Power Book 2: Why won’t Tommy Egan won’t go down for Ghost’s murder?

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Power Book II: Ghost launched on global streaming platform Starzplay on September 6 with quite the series opener. The show picked up from the end of Power with Tasha St Patrick (played by Naturi Naughton) facing trial for the murder of her drug dealer husband James “Ghost” St Patrick (Omari Hardwick). The episode took quite the twist as Tasha made a last-ditch attempt to save her own skin.

WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Power Book II: Ghost, episode 1

In shocking scenes, Tasha named Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora) as the one who helped her to bump of her husband.

Tommy was one of the suspects in the shooting of Ghost but was not the one to pull the trigger.

Instead, he turned up after Ghost was murdered by son Tariq St Patrick (Michael Rainey Jr) and was told by his old friend to let the teen go.

However, Tommy’s DNA is likely to be on the scene and all over Ghost, which would place him there and make his complicity plausible.

Also, the circumstances in which Tommy left New York in a hurry also threw suspicion on him, particularly after Paz Valdes (Elizabeth Rodriguez) realised who really murdered her sister Angela (Lela Loren).

Something else worth considering is, Tommy and Ghost previously had strong animosity between them.

Only at the very end, did the two men finally come back together and reconcile.

All these factors make Tommy a prime suspect in the case and the perfect scapegoat for Tasha.

Actress Naughton has already said Tasha named Tommy because he was one of the few characters still alive.

She also said at this stage, Tasha would do anything she could to keep Tariq out of prison and even name Tommy.

The star said Tasha felt like it was her “only option” at this stage with everyone else pretty much dead and gone.

She went on to tease how Tommy was “just a plane ride away” in Los Angeles, where he had fled to at the end of Power.

Despite Tasha’s best efforts to shift the blame, it seems highly unlikely Tommy is going to go down for it.

While he may appear on Power Book II: Ghost, Tommy has his own show after Starz confirmed it had ordered Power Book IV: Force.

Starz executive Christina Davis said in a statement via TV Line: “Power has been one of the most successful series in premium pay television during its six-year run, garnering more than 10 million multiplatform views in its last two seasons and we can’t wait to take fans in a whole new direction as we pick up Tommy’s story with Power Book IV: Force.”

Book IV will follow him and his West Coast business endeavours, so there’s no room for him to be banged up behind bars or facing the death penalty.

If anything, there will be some sort of Tommy cameo, but he will be quickly eliminated from the trial.

Power’s creator Courtney A. Kemp has previously teased Tommy would be coming back, saying: “By the end of the season, you are going to see a very familiar face.”

She went on to add: “Remember how I said a familiar face would show up at some point?

“I don’t know: If somebody said in court that I did something that I didn’t do, I might feel compelled to show up, maybe, and talk to them about it?”

Fans will have to tune in to see how Tommy is brought back into the frame and how he will react to be dragged back to New York.

Power Book II: Ghost airs on Starzplay on Sundays

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