“Power” Flashbacks – The Moment Kanan Teaches Shawn A Deadly Lesson [S2, Ep. 9]

We’re nine episodes into season 2 and the theme song is finally growing on me. Well, I like the bassline and the horns. The lyrics, eh.

In tonight’s episode Tommy gets booked, Tasha plots her getaway and we say goodbye to one character.

I haven’t met a person who doesn’t love Tommy, so seeing him being booked breaks my heart. Joseph Sikora’s facial expressions are priceless and flawless as he is told to squat and cough. As he walks down the prison hallway, he approaches an inmate from behind who looks like Ghost. When he discovers it’s not Ghost, he starts to believe that Ghost set him up. During his bail hearing he meets his lawyer Mr. Proctor who loses to Angela when she requests Tommy be held without bail. Upon leaving the courtroom, Tommy wants his phone call.

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Angela’s supervisor Mike wants to know how Angela knew about Lobos being at the hotel. In episode 6, Lobos alludes to having an inside man in the Feds. I'm guessing Mike is the inside man. Angela makes up a lie to cover her tracks. Privately, Greg tells Angela he knows she’s lying and tells Angela the ramifications of her lies.

Jamie lets Angela know that he knows Tommy was arrested because of her efforts and suggests that since Lobos was arrested to ease up off of Tommy. Jamie reminds Angela that she’s from the same neighborbood and snitching violates everything they grew up on. Angela considers his warning.

Kanan schools Shawn on how to shoot Ghost and instructs Shawn to drive carefully from Queens to Manhattan. Dre instructs Shawn to bring him to a warehouse where they will handle the rest.

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Tasha flips out on Ghost for allowing Tommy to be arrested and allowing Angela to outsmart him. Tasha says the OLD Ghost would have never let this happen and she doesn’t trust this NEW Ghost.

Tommy wants to know why Ghost wasn’t arrested. Proctor explains that Ghost was running late, saw the Feds surrounding the building and didn’t enter. Tommy doesn’t trust Proctor and feels that Ghost could be setting him up to take the fall.

Tasha tells Lakeisha that she’s going to runaway with the kids and $200,000 in cash and start a new life minus Ghost. Lakeisha strongly advises against this. Later, Tasha confides to Shawn that Tommy could be in jail for a long time and she can’t trust Ghost. Tasha tells Shawn about her plan to run away and wants to take Shawn with her and the kids.

Ghost gets in the car with Shawn who is mentally reviewing the ‘How To Murder Ghost 101’ instructions Kanan gave him. As he is about turn around and shoot his current employer, the car is stopped by the police, removing the opportunity to kill Ghost. Shawn texts Kanan to tell him he failed and Kanan decides to go to plan B.

Find out who Angela meets up with privately on the next page…

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Angela arranges a meeting with Tommy privately in prison. She offers to reduce his sentence from life to 15 years if he testifies against Lobos to which Tommy flips out. Accusing Angela of protecting her boyfriend, Tommy offers to roll over on Jamie. The meeting is cut short by Tommy’s lawyer.

Protoctor pulls the evidence of the sketch that Angela completed with the assistance of Ruiz’s daughter.

In season one, Angela asks Ruiz's daughter Isabella to complete a partial sketch which was started by Nomar. Angela did not get consent to work with Isabella who is a crime bosses daughter and a minor.

The Feds did not include the completed sketch as evidence to the judge. They only presented the partial sketch which Angela claimed was a clerical error. The judge disagrees and the case is dismissed with prejudice. Free at last! Free at last. Thank God almighty, Thomas Eghan is free at last.

The act of a plaintiff dismissing a lawsuit upon settling the case. Such a dismissal may be dismissal with prejudice, meaning it can never be filed again, or dismissal without prejudice, leaving open the possibility of bringing the suit again if the defendant does not follow through on the terms of the settlement.

The judge also suggests that someone, ahem Angela, receive disciplinary action.

Angela storms into Jamie’s office at Truth. Angela accuses Jamie of stealing the completed sketch from her apartment while Jamie accuses Angela of cloning his phone. Touche! Angela asks Jamie if he is Ghost, which he denies. Angela leaves Truth with a farewell “Fuck you Ghost.”

At Truth, Jamie goes downstairs to get more top shelf liquor (that’s what employees should do) and is held at gunpoint by Shawn. Why would Shawn be waiting there and not in the car? Jamie calmly explains to Puppy Dog Shawn that whoever put him up to this should have told him to wear a different set of clothes because of blow back. Shawn tries desparately to talk himself into shooting Uncle G down to telling Ghost that he’s been ‘taking care of Tasha.’ As expected Shawn fails to shoot Ghost and Ghost *allows* Shawn to live. Ghost is so gangster and confident that Shawn won’t kill him that he gives Shawn back his gun and tells him to leave New York ASAP.

While doing surveillance on Angela, Greg figures out that Jamie and Ghost are one in the same. Greg approaches Angela and states that he believes that she has been covering for her boyfriend Jamie which is why Tommy got away. Before Greg can leave the office, Angela confesses to Greg that Jamie set her up too and (out of revenge) wants to start building a case against Ghost to take him down.

Shawn texts Tasha to be ready to leave in the next hour and decides to meet with Kanan. Shawn gives Kanan back the gun to which Kanan notices it hasn’t been used and Shawn’s clothing has no evidence of blowback. Shawn wants to have a heart to heart talk with Dear Old Dad. Kanan comments how Shawn has disappointed him – again.

And what do YOU think happens next?

See what goes down on the next page…

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Blam!

And just like that, Kanan has topped Darth Vader as the worst father ever. Looks like Tasha will be calling Uber for a ride tonight.

What do you think is going to happen in the season finale of Power? According to IMDB, the episode is titled Ghost Is Dead. Could that be?

92 thoughts on ““Power” Flashbacks – The Moment Kanan Teaches Shawn A Deadly Lesson [S2, Ep. 9]

  1. Caught Choosen

    50 saves this show for me. Ghost is a bitch ass nigga sprung off pussy. I can’t respect that
    Tommy who is coo- got himself in this predicament cause he was acting like ghost a pussy ass nigga
    Shawn is straight pussy ass nigga so I’m glad his ass is dead. He was the weakest link in the show anyway.

  2. caughtchoosen

    50 saves this show for me. Ghost is a bitch ass nigga sprung off pussy. I can’t respect that
    Tommy who is coo- got himself in this predicament cause he was acting like ghost a pussy ass nigga
    Shawn is straight pussy ass nigga so I’m glad his ass is dead. He was the weakest link in the show anyway.

  3. Kingofhearts

    I like how every episode, everyone says BEST EPISODE! Says allot about the brilliance and dopeness of this show.

    Empire needs a bunch of out of work Actors and Singers to boost the show! LMBO ..F* Empire! #PowerTV and GREAT SCRIPT WRITING!

  4. Cynthia Britt

    I don’t know what was funnier, Tommy’s expression when he dropped his drawers (like “ehh, don’t you wish?”) or when the processing clerk told him he was an ugly shit lolol.

  5. Bawse_Nuggets757

    I like how every episode, everyone says BEST EPISODE! Says allot about the brilliance and dopeness of this show.

    Empire needs a bunch of out of work Actors and Singers to boost the show! LMBO ..F* Empire! #PowerTV and GREAT SCRIPT WRITING!

  6. CynGb

    I don’t know what was funnier, Tommy’s expression when he dropped his drawers (like “ehh, don’t you wish?”) or when the processing clerk told him he was an ugly shit lolol.

  7. PUTEMnKASKETS .

    Power is ridiculously good and well put together Omari is a good actor but Joseph Sikora makes the show he is what Idris was to The Wire.

  8. PUTEMnKASKETS .

    The whole point was Shawn isn’t even suppose to be in that sh!t what so ever. Shawn is still a kid that was being pushed into playing a Man”s game. Ghost is skanlees as fu*k, I thought for a quick sec he really was doin Tommy in but Ghost is very sharp and calculating.. But Joseph Sikora (Tommy) makes the show. The only hole in the story is How did Ghost know his phone had been cloned??

  9. PUTEMnKASKETS .

    Empire not comparing it to Power is a very scaled down show. IMO that show has already started getting stupid.

  10. Caught Choosen

    There are a few other “holes” in the story that I just figure the writers used their creative freedom to skip out on revealing similar to the phone thing-

    It would have been nice if earlier episodes we see him checking his phone for cops bugs of even just to make sure his wife wasn’t on to him so there was some kind of reference to a back episode that he had the sense of mind to do that –

    I personally don’t fuck wit “Ghost” he makes emotional decisions I just can’t see a drug kingpin doing for very little justifiable reasoning other than “he’s in love”

    Tommy is solid and “Kannan” is really saving the show for me because without his dynamic you’ve lost the angle for power- as “Ghost” doesn’t want it any more-

    Angela needs to do some dirt she can’t come back from for Ghost (like kill her EX cause he’s getting too close to ratting her out)
    Ghost needs to be there and take the gun from her and clean up her mess & this can then bring them together to being a truly ruthless power couple. Tasha (who I’m in love wit) may need to die by the end of next season from the Polish drug dealers as they now know they’ve been fucked and Kanan & Tommy need to hook up and be the ruthless pair they were always meant to be-

  11. Anthony

    When Angela called him when he was in the store he heard the police sirens and the police were outside of the store so I think he put it together than. And then later when he was at her appointment she went in the room when he was texting his daughter but she didn’t put her phone on silent so when he got a text her phone went off too, I’m pretty sure he heard it.

  12. PUTEMnKASKETS .

    Ghost IMO doesn’t make emotional decisions he just thinks a whole lot because at the end of the day he wants to leave the game. I agree about Kanen and what he brings, but his lil homie definitely has something up his sleeve because he does not want to be in that sh!t forever neither. Tasha is nothing but a lil hood [email protected] that wants Ghost to stay where he is cant really co-sign that.

  13. PUTEMnKASKETS .

    That is a good point they just didn’t focus on it too much, but yeah ok the hole I said has been filled.

  14. bc

    just a GREAT darn show!!!! wouldnt compare the two and throw the shade at Empire tho lol. 2 different shows love both!

  15. bc

    50 and Lobos make me laugh, the show was and would be great without him I think. but his character is perfect fit.

  16. bc

    sooooo Kanaan isnt Shawns real father which made it no problem for him to murk him…SAVAGE! Is Ghost still willing to leave family for Angela and is she willing to risk it all? I see this all blowing up in Angelas face and that last scene with her and Greg I think she thinks or hopes hes just that naive or in lust for her that he plays dumb. this show is just EVERYTHING!!!!

  17. money4385

    Power is ridiculously good and well put together Omari is a good actor but Joseph Sikora makes the show he is what Idris was to The Wire.

  18. money4385

    The whole point was Shawn isn’t even suppose to be in that sh!t what so ever. Shawn is still a kid that was being pushed into playing a Man”s game. Ghost is skanlees as fu*k, I thought for a quick sec he really was doin Tommy in but Ghost is very sharp and calculating.. But Joseph Sikora (Tommy) makes the show. The only hole in the story is How did Ghost know his phone had been cloned??

    “Ghost a bitch ass ni**a, I don’t think so”

  19. money4385

    Empire not comparing it to Power is a very scaled down show. IMO that show has already started getting stupid.

  20. PUTEMnKASKETS .

    Well you got to understand that he is acting he is not like that in real life, but watch you will start seeing him in other things.

  21. caughtchoosen

    There are a few other “holes” in the story that I just figure the writers used their creative freedom to skip out on revealing similar to the phone thing-

    It would have been nice if earlier episodes we see him checking his phone for cops bugs of even just to make sure his wife wasn’t on to him so there was some kind of reference to a back episode that he had the sense of mind to do that –

    I personally don’t fuck wit “Ghost” he makes emotional decisions I just can’t see a drug kingpin doing for very little justifiable reasoning other than “he’s in love”

    Tommy is solid and “Kannan” is really saving the show for me because without his dynamic you’ve lost the angle for power- as “Ghost” doesn’t want it any more-

    Angela needs to do some dirt she can’t come back from for Ghost (like kill her EX cause he’s getting too close to ratting her out)
    Ghost needs to be there and take the gun from her and clean up her mess & this can then bring them together to being a truly ruthless power couple. Tasha (who I’m in love wit) may need to die by the end of next season from the Polish drug dealers as they now know they’ve been fucked and Kanan & Tommy need to hook up and be the ruthless pair they were always meant to be-

    Oh and it would be nice if Angela started fucking the Captain that way she keeps her position on the team otherwise it’s not realistic that she gets to stay after all the mishaps-

  22. bc

    Not sure what youre saying….i just never thought Tommy making the show but recently folks been saying that. Id love to see him other things! I was initially drawn to the show by Ghost that is all!!!

  23. Anthony426

    When Angela called him when he was in the store he heard the police sirens and the police were outside of the store so I think he put it together than. And then later when he was at her appointment she went in the room when he was texting his daughter but she didn’t put her phone on silent so when he got a text her phone went off too, I’m pretty sure he heard it.

  24. PATS BACK AT IT

    Think they’re gonna end up having Ghost in jail for one season because everything is on him. Angela really might try to lock him up. Watch both him and Lusucious (Empire) be locked up in their finales.

  25. money4385

    Ghost IMO doesn’t make emotional decisions he just thinks a whole lot because at the end of the day he wants to leave the game. I agree about Kanen and what he brings, but his lil homie definitely has something up his sleeve because he does not want to be in that sh!t forever neither. Tasha is nothing but a lil hood [email protected] that wants Ghost to stay where he is cant really co-sign that.

  26. money4385

    That is a good point they just didn’t focus on it too much, but yeah ok the hole I said has been filled.

  27. bcvoucher

    just a GREAT darn show!!!! wouldnt compare the two and throw the shade at Empire tho lol. 2 different shows love both!

  28. bcvoucher

    50 and Lobos make me laugh, the show was and would be great without him I think. but his character is perfect fit.

  29. bcvoucher

    sooooo Kanaan isnt Shawns real father which made it no problem for him to murk him…SAVAGE! Is Ghost still willing to leave family for Angela and is she willing to risk it all? I see this all blowing up in Angelas face and that last scene with her and Greg I think she thinks or hopes hes just that naive or in lust for her that he plays dumb. this show is just EVERYTHING!!!!

  30. BigCDS .

    Ghost is a Bitch? Tommy was acting like a Pussy?shaw is a pussy? Wtf are you talking about. Ghost is living two lives. And his moves are always two steps ahead. I’ll take brains over bravery any day. Tommy wasn’t a pussy. He was confused which is understandable given the situation with Ghost and Angela. And Shawn is just young and doesn’t belong in the game. Ghost was more of a Father than kanaan was. He at least protected him.

  31. money4385

    Well you got to understand that he is acting he is not like that in real life, but watch you will start seeing him in other things.

  32. bcvoucher

    Not sure what youre saying….i just never thought Tommy making the show but recently folks been saying that. Id love to see him other things! I was initially drawn to the show by Ghost that is all!!!

  33. PUTEMnKASKETS .

    What I am trying to say is Joseph Sikola plays the role of a severe sociopath and that is pretty hard to do. Good Example is Jake Gyllynhall in NightCrawler.

  34. backonthescene

    Think they’re gonna end up having Ghost in jail for one season because everything is on him. Angela really might try to lock him up. Watch both him and Lusucious (Empire) be locked up in their finales.

  35. bigcds

    Ghost is a Bitch? Tommy was acting like a Pussy?shaw is a pussy? Wtf are you talking about. Ghost is living two lives. And his moves are always two steps ahead. I’ll take brains over bravery any day. Tommy wasn’t a pussy. He was confused which is understandable given the situation with Ghost and Angela. And Shawn is just young and doesn’t belong in the game. Ghost was more of a Father than kanaan was. He at least protected him.

  36. money4385

    What I am trying to say is Joseph Sikola plays the role of a severe sociopath and that is pretty hard to do. Good Example is Jake Gyllynhall in NightCrawler.

  37. sam66

    Ghost will never die. Angela so stupid she will never keep up with Ghost and Kanan is an out of control fool.

  38. sam66

    He figured out that something was up with the phone when he was int he department store and called Angela and heard the sirens. He’s no fool

  39. sam66

    I forgot about the part about the text from the daughter but yes the sirens is what gave her away.

  40. sam66

    it’s funny how people talk down about people that actually think. Kanan went to prison because he don’t think. He knew Shawn was never going to kill Ghost but he’s out of control with revenge which is going to come back to bite him in the azz.

  41. sam66

    Ghost is never going to jail and Angela has to much to lose if they find out she was screwing Jamie. She’s setting up partner up he has stuck his nose into some business that’s going to get him killed.

  42. sam66

    Ghost will never die. Angela so stupid she will never keep up with Ghost and Kanan is an out of control fool.

  43. sam66

    He figured out that something was up with the phone when he was int he department store and called Angela and heard the sirens. He’s no fool

  44. sam66

    it’s funny how people talk down about people that actually think. Kanan went to prison because he don’t think. He knew Shawn was never going to kill Ghost but he’s out of control with revenge which is going to come back to bite him in the azz.

  45. sam66

    Ghost is never going to jail and Angela has to much to lose if they find out she was screwing Jamie. She’s setting up partner up he has stuck his nose into some business that’s going to get him killed.

  46. lf23

    So the reason ghost is still in the game is because of Tasha and Tommy. I honestly think there no reason to still be in a game you won. You got the money you was suppose give Lobo’s you don’t got a drug connect and the ppl who you was selling to want you dead. So your suppose find a new connect and new ppl who you trust to not set you up? All while the feds are investigating you! Thats to much

  47. lf23

    So the reason ghost is still in the game is because of Tasha and Tommy. I honestly think there no reason to still be in a game you won. You got the money you was suppose give Lobo’s you don’t got a drug connect and the ppl who you was selling to want you dead. So your suppose find a new connect and new ppl who you trust to not set you up? All while the feds are investigating you! Thats to much

  48. Wakando Shamar Taylor

    Power and empire are not the same show i dont know why people keep comparing power is about tryin to get out the dope game in empire the main character is already out the game and successful empire only uses the dope game as a back story in empire the game is the main part of the show the only comparison is a ethnic cast and the main character is the leader of their businesses

  49. wakandoshamartaylor

    Power and empire are not the same show i dont know why people keep comparing power is about tryin to get out the dope game in empire the main character is already out the game and successful empire only uses the dope game as a back story in power the game is the main part of the show the only comparison is a ethnic cast and the main character is the leader of their businesses

  50. Caught Choosen

    I’m not no no opinion fuck boi like you so get off my nuts nigga you have your opinion I have mine don’t try to stop me from havin mine cause you ain’t got one of your own- fuckboi

  51. MrTroyMercy

    I bet you feel real touch after using the Liberace fingers of yours to type that fake internet tough guy shit huh? Nigga, you on the internet woofingg before you wash your ass, eat breakfast and brush your teeth.. okay I get it, you practice looking hard….pumpfaking bitch.

  52. Caught Choosen

    Lookin hard I’m smiling in my pic –

    You wanna talk outta turn to someone then accuse them of talking tough when they respond ?

    What kind of fuckboi are you?

    Mind your own business you got a problem with what another man says don’t cry about it do you-

    I’m done talking to your dumb ass reply all you like-

  53. caughtchoosen

    I’m not no no opinion fuck boi like you so get off my nuts nigga you have your opinion I have mine don’t try to stop me from havin mine cause you ain’t got one of your own- fuckboi

  54. MrTroyMercy

    I bet you feel real touch after using the Liberace fingers of yours to type that fake internet tough guy shit huh? Nigga, you on the internet woofingg before you wash your ass, eat breakfast and brush your teeth.. okay I get it, you practice looking hard….pumpfaking bitch.

  55. caughtchoosen

    Lookin hard I’m smiling in my pic –

    You wanna talk outta turn to someone then accuse them of talking tough when they respond ?

    What kind of fuckboi are you?

    Mind your own business you got a problem with what another man says don’t cry about it do you-

    I’m done talking to your dumb ass reply all you like-

  56. MrTroyMercy

    Okay have a good day you bitch ass nigga and tell yo momma in said hi…bitch. Bye throat baby.

  57. MrTroyMercy

    Okay have a good day you bitch ass nigga and tell yo momma in said hi…bitch. Bye throat baby.

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