Power Season 4 is back and the premiere episode last week did not disappoint. Ghost was denied bail and he is being harassed in jail by guards and other inmates. Tommy tries to reassure his crew that Ghost will not flip and Dre tries to hold things together by paying off Kanan and his crew of dangerous thugs.
Power Season 4 Episode 2 is available to watch online: you can watch it here.
In Episode 2 of Power Season 4, Tasha tries to keep her family calm while Kanan continues to pursue a relationship with Ghost’s son Tariq against Dre’s advice. Dre is the only person that knows Kanan is alive. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Mak considers using Angela Valdez to testify against her ex-boyfriend Ghost and see does not seem thrilled at the possibility in the short teaser.
Tommy calls Ghost, who is struggling in jail, as he is under constant threat of violence. The prosecutors have forensic evidence that Ghost was in Greg’s apartment and Mike Sandoval feels confident enough to keep the murder weapon with him.
Power Season 4 premiere viewership stayed steady, according to Deadline, with 1.68 million viewers and a 3.2 rating among adults 18-49. When all platforms are included, Power Season 4 viewership for the first episode is only slightly down from the Season 3 debut, which was 3.26 million viewers.
The Power premiere episode went up against the BET awards, which would explain the slight downturn in numbers.
Episode 1 was also available a day earlier on the Starz app and on the Starz On Demand service. Power fans are embracing the Starz app with a record-breaking number of viewers on that platform. Starz OTT subscribers were also up by 150 percent when compared to the previous season’s numbers.
The showrunner and execution producer Courtney Kemp has teased the death of a major character this season. 50 Cent threatened to kill off his character in a rant last year; however, the rapper and actor may have been joking.
It also seems like Dre is gearing up to be the next Ghost. He is lying to both sides to keep business flowing in a similar fashion to Ghost. However, the young apprentice is playing a dangerous game as both Kanan and Tommy will not hesitate to pull the trigger.
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