Power season 5 episode 2 brought you an hour of TV that was really themed around a lot of different subjects, but at the center of most of it was simply this: Scrambling. A lot of characters are doing it in their own way, and it raises many different questions regarding the future.
One of the biggest ones just so happened to be the future of Joe Proctor, who is still in the process of fighting for his job. He had his hearing this week, one that made it appear increasingly clear that he could be in some serious trouble. Terry Silver wasn’t altogether kind in his testimony and it really feels like John Mok is relishing every second of it. Mok offered to help make the problem go away in return for some help, but Proctor wasn’t interested in breaking the rules just to clear himself from a hearing over some other times that he broke said rules.
Elsewhere, Tate was still scrambling on his own in the aftermath of what happened with Raina; rather than showing some sort of sympathy, though, he continues to use Ghost and Tasha. The two were forced to give an angry, spontaneous project in order to keep a public investigation going. Basically, this was a way for Ghost to remain in the spotlight even though he knew very well who Raina’s killer was. As a result of all of that, he and Tasha were intent on finding a way to get Tariq out of New York to get away from all of the problems.
We’ll admit right now that of the stories on Power, the legal and political stuff remains the most intriguing to us — that may be because we don’t have as much love for mob stories and the entire Jimenez storyline feels like it’s right in the middle of all of that. Dre is obviously mixed up in it, and so is Kanan in his own way given that his motivation is to eradicate Dre in order to secure more power for himself. Tommy’s still trying to balance out his “allegiances” to Ghost/Kanan with keeping his father’s family name alive and also protecting some of the people close to him.
Angela’s also in a tricky spot — most of her fellow prosecutors are in the process of gunning for her and yet, she realizes that Jimenez in the flesh is nearby and that presents an opportunity. She’s also avoiding Ghost’s calls, though she understands that there is value right now in working with Tasha since the investigation into Raina’s death could spell in some ways issue for both of them.
Was Power season 5 episode 2 compelling? Absolutely, but it did also lack some sort of shocking moment that will generate discussion over the coming week. Instead, this was an episode designed mostly to set up some others that are coming in the future.
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