Courtney Kemp Agboh is the only woman show runner of a crime drama and the only woman of color with a number 1 original show in the premium cable space, and yet she takes time to live tweet during each episode debut of her show “Power.” Test out this fact Sunday, July 17, 24 and 31. Her twitter is @CKAgbohOfficial.
That’s impressive enough, but Kemp makes time to listen to young writers’ concerns and gives sound advice on how to move their writing careers forward, a tidbit she shared in one of our first conversations. And she added her concern for others creatives, which found a warm spot in my writers’ heart.
Season three has 10 explosive episodes that were shot in all five boroughs. Based on the sneak peek, “Power” fans won’t be disappointed. The dirt goes deep, the vines are more twisted and loyalties are tested. As a mirror is raised to each of the faces of the “street entrepreneurs,” all of whom are hungry for power, it becomes obvious that the grim reaper is going to be very busy in this struggle for power.
Below are synopses and review of the first three episodes.
“Call Me James” is riddled with new characters, new murders and new sex partners, and that’s just in the first 15 minutes. Here we find James St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) (aka, Ghost) officially out of the drug game and raking in money with his new nightclubs. His Ghost persona is dead and he’s living his new life with his true love, Angela (Lela Loren).
There is a deadly snag: Someone knows the truth about Vladimir, Drifty, Ruiz and Lobos. Still working in law enforcement, Angela learns something shocking and must decide where to draw the line between love and honor. Lost in the city without her husband Ghost by her side, Tasha reels from the death of Shawn while having an unsettling theory as to the identity of his killer. Kicked into the chilly real world of the drug game, Tommy is forced to make some bold moves when he receives a gruesome reminder of his assignment to kill Ghost.
“It’s Never Over” has Ghost coming back from the “dead” as he scrambles to tie up the most lethal of loose ends while he deals with an equally ruthless life of nightlife competition. Tommy starts remembering things a little too well and confronts Tasha over a lie from the past, as she and Angela must learn to coexist as their domestic lives change. Being a boss on the streets of NYC is not easy, and as his drug organization begins to unravel, Tommy gains an advisor in his returned love, Holly, who enlists an old friend to solve a puzzling new and potentially lethal problem.
“I Got This on Lock” has Ghost back in full effect and offered a new business opportunity that could take the night clubs to the next level. But first, he must outshine devious new rivals, all while looking over his shoulder for Lobos’ revenge. Death is stalking Ghost. Tommy flips all of the possible scenarios for living and decides to reunite with Tasha in a business scheme, while he also attempts to keep a new drug contact under control and protect his reputation in the streets.
There are many spoiler alerts that I averted and therefore I kept my word, but here are a few kernels to ponder as you watch the new season unfold. Is Kanan that easy to kill? What does Jukebox know and what does a jukebox do best? Lobos seems too eager to be “good,” and maybe Tommy might be a good father. Or maybe he should ride with a DNA test at all times, or not?