Things progressively went from bad to worse as I was watching episode 307 of “Power.” First of all, the death of Lobos is a loose end that has not been tied by neither James or Mike. However, both men are handling this death as if it didn’t happen. Yet, it did happen and, like Holly’s death, there are ramifications for people’s actions. Ghost knows this very well – considering he’s now Milan’s “slave” (in the words of Tommy).
In Tommy news, he’s still reeling in Holly’s murder and it’s clear that he’s not okay with what’s he done. Tasha, who thought that Tommy had run Holly off after finding out about the baby, slips and reveals that Holly was pregnant and this affects Tommy’s physiognomy. He’s clearly flushed by the news and leaves Tasha’s penthouse abruptly, which worries her.
Next, we see him sitting at Holly’s grave site making fun of a dish she once tried to make. While Tommy is beginning to slowly lose it, he gets ambushed by a group of Milan’s men who take him back to a factory and begin torturing him. Milan instructs his men to kill Tommy and Tommy doesn’t fight back, seeing as he has nothing – and no one – to live for anymore.
Milan picks up on this and spares Tommy’s life, thinking that Tommy’s deep depression might be an asset to the business. Speaking of the business, Milan is not very forgiving about his stolen product. After forcing Ghost back into the game, Milan begins to make ludicrous demands. When Tommy makes it clear that he’s not docile, Milan demonstrates what happens to people who are disobedient, strangling one of his own men before breaking the man’s neck.
This gruesome scene sets Milan apart from people like Ghost and Tommy, who are hard but not heartless. Milan is almost like a paler version of sociopathic Kanan, who makes a cameo on the episode. Kanan ambushes Dre at the dumpster and requests information about Ghost’s latest moves. Likely thinking back to his daughter, Dre agrees and tells Kanan about Milan’s discontent and Ghost’s dilemma.
However, Kanan and Milan are not the only two who have a bone to pick with Ghost. After the break-up, Angela’s sister Paz is not a fan of Ghost and threatens to kill him if she ever sees his face again – simply because Angela ignored her better judgment for someone she should’ve been using it on. For the second time, James has put Angela’s job on the line and now the department of justice is involved, which could mean serious penalties.
Then, of course, Tasha is still unhappy with her husband’s poor decisions. These decisions are beginning to manifest into Tariq’s misplaced anger. He firstly disrespects Tasha and, as she prepares to slap him, he catches her hand midair. Afterward, Ghost lights into his son and begins grabbing Tariq in a not-so-parental way. As Ghost looks Tariq in the eyes, it’s clear that Ghost is scared of himself – fearful of what he might’ve done to his own son if he hadn’t caught himself.
Tariq pushes his father away and disappears, an indication that the two will have more aggressive run-ins in the future. On top of this, Angela is worried about her job because the department of justice knows Lobos’ murder was an inside job, although Angela doesn’t know who the true culprit was (her boss). She asks for Ghost’s help but, as always, he puts his own selfish needs first.
- The Department of Justice, Kanan, and Milan all have it out for Ghost. How will these three storylines play out in these upcoming episodes?
- Milan visited Ghost as dinner, a clear indication that he means business. What will learn about Milan’s internal psychology? Will he be channeling his inner “Hannibal” this season?
- Tariq is getting progressively more disrespectful. Where are the writers going with this storyline?
- What happened to true OG Jukebox? Will she make a reappearance when Kanan reveals himself to be alive?