going to kill Angela?! What did you think? 

Power Ep. 7: Jamie & Angela Have the Best Sex on TV

Jamie + Angela have the best sex on TV. My flight from San Jose landed at 5:15AM yesterday morning. I got home to find out I was locked out. (Long story.) Finally got in at 7AM, laid down to actually sleep (because plane sleep sucks even though I finally bought a plane pillow, which helps immensely). And then when I couldn't sleep though I was bone tired, I watched Saturday night's episode of "Power", then slept til 5PM.  That's how much I like this show... though I realized I hate nearly all of the characters.

These are my thoughts on the most recent episode, in no particular order (and you'll only get it if you saw the episode):


I HATE Lala's character (but love Lala). She's like the stereotype of the single friend who hasn't been in a relationship in forever. But she's ride or die for her girl, just like Tasha is ride or die for Ghost, and I respect that.

For some reason, I don't like Angie anymore. Can't put my finger on it. I think I was ok when she didn't know Jamie was married, but now that she knows and keeps the affair up, eh.... It's the "Olivia Pope" problem. At some point she just starts to seem overall stupid for, as MJB called it, "living in a dream." But Jamie be blowing her back out though... Whooo weeee!!!!!

I don't really like Tasha either, but she doesn't deserve to be cheated on even if her husband's outgrown her. And though limited in outlook, she does have  Ghost's best interest at heart. I felt real bad for her when she told her husband, "I won't embarrass you" when they showed up at Stern's house. Oh, and when the white lady asked to touch her hair after dinner, I cringed for her. That was especially weird as Tasha's hair is straight. I thought that only happened with braids and natural hair. Anyway, Tasha's an around-the-way, girl. That scene could have gone a whole lot different. She handled it better than I expected. (I give credit where it's due.) I also felt bad her when she saw Angie. They're worlds apart. She looked defeated in the car, and when she was standing in the mirror evaluating herself like, "why am I not good enough anymore?"

I... feel bad for Ghost. He's torn. Like "Stringer". Too good for one world, not good enough for the other. And struggling and lost. Just can't make a proper decision to save his life and so desperate to be understood and appreciated. If only his mistress could have a "Mary Jane" moment and tell the wife where she needs to step up. Sigh. Tasha would beat the sh-- out of Angie for trying that though. Womp. 

Stern's a muthaf***a. Exhibit A: "how do you get the Blacks and Latinos to show up night after night, and behave?" Ghost was mad that Tasha's stepped in to shut down Stern, and I get why, but she made the right call, even if she was doing it for the wrong reasons. She's obsessed with stunting this man's growth.

Elizabeth Rodriguez, the actress who plays "Poz", Angie's sister, is about to be typecast. She plays the exact same character on Orange is the New Black. Jamie Hector aka "Marlo" is also typecast as a drug dealer. He's so good at it though. Great, great actor.

Rolla's murder wasn't as bad as Wallace or Bodie, but it stung some. I think because the actor reminds me of Wiz Khalifa so much and I like Wiz. That and he makes me laugh, especially when he told ol' girl when she got back with his food, he was "gonna put this long nine on ya". There's some joke I'm missing in that 30 sec later, Ghost says something about 10 inches of snow. Honorable mention to that line about going to Miami to get "a got damn tan" and how he stays calling Tommy "Eminem". Bwahaha. 

I honestly don't care at all about Angela's investigation. I'm only remotely interested because of how this effects Angela and Jamie and what happens when one of them inevitably discovers what the other one really does for work. Somehow I don't see Angie being Tasha's kind of loyal: ride or die. If only this transfer for Detroit would go through. She's trying to keep the case, not knowing she's blocking her blessing. I'm also amazed that the details of what Angie does for a living never came up. I mean, I know she can't discuss the case, but "I'm a federal investigator" never came up?

My thoughts on Tommy haven't changed since the first episode: "Where they get this wild white boy from?" That said, I actually like him. All the man wants to do is his job. He's committed to Ghost and their business, minus the coke habit. He doesn't listen to Biggie: "never get high on your own supply."  I hate his awkward, clepto girlfriend (even before she stole Tasha's earrings).  For some reason, I think she's an undercover agent. Just a feeling.  Sane people run from people like Tommy, unless you grew up with him.

The lady hitta is gorgeous!

Fiddy's ol' devilish, messy self. He's an ass in life and in this role as "Kanan". I can't separate the two. LOL.  I laughed at the big reveal and his smile at the end.

Oh, and the driver? Sean ain't sh***.

I just realized that I strongly dislike or hate all of the characters, but I love this show.

Last thought: the snow throughout the episode was a nice touch. It's either a nod to the characters being in a whirlwind or some sort of "Winter is Coming" nod to GOT aka "the ish is about to hit the fan."


What did you think of Episode 7 of Power??