Power Season 3 Episode 7 Recap

Power Recap: Dead Woman Walking

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

Hard to say who’s scarier in this week’s Power: Milan, who shows up uninvited and charms his way through dinner with Ghost’s wife and kids, or Angela, whose despair over being so unceremoniously dumped hardens into a flinty fury when some higher-ups start eyeing her as the Lobos leak.

Either way, it’s not a good week to be James “Jamie” “Ghost” “Oh good God how am I gonna get out of this one” St. Patrick — and that makes for a very intriguing episode of the Starz series. Usually, when Ghost is smoothly putting out all the small fires that come along with being a former drug dealer/club owner/estranged husband/boyfriend/father, the show is entertaining. But when he walks around, looking like he might throw up because someone’s clearly smarter than he is and has outwitted him several times in the hour? To use the show’s parlance, that’s some good s–t right there.

Read on for the highlights of “Don’t Go.”

DREAM DECEIVER | Ghost dreams of Angela, who tells him she understands that he broke up with her to keep her safe. (Side note: Ghost’s subconscious has some excellent taste in lingerie. What is that Angie’s wearing, La Perla?) Meanwhile, Real-Life Angie is very much awake and sobbing to Paz that she doesn’t understand Jamie’s sudden about-face regarding their relationship. “I compromised myself to be with him,” Angela cries, saying she doesn’t even recognize herself anymore.

But the pity party is cut short when one of Angela’s colleagues shows up to bring her (and her laptop and cell) into work: The Office of Professional Responsibility is there, and they’re searching for the leak that led to Lobos’ escape.

Power Recap Season 3 Episode 7THE HUNT IS ON | The two OPR staffers say that it wasn’t a mistake that Lobos’ whereabouts got out: His burner cell called a burner cell in the Assistant U.S. Attorneys’ office, which means that everyone on the task force — including Mike Sandoval, to his great surprise — is a suspect. “One of your people is dirty, David,” the OPR lady named MJ tells Collins. “I’m gonna find out which one.”

So Angela, Sandoval, Greg, Saxe and the rest of the task force undergo a day of rigorous questioning. The upshot: Greg repeats yet again that he thinks Angela is the leaker. Sandoval plays it too cool upon hearing about Lobos’ death. And when MJ suggests that James St. Patrick used Angela to get the information he then put into play to help Lobos, Angie angrily counters, “He didn’t play me. I played him” and adds that everything she’s ever done, whether “ethical or in the gray” has been “to mount Lobos’ head on a wall.” Not long after, the OPR officials let her go — but then agree among themselves that they need to talk to James St. Patrick.

GHOST’S DILEMMA | Meanwhile, Ghost is in a pickle: He’s promised Karen Bassett and her dad the money to invest in their hotels, but Milan is requiring a hefty cashier’s check by the end of the day or else. Oh, and Milannibal the Cannibal has a few other demands, as well: Ghost will sell his product in the clubs and in Bassett’s hotels, and Tommy will kill his priest hook-up because Milan doesn’t like the gun-running company the holy man keeps.

Ghost tries to get the money from both Tommy and Tasha (via the kids’ trusts), but neither will budge. And when the Bassetts won’t give him an extension on the time frame, it looks like the St. Patrick hotel expansion isn’t gonna happen. Irked, Ghost puts Operation Take Down Milan into play, starting by having Dre call the cops with an anonymous tip about Tatiana, aka the waitress Ghost is sure was murdered earlier in the season.

So imagine Ghost’s surprise when Milan (in his Dean guise) — and a very much alive Tatiana! — show up for dinner with the family at Tasha’s apartment. Milan makes it clear that he can get to Ghost’s family anytime, anywhere. And realizing how thoroughly he’s screwed, Ghost hands over the cashier’s check like the whipped puppy he is.

Later, Angela comes to Jamie’s apartment to demand that he help her prove her innocence. But he says he has no idea who provided the information about Lobos’ location — which, as far as I can remember, is true, right? But that answer won’t appease Ms. Valdes, who angrily tasks him “Find out!” as she stomps out the door.

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Power Recap SEason 3 Episode 7TOMMY FINDS OUT | If you’re wondering where Tommy is during all of this, he’s reeling from Tasha’s inadvertent admission that Holly was pregnant. The news — which Tasha doesn’t even realize is news to her old friend — hits Tommy like a rush-hour train. We see him in the confessional, warning Father Callahan to stop selling guns. And when the man of God refuses at first, Tommy makes it clear he’s got his gun out and cocked. “Let me save your life, father,” Tommy says, clearly upset. “Let me do this one good thing.” Callahan quickly acquiesces.

Later, while Tommy drinks and weeps at Holly’s makeshift grave, Milan’s men grab him, taze him, bring him to a warehouse, strip him and beat his kidneys into a fine paté. When the boss calls his guys off, it’s clear that Tommy isn’t putting up a fight because he’s got nothing to lose — and Milan realizes that makes Egan a much more interesting asset than he originally thought.

STRANGER DANGER | Did I mention that Kanan sweet-talks an elderly woman into letting him into her apartment, then savagely knocks her down and suffocates her with a “Jesus Saves” throw pillow? Because that happens, too — part of the felon’s plan to remind Ghost of their past. (Based on the bullet still lodged in the wall, I gather something rather big from their shared history went down there.)

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

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36 Comments
  1. Diane says:

    What’s identity of elderly lady killed by Kanan

    • flowerduh says:

      She was just a lady that Canan conned to get into her apartment because him and Ghost have a history in there.

    • bebe says:

      Ok. the bitch Angela gets no love here, she’s been ignorant from day 1 and with the life and storyline of power, ghost needs a street tough ride or die female. Angela makes it interesting but the whole leave your wife n kids n the blink of an eye didn’t fit the type of man ghost is potraying. Tashi has brains n beauty so it will be easy to turn her from being street. The episode was not all that n it was all over the place. They were jumping like Empire. Focus writers, Focus. The opportunity to get even better is right there, just concentrate. Ghost going straight won’t keep us watching, find another way to interact him with Angela and so you know a real man would move home now protect his family no matter what.

      • AUTHENTIC says:

        Bebe..spot on with your analyticals..this show has so many angles and sides. GHOST will prove to be connected at the highest level.
        the writers failed to bring on new security for Tasha (who will be Tasha’s new man) and her family now that Milan is a real threat.. I also thing Julio is more than street..he is one only one other than ghost and Tommy that knows the business..stay tuned

  2. Jamaica h. says:

    Just stupid and horrible to kill an old lady..what a demon..a weak Lil Punkin’s ass boy..can’t they come up with something smarter than that..not even realistic..weak weak.

  3. flowerduh says:

    Tasha is a real ride or die chick. If she didn’t have the ghetto mentality and wanted something more for her life; then she and Ghost would still be together.

    • Petandy says:

      Like Tasha said, Ghost was going thru a midlife crisis; so in my opinion, it doesn’t matter what kind of mentality u have, if he chasing booty, there isn’t a thing she can do to change that…u don’t have to be ghetto to accept his mess and keep it moving…she is doing all she knows how to do, manage the money n be a mom/wife/ride or die chic….and she is smart enough not to give him the kids trust, unlike Angela, who has given up booty n prob her job….now that’s stupid mentality

      • flowerduh says:

        Oh no! Tasha was mad at Ghost for spending so much time at Truth and not on the drug empire that they built. He was pleading with Tommy and Tasha to go legit but both of them still wanted to play hood games. So that’s why he started things with Angela because she didn’t want to play hood games.

        • Pat says:

          I hurt for Tasha too…but sadly, Jamie gave his heart to Angela when he was 15 and never got it back. Add to that, being told by her family that he wasn’t good enough. All this time, Jamie has been working to be “good enough” hoping to have a chance with Angela again. Angie’s love validates Jamie and earns him the right to a new life. Tasha never had a chance.

          • AUTHENTIC says:

            Spot on…Tasha is only an Alibi..Angela and Ghost are weak and toxic for one another..
            ..I lost all respect for him when he did not have the talk with his kids and let them sleep on the floor..seriously?

    • Fayola says:

      Totally agree with you. All she saw was the drugs and she didn’t support him when he wanted to quit that life and be legit. She opened the door to Angela or any other woman who would have supported this new life he wanted for himself and family

  4. fran says:

    I need to know who is Tatiana? When Ghost made the comment that Milan just made a mistake, and he’s going to use that against him, what do you think he was referring to?

    • SweetPie4One says:

      tatiana is the girl that ghost went to kill but when he got there the apartment was all bleedied up and she use to work at the night club

    • Cdub says:

      I think it has something to do with the cigarettes he was smoking! I could be wrong, but the look on his face was more than just about the disrespect of him smoking in the house!

      • Babygrllll says:

        Agree 100% There is something relevant about them zooming in on that pack of cigarettes. There in lies the weakness….

    • AUTHENTIC says:

      Thinking something with Milan’s products. Cigarettes ..smoke..and vodka…..that is to go into the clubs..also that last sentence Milan said at the elevator tells the weakness.i could not understand the statement…I replayed it 5 times.. still can’t make out what Milan is saying..

  5. Michael Bell says:

    I loved the episode. I cannot believe Ghost doesn’t have the money to front for the hotel. What happened to the mountain of money from the laundry? Tasha is tough. Angela is desperate. Tommy took the beat down of life.

  6. Marc says:

    Tommy didn’t refuse Ghost’s request for money, he told him he didn’t have as much to cover Milan’s demand but he’d give him whatever he had. That was when he went to Tasha for the check and he got sidetracked when she told him about the baby.

    • the girl says:

      Tommy said he wouldn’t loan Ghost enough for Ghost’s half. Tommy would put in his half and Ghost would have to front his. That’s why Ghost didn’t have enough.

      • Felicia says:

        Maybe Tommy was going to use his own money to start his own ring. I don’t know Tommy got some heart that’s fo sho!

  7. Felicia says:

    I have really enjoyed this season. Wondering how Ghost will get himself out of this mess will keep me watching. I really hope Ghost goes home to his family but he will never stay. Kanan is cold blooded, I think he will come to the rescue of Ghost inadvertenly or willingly since the discovery of the bullet in the wall. Someone said Lobos is not dead because of a vest, now that will be something if all these pieces of the puzzle come together towards the end of the season. What about Ghost son? He’s really getting a little tough with Dad.

  8. CynthiaLedet says:

    What’s with the pack of cigarettes

  9. LARIS says:

    Interesting episode that has left me with a lot of questions. What are the documented escapades of Cooper that were so funny to the OPR team, Will Sandoval come out unscathed even though he is laying the problem on Angela, Has Milan/Dean had his men following Tommy as well to know that Holly is dead, Is it possible that he knows that Kanan is coming for GHOST and he is just laying in wait for Kanan to show, Will Milan/Dean seeing Tommy in a new light want to ensnare him further, Why hasn’t GHOST realized that his office is bugged with listening devices as well and more than one camera, When will Knox the lovesick puppy stop acting like a lovesick puppy, Will Tasha continue to help GHOST, Will Dre’ continue to straddle the fence, Are the Bassett’s all that they claim to be?

  10. Brett Diggs says:

    Kanaan is going to frame ghost for Shawn’s murder and lobos by getting the bullet out the wall. Kantos smoked the same cigarette as Milan

    • Shaun says:

      No, he is not going to frame Ghost for Shawn’s murder, Shawn was killed at the restaurant with the bullet very much inside him. That bullet is from a different gun previous history between Ghost and Kanann. He even said so….

    • AUTHENTIC says:

      Right..that explains how Milan knew about the anonymous tip..that dre called in

  11. abd.d_ghost says:

    good morning! Sorry for my english i’m french. I forgot the tatiana’s part and the reason of his leaving someone can light up me

  12. LARIS says:

    I am really enjoying this season of POWER. I do hope that when the EMMY nominations are announced for next time, that James Sikora(Tommy) is nominated. His acting has been off the charts

  13. Baker says:

    Who is the old woman who got killed? Is she Mother or Aunt or grandmother? Who?

  14. Number !, why is it that Ghost and Tommy who have always been such badass characters before now; by killing off any and everybody who got in the way, are such whimps when it comes to Milan. Hell, kill him off too. Just because he says that his organization will go on without him, doesn’t make it true. Kill the bitch off!

  15. T. says:

    Kanaan makes me ill. I wish somebody would pop is sorry ass