Power (Recap) | Like We’re Any Other Couple (S2 E3)

by Whitney Evans | via TV Fanatic

Welcome to Miami.

Ghost and Angela embraced their first vacation (and first occasion to act like a real couple) with open arms. They held hands and talked about the future, while stealing kisses and I love yous every second they could. It was a beautiful thing to watch for about 40 minutes, until everything exploded.

That’s right, people. Everything has officially been turned upside down because Power Season 2 Episode 3 found Angela finally filling Ghost in on what she does for a living. And she’s ready to take Tommy down.

Before we get into that bombshell, let’s just talk about the beauty that is Miami and how seamlessly Ghost and Angela slipped into that world. It’s no secret I’m a Ghost and Angela shipper and watching the two of them together, free as can be, was amazing.

Much of their time in Miami revolved around them talking about the future and where they seem themselves. They still want to move to Miami, and Ghost even admitted that he looked into schools down there to send his kids. And I really think he meant it.

Things were going so great for them until reality came back in a big way, when it was proven that Tommy was 100% on the tape with Ruiz.

That’s huge for Angela and the task force, but Angela wasn’t able to fully enjoy this victory, because she was worried about what this might mean for Ghost. I know the girl is in love, but does she really not believe that Ghost has any idea what Tommy is up to?

“Ghost” is one of the biggest distributors in New York, and she thinks his best friend would really have no idea? Is she really that blinded by Ghost and his abs? Yes, yes she is.

Armed with the knowledge that Tommy was “Ghost,” she thought it was finally time to fess up about her job. What followed was an amazingly written scene. Seriously, I can’t say enough about the writing of this scene and the way Omari Hardwick and Lela Loren played it.

Ghost as a character is a chameleon, taking on the face and armor of whoever he needs to be in that moment, and Mr. Hardwick plays him perfectly here. He completely embodies a man betrayed, floating from anger and confusion to sadness in an instant.

There are so many faces to Ghost, and while we know a lot of that scene is him acting, his breakdown at the end feels oh so real. He can’t leave Angela. The two of them are so entwined in one another and this deep, deep infatuation, that I don’t see how they will ever be able to rid themselves of it.

Although that goodbye at the end did seem kind of permanent, didn’t it?

While things were heating up down south, it was brutally cold back home, and Tommy was doing the one thing Ghost asked him not to do.

Tommy was filling Kanan in on the business, letting him listen to private information and taking him to meetings. Oh, Tommy! I know he doesn’t see what we all see, but come on man! You’ve just been making bad decision after bad decision this season.

The worst decision was letting him hear that red sneakers was in Miami, and Ghost was hot on her trail. He sent Dre down there to silence her first, and that’s exactly what he did.



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