'Power' season 6: Tariq becomes his own man and a hustler in Starz series' finale
In the final season, we see that Tariq and Ghost’s former BFF-turned-current nemesis, Tommy, are cooking up something.
We are mere weeks away from the premiere of ‘Power’ season 6, which would mark the series finale of Starz’s popular series. When the show returns for its final run, we want to see Tariq (Michael Rainey) achieve his full-circle moment, having been anti-Ghost (Omari Hardwick) for a while now.
The Twitter page for the series teased a big storyline for Ghost’s estranged son and we are excited. His story has been exciting right from the beginning, having gone from a son who wanted answers to a young man who hates everything that his father is, and represents. In his bitterness towards Ghost, Tariq has attached himself to his father’s biggest enemies, including Kanan (50 Cent) in the past, and now Tommy (Joseph Sikora).
In the final season, we see that Tariq and Ghost’s former BFF-turned-current nemesis are cooking up something. As fans of the show would remember, season 5 of ‘Power’ had ended with Tommy trying to murder Ghost and accidentally killing the love of his life, Angela (Lela Loren) instead. While Ghost is trying to turn a new leaf, and become the man Angela wants him to be, season 6 will see that the ghosts - see what we did there - from his past will not make it all that easy for him.
Meanwhile, it is clear that his son is out to get revenge on his lost childhood and unanswered questions. His resentment comes to a raging high in the final episodes, and in the trailer for season 6, we hear him tell Tommy how Ghost was never there for his family, when they needed him the most, and goes on to admit that he does not know how he would feel if something “really bad” happened to his father.
Murder is not something we would put past him at this point, especially since this season teases "final revenge" on Tariq's part. However, it’s not plain revenge that he is after at this point. In the teaser shared on Twitter, we see that he is “ready to become [his] own man… ready to be a hustler.” The gangster genes run deep in him, and we have heard even Kanan say this in the past.
We wonder if the show will finally portray Tariq as the mafia boss, especially as Ghost is more focused on becoming a better man. He might finally get to see everything from his father’s perspective, the secrets and the compromises he needs to make as a drug kingpin.
Season 6 may give Tariq the full-circle moment. We are certainly looking forward to when season 6 of 'Power' premieres on Starz on Sunday, August 25.