Pick A Beef, Tariq St. Patrick

Disclaimer: Folks know the drill. Copious amounts of spoilers out here, son.

So, here we are, man. All in all, Power has come to an end and we finally know who killed James St. Patrick. Now, I won’t lie, fam. On the real, I knew who the culprit was all along, bruh. Shit, I’m pretty sure that most of us knew who the culprit was the entire time, son. In any case, after years of being an ungrateful little bastard, it was finally revealed that Tariq St. Patrick, Ghost‘s son and the most annoying character on television, killed his father. All I know is, Tariq’s beef with Ghost never made any fucking sense, people. With that being said, none of his real intentions were cleared up in that final episode.

Look, here’s my issue with Tariq, man. Ok, on face value, I can completely understand a child being upset with their parent for leaving the family. In that case, Tariq has the right to feel a way about Ghost leaving Tasha St. Patrick for Angela Valdes. But, somehow, that resentment led him to a (comical) life of crime and declarations that Ghost “never did anything for [him].” Oh, so I guess living in a penthouse and going to the best schools don’t count. I guess having a carefree life away from the perils that his parents endured doesn’t count. Real talk, this little shit-head never faced any real adversity until he realized that his father loved another woman. *Sigh* In the spirit of Rico from Paid In Full, folks “[get divorced] everyday, B.”

Now, my problem with Tariq’s motive came to a head in this final episode. Listen, right before he shoots Ghost, he says “I wish I could go back, to before you left us for Angela.” So, what’s the real issue, Tariq? Was Ghost always an absentee father (as he falsely claimed), or is Tariq just being a fuckity-fuck because his dad left his mom for a woman who wanted more than a drug dealer’s life. Side note, I never banged with Tasha or Angela, but Tasha couldn’t see past the fucking block, fam. Anyway, the fact of the matter is, Tariq isn’t even sure why he hates his father so much. Regardless, he ends up being the one to take Ghost out of the game.

In the end, Starz can miss me with these Power spinoffs, bruh. Ultimately, if cats like Tasha and Tariq are prominent characters, then I’m ALL of the way out, son. By and by, why would I watch another show with personalities that I can’t fucking stand, man? At the end of the day, Tommy Egan was the only real one on the show. Problem is, he’s dumber than Lloyd Christmas, fam. *Sigh* This show ended up being preposterous, brethren. That is all. LC out.

P.S. Tasha’s fate is hilarious, son. Look, I guess prison is the price to pay for being a shitty ass mother, man. Hell, “teaching Tariq the game” didn’t work out so well, did it? Frankly, Ghost wasn’t shit, but everyone should’ve just let him run off with Angela from the beginning. The way I see it, he would’ve taken care of everyone with those clubs, fam. Alas, pride cometh before the fall, bruh. Good day.

‘Power’ Recap: Paz Is The Dumbest Motherf*cker Ever

Disclaimer: I’m sure everybody understands how spoilers work, son. Act accordingly.

So, despite the fact that I’ve seen every single episode of Power, I believe that I’ve only written about the show twice. Side bar, in both cases, I was busy cursing out Tariq St. Patrick. In any case, last night’s episode was so preposterous, I felt obligated to talk about it, son. With that being said, let’s get into all of Paz Valdes‘ unscrupulous shenanigans.

Ok, before I even continue, let me make one thing clear, man. Real talk, NOBODY asked for a Paz Valdes episode, fam. Like, who gives a flying fuckity-fuck about Angela Valdes‘ sister, bruh? Shit, I barely gave a fuck about Angela, son. So, why would the team at Starz dedicate an entire hour to this doof of a woman? All I know is, NOTHING she does in this episode makes sense, people. So, let’s talk about some of her tomfoolery.

To begin, despite the fact that EVERY law enforcement agency has advised her that James St. Patrick didn’t kill Angela, Paz is still on a kamikaze mission. Now, since she’s hell-bent on bringing Ghost down, she makes several idiotic moves. First, she goes to Ghost‘s club and tries to get him to confess on tape. When that doesn’t work, she turns over incriminating evidence against her sister with the hope that it’ll bring down Ghost too. When that doesn’t work, she tries to convince Tommy Egan to kill Ghost, which is hilarious because Egan is the one who ACTUALLY killed Angela. Finally, after ensuring that her family will never get Angela’s pension, Paz turns down the money left in Ghost’s will. Meaning, her son and her father will continue to suffer under the weight of poverty.

Furthermore, the believability of this show continues to be nonexistent, man. Am I really supposed to believe that Paz would be able to sneak a gun into Ghost’s club? Especially since he’s running for Lieutenant Governor of New York? Man, if y’all don’t knock it the fuck off, fam. Keeping it a buck, Power stopped being realistic after Kanan Stark miraculously made it out of a burning building. Since then, the dialogue has been trash and the plot has been ridiculous. The truth is, I’m only watching the show because I need to finish what I started, bruh. At this point, I’m too far in to stop now, brethren. Side note, there’s a sexual pun in there, but I’ll just leave that in the air.

In the end, miss me with the Paz Valdes stupidity. Ultimately, no one needed this episode, son. By and by, Angela wasn’t as innocent as Paz likes to think she was. At the end of the day, Angela was a willing participant in Ghost’s nefarious activities. So, she got herself in the middle of some shit she had no business being in. From there, the streets did what the streets do, man. All I can say is, good riddance to the entire Valdes family, fam. That is all. LC out.