Power Book II: Ghost Season 2 Episode 7 Review: Forced Hand

Everyone LIEs, your honor.

It’s just lies, lies and more lies coming out of everyone’s mouths left and right. From Monet to Mecca, to Cane and Tariq, everyone lies in one way or another to protect themselves. But at some point, the lies catch up with you.

They haven’t caught up with anyone yet, but Power Book II: Ghost Season 2 Episode 7 pushes the narrative toward a series of inevitable clashes between associates, strangers, and family members. And I say, let the carnage begin.

The most compelling story continues to be all about the Tejada family, which is falling apart. Monet pushes Diana so far that she is willing and ready to blow her place if the opportunity arises.

And then there’s Cane, who flounders as his place in the family grows more precarious by the minute. He started the season on the periphery, with Monet banishing him from more than Sunday dinners.

But now he and Monet are back in cahoots, and he’s desperate for Lorenzo’s attention and jealous of Dru for getting it instead.

Lorenzo places a lot of trust in Dru, and while it’s undeniable that it’s hard to say no to Lorenzo, it’s surprising how quickly he has fitted in as Lorenzo’s right-hand man. He doesn’t hesitate to shoot Kino, but his shock at the random girl as collateral damage shows he’s in over his head.

Rule number one; no details.

Lawrence [to Dru]

It would be one thing if they had come in with their faces covered or something, but how did Dru think that just warning the girl would be enough to appease Lorenzo?

Monet Works - Power Book II: Ghost Season 2 Episode 7

In this world, there is nothing like leaving a free end behind. You simply cannot afford to offer that kind of blind loyalty to anyone, because when the time comes for that person to save themselves or protect you, they will always choose themselves.

That’s why now Dru finds himself in this position where he has to get rid of Everett because his boyfriend has already proven that he can’t be completely trusted. And it’s not like you can blame him for talking to the cops before, but that decision is never going to go away, unfortunately.

Everett is nice enough, but he has nothing to do with someone like Dru. He’s so clearly out of his element, and it could get him killed. But he’s also seen enough by this point to know that being a part of Dru’s life could be dangerous.

So what happens next is up to him.

Cane does things for his family in his heart, but he is also a selfish individual. He would much rather be at Lorenzo’s side than Dru, and he had no problem throwing Everett under his father’s bus.

Three's A Crowd - Power Book II: Ghost Season 2 Episode 7

Cane is a bit lost right now, and he has very little control over anything. But a lot of the problems he finds himself in are due to his actions.

A lot could have been avoided if he hadn’t tried to frame Tariq, which he did out of anger more than anything – and deciding to threaten Davis at random? What was the purpose of this?

Cane is such an infuriating character sometimes because he feels like he’s about to be a super compelling antagonist, but they don’t make him competent enough for it to really stick.

Think Kanan in the original series. It was so easy to hate him and root for his downfall because they made him a multi-layered, smart villain. He was a formidable adversary for Ghost and Tommy as he was strong and able to overpower them.

Kanan was one of the best big baddies in the entire series, his only downside really being that he started to overstay his welcome towards the end.

Jenny On The Case - Power Book II: Ghost Season 2 Episode 7

But with Cane, he just doesn’t seem like someone who can outwit anyone on his own. Like, does anyone think they could defeat Tariq?

Sure, he got Tariq arrested, and in theory Tariq could end up going for a double murder, but it’s far from a slamdunk.

What was Cane threatening Davis to accomplish? To begin with, it was so obvious that it was him. And second, what good is another body going to do for someone?

Saxe: For the first time, I think this kid might be innocent of something, and he won’t help us prove he’s been framed.
Davis: You don’t understand the streets, Saxony. Maybe he won’t talk shit, because he can’t talk shit.

Tariq is no snitch, and Cane should know that by now. But that doesn’t mean he’ll turn around and die either. He will fight for his freedom, but not at the expense of his family.

Tariq is a lot of things, and most of them aren’t good, but he loves Yas and he doesn’t want her caught up in her mistakes. The snitch puts her in a terrible position, as does putting her on the stand trying to provide him with an alibi.

Lawyer Mode - Power Book II: Ghost Season 2 Episode 7

Going to trial is a huge risk, but if there’s anyone you want in your corner, it’s Davis. He is unethical and sneaky, and he will do anything to achieve victory. He did it with Tasha, and he seems more and more determined to do it here with Tariq.

Bringing Tameika back was a good reminder of her long history with all things St. Patrick, and she speaks to the side of Tariq that is often forgotten. He was not always a dangerous child, but a lost one who decided to take a path that now leads him exactly where his father always warned him he would end up.

But this case could be a watershed moment for him. Will he end up looking like Ghost and running away from life (as much as he can) if he’s acquitted? Or will he keep doing what he’s doing and hope to stay alive and get out of jail?

Only time will tell, but you need to be thinking about the latter right now.

Speaking of Tariq, what’s going on with him and his love life? I fully believed that confiding in Effie during Power Book II: Ghost Season 2 Episode 6 was his way of “choosing” someone who understood him and allowed him to be himself.

Tate Makes Moves - Power Book II: Ghost Season 2 Episode 7

It wasn’t like I thought dating meant they were in a committed relationship, but falling into bed with Diana after the two hadn’t been on that wavelength all season seemed odd. and moved.

When Effie and Diana had that moment when they were shopping, they both felt like they were in a place where they weren’t going to let a man, especially Tariq, get the best of them.

But alas, here we are.

I would be remiss if I did not mention things with Mecca and Monet, which are not going very well.

It would be easy to feel bad for Mecca if he wasn’t a lying sociopath. Monet takes Zeke away from him to protect his life. And it’s without even knowing that he’s been lying to her since he came back to town.

Mecca Demands - Power Book II: Ghost Season 2 Episode 7

He’s talking about a big game and you want to feel sorry for him because he seems to want to know about Zeke, but there’s just something wrong. And we’re almost at the point in the season where we should figure out what he’s really looking for.

Giving all of his proceeds to Lorenzo seems calculated. Like maybe his goal is to somehow get Lorenzo in trouble and get him out of the way so he can get Monet back.

Or maybe it’s even more significant than that.

Either way, Zeke will eventually figure it out, because now that he has this idea of ​​his father in his head, he just won’t be able to forget it. And neither does Mecca.

We’re building towards the climax here, and the lies will be exposed. And I say, bring him.

Plead Your Case - Power Book II: Ghost Season 2 Episode 7

Everything you need to know

  • No matter how badly Brayden takes it out on his terrible family, they’re still his family. And after just reconciling with Tariq, hearing that he went behind his back with the Sweeney exposure must hurt. This should have bigger consequences than just the two not getting along.
  • Carrie couldn’t be more insufferable if she tried. She made her bed, and now that she has to lie on it, she doesn’t know how to go about it. Tate’s speech was cute, but it’s going to be hard for Carrie to get out of the hole she’s made for herself.
  • I forget Mecca’s real name is Dante. When a character has more than one identity, I always stick to the identity that was presented to us first. And we met Mecca long before we met Dante.
  • They didn’t give us enough Davis, but when Method Man has his time, he makes the most of it. He steals so many scenes.
Carrie Reacts - Power Book II: Ghost Season 2 Episode 7
  • I know things move faster in TV country, but I feel like Tariq was arrested on a Tuesday and his trial starts on Friday.

There are only two episodes left until the finale, so that means it’s time to start making predictions!

Where do you see things heading for Monet and his family?

Will Davis be able to free Tariq for good?

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Zeke Reacts - Power Book II: Ghost Season 2 Episode 7

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