This season was always leading to a place where Ghost and Tommy were going to find their way back to one another.
It's been set up from the beginning. And Tariq's kidnapping was a good way to do that.
But was their reunion on Power Season 6 Episode 6 entertaining? Or a total letdown?
The relationship between Ghost and Tommy is an integral part of Power. And when the series is done, and people look back on it, it's those two characters that will always represent the show as a whole.
Having them on opposite sides and never interacting much during the final run of episodes was a risky move, but it was paying off thus far.
Although it's not new to pair the men against each other, the stakes feel much higher now. Ghost is a man depleted and without much keeping him going outside of revenge, while Tommy is continuing to rise in both his professional and personal life.
Alright, Tommy. You're right. We're not boys, but we are brothers. So, I'm asking you, can you help me? For Tariq.Ghost
Tariq's kidnapping forces them to pause everything and work together, but it's difficult at first for them to do that.
Ghost, as usual, immediately takes control and starts barking out orders not realizing that Tommy doesn't have to help him. We all know Tommy will, but Ghost's attitude is so off-putting you couldn't even blame Tommy if he decided to do things his way.
The big gotcha of the week is that the kidnapping was all Tariq's idea.
He knows Ghost, Tommy, and Tasha will do everything in their power to get him back. And he figures he can get Vincent his money, get himself some money and then continue just to exist and make poor life choices.
Tariq got the classic Ghost gene of thinking he's the smartest man in the room. And maybe there are times when he is the smartest man, but when you start thinking that way and believing it, you underestimate those around you.
Vincent was never going to take his one million and be satisfied.
But Tariq, thinking he knows everything, gets everyone dragged into his situation and creates more problems for everyone else.
Jason, doing his best jealous ex impersonation, now feels betrayed by Ghost and Tommy and while he was okay taking half their money this time, there's no way this doesn't come back to bite them in the future.
Then there's Tasha having to expand her budding drug partnership with Zig, which again you just know will have consequences down the line.
Plus, his decision to get kidnapped set the robbery at Truth plan in motion, which ended with Alphonse being gunned down. That wasn't directly Tariq's fault and had much more to do with Alphonse just doing entirely too much, but still.
Everything in this episode was a result of Tariq's foolish decisions.
Perhaps I'm in the minority here, but I assumed Ghost knew immediately that Tommy was the person responsible for Proctor's death. But that was not the case.
It wasn't until he witnessed Tommy's deer in headlights look when Benny showed up to save the day that he realized Tommy killed Proctor.
Tommy's assertion that Ghost will take this harder than Angela's death is probably correct, because in this instance Tommy involved Tariq.
It's about time Ghost and Tasha stepped out of their own drama and took a good look at the things happening around them. They've known Tariq was no angel, but they've also refused to believe he was this far gone.
Ghost especially has refused to see how his actions have influenced the man Tariq has become. He can't blame Kanan, Tasha, or Tommy for Tariq's behavior, although you know he's going to try.
He has to understand this is who Tariq is and figure out what to do about it.
There might not be much time for that though, as Tommy has paused their mini-reunion.
If there's one thing to take away from their partnership this week, it's that neither one of them wants the other one dead right now. There is a tremendous amount of hurt and pain there, but there's still love there as well.
They're more than friends or enemies, they're brothers. But it remains to be seen if that will be enough in the end.
Everything Else You Need To Know
- The Tate storyline is still a snooze, but he had some great one-liners tonight. And his big scene with Alphonse. Ghost has all these enemies out to get him, not realizing that Tate may end up being the real person he should be worried about.
- Dre really walked up and stabbed a man in broad daylight when he's being watched by the FBI and working for Ghost. Okay, then.
- 2-Bit was ready to kill Dre right on the spot, but Dre was too fast. Dre escapes death yet again!
- Keisha is venturing into Holly territory with this hatred for Ghost. Tommy doesn't like to feel backed into a corner, and that's exactly what Keisha is doing.
- Whatever happened to the cute, possibly shady father from Tasha's daycare?
- So does Benny know the truth about Tommy killing Proctor and he's just playing along? Or is he really in the dark?
Things are getting good on Power and I can't wait to hear what you guys thought about this installment.
Now that Ghost and Tasha know about Proctor's death, what will they do with that information?
Will anyone realize Tariq set them all up?
What's Dre's next move?
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