According to This Power Press Release, Several Characters Will Live Beyond the Finale. For Why, Beloved? For Why?

Illustration for article titled According to This Power Press Release, Several Characters Will Live Beyond the Finale. For Why, Beloved? For Why?
Photo: Frederick M. Brown (Getty Images)

The sixth and final season of the STARZ hit television show, Power, is set to premier on Aug. 25. The season will be long as hell at 15 episodes, but considering the extremely high entertainment value, I’m willing to be all in and park my ass on the couch every Sunday night to pray on somebody else’s downfall. It really is the kind of must-see television that allows you to hate watch, gleefully revel in somebody’s death and be amazed that a show where literally everybody should be dead has managed to make it to the sixth season.

Which brings me to one itsy bitsy, minor qualm I have with the news about the final season, dubbed “The Final Betrayal.” According to this here press release I have, it would appear (according to my readings) that everybody will not die. As in some folks might live. This confuses me.


To wit:

“Season 6 brings us to the end of what we know is just the first chapter of the ’Power’ story. However, as one chapter comes to an end, another will begin,” said Carmi Zlotnik, President of Programming for Starz. “Courtney Kemp and 50 Cent have created a world rich with complex and dynamic characters and there are a number of stories we plan to tell as we continue to explore and expand the ‘Power’ universe.”

“We will follow some of your beloved ‘Power’ characters beyond the scope of the initial series,” said Courtney A. Kemp, “Power” Executive Producer. “But we will play with your expectations of which characters, where, and the master timeline of it all, creating a ‘Power’ universe as unpredictable as the original.”

For one, my nigga, what’s this “chapter” nonsense? Ain’t no chapters if everybody catches the fade they so aggressively deserve. But noooo, now Power is the hood version of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice, a not quite finished series.

For twosies, who the fuck is a “beloved” character on Power? Seriously, I’ll wait on that answer. According to my quite scientific polling of niggas who watch Power, we all hate everybody. Spoiler alert, even if Angela is alive, wasn’t nan’ soul upset that she got shot by Tommy. In fact, I’m fairly certain niggas celebrated. I know I did. Shit, the only death on the WHOLE-ASS SHOW that I felt kind of like “that sucks” about was Raina. If Tariq caught a hot one at the end of season 5, it’s entirely possible there could have been real live parades through New York City. With floats and er’ything.


Whole time, youngin’, MOST of us are literally waiting for Ghost to die. The Ghost and Angela story needs some death death for that ass. Especially Angela, who is clearly filming season 6 because I follow her on Instagram and she’s sharing info so her contract is clearly not up. Like, I will be mad when I see her for the first time, even if it’s in Ghost’s dreams, which wouldn’t even be a thing if he were dead. But ya know, seasons and shit. Tommy? Cancel Christmas on his ass. Tasha got to go too. Keisha should already be dead. Kill the DA’s office too, blow the whole shit up.

Seriously, who likes anybody on this show outside of wanting them to die? It is LITERALLY what I watch for, the death of main characters. So how exactly will this show continue into different chapters? Even if I have no idea who the beloved characters would be, even if I had one, who has a storyline worth continuing? The only one with a survivable skill would be Ghost since he’s an actual businessman when he’s not a murderous psychopath. Perhaps if Tommy opened up a contract-killing office or something, but let’s be real, Tommy SHOULDN’T BE ALIVE RIGHT NOW.


But this is the beauty of television, isn’t it. I will be excitedly waiting for season 6 to start, fighting the air when I see Angela and Tariq and doing my weekly wish ritual hoping for the death of Ghost in a most splendid fashion. Well played, Power.

But if you don’t kill everybody, THAT will be the real final betrayal. You owe us!

Panama Jackson is the Senior Editor of Very Smart Brothas. He's pretty fly for a light guy. You can find him at your mama's mama's house drinking all her brown liquors.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter


Alls I know is if Tariq gets a show I will actively troll it. I will be that person that doesn’t even watch but has all the comments on how trash it is. Every week I would go up and down Twitter on any fan commenting on it and simply reply with Trash.