Oh Dear. It seems to be the morning after Ghost stabbed the drunk driver guy and he’s going all Lady MacBeth picturing blood on his hands. This ain’t gonna end well. He’s losing it.
The phone rings. A NYPD Detective wants to speak to Ghost. Nope. Tarik. I can’t believe how big that kid is. Love the actor. Hate Tarik. There’s a discrepancy in Tarik’s story on the night Reina was killed. He hits the Detective with a “I don’t recall”. Tasha asks Tarik to level with her about where he was when Reina was killed. He swears he wasn’t outside and didn’t see it. Um, yeah he did. Why is he lying about this? That boy just be lying just to lie sometimes.
Ghost, all dressed like a business man headed to an actual office, heads to Tommy’s house. He’s shooting pool with Kanan. He has questions about Ray Ray, and he’s drinking. What time of the morning is it? Tommy wants to know why Ghost is always on the TeeVee. Ghost says he’s trying to build something for Reina. Um ok. Reminder: you are a murdering, drug dealer.
At the police station, the detective that went by Ghost’s is talking to the new Latina Detective who is looking into Ray Ray’s death. They realize that there is a connection between Ray Ray, Tarik and Angela Valdez.
Speaking of Angela, she’s trying to get an arrest warrant for Diego Jiminez. Her boss with the bad voice ain’t feeling it. Back at Tommy’s, the three amigos are eating Chinese and trying to figure out how to kill the Jiminez Bro & Sis. Ghost finally decides to do some work today and is heading out when Tommy pulls him aside. He needs to clean some money and can he use the club? Ghost says no. Kanan is all up in their conversation, but they don’t notice.
After Ghost dips, Kanan points out that Ghost is out the game once Dre is dead. He wants Tommy to cut him (Kanan) in on distribution. Tommy says he’s good with the Italians and Kanan will have to pay upfront like a random. He ain’t happy.
Across town, Dre has called a meet. Brother Jiminez shows up. Another dude is taking credit for the Toro Loco killing that he didn’t actually do. Apparently, there’s some dispute about whether the kill was legit? I dunno. So many stories to follow. This one isn't holding my interest. Jiminez says he wants to see how traitors are handled and will meet with dude tomorrow to watch. Dre is pissed. And the minions are plotting. Gratuitous gore coming up in 5, 4, 3, 2...
Hey!! It’s Fancy!!! She’s a potential rich investor in Ghost’s new project to honor Reina or whatever that building is. Ghost keeps adding to the plan and Larenz Tate looks annoyed. She hears them out, but she ain’t interested and dips. Tate and Ghost have a lover’s quarrel after about the vision and execution. Tate tells Ghost to take some time off. Ghost refuses and basically tells him to get out.
Mock and the annoying white guy who works with Angela are at jail to see Old White. They are willing to get him out of jail if he gives them info on Tommy, or better, James. Dad laughs. Because he’s been setting up Tommy all along. Geez Louise. I did not see this coming!!!
The Lady Detective goes to see Angela trying to figure out how Reina and Ray Ray are connected. Angela says she can’t tell her because, you know, Feds and secrecy. Chick is totally onto her. She texts Tasha that they need to meet.
Tasha is alone at the counseling meetings. The family says the drunk that killed their kid was stabbed to death. The police suspect the father. The parents don’t feel better. And Tasha looks skeptical. She goes to meet Ang after. Their relationship is real Olivia and Mellie. Ang tells her about lady cop, who is sniffing around. Angie suggests bringing Ghost into the loop. Tasha says no. He will make things worse.
Kanan goes to meet up with Dre’s rogue minion. Kanan tells Minion about Dre’s violent nature and says Dre is lying to him about Brock. I don't know or remember who the f--- Brock is. Minion starts whining about Dre and Kanan comes with the line of the night, “Everybody likes everybody more than they like Dre.” Except Tarik. I’ll take Dre over Tarik everyday.
Old White calls Tommy and tells him he may be getting out soon. He blames a crooked prosecutor. Dad says he can’t wait to make up for lost time... and Mock listens in.
At home, Tasha tells Ghost about the family at the counseling session. She wonders if Ghost was involved. He says no and she knows he’s lying. Tasha isn’t appalled that Ghost is killing strangers. She’s appalled that he hasn’t killed Kanan. What is the backstory with those two? It’s more than the conspiracy over the taillight. Ghost looks... in deep thought.
Angie meets with some sexy Latino man who I have seen before but can’t remember where. He’s a Fed, yeah? The one Greg used to talk to and he thought he was crazy? Yeah, him. He asks Angie if she’s humping the Jiminez Brother. No respect.
Tommy pops up at La Kisha’s with no call and she lets him in. Why? I don’t know. Tommy says he wants to talk and he wants a drink. Tommy says his dad is getting out and wants to hang out. He’s confused about what his dad wants. Kisha says to forgive Dad. Tommy says he messed up with how he did Kisha. She rebuffs him. She tells him if he doesn’t trust dad, then double check. Tommy says he may know someone who has answers. He also tries to kiss Kisha. Also: this scene is terrible.
Tasha is banging on Tommy’s door when Kanan approaches. What is he doing there? Tasha blames him for corrupting Tarik and how that led to Reina’s murder. Kanan reminds her that she choose a drug dealer for Tarik’s father. He was born in a corrupt life. Welp. Fiddy snatches Tasha and says she likes to fight back. What?? What am I missing? Tommy wanders up and catches the tension. Tasha storms off with a warning to Tommy that she is family; not Kanan. Fiddy feigns ignorance when Tommy asks.
Wait. Why didn’t Tommy go to Tasha to talk about his feelings? Why Kisha? He really thought she was gonna give him another chance? He was lucky to get a first one.
Anyway, Tommy runs after Tasha. She tells him about Ghost killing the drunk driver and how he’s being reckless and it’s bad for business. Oh, and she will “do something” about Kanan if Tommy keeps him around too long.
Ok. It’s time for gratuitous gore. The lil’ dude who is lying about killing the Toros Locos has three innocent-ish dudes lined up and at Jiminez’s prompting, he kills them. Brother Jiminez says Dre is obnoxious, which: facts. And after, I think he tells Dre that lil dude will be his new number two. And then he threatens Dre because he’s been looking at Sister Jiminez. Huh?
Angie’s at the office when she literally runs into some sexy new dude, Steve, the Director of Public Enrichment our of the DC Office. He invites her to dinner. She agrees for 8PM. Ma’am? Really? The office already thinks you’re loose. And you’re a boss now. Can you date someone your co-workers don’t known and won’t investigate? Spread it low and pop it fast all you like... but have some discretion. I’m just saying. Also: terrible scene.
Tommy meets up with Turtle, I think on the BK waterfront because the view of Manhattan is spectacular. He wants to know if Turtle knows someone to launder money. Turtle says everything checks out with Old White. But also, leave him alone because he’s trying to keep his law license.
Cristobal has 300k on him and he’s telling someone about it, which means he is about to get robbed/killed. Oh shit! He’s getting robbed. By Kanan in a white clown mask. I recognize that voice anywhere.
James goes to dinner with Fancy, who clearly wants some D from him. He’s making a plea for her to help on his real estate project. Note: she is wearing a ring, which she takes off when she asks him to continue the conversation upstairs. He happily obliges. What hotel are they in?? Beautiful decor.
Hey now. James gives Fancy what looks like amazing D. I didn’t know she had it in her. The right partner can bring out sides you never knew. Anyway... Fancy looks amazing. Ain’t she like 50+?With two kids? I gotta stay in the gym.
Angela’s at dinner with the new boo. He offers to buy her a drink at his hotel. She declines. He says he’s around for another night.
Angie goes to talk to Black Donovan(?). She’s trying to get Ol girl’s investigation shut down. He doesn’t really agree and looks annoyed. And walks out.
Tasha is at Kisha’s house. Tasha warns her to be careful. She also says she doesn’t think Tarik is telling her the truth. Kisha says Tasha (and Ghost) have been lying to the kids their whole life. Kisha says Tasha has to make things different if she wants difference. Welp.
Tommy’s Mom comes by his house with condolences for “Rhonda”— she meant Reina— and she wants to know when the funeral is. Ma’am? I bet her casserole has raisins. Mother says “her supply” [of coke] is low and she needs more. Mom says Old White will use Tommy and he should disengage.
Dre’s Minion tells him about Cristobal. Dre ain’t trying to hear it. He says Cristobal is officially his #2. The crew ain’t feeling it. I’m confused. You get robbed and get promoted the next day? Is this show the underworld operates now?? And wait, I though the other guy was supposed to be the Number 2, as per Jiminez Brother. I'm so confused. I also don't care. Lil Dre already and let's move on.
Black Donovan shows up at Detective Lady’s Office to seize her files on Ray Ray. She’s pissed and says Angela is dirty-- which is true--, but she does not have proof.
Angela is at work trying to figure out who the chick is that is always with Diego Jiminez. She (finally) suspects that the chick is running the organization alongside her brother. She instructs the team to get warrants. Wait. Didn’t Big Boss with the annoying voice say no warrants?
Tate comes by Truth and James informs him that the investor is back on board. Wait. I’m sorry. Did James just pipe down a lady to get money for a building to honor his dead daughter? You cheat on her mother-- again-- to honor her? Tate sees right thru James and tells him that he’s been played. But they have a fundraiser coming up and maybe they can get money then.
Angela goes by the hotel room of the new dude. Her phone goes off. She says it’s work. He puts her phone in a drawer and they make out. It rings again. It’s Jamie. She’s unbothered.
James at home drinking alone and calling people. He finally reaches Tommy and says he’s down to launder the money again. James says he can’t rock with Tommy if he’s doing biz with Kanan. There’s a knock on the door. It’s Kanan. And he has 250k. Haha he took 50k for himself. He wants in with Tommy, who immediately agrees. OMG! This is a sh— show.
Tommy says he’s worried about his Dad getting out because he suspects he is a snitch. Sir. Go with your gut. You keep talking to people about this and they keep telling you everything is fine, but you don’t trust it. There’s a reason. Fiddy says trust it. And go to a ball game or play catch. LOL!
Tasha drops Tarik off at Choate sans his father. WTF? Ghost can't show up to drop his kid off at boarding school? And then she apologizes for lying to him all this time about who she and Ghost are. Tasha says she thought she was protecting the kids when really she just taught them how to lie. Tarik has his own breakthrough. He says he saw Ray Ray shoot Reina. And then they cry together. I hate Tarik slightly less now. Like 3 percent less.
Old White is being released from prison. Tommy arrives to pick him up. They have a hug. Old White says he wants to see his wife. And then they will “get into some trouble”. Uh- oh.
Tommy annoys TF outta me, but I don’t want to see anything bad happen to him, especially not as a result of his dad. But that is going to happen, isn’t?