Power Premiere Recap Season 3

Power Season 3 Premiere Recap: A Ghost By Any Other Name

Just when Ghost thought he was out…

Power‘s Season 3 premiere finds the drug kingpin-turned-nightclub owner in the process of trying to go legit — but all the tailored suits and law enforcement girlfriends in the world can’t cover the fact that no matter how much James St. Patrick wants to be on the up-and-up, his Ghost persona runs (and rolls) deep.

So the hour finds James continually looking over his shoulder — after all, that araña card didn’t just leave itself — and fielding angry/confused/hurt inquiries from the people who used to look to him to lead. Read on for a recap of “Call Me James.”

FRESH START | We open on Ghost — er, James, as he makes pretty much everyone call him during the hour — and Angela during a very successful night at Truth. They’re super lovey-dovey and he seems to revel in his role as the club’s new owner, but he’s still sporting bruises from his fight with Kanan, and Angela has made sure to pack a little firepower in her clutch.

That’s probably a good thing, given that Tommy is skulking about outside the venue, if for no other reason than to give his estranged bestie the stinkeye. Perhaps in response to that (or maybe just because it’s good sense), Ghost ups the security measures in the building, a change he notes just before bending Angela over his desk at the end of the evening. Still, as he makes clear to an employee who’s yearning for the big, quick money the drug trade provided, “The club is the new hustle.”

Later, Angie mentions that she’s contemplating a move to a new department — though she doesn’t mention anything about Greg gunning for her — and casually drops that she’s ready to meet Jamie’s kids whenever he’s ready for that to happen. And he seems into the idea, too.

MEET THE NEW BOSS | Meanwhile, Tommy is getting out the word that he’s the new boss, a position Holly is all too happy to support. Tommy is also one of the very few people who know that Lobos didn’t die in the mass hit; the Feds choose to use that assumption to help them as they move forward with a John Doe prosecution of the drug lord. Things to know: Sandoval is totally in Lobos’ pocket, and the fact that the Lobos prosecution is happening means that Angela is stuck in her current department — a development that doesn’t make any of her distrusting co-workers happy.

Lobos also warns Tommy that if he doesn’t kill Ghost, he won’t gain access to the drugs… and Holly and their pooch are in serious danger. But when Tommy gets a little big for his britches while threatening some two-bit dealers, Julio (who witnesses the whole thing, hightails it to Truth to ask Ghost what the heck is going on. And Angela sees. And Angela does not like what she sees.

When she later confronts James about his visitor, he tells her the truth: “He came to the club because he didn’t believe I was out.” She believes him, then shares a little intel of her own: Lobos is alive and thinks the Jimenez ordered the attacks. “You’re safe. It’s all over. I guess Ghost really is dead,” she says. Oh honey. I want a little of whatever you’re smoking, because later we see James pick up the phone and dial a certain pasty hothead: “We need to talk, man,” he says to Tommy. “It’s Ghost.”

THE BODY COUNT RISES | By the end of the episode, Tommy’s dog is dead (a Lobos warning, right?), James tells Tasha he didn’t kill Sean but he did off Kanan, and the woman who delivered the bloody card to Ghost is roadkill, as well. And there are more “major” deaths to come!

What did you think of Power‘s Season 3 premiere? Grade the episode via the poll below, then elaborate on your pick in the comments.

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  1. Debra Hull says:

    Didn’t like the idea the puppy dog was killed. Why in most television /movies it is always the dog??? Otherwise the first episode was awesome!!!

  2. c Brandon says:

    I am a huge fan of the show ,but it was kinda boring not enough suspense, but maybe it will get better

  3. star says:

    I really enjoyed the episode, Tommy though keeps doing all the wrong things. Plus Angela wanting to meet the kids was a shock to me. Oh well I’m excited to see how the season plays out. I miss Tommy and ghosts friendship already.

  4. Lita says:

    I wish Angela would get killed, I’m already tired of her whole question Ghost every second routine, and her wanting to meet his kids is out of line. Kill her please!

  5. Lois says:

    Does anyone know why Ghost fired the club manager? i know he stated loyalty was a big thing to him, but what did the guy do?

    • Shawna says:

      Cantos was fired because before Ghost got the club back from Stern, Cantos was working with Stern (that stole the club from Ghost) to make sure the numbers were wrong so Ghost would not get the club back. Stern promised Cantos he would be in charge if he made sure Ghost never got the club back. Ghost find out about it from the hidden log and seen he had paid Stern in full and then some. So he knew he could not trust Cantos.

  6. ekolint48 says:

    Yay! I’m pleased to have my favorite show reviewer, via Outlander, here to review another show I really like in Power. Can’t wait for the rest of the season to find out how events play out and to come and your play by play afterward.

  7. Lucy says:

    Love Angela and Ghost. As long as they keep those two helming the show, this show can make Starz huge.

  8. David Gerald says:

    The Movie is a bomb believe me

  9. Yolanda says:

    I didn’t like the idea of the puppy being murdered, left in a pool of blood. It gives the idea that he suffered, and they can’t fight back, and they have no voice . If you had to show that scene , it could have been without the blood, to just give animal lovers the idea that maybe he was just poisoned or something. I quick death.

  10. sarah says:

    was the dog really murdered… it looks too natural.. the puppy’s face expression and the blood… how many dogs/animals should die in movies ? it matters to me. i d rather kill holly than an innocent dog.

    the show was the best untill this part when the puppy was found murdered