It feels good to start this review with what Lekeisha said to Tommy “I’ll be here when you get back”. It looked like they were speaking on our behalf, we’ll be here when the show returns next season. I want you all to note that Lekeisha and Tommy are looking to be the new power couple on Power.
The episode was everything we’ve come to expect from a Power season finale… Intense, captivating from start to finish, and a jawbreaking cliffhanger to leave us talking untill its return next year.
At the end of episode 9, when Angela was accosted at the office and slammed with all the evidence connecting her as a part of the drug cartel, I was genuinely intrigued. I wanted to see how credibly well the writers would pull convincing us because it was obvious Angela couldn’t just go down like that. For a while, I even thought she might end up in prison… I’d started to think of all the ways her orange-jump-suit experience, as a former Law officer, would parallel Jamie’s. But the show did what it does best, pulled a stunt on me, and took things in a totally different direction.
When Power started in 2014, we met a Jamie St Patrick that was tired of a life of crime and begging to go out. His brother/ right-hand-man, Tommy Egan, seemed to have a different mindset. For the latter, the drug business was for life. That was the first sign that they were fated to live different lives, and ever since then their paths have only divulged further.
Fast-forward to 2018, four seasons later, things have gone to shit. Real, big, deep shit. 😔. I believe it’s alright for me to assume Ghost and Tommy are done. With the (costly) stunt the latter pulled I won’t be surprised it’ll be for life.
Tommy shot Angie!
When this season started we were at a point where all our favorite characters faced possible arrest and prosecution for the murder of Detective Raymond Jones a.k.a. Ray-Ray. Trust Angie to work her magic, as she’s been doing in recent seasons, pulling all the stunts to keep everyone out of prison, which worked, as always. But in so doing, piqued the interest of an NYPD detective, Blanca Rodriguez, who couldn’t understand why a Federal prosecutor would be interested in the murder of a small town cop. This led to a series of event that exposed Angela to be covering up lose ends for Dream Team Ghost and caused her teammates to turn against her.
It’s funny after all Angie has done to keep all members of this dream team out of jail they still don’t trust her. We see Tommy pull a gun on her, colluding with Tasha to kill her the moment they realize they’ve been played. Tasha’s Terry Silver’s missing and Tommy found out he killed his father because Ghost manipulated him to protect himself; they both just assume Angela was in on the plan.
This and many more make it unsurprising when Tommy shoots at Ghost; after all, there’s so much bullshit one person can take from another. Well, SHOCKER, the bullet hits Angela and the smirk on Tommy’s face shows he’s just fine with that. Jamie has caused him so much pain, the that seemed like the perfect retaliation.
I don’t want to see Angie die. I blame Ghost for everything bad that’s happened to everyone on this show… Tommy, Tasha, Tariq, Terry, Dre, Kanan, Angela. His selfish nature gets in the way of his actions even when he wants to do good, always choosing himself no matter who he hurts.
What did you think of this season’s run?
Did you like the finale?
Do you think Angie will die?
I’ll like to know what you think.