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Season 2 | Episode 8 | “Three Moves Ahead” | Aired August 1, 2015

In Power, you don’t get to be the leader of a drug empire without remaining three steps ahead of everyone. This week, Ghost took matters into his own hands and sacrificed a few friends in order to protect his family. With Lobos in town and the Feds hot on their heels, big decisions needed to be made.

It all began innocently enough, with a relaxing afternoon excursion in the pool with a male prostitute. Lobos was finally ready to clear his head when an assassin, disguised as a maid, brandishes her gun and nearly kills him. Thankfully, she misses … but the femme fatale does end up nailing his entertainment, much to the drug lord’s chagrin. Realizing that New York is not safe, Lobos vows to leave once he gets his money from Ghost. Easier said than done.

Back at the apartment, Ghost convinces Tasha that Angela is after Lobos and not them. He then concocts a brilliant plan to get rid of their flamboyant drug connection so that Angela can end her investigation and finally leave them alone. But what’s the best way to get rid of Lobos? “Kill him,” Tasha suggests. That would mean they lose their connection and send the operation into chaos, but it also gives them an opportunity to start fresh … as long as Ghost doesn’t get caught. There’s just one problem with their plan—Tommy, the loose cannon.

Tommy and Ghost are still on rocky terms, making things all the more difficult. Ghost tells him that Angela is after Lobos, and suggests that they can break free from their troubles by simply killing him. They’ve made enough money, right? Wrong. Tommy vehemently rejects that idea and focuses on Angela. He believes she’s the one that needs to be dealt with, not Lobos.

After spending weeks in parts unknown, Kanan is back and ready to jump into action. He meets with Dre, who reveals that Ghost has taken an interest in him. Kanan orders him to stay close and learn more. With Ruiz also expressing loyalty to Dre, Ghost and Tommy are looking at a possible insurrection.

Angela, taking cues from Creeper Greg, follows Ghost to a fancy department store. Their tense phone conversation reveals distrust on both sides: Ghost lies about his whereabouts, and Angela won’t tell him of her suspicions. However, Ghost is on to her, and disappears when she turns her head for a moment. He’s off to meet Lobos for a lunch date.

Lobos wants him to take more responsibility so he can remain invincible. In other words, Ghost takes on greater risk for more money. There’s just one catch. He must get rid of Tommy, who is basically “dead weight.” Ghost asks for a few days to consider, and Lobos realizes that he doesn’t want money or power. He feels that Ghost is a dreamer, which means he can’t be controlled. He will need to come up with a new plan.

In a one-on-one with Tasha, Tommy vents his frustration and voices his concerns over Ghost’s plan to kill Lobos. Tasha realizes that with Lobos dead, Ghost has nothing left to worry about and could easily run off with Angela. She confronts her estranged husband, who reassures her that he wouldn’t just leave his kids behind. He might be a drug dealer and a cheater—but if there’s one thing Ghost is not, it’s a deadbeat dad.

Kanan and Dre meet with Ruiz to discuss their next move. Kanan proposes a plan to unite all of Ghost’s dealers and approach Lobos themselves. If they go through with this, that would also mean killing Ghost and Tommy. Ruiz agrees with the plan, and they bring Vladimir on board after informing him of Ghost’s part in the attack on his crew. If Kanan makes it to that meeting with Lobos, Ghost is a dead man.

He must have sensed a rebellion brewing because Ghost wrangles up a lawyer named Joe Proctor (played by Entourage‘s Jerry Ferrara), who owes him drug money. Proctor agrees to represent him in exchange for Ghost’s silence about his extracurricular activities. Meanwhile, the Feds prepare to drop in on the big meeting, and we find out what Lobos is up to: He’s gonna kill Ghost.

With multiple bounties on his head, Ghost meets with Angela for what could be their last hurrah. Angela urges him to run away with her immediately, and he declines. Ghosts says he plans to do it, just not today. Hmm. Does Tasha know about this?

It’s game day, and the Feds are waiting at the wrong location, ready to take down air because that’s not where Lobos will be collecting his money. After watching Ghost and Tommy walk in moments apart, Angela informs Greg of the FBI’s mistake. She sends him a picture of Tommy with a duffel bag, eyeing him as Ghost. Tommy is gonna regret not killing her when he had the chance.

Feds break through the door of the room where the drop is supposed to take place, and nab their guy. Lobos is arrested, but so is Tommy! Kanan watches from afar and Ghost is nowhere to be found. That’s because this was all part of his plan; he watched the whole thing go down from inside the hotel. Ghost threw Tommy and Lobos under the bus, and now he’s in the clear.

Shawn, livid, confronts Kanan about Tommy’s arrest and blames him for his mentor’s undoing. Kanan reveals that Ghost was behind his arrest and suggests that he might also be behind Tommy’s capture. After years in the dark, Shawn finally learns that Ghost is responsible for the time he lost with his father. Now fully convinced that Ghost is the enemy, he agrees to take Ghost out. But will Ghost see this one coming?

High off their big arrest, the Feds celebrate at a local bar, but Angela is not in the mood for drinks. She has no idea where Ghost is and hasn’t heard from him since they last saw each other. She steps outside and is surprised by a text from him saying he is ready to run away with her. Taking no time to think, she dumps the phone she used to spy on him and catches a taxi. This reunion doesn’t look like it will be a happy one.

Power airs Saturdays at 9 p.m. 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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