In program 8 of Power Book II: Phantom, ties were broken with Cane, and Riley went halfway out with Tariq. Tariq threw an unexpected string in his love triangle with Diana and Lauren by getting along with Effie, but they made tons of money.
Jabari got more questioning about Tariq and followed him, finally learning about Right Course. But the biggest moments came through 2-Bit. His hate habits and murder instincts made matters worse between Tariq and Monet.
With Cane expelled from the family for trying to kill Tariq, things got hot going into program 9. Here’s a remake of “Monster.”
Saxe and Davis can be found out
Dru tells Monet that they need more help making collections. Tariq shows up to the bar to get more output, but the supply is low. Rico bricks are what they are working on. Tariq warns them that the hot arena is due to Cane interrupting the now-dead hitter.
Tasha hits Tariq and quickly refers to Davis’ “experienced witness” before being hanged. Tasha without left.
In class, the topic of the week is Frankenstein and what it really is to be a monster. They talk about prejudice, accountability, and who deserves punishment.
Are monsters made or will they turn in based on how they handle them? Tariq is offended by Lauren’s judgmental view. He blows it after class.
Tasha scrambles during a random cell scan. The janitor runs up and wants the shoot and she discovers that it works for Lorenzo. Meanwhile, Ott confronts Saxe about examining the cells and learns that he was clean. He warns that this works in MacLean’s favor but Saxe agrees and walks away. Ott makes a call to an inspector.
Carrie goes through Zeke’s family photos and googles the names. She’s all in Tejada’s business now and finds out about Lorenzo, Big Guap, and GTG. Jabari enters and notices the picture with Dru in it, but says he doesn’t recognize anyone.
Dru visits Cane at Lil Guap’s warehouse and tries to convince him to come to the drop. Rico is coming. Dru sees Lil Guap and wants to find out why he’s still alive, and Cane asks him to join the team or be against him.
At Tejada’s house, Druid is insane that he’s in the middle. Monet reiterates that Lorenzo wanted him as a leader and Cane’s actions are confirmed. He is upset and wants something else for his life.
Saxe and MacLean meet at the witness house. Epiphany is the prostitute. But Saxe does not know that he was given a tail by an Ott man and will be photographed. Epiphany is talked about testifying about Tasha and Tariq – but on the side of Saxe – because she has a separate case. They convince her that it will help Tasha and not spit on her.
At the dorm, Brayden is still crazy at Tariq, but they have to figure out how to move a product. They decide to beat up Effie at Yale because Stansfield is too hot.
Carrie questions Zeke about GTG and his family and asks him to tell his story so that he doesn’t get involved in the pool murder later. He walks out.
Tasha blows a blow
Tasha wants a solo meeting with Paula to talk about the experienced witness. She finally gets her fill “Dr. Turner Epiphany. Paula didn’t know she was a prostitute.
She quickly looks up records and learns that Davis and Saxe made a deal. Tasha asks Paula to give Tariq a code message: “Epiphany was treated the same way we treated slim.”
Ott confronts Saxe about his contract with MacLean and knows he wants to force Tariq. Ott wants Tasha to fall and threatens to take down Saxe and MacLean. Saxe is under the gun.
Zeke tells Auntie Monet about the school inspection and wants to tell him the cops or distance from the family. Monet is pissed that Carrie is advising him. She asks Diana about Milgram and Diana – the always helpful tattler – picks up the note she saw in Tariq’s bag about a professor sleeping with a student.
Back on campus, the detective gets an update from the professors, and Carrie pours on Zeke jumping. She did not mention his name.
Paula talks to Tariq about Slim and Epiphany, but she doesn’t understand that it’s a messenger message to convey.
Carrie walks into her office and has asked Monet to find her sitting there. She is against Milgram about dismissing Zeke and threatening to keep her business in check about their family or her work toast.
Tariq does not want to be a monster
Tariq and Brayden go to meet Effie and talk about Riley. He tells Brayden about Saxe and now he thinks Riley is a problem. He breaks out when Effie appears.
Tariq and Effie have a tender moment while doing business, and he admits that he is not a monster and does not want to do what his mother did to him. Effie tells him that they are monsters and they have to accept him.
He heads to Epiphany’s to shoot her but waits when she starts going around his lawyer. Tariq adds that Saxe and MacLean are in cahoots. She is rude and says if she had money, she would run because she doesn’t want to prove it. He doesn’t kill her but gives her the money he has for Monet.
Saxe and Davis are embarrassed when Epiphany does not appear in court. They have a quick meeting in the men’s room and argue about the prostitute. Saxe is threatening to reveal the photos taken by Ott, and now they hate each other.
MacLean confesses the truth to Paula and tells her about Saxe de Tariq’s video. She stops because she is tired of his mysteries. Court reconvenes and Saxe calls Tariq as witness. Tasha calls him later to tell him.
Tariq is ready to die, Dru is not
Tariq meets Monet at the bar and is mad that he doesn’t have the money. Cane learns that Rico is dismissing Monet as a outfielder. He spreads out to try to stop the hit at the drop.
Monet has a gun at Tariq and gives a speech about betrayal and hurting everyone who cares about him. He says he deserves whatever he gets. Diana and Dru beg her not to shoot. “Even my father. But even if he didn’t see it until it was too late, ”Tariq says. Monet asks, “What would you say about your father?”
Shoes are blasted into the bar and they all take cover, but Dru is hit. Rico and his boys drive off, and Cane looks up to see his brother banging on the floor. Monet yells at him and asks where he was. After the dust settles, Monet warns Tariq that they are not done but he is obliged to save Diana.
Paula meets Tariq and shows him the video Saxe had about talking to Ghost’s gravestone. She advises getting a lawyer but Davis is not dirty.
At the hospital, Monet asks Cane to leave, but he wants her for a place in the family. He reminds her that she has made it into what it is. Monet wants to hear nothing of it.
Cane calls Ramirez about killing Tariq. He thinks he’s in charge of Drum and everything else. Ramirez calls him silly and tells him that Tariq is not a problem. He almost pulls his gun and tells Cane to leave. Cane kills Ramirez, which seems like a big mistake.
Eventually, Tariq complains about Tameika and goes up and telling her the truth about killing Ghost because “he was the monster. She agrees on that point and accepts the point. Tariq tells her that when Saxe sends him to his stand, he wants to confess. 2-Bit is somewhere out there.