Nobody is convinced that Ghost is a changed man.
Is Ghost really “A Changed Man,” or is he just having a quick moment of clarity? This week’s episode of Power places the lead man in the shoes of the repentant sinner, but not everyone’s buying the change in character. Tommy still fumbles around in a hot situation with his father, Angela and Tasha get closer to being caught for obstruction, and Dre finds himself waist deep in drama in “A Changed Man.”
The sixth episode of the season begins exactly where the last episode left off. Ghost is in Angela’s apartment, and he makes her the first of many apologies on his list. Ghost reveals that he only left Angela because of Milan threatening his life, and that he had lied to her about not loving her anymore. Angela isn’t fully convinced, but she lets Ghost sleep on her couch. The next morning, Mr. St. Patrick gets a real surprise. Before he can leave Angela’s place, Tasha drops by. Ghost is shocked to learn that his estranged wife and former side chick are working together, and the ladies quickly get him out of the apartment while they plan for Tasha’s police interrogation over her “lost” gun.
Ghost continues on to give more apologies, this time to Dre and Councilman Tate. Tate is suspicious of Ghost, but everything is cool after the latter offers to donate $50,000 to the politician’s gubernatorial run. Then, Ghost gets Dre alone and proposes a truce. Just like everyone else receiving an apology, Dre is suspicious. Ghost offers to get Dre his job at the Bassett’s back by sidestepping the non-compete agreement, which prompts Dre to agree to the truce. Their truce escalates to something more by episode’s end. Ghost also apologizes to Tasha, who is taken aback by his moment of clarity at first. She soon snaps back to reality, and reveals that the reason she trusted Angela is because she can tell the AUSA still loves Ghost.
Dre can’t seem to find a balance, and his lying is becoming sloppy. Dre gets in trouble with Alicia when she figures out that he put her brother Diego onto Tommy and Ghost’s trail by blaming them for the work of Kanan and Laces. Dre also gets into an altercation with Cristobal, who he believes is scheming against him. His thoughts are all based on paranoia and ignorance though, as Dre cannot understand when Cristobal speaks and incorrectly assumes that he is scheming on him in Spanish. Alicia demands that Dre place the blame on someone other than Tommy and Ghost, and after some brave acting and bluffing, Dre discerns that Alicia is the one who snitched on her own brother. After he realizes that Alicia made sure the golden gun was found, he proposes a deal to her. It looks like Alicia wants her brother dead.
Meanwhile, Tasha gets interrogated by Blanca, and she holds on strong. She follows Angela’s advice and learns what she needs to from the interrogation, but Tasha is shocked when she learns that Angela is the one who found the bullet in the first place. Blanca paints the picture that Ghost and Angela are scheming on Tasha, an idea that Tasha somewhat believes. Although she doesn’t give anything up, when Tasha returns home to confront Angela and Ghost, she is pissed. Deciding to leave both of them behind, Tasha promises that she will get her new boyfriend Terry Silver to lie for her, corroborating her story about the “missing” gun that killed Ray Ray.
Saxe and Mak press down too hard, and Ghost becomes aware that he and everyone involved in the Queens Child Project are being audited. That prompts Ghost to stop cleaning Tommy’s money. Tommy is really out of luck at this point, as he can’t clean his cash and he lost his entire network because of his failed beef with Dre. Teresi warns Mak that they need to back off or they will blow his cover, and he promises to deliver his son on a silver platter. Teresi’s plans become clear when he entices Tommy into moving his product through the prison, using Ramen Noodle packages. The scheme fixes Tommy’s immediate worries, but it locks him in for more trouble with the feds ahead. Still, Tommy isn’t a complete dummy. Angela offered Tommy immunity for the Jimenez siblings, and Tommy places the tracker that was once on his car on Dre’s vehicle instead. That leads Angela to a meet between Dre’s crew and the Jimenez crew. Hopefully, this will be Tommy’s ace in the hole.
Proctor continued to get backed into a corner, and I can’t help but feel like he is the key piece in all of this. This time, Proctor gets caught with his criminal cousin by Mak, who was tipped off by his ex-wife. The meeting means that Proctor lied under oath when he claimed he didn’t associate with this criminal family, and Mak threatens to bring him in. In an attempt to destroy his ex-wife’s involvement in the case, Proctor tries to get her to relapse on cocaine, which only angers her more. With the wrath of both Mak and his ex-wife coming down upon him, and the possibility of being implicated in the death of a Homeland Security officer, things don’t look good for Proctor.
Up at Choate, Tariq hangs out with Kanan, and sees the more physical side of the gangster lifestyle. Kanan roughs up an associate of his after he tries to renegotiate a deal, and Tariq is impressed. He later decides to sell the pills he stole from his mother last episode, and discerns that there is a market for the drugs at his school. Kanan, who has a new found respect for Tariq after learning that he killed Ray Ray, plans on being Tariq’s new pill connect, effectively turning the two friends into business partners. Yikes. Over on the legal side of things, Tameika is about to shut down the case on Ghost when somehow Saxe connects Tasha’s gun to the crime scene and reaffirms that he believes Angela buried the case. While this information is nothing new (Blanca already suggested this earlier in the episode), for some reason Saxe’s revelation is sold to us as important information. Maybe the hard evidence will make the allegations stick.
Ghost makes two monumental decisions this episode that will undoubtedly haunt him going further. First, he confronts Angela about still being in love with him, and the two kiss. Their moment of passion is cut short when Ghost decides to leave, claiming that he needs to become a better man to earn Angela back. Ghost also makes a deal with Dre. He asks Dre to kill Jason, Tommy’s connect, and Dre responds by asking Ghost to kill Diego. Ghost, Tommy, and Kanan were already planning on killing the Jimenez, so it all works out. The plot thickens.