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Season 2 | Episode 4 | “You’re the Only Person I Can Trust” | Aired June 27, 2015

In Power‘s fourth episode, Ghost (Omari Hardwick) is having a serious case of the Mondays as he mulls over the mysterious figure who took out Pink Sneakers (Leslie Lopez) before he could get to her. Meanwhile, cops are at the scene where Tommy and Kanan brutally murdered QDubs (Marc John Jefferies) for crossing over to the dark side and working with the Russians.

Although she’s been kicked off the case, Angie (Lela Loren) remains involved through Greg (Andy Bean), who caves in to her demands for surveillance footage so she can prove that Tommy is Ghost. (Spoiler alert: He’s totally still into her.)

Shawn (Sinqua Walls) tells Tasha (Naturi Naughton) to quit playing games with his heart … but she chooses Ghost, who is across town canoodling with Angie behind her back. As if his personal life wasn’t complicated enough, things at work are getting even messier. He must now throw a party for Vibe magazine on a tiny budget—and it’s got to be successful if he ever wants to get his club back from Simon (Victor Garber).

Back at the apartment, Ghost is dealing with more drama when he sees that half the money in his safe is gone. Tasha reminds him that they’ve got bills to pay: school tuition, rent, that secret stash she’s keeping for “emergencies.”

While his legit cash flow might be low, Ghost is swimming in drug money. At the laundromat, he enlists Julio (J.R. Ramirez) to round up girls for the party and hands him cash for them to use. Cut to a montage of him giving out stacks of money to potential party guests and me staring blankly at my student-loan balance.

Tasha and LaKeisha (La La Anthony) sit down for a girl’s lunch and LaKeisha spills the beans about last night’s romp with Shawn. Gauging her friend’s not-so-stoic reaction, LaKeisha tells her she needs to make a choice and be sure she’s picking the right man. Tasha declares herself Team Ghost (because of the kids), but even she’s not fully sure she made the right decision.

After heading back to the apartment to search through her husband’s belongings, she finds a receipt and learns that he wasn’t alone in Miami.

Ghosts tries to get into the apartment, but Tasha has changed the code. This is the part where she drinks wine with her girlfriends and declares herself “through with his sorry ass.” Wait, wrong show. Ghost demands to know why he’s locked out and Tasha happily obliges. “I’m so glad Mrs. St. Patrick enjoyed her massage at the Eden Roc. Maybe she’s the reason you were too late to hit your target.” Mic drop.

Angie reveals her findings to Greg, who brings it up to their boss, Mike (David Fumero). Seemingly too invested in getting Angie back on the case, Mike insinuates that he still wants her. Greg, in complete denial, asserts that his interests are strictly professional. Not to call him a liar, but if this were Pinocchio, his nose would be sticking out like a sore thumb. Mike agrees to give her a second chance—but if she screws up, it falls on Greg.

An enraged Tommy accuses Julio (J.R. Ramirez) of making a move on Holly (Lucy Walters) after stopping by their apartment. With his friend unraveling before him, Ghost tells him they can’t get distracted by personal affairs. Tommy agrees and suggests they give the RSK gang’s territory to Kanan’s crew, marking Kanan’s official infiltration into their inner circle.

As Tasha and Shawn reconcile, Angie presents the evidence she found in front of the task force. They don’t seem too impressed (I mean, she didn’t even use PowerPoint, and that’s the cardinal rule of presentations) … until she reveals her high school connection with Tommy. This earns her a spot back on the case, but further into a dilemma with Ghost.

Ghost and Angie continue their vow to be completely honest with each other, and it works until Angie asks why he’s suddenly back at her place. He then reveals that Tasha found out about Miami and that he’s been lying about their relationship. Angie is angry enough to yell at him, but not mad enough to break it off. She suggests they start over and things calm down … for now.

Camped outside Tommy’s place, Greg notices Holly because she looks different from everyone else in the building. Key word: poor.

At a bar, Ghost and Kanan (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson) ruminate over Pink Sneakers’ death in Miami; Kanan reassures him that he did what needed to be done. Ghosts says he can trust him, and formally invites Kanan and his crew to take over the RSK territory. This isn’t going to end well.

Later on, Ghost corners Tasha at their son’s school and discloses his distrust of Kanan. After finally putting the pieces together, he believes Kanan is behind the hit in Miami (and the other hits on his crew) as revenge for his prison stay. However, Tasha doesn’t believe him, and Ghost can’t return home to protect his family.

He finds time in his busy day to meet with Holly, accuses her of being a liability, and intimidates her into breaking up with Tommy. She is then accosted by Greg, who threatens to send her back to Cleveland via prison bus if she doesn’t talk.

The Vibe party is a hit, and things are starting to look up for Ghost. Well, until Tasha receives a surprise visit from Kanan, who tells her to come to him if she ever needs anything. Tasha suddenly believes her husband and, after he leaves, pulls a gun from behind her lacy top (seriously, where did she fit that?). It’s about to go down.

While driving with Dre (Rotimi), Kanan tells him to pull over and reveals that one of Dre’s associates is in the trunk. Tied up and with his tongue cut out, Kanan says he needs a better answer than “sure” when it comes to the people Dre can trust, and orders Dre to kill his friend. Shots fired. Literally.

The next episode of Power airs at 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, on Starz.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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