Episode Rating Scale: (10)Exceptional (Epic)
Omgggg! Season 5 where you at? Lol! Man oh man, this episode gave me goosebumps. This was one of the best season finales I have seen in a long time. Let's jumped right into Power Season 4 finale.
Tariq sits there in tears being questioned by the police. Tarsha and Ghost are sitting by his side. They never thought going to would end with their child dead. The weight of the world has to be on Tariq's shoulders. Raina just wasn't his sister. She was his twin. I can only imagine apart of him feeling empty and guilty. The detective asked Tariq about a size ten male footprint being found on the scene. Tears are rolling down his face, Tariq denies knowing anything. For a kid who was shelter, he learned the street rules mighty quickly. He is Lil Ghost in the making. Like father like son. With Tariq being upset, Ghost and Tarsha lost and tried to get answers; the questioning ends. Tarsha finds it hard just to leave Raina, but an autopsy has to be done. She does leave with Raina's property. The St. Patrick family has been through hell this season. Does it get better or worst?
Tommy is starting to bond with his family. He is about to be introduced to more people in his father's life. As he and Sammie are walking to the spot, a car pulls up. Kanan jumps out the car with a gun in hand. Sammie is ready to protect Tommy. Tommy tells Sammie it's all good and to go inside. Dre first mistake in his takeover. He sent rookies to kill Kanan. Kanan thinks Tommy is behind the hit on his life. Tommy didn't know Kanan was back in town. He tells Kanan they have no beef. He saved Tariq's life, so there is no beef. Besides Tommy and Kanan never had beef. Kanan beef was always with Ghost. Kanan is one crazy dude. He was riding with three dead bodies in the trunk of his car. LMAO!!! Tommy spots a familiar tattoo on one of the attackers. He tells Kanan they are Cristabel's men. Kanan has been out the game for awhile, so Cristabol doesn't ring a bell to him. But once Tommy mention Cristabol and Dre was close; Dre second mistake just came to light. He should never betray Kanan. I hope he has his daughter in a safe place. He remembers what happened when Kanan resurfaces. Too funny, Kanan told Tommy him, and Ghost needs a marriage counselor. Hey, that's what brothers do, fight and make up. Kanan makes plans to take Dre out. Which brings you to Dre third mistake. He should never be crossed, Tommy. Tommy plans to get local help to assist Kanan with Dre. Before Tommy can meet back up with Sammie, he gets a 911 it's Raina text from Ghost.
Tarsha, Tariq, and Ghost pull up to their building. Tarsha begs Tariq to tell them what he knows. Tariq lies and Tarsha know he is lying. When she tells Ghost he is lying; Ghost believes he isn't. Unfortunately, he is. Like his father, Tariq has a double life. He has been doing all kinds of things they don't know about. But for Ghost, he thinks he has it figured out. He tells Tarsha, Tommy warned me the Jimenez cartel was coming for them. Tarsha can't believe her ears. She thought he was going clean. She didn't know about that secret meeting with the Jimenez cartel. He explains how their corners were in the way of his development deal. Now we have seen Tarsha have Ghost back. We have seen Tarsha advise Ghost. In this scene, we see how much a ride or die chick Tarsha truly is. Once she tells Ghost he can't fix this; he responds with, but I will finish it. I know that's right Ghost. Tarsha says to Ghost, " You do that. Don't you get killed and don't you get caught." A grieving mother is something to fear. Especially one with street tires and hood mentality.
Tarsha and Ghost arrive home to friends and family. Keisha consoles Tarsha. Ghost changed clothes and prepare to take out the Jimenez cartel. No matter how many ghosts try to remove his self from being Ghost the more James get lost. Angela is having her first meeting as department head. Saks comes to the meeting late. He purposely tries to push Angela's buttons. He tells the entire room about Raina's death. After falsely accusing Ghost of murder, the DA office wants nothing to do with James St Patrick. Angela is once again in the middle of Ghost's life whether she wants to or not. Ghost leaves Tarsha to grieve with a house full of people. Once he gets downstairs to meet up with Tommy, he finds Angela. She tries to warn him do not take matters into his own hands. But Ghost not trying to hear that. Once Angela is gone, Tommy and Ghost strap up to seek revengee.
Tariq calls Kanan. He wants to find Ray Ray. Ray Ray was more Jukebox side kick than Kanan, so he hasn't seen Ray Ray. Ray Ray over stepping his boundaries. He is a dirty cop with access to information. He looked up Tariq's statement. Tariq's no snitch, so he didn't tell the truth. Ray Ray assumes he didn't snitch because Ghost is looking for him. Ghost is looking for him because he killed his daughter; however, it's all a mystery of who and why Raina was killed. Destiny is caught up in her cousin's mess. Far as I see it, she is an accessory to murder. She needs to go down with Ray Ray. She knew her cousin wasn't just going to talk and get money from Tariq.
Angela visit Ray Ray. She questioned him about his visit to Tariq's and Raina's school. You can tell Angela think something is off. Her facial expression showed that. Ray Ray lied of course, but he was right about Tariq heading down the wrong path. Ghost and Tommy roll up on Uriel, members of the Jimenez cartel. They find out the Jimenez's wasn't the one who killed Raina. Scared people run their mouth. They found out who killed Julio and who has been setting Tommy up. Yassssssssss, blast Uriel for killing Julio. Boom!! Dre mistakes keep piling up. Tommy was so right not to trust Dre. Dre is going down Season 5.
Terry shows up for Tarsha. Now, Tarsha must have given him some awesome loving. Terry is already saying I love you. The boy was that fast. Lol. Tarsha wants to trust Terry but she can't. Terry wants to help Tarsha, but he needs answers to start. He can wait on them answers. He noticed James was nowhere around. He warns Tarsha the chance Ghost is facing if he goes back to jail. Tarsha asks Terry to leave. With Tarsha being vulnerable she still has to be careful. Terry is Mr. Nice Guy and a lawyer, and both will make him talk. He doesn't love Tarsha enough to risk his job.
Tommy was about to end Dre life. He stopped once he saw Dre talking to a dude. That dude was Ray Ray. Ray Ray needs to get out of town. The jukebox is dead, so he can't get help from her. He blackmails Dre into giving him more money. Dre tries to play hard, but Ray Ray has the upper hand over Dre. He is a dirty undercover cop. He claimed he has been wearing a wire. I guess he needed insurance. He has Kanan and Dre on tape plotting drugs and money. Dre agrees to meet up with him later. Dre troubles are getting bigger and bigger. He thinks he smart, but his secrets are coming to light. Poor Cristabol, you going down with him. You pick the wrong team Cristabol.
Tariq is sipping the syrup to cope. Everyone is trying to console him. He sits by Brooke, and she asked, "when Raina is coming home?" She is too young to understand. Tariq walks off. It's all too much for him. He walks away. Kanan put a team together to take down Dre. As they surf the internet looking at the picture, one of the dudes tell Kanan about Raina's death. Kanan gets this strange look on his face. Tommy is confessing again to the Father. That's shocking being that he was mad at him. When the weight of the world on your shoulders, nothing else matters when you have to vent. Tommy is taken Raina's death hard. As a godfather, he feels he should have been there. He feels he should have protected. When you don't know, you don't know. Tommy drops another confession. He tells the Father how Dre set up Julio. The Father couldn't believe Dre operate that way. Before they can discuss anything further, Tommy gets a phone call. Kanan put two and two together. He figured out Ray Ray killed Raina. Once he tells Tommy that info, Tommy gets Ray Ray address. Man oh, man!! You knew the flame just got it. You knew the next few scenes were going to make your TV explode.
Earlier, Ghost had got a text from Tate. Tate has set it up for Raina's funeral to be at this big church. Tate is exploiting Raina's death for his gain. Ghost is not trying to let no one use his daughter's death for publicity. Unfortunately, Ghost has no choice. Tate makes that very clear. Tate is also aware of Ghost's past. I wonder how much he does know.
Tommy finds Destiny. Tommy kicked that door in with no hesitation. He probably would have killed her if he knew she set him up. Gun loaded, ready to aim and shoot to kill; Destiny tells Tommy where he can find Ray Ray. Tommy calls Tarsha to fill her in on what happened. Tommy tells her to know cops and keeps an eye on Tariq. Tommy told Tarsha to figure out some alibis. Tarsha looks for Tariq in the house. Too bad he already was gone and with her gun. What is Tariq going to do with a gun
Tariq visits Dre. This wasn't a friendly visit at all. No smiles, no dab, no homie hug..none of that. Dre apologizes for his sister death. He then finds a gun pointed at him. Tariq asked Dre where Ray Ray was at. Dre claimed he didn't know. Tariq got street smart real quick. He put all the pieces to puzzle about Dre. Dre thought he was stupid. That's Ghost's son Dre, what you expect. Tariq is broken down. You introduced me to Kanan. You knew where to find me when Ray Ray sent that text. I assume you know everything. Lmao. That's what Tariq told Dre. Oh, he wasn't finished. Dre, you look at yourself right now. You showed no loyalty to Kanan, Ghost, and Tommy. Now Tariq paying you back with no loyalty. Tell me where Ray Ray or I am telling my pops and my uncle Tommy you knew Kanan was alive. I will tell them you knew who killed my sister and didn't say anything. At this point, I don't know if Dre was trying to protect Tariq from Ray Ray or just being shady. But after Tariq lay the law down, even you speak or I will; Dre gave up Ray Ray location.
After discovering Tariq is missing and took her gun. Tarsha need help with finding him. She can't turn to Tommy and Ghost right now. She doesn't trust Terry. So who did she turn to? Wow, she turned to Angela. Can't be mad at that. She is desperate right now. While they wait on the response of Tariq where about, Angela question Tarsha. She asked Tarsha did Tariq killed Raina. Tarsha could believe her ears. Neither could I. Angela is good. You have to give her credit. She put the case together in such a short time. She nailed it when she asked did Raymond Jones kill Raina. The sad part about this situation, he a cop. Protect and Serve was his job. Instead, he was a dirty, heartless cop; who killed an innocent girl for knowing his identity and standing up for her brother. Before Tarsha's grief get her talking, she got what she needed. Angela gave Tarsha the address to where Tariq was located. Angela is once again in the mix of Ghost's life.
Tommy, Ghost, and Tarsha are all in a rush to get to Tariq. Ghost arrive to see Tariq getting on the elevator. Desperate to stop his son from making the worst mistake of his life, he breaks the building door. A little after goes get in the building, Tommy pulls up. Once Tommy hit the steps, Tarsha pulls up and sees Ghost and Tommy car. Well, who going to come up with the alibi now? They all there.
Tariq breaks in the apartment just like Kanan taught him. He finds Ray Ray packing. Ray Ray got his gun on the stand. He tried to distract Tariq with the small talk. He knew Dee told him where he was at. Tariq held his own through the fear. You can tell he was scared. Being off the syrup gave him some kind of heart and courage. But killing is a twin in front him was Ray Ray mistake. Ray Ray keep running his mouth. He called Tariq a bitch nigga. Told him your sister had more heart than you. He thought Tariq didn't have back up. Tariq had an unexpected backup, but he didn't need them. Ray Ray opened his mouth too much and reached for his gun. All you heard was gun shots fired. Tarsha scared out her mind standing in the street. Tommy and Ghost stop in their tracks for a second. Ghost finally makes it to the apartment. Once inside, Ghost finds Tariq standing over a bloody dead Ray Ray. He checks Tariq out to see if he was shot. Then Tommy enters, a shock to see Tariq. Tariq confuse he shot Raina, I had to fix it. Then enters Tarsha asking was he alright. Tarsha takes her gun. Ghost and Tommy start removing the body. No time for a full clean up. The neighbors heard gunshots and called the police. As we hear the sirens, you can't help but wonder how are they going by getting out of this one?
Tarsha made Tariq turn his jacket inside out. Tommy recognizes Ray Ray from earlier talking to Dre. He asked Ghost if he knew him. Ghost shook his head no. He asked Tariq how he knows how to find him. Tariq gave up Dre. I say again, Dre mistakes just keep piling up. Tarsha gets Tariq out of there. Tommy and Ghost are still trying to get the body for removal. You could hear the police sirens getting closer to the location.
Saks is still trying to take Tommy and Ghost down. He talks to Ms. Robinson about a witness who can solve a murder against Ghost. Saks was quick to throw Angela under the bus by saying she been gone from work for hours. At first, Ms. Robinson was not trying to hear Saks. Just the mentioning of James St. Patrick she was done with the conversation. However, with Angela being MIA, Ms. Robinson decided to listen to the witness. Ghost about to have another problem on his hands.
Dre meets up with the Father. The worst thing the Father could have done was meet Dre alone. Tommy confession made the Father not want to do business with Dre. I thought confessions are supposed to be kept in the booth. The Father tries to get out. He tells Dre he doesn't like how he does business. He mentioned having Julio killed. Bad mistake. On top of that, you throw Tommy under the bus. Now Dre knows Tommy is on to him. Our Father may he rest in peace. Dre stabbed the father.
Tariq and Tarsha arrive at their building. Verses are going upstairs to the penthouse, and they go to the basement. Tariq shh Tariq as he asked, "where are we going?" Tarsha tells Tariq to trust her. Tarsha just seems like a pro at all this. Once they get to the basement, Tariq makes it clear he isn't sorry. Tarsha reassures him, she not sorry either. The secrets of the family just add up. Tarsha burns Tariq's hoodie She then gives him specific instructions on what to do when they go upstairs. Yes, Tarsha is truly an OG.
As they get upstairs, Keisha is there holding things down for Tarsha. Tariq goes into his parent's bathroom and does exactly what he was told to do. Don't touch anything, bag his clothes, wash his hair, scrub his nails and wash this day off of him. Tommy and Ghost prepared to take Dre out. But Ghost gets a call on Tommy's phone. I wonder who that was. Dre takes over distributing the drugs. But before the Jimenez cartel join forces, they need to know if anyone of them killed Uriel. Dre assures Jimenez that no one in the room killed Uriel. Dre is now the big man. The deal with the Jimenez just got close as the connect.
Tarsha meet up with Terry. She wants to confide in him, but Terry gives off this vibe of a saint. Instead of being straight with Terry, Tarsha talk in the third person. Right on cue, the saint and judgment of Terry come out. He tells Tarsha to tell James to get a lawyer. So loud and so wrong. Tarsha confesses it was her and she needs a lawyer. Terry response was just what I thought it would. He tells Tarsha he can be her lover or her attorney; he can't be both. But he was just saying I love you to her man get out of here. Yes, Tarsha decided for Terry to be her lawyer. He isn't riding or die boo but he a good lawyer. But where is Proctor?
Just when we thought it was almost over. Angela gets called to the apartment where Ray Ray was killed. You have blood, a missing rug, a shell in the wall and Angela knowing Tarsha plus Tariq was in this area. Plus Raymond Jones was looking at Tariq's police statement after being at his school. Angela doesn't know who but she knows everyone involved. How is she going to pursue this case?
Dre is happy about his come up. He wanted to be the big man, now he is. Little did he know, his come up about to bring the heat. Tommy and Ghost are sitting watching him. Now that he is partnered with the Jimenez cartel, Dre soldiers are too long. Ghost and Tommy have to plan this one out very carefully. Dre has betrayed Ghost and Tommy. But to our surprise, who is sitting in the back seat of Tommy's car? Kanan, Kanan, Kanan. Another person Dre betrayed. Them three together as friends vs. enemies about to be deadly. Then you add Tommy's new family into the mix, this about to be lit season 5. I don't feel sorry for Dre at all.
This season of Power was epic. The leaks and the beef between 50 Cent and Starz didn't take away from the season. We were all waiting for Sunday 12 am or 9 pm to get here. Now we have to wait till 2018. This season was so good you can watch it over and over again until Season 5. I must say, I am very happy about season 4 of Power. The plots, the twists and the puzzle coming together was awesome.
I don't know if 50 and Starz will work out their differences but I am truly hoping they do. I don't know if any other network would allow the storyline to be so hood, so real and so intense as Starz has allowed Power to be. Whether it's on Starz or a new network, it just better be a Season 5. What will they do Season 5?
Catch up on Power on Comcast On Demand. Take a day to binge on the entire season. It will be well worth it.
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