Power Book II: Ghost Preview: Tariq's Not Getting Left Out in the Cold

Here's a look at the teaser for Sunday night's episode of STARZ's Power Book II: Ghost, followed by a brief overview of "Sex Week" and a sneak preview that has Saxe (Shane Johnson) looking to bring a familiar face from Tasha's (Naturi Naughton) past back to have a huge impact on her immediate future. Meanwhile, Tariq's (Michael Rainey Jr.) about to learn some hard truths about those around him- as positions of power continue to shift within Monet's (Mary J. Blige) personal and business affairs.

Power Book II: Ghost returns for its seventh episode (Image: STARZ)
Power Book II: Ghost returns for its seventh episode (Image: STARZ)

If you're wondering why we're keeping things a little vague, it's because we hear that this episode has some serious jaw-dropping moments on par with the best of the original series. You'll get to find out for yourselves if that's nothing but hype or a serious turning point for the series when it hits STARZ on Sunday night:

Power Book II: Ghost season 1, episode 7 "Sex Week": As the heat is turned up on campus, Tariq isn't trying to be left in the cold with Lauren or Diana. Directed by Hernan Michael Otaño, and written by Monica Mitchell and Charles Ray Hamilton.

"Power Book II: Ghost" picks up shortly after the earth-shattering events of "Power" as Tariq St. Patrick grapples with a new world order: his father dead and his mother, Tasha, facing charges for the murder her son committed. Not to mention the academic rigors of the Ivy League university Tariq is attending to earn his inheritance.

Truly on his own for the first time in his life, Tariq is forced to split his time between school and hustling to pay for Davis MacLean, the fame-hungry defense lawyer who is Tasha's only hope of getting out of jail and escaping prosecution by newly minted U.S. Attorney Cooper Saxe. With no better options, Tariq turns to the familiar drug game, entangling himself with a cutthroat family headed by Monet Stewart Tejada, that's been at it far longer than him.

As Tariq tries to balance his drug operation with his grades, love life, and family, he figures out that the only way to avoid the same fate his father met is to become him — only better.

The stars Michael Rainey Jr. (Power, Lee Daniels' The Butler) as Tariq St. Patrick, Naturi Naughton (Power, Fame) as Tasha St. Patrick, Mary J. Blige (Mudbound, The Umbrella Academy) as Monet Stewart Tejada, Shane Johnson (Power, Behind Enemy Lines) as Cooper Saxe, Gianni Paolo (Ma, The Fosters) as Brayden Weston, Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Ray Donovan, Modern Love) as Tameika Washington, Daniel Bellomy (The Real MVP: The Wanda Durrant Story) as Ezekiel 'Zeke' Cross, Paige Hurd (The Oval, Hawaii Five-O) as Lauren Baldwin, and Cliff "Method Man" Smith (The Deuce, Garden State) as Davis Maclean.

A look at Power Book II: Ghost (Image: STARZ)
A look at Power Book II: Ghost (Image: STARZ)

The series also stars Melanie Liburd (This is Us, Gypsy) as Caridad 'Carrie' Milgram, Justin Marcel McManus (Star) as Jabari Reynolds, Woody McClain (The Bobby Brown Story, The New Edition Story) as Cane Tejada, Lovell Adams-Gray (Coroner, Slasher) as Dru Tejada, LaToya Tonodeo (The Oath) as Diana Tejada, and Sherri Saum (Locke & Key) as Paula Matarazzo, top investigator and right-hand of arrogant defense lawyer Maclean.

A look at Power Book II: Ghost (Images: STARZ)
A look at Power Book II: Ghost (Images: STARZ)

Power Book II: Ghost is executive produced by series creator and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp through her company End of Episode and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson through his G-Unit Film and Television. Also serving as executive producers on the series are Mark Canton through his Atmosphere Entertainment MM, End of Episode's Chris Selak and Danielle De Jesus, Shana Stein, and Bart Wenrich. Lionsgate TV produces the series for STARZ.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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