Power Season 3 Episode 6 Recap

Power Recap: Meet the New Boss

Need to catch up? Check out last week’s Power recap and post mortem here.

If there were an Olympic medal for keeping your friends close but your enemies closer, Power‘s Ghost would take gold after this week’s episode.

Because — as our anti-hero learns during the hour — while he was busy dodging Lobos/trying to second-guess Angela/stopping Tariq from turning into a juvenile delinquent/wondering where baby Tasha is (JK, because NO ONE ever wonders where baby Tasha is!), James “Ghost” St. Patrick inadvertently hired one of his biggest enemies… and gave him an all-access pass to his professional and personal lives.

It’s a mess. And that’s not even adding in the fact that Lobos dies, Tommy acts really weird and Angela and Jamie both end the episode in tears. Let’s review the highlights of “The Right Decision.”

REUNITED AND IT FEELS SO VIOLENT | Ghost finds a shellshocked Tommy sleeping in his car — because he didn’t want to spend the night in the apartment where he Of Mice and Men‘d Holly out of existence. They go upstairs, because “We’ve got work to do,” Ghost tells his pal: They’re prepping to take Lobos out.

Using Sandoval-provided intel about Lobos’ low-key transfer from prison, the guys strategize exactly how they’re going to take out the drug boss. Basically, Ghost will pretend to spend the day at one of Karen Bassett’s hotels — what he’ll tell Karen (and, not incidentally, Angie): he’s doing research for the pitch about running her in-house club — but will actually scamper away to help Tommy do the job. And when Tasha shows up at the apartment looking for Holly, she becomes part of the plan, too.

Later, at Tasha’s, Mrs. St. Patrick inadvertently clues Ghost in about Holly’s pregnancy, assuming that the reason she can’t get Hol to text her back is because the redhead told Tommy about the pregnancy and he flipped out. Ghost says nothing upon hearing this bomb, but he nearly chokes on his drink and his face speaks volumes. When he pulls it together, he asks Tasha to take care of Tommy for the night. “Usual s—t, Ghost!” she calls in his wake. “Leaving me with the mess.” But Ghost can’t hear her, because he’s gone back to Angie’s to have ankles-on-shoulders, dining-room table sex. He even asks her to go with him to Bassett’s hotel, knowing full well she can’t because of the transfer happening the next day. I don’t wanna, but I kind of have to admire the ballsiness of Ghost. Dude thinks he’s got everything under control 24/7.

PRISON BREAK | The next day, Tasha and Ghost check into Bassett’s lavish hotel while Tommy meets up with Hugo and Lobos’ other guys. Throughout the day, Tasha keeps up appearances like James is there — all the better to have an alibi — when he’s really out preparing to take out Lobos.

The action goes as follows: Sandoval texts Lobos’ guy to say that the kingpin is on the move. Greg sits in the van next to Lobos, which becomes problematic when Lobos’ crew (which includes Tommy) intercepts the transport and kills everyone except Greg (who still takes a few tough hits to his bulletproof vest). But when Tommy — who’s driving Jefe and his dude to safety — pulls under a bridge, everything changes.

Ghost steps out in front of the car and kills Raul, then Tommy pulls a gun on Lobos. Translation: IT’S ON. They march the smirking prisoner to the marsh, where he boasts that if he doesn’t show up to the rendezvous spot on time, his men will kill Angela. But when he also brags that he’s got a guy with Holly right at that moment, Ghost and Tommy know he’s lying.

HASTA LA VISTA, LOBOS | So they’re just about to shoot him dead when a phone rings: It’s coming from Lobos’ jacket, and Tommy and Ghost have a collective small stroke, because the device’s very presence means that the feds can triangulate his whereabouts. In fact, Sandoval is on the other end of the call — he knows about Lobos’ botched extraction — and has the same idea to do a trap-and-trace on the signal.

So while Tommy and Ghost argue about what to do next… Lobos runs away. (Side note: I love the slippery rat-ness of that character. I also love how Enrique Murciano plays him like he has Jell-O for bones.) A scuffle in which Lobos jumps Ghost follows, and it ends with Ghost’s pointing his gun into Lobos’ chest and Tommy’s advising him not to murder the cartel head.

“I need to end this now, Tommy,” Ghost replies, putting two bullets into Lobos at point-blank range and then leaving his body for the animals to nibble on. Later, while the two men clean up, Ghost waxes positive about how they’re “free” now, and they have their whole lives ahead of them. Tommy seems… less excited about this prospect, and also a little odd in the way he’s handling everything that’s happened. I mean, I don’t know that I’d handle two murders in two days well either, but still.

A NEW THREAT EMERGES | Ghost swings by the hotel, where Tasha has been pretending to be him while she answers Angela’s texts all day. (Side note: Who else loved Naturi Naughton’s reading of the line, “Seriously, ain’t you got a job?”?) But Tasha also has found the divorce papers Ghost had drawn up a while back, and she wonders what’s going on. “Our pre-nup says I get half if you want out,” she reminds him. It escalates a bit, ending with her tossing the envelope back at him. “I already signed them, because I am so done with your ass,” she proclaims, just before denying him access to the bed and demanding a car of her own for the ride home the next day.

Back at the club, Ghost fires his security team — the guys who saved his bacon last week. “You finally killed Lobos,” Dean, the head of security, says. Wait, what? Yep, it turns out that Dean is really the Serbian known as Milan (aka “the mother—ker who eats people?” as Tommy later remembers)… and he’s also the one who left the La Araña card on Ghost’s desk. “This has to do with Vladimir and his crew,” Ghost correctly ascertains, trying to play it cool but mentally peeing himself in fear. After all, Milan and his guys have had complete access to Ghost’s family and business, which is not something you want to hand over to your enemy.

So here’s the deal, per Milan: Ghost and Tommy are back in the business, and they’re going to work for him to make good on when they interrupted a shipment a while back. And Tommy is less than pleased to hear this development. “We just took out one sicko yesterday. I’m not emotionally prepared to work for another psychopath,” Egan laments. He also brings up the fact that Angela is in a lot of danger now — and she’s Ghost’s “soft spot,” which makes her a liability that needs to be erased.

ADIOS, ANGELA | Tommy thinks Ghost should kill Angie, which would afford her at least a painless death — unlike the one Milan and his crew would give her. Instead, Ghost goes to Angie’s, where he abruptly plays the “my kids have to be what’s most important” card, says that separating from Tasha was “a mistake” and bids her farewell as he breaks up with her cute, disbelieving little tush. After he closes the apartment door behind him, she sobs loudly and sinks to the floor; in the hallway, Jamie sheds a few tears himself and almost goes back inside, but then pulls himself together and walks away.

Now it’s your turn. What did you think of the episode? Sound off in the comments!

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32 Comments
  1. Patrice Clark says:

    Lobos isn’t dead. He had on a vest.

  2. AB says:

    Woooiiii power is getting good…

  3. lex says:

    So the whole rouges gallery tbk *to be killed

    Dean
    Kanan-Dre
    Mike-Hugo
    Greg

    ?Ruiz
    ?Jimenez

    Other outstanding issues: Tasha’s divorce, Karen Bassett deal

  4. RoosC says:

    I think Ghost is in too deep this time, but as always he will find a way out because he’s smart!! Lobos dead? Not hardly

  5. atmurdockjr says:

    Milan’s demand’s were less about Vladamir’s death and more about the drug heist that Tommy and Ghost planned last season. The drugs were left for the police to confiscate and caused a shortage of drugs for Vladamir which left him no choice but to deal (temporarily) with Ghost and Tommy for his drug supply. They devised this planned because Ghost asked for more drugs from Lobos and they needed to move them quickly.

  6. Nikki says:

    I frakkin’ LOOOOOVE this show!!! It’s that “hold your breath, edge of your seat” joint!!! Will NEVER get enough!!

  7. g2-0eeea1a2c78503b8bf1d21b50b7f873f says:

    You didnt mention the botched transfer where whats his face was shot twice in the chest… and lived. Foreshadowing? Maybe so. Who says Lobos is dead? He might be as dead as Kanaan.

  8. J says:

    Lobos is dead. When they searched his body for the phone you could see his chest was bare. They flashed his bare chest more than once.

  9. Wallace Gordon says:

    Ghost inadvertantly screwed-up in the fight with Lobos. He lost hi skull cap and forgot to retrieve it when he left the body in the woods.

    • g2-0eeea1a2c78503b8bf1d21b50b7f873f says:

      Ahhh someone else said that to me. I will go back and watch again. Hmmm with so many crooked authorities, including his ex-girlfriend – he will find a way to beat that too.

    • Malcolm Mills says:

      NAw watch again. He picked it up as they left

  10. LT says:

    THIS. SHOW!

    Rocks my WORLD! Kudos all around.

  11. What an excellent episode! The Lobos escape, Greg getting shot, the showdown between Jefe, Lobos, Ghost and Tommie, Tasha and Ghost using the night at the hotel to build their alibis, Milan forcing Jamie back into the business, and the very best!!!!!!!!!!!! ANGELA WAILING LIKE A DYING VELOCIRAPTOR for a good 5 minutes.
    Best episode of the season. Hands down.

  12. Diva Girl! says:

    OMIGOD! This show is amazing! Not only does Ghost have to deal with the new nemesis, Milon, but what about Kaynan’s crazy, evilness???? What’s a Ghost to do???? Chilling!

  13. LT says:

    Ghost is gonna wish he actually was a ghost so he could disappear.

  14. I think Angela & Ghost will reunite eventually. They have offf the hook SEX !! OMG!! They belong together !!! Writers make it happen for Season 4 please!!!!

    • Taahira McGee says:

      Angela sucks. Ghost is actually cold hearted and for real he doesn’t love Angela nor his wife. Aside from so great sex which his wife already ” you were always good at that.” What else did they really share. When they have regular conversations there isn’t love there just fillers to the next sex scene.They don’t trust each other and Ghost is sneaky and calculating two things I don’t want in a mate.

    • Big Meanie says:

      Please NOT make it happen. I HATE ANGELA’S GUTS & hope TOMMY TAKES THAT B!#CH OUT!

  15. Shaheda Moore says:

    So this episode…Wow, I kind of wished that Greg got killed but he didn’t but I was still praying that he didn’t make it. I am Team Ghost all day, but frankly his moves have been so sloppy since he been messing with Angela and he has not been on his Ps & Qs. Tasha is that girl you heard Tommy, Tasha is a G. Angela is a federal attorney. Her and Ghost do not belong together. He tried to get out the game but he is right back in the game because of his enemies…focused on Angie Valdez he has let the Serbians usurp their way into his life, lets not forget little shorty that he mentoring at the club is working for Kanaan/50 Cent. Then the kicker is that he was supposed to off Angela, he just broke up with her, Ghost is too soft over that chick he need to go back home with Tasha and the kids, atleast things would be simple. I secretly hope that Angela gets killed in a murder suicide by Greg with his stalking self still in love she ain’t even thinking about your behind. Her and Jamie had a nice little relationship when they were kids but its clear from when the sister came through for dinner that she let it be known that the dad never supported their relationship and neither did she. The kids definitely didn’t like her and that is a problem for any parent that’s dating. If she had found out who Ghost was and quit her job they may have had a chance but the fact that he lives in a world where he will never leave unless its in a body bag or in a prison suit, she knew that their relationship would not end well. So get up Angie from that weak a$$ wall slide and let it go. Why is she talking to Tasha next episode. Girl move on, he can not be the guy for you. Tommy that is my dude. He seemed to be ok after the shower and power lunch with Ghost, but then he took his behind to the makeshift cemetery where the buried Holly crazy butt and was telling her he wanted to bring her the ring. Are you for real Tommy somebody need to call Kate ASAP, cause Tommy was tweaking…Tasha gets mad props for her performance this week, because she did her thing protecting Ghost and making sure that his Angie Valdez texts went through…Yes I caught that “Don’t she got a job” crack. Tasha is shot out. The Milan situation got me puzzled because all the camera and surveillance that Ghost got and he never saw them macking his safe combination or just the way that Milan was moving in general…I am feeling the turn of events they dragged the two ill-fated relationships out too long, but glad that they are both over.

  16. Thomaa says:

    First off this is by far the best show on tv hands down. This episode was great for what’s to come. By far my favorite was last week’s but staying on point the writers are great and leave nothing to chance

  17. LARIS says:

    This season has brought out many surprises and before it ends there will be many more to keep the audience breathless until season 4.

    Loved this episode and as for the character; Jamie/Ghost, I can see him being hit from all sides(Tasha, Kanan, Jukebox, Greg, Dre’, Milan, Ruiz, Shin, The Jamaicans, even Kantos) etc.,

    These are only the ones that we can give a name to. I do wonder what Dean/Milan wanted to tell Jamie/Ghost about Ms. Karen Bassett and family.

    The dynamics have changed between Tommy/Ghost. Where Tommy was always hot-headed, he is now showing more maturity in situations than GHOST.

  18. Dez W says:

    1. To whomever pointed out that Lobos had on a bullet-proof vest, thank you!
    2. I am so glad Ghost broke up with AV, but that scene was heartbreaking.
    3. Sooooo hoping Tasha & Ghost find their way back to each other despite him not deserving her.
    4. Hopefully, Dre will finally stand up to Kanan (or something!).
    5. Mixed feelings about Holly being dead despite how annoying she was because Tommy loved her.

  19. Jay says:

    So happy ghost finally left Angela. Tasha is sooooo much better.

  20. Elizabeth says:

    I can’t see how Lobos is not dead. After the shooting his chest was shown and I didn’t see any such vest,

  21. Trina j says:

    I lovedddd TAshas comments about , Angela, “dang bitch ain’t u got a job

  22. Bimpsy says:

    Happy Holly died. Been waiting for that moment for long. …and wait a minute, did I just see 50 Cent’s DICK??? wow! He didn’t disappoint me with the weight though! lol.