Power – Insights and Recap
By Jeffrey Cadet
Everybody anxiously waited for Season 4 of “Power” since last summer, well I know I did. Man it was the wait worth it! Hopefully you're up to date with the series and, if not, I advise you not to read further.
The end of Season 3 messed with me deeply after seeing that snake AUSA Valdez order the arrest of the notorious James “Ghost” St.Patrick in his own club for the murder AUSA Greg Knox. What made the arrest even worse was the fact that Knox’s murder came at the hands of one their own agents pulling the trigger.
Through 5 episodes, they had my boy Ghost locked up going through the mental and physical struggle of waiting trial for a murder he did not commit (thanks Mr. Sandoval). Ghost you the man and all but the evidence against you could’ve really got you the needle.
Some old dude Teretti, facing life, apparently was a real problem back in the day and on the inside was really interested in Ghost. What made the plot thicken was his interest in Tommy. He clearly knows who he is and extorts Ghost to pay for his own wife’s cancer treatment so she can stay alive as he fights his own case.
I think its Tommy’s dad, but hopefully soon we’ll really know who this tool is. Meanwhile, Tommy is taking care of his business on the outside and taking care of business with Lakeisha too. This can turn into a real messy situation if this all goes sour. The feds are already questioning her and closing down her shop which Tasha and Tommy were cleaning money as part of their overall operation.
Word to Tommy- don't mess this up or she will snitch, guaranteed. On another front, Dre was running Truth on James’ behalf and doing okay surprisingly until the Feds shut down the club. L think all saw that coming. Julio is the distro now doing this thing but not always on the same page as Dre and Tommy.
Now, back to Ghost in the pen: The late Charlie Murphy portrays US Marshal Williams who is making Ghosts’ stay in the big house, shall I say brutal? He nearly choked the man with a weight bar. He then beat him and makes it clear that he can't stand the “cop killer” (thanks Mr. Sandoval).
Proctor, our favorite little Attorney at Law is the legal eagle who reps Ghost. He gets disqualified from trial. The fact is Proctor was doing well in the defense considering the man was framed by Sandoval. All the evidence looks too convincing and fits way too nice and neat.
As part of the defense, Proctor brings in a wing man by the name of Attorney Terry Silver, an arrogant, anal retentive, hard headed and sly defense counselor. Silver seems to be the guy to help Ghost since Proctor had to step aside.
Ghost’s sonTyriek is on the loose running around town with Kanan who everyone else thinks is dead. Kanan calls himself “Slim “around the young teen who does not know who he truly is. Oh yea, Kanan has lured young Riek into his operation by organizing robberies of his classmates’ homes. Along the way, he got him addicted to the purple “drank.” During all of this, Kanan is extorting Dre out of a nice piece of change every week from Truth. I can't blame Dre for wanting to stay alive, Kanan is nuts and shows he will do anything to get what he wants.
Episode 5 - Recap
Tasha finds out about Tommy and Lakeisha and reacts calmly surprisingly. I guess other things like the Feds freezing her accounts comanded most of her attention these days. Tommy finally admits to Tasha about Holly’s “disappearance" act and Tasha understands.
Soon after, Tommy is on the way to Chicago for business. All the while, Dre is playing both sides of the fence. Nothing good ever comes from that, keep our eyes on Dre and while you’re at it, on Julio too for that matter.
Dre shows loyalty to both Kanan and Ghost, who want each other dead. Don't get lost in the cross fire Dr. Julio is Team Ghost, but a rift between him and Dre is brewing, especially after the Feds questioned both of them.
Ghost’s trial gets hectic when his attorney Silver calls him to the stand, Sandoval cross exams Ghost ironically, and pushes his buttons, causing Ghost to yell “I didn't kill Greg!” Score 1 for the Prosecution.
After the bad hearing in court, Ghost blows off steam in the weight room and gets confronted by his arch nemesis Officer Williams who provokes him over and over about court and berating him about Tasha and the kids. The usually calm,cool and collected Ghost snaps, beating him with a weight leaving his face looking like a grape that exploded after you squeezed it in your palm.
Same old Ghost.
After seeing the surveillance footage showing that Ghost didn't hide the gun used to kill Greg in the bar at his Truth office, even though the Feds found it, Angela realizes that Ghost didn't kill Greg.
She brings the info to Sandoval and the other prosecutors, but they want nothing to do with it. W all know why. So Angela, feeling all wholesome and guilty after a wine binge, testifies against her own prosecutorial team- now that’s great stuff.
Thanks for righting that wrong AUSA Valdez. The federal judge (who by the way, played it pretty straight throughout the court drama) can’t believe the prosecutorial misconduct. He drops the charges, and just like that, Ghost is to be a free man.
Ghost will be out on the streets soon and next week should be interesting.
If that wasn’t enough, Kanan’s aggressive corrupt cop cousin kidnapped Tyriek- just in time for ransom from the newly freed Ghost. This guy will never catch a break. To add more intrigue; there’s no Tommy around and Ghost is back ?? Hmmm this keeps getting better and better.