Tasha’s Hail Mary tries to avoid jail time in Sunday premiere Power the spin-off is likely to have one hell of a consequence, in the form of the return of some volatile criminals whose name rhymes with “Shmommy Shmegan”.
While on trial for murder, Tasha asserted her innocence, then was pressed to name the gunman who shot and killed her husband, James “Ghost” St. Patrick. Not wanting to involve the real shooter – her teenage son, Tariq – Tasha told the court that her husband’s former business partner, Tommy Egan, was the person who committed the act. (Click here for a full recap of the premiere.)In a recent interview, Power Book II: Ghost Boss Courtney Kemp told TVLine that the move “is not premeditated. She knows Tariq wants her to say her own name… and she can’t. She can’t bring herself to do it, so she says it’s Tommy.
Kemp pointed out that Tasha and Tariq planned to lay the blame on Ghost’s dead enemy, Dre, but that Saxe had ruled him out as a suspect earlier in the episode. “Dre was taken from him as a scapegoat. Who did she leave? Said the executive producer. “So she says ‘Tommy’.”
Tommy, played by Joseph Sikora in the original series, was last seen leaving New York for California. A spin-off with Sikora, titled Feeding Book IV: Force, will follow the character as he puts the Big Apple behind him and begins a new life.
At this point, it’s important for you to know that earlier in TVLine’s conversation with Kemp, she told TVLine that, “At the end of the season, you’re going to see a very familiar face. And when the topic of Tasha’s big announcement came up, Kemp smiled.
“Do you remember how I said that a familiar face would appear at some point?” she said lightly. “I don’t know: if someone told the court that I did something I didn’t do, I could you feel compelled to introduce yourself, perhaps, and talk to them about it?