'Power' Season 3 Episode 2 Recap: Holly, Friend or Foe? [SPOILERS]
After the airing of Season 3, Episode 2 of the STARZ original series Power, many questions continue to linger in the minds of loyal viewers. Of course one of the main cliff hangers centered around the broken relationship status of Ghost and Tommy but a new twist has presented a questionable motive with Tommy's girlfriend Holly. Is she friend or foe?
Episode 2 of Season 3's hit series Power, "It's Never Over," aired on Sunday, July 25 and revealed what most viewers probably already knew about the current love-hate relationship between best friends Ghost (Omari Hardwick) and Tommy (Joseph Sikora). Even when the stakes are high and his finger is on the trigger, with adrenaline on high and a clear shot to end the life of someone he's always considered a brother, not just a friend, Tommy couldn't go through with murdering his former partner, Ghost, even though his own life, and the life of his girlfriend, was on the line.
Ghost's failed attempt to kill their major drug distributor Lobos (Enrique Murciano) coupled with his new desire to leave the streets and drug trafficking business behind, and pursue a straight and legal life as a major club owner, has now placed Tommy in the top position. Maintaining that position comes with a price, the biggest being the order from Lobos to take out Ghost, which proved to be a more difficult task than expected according to TVLine.
Lobos stated plainly that in order for him to continue to do business with Tommy as his go-to guy, Ghost needed to die and Tommy had to be the one to do it. In an effort to reinforce his demands, Lobos sent his men to Tommy's home to kill Bella, the beloved dog of Tommy and his girlfriend Holly (Lucy Walters).
Once Bella goes missing, Holly and Tommy post photos of the dog around the neighborhood with the hopes that someone will spot her and bring her home. The search continued until Tommy finally revealed to his red-haired love interest that Bella was not missing, she'd been killed because he was not able to follow through with the plan to kill Ghost.
"He was my brother," explained Tommy as reported by TV Fanatic. "My whole life. My family."
After hearing what Tommy had been ordered to do and how he had attempted to follow through with those orders earlier that evening but, was unsuccessful, Holly provided what would seem like words of comfort and reassurance to her man but, for the viewer, and Twitter followers, her words posed further questions of her true motives.
I think Holly is a narc. #power
— Erlich Blackman (@mindofrob) July 16, 2016
"I understand," Holly reassured Tommy. Recognizing just how much Ghost means to Tommy and how he would continue to struggle to carry out the hit, Holly tells him she believes in him and she knows he can get the job done. Moreso, if he couldn't find the strength to kill Ghost for himself, "do it for me," she stated. Holly also displayed other untrustworty actions during Episode 2 when she sneakingly placed a check, written out to Tommy from Ghost, in her back pocket while seducing him, and later attempted to cash the check but to no avail.
Tommy @JosephSikora4, don't you even think to give Holly that check! @Power_STARZ @PowerTVWriters @CourtneyKemp #PowerTV — rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) July 25, 2016
While at the bank attempting to deposit the check, she discovered how Tommy had multiple accounts and several protective measures in place to avoid the type of scam she was attempting to pull. When speaking with Tommy about his solid accounts, she discovered that it was Tasha (Naturi Naughton), Ghost's estranged wife, who set up the accounts. Against his wishes, Holly reached out to Tasha so she could learn everything there is to know about those accounts and how to "move the money around."
There could be even more shady business going on in this season and Holly may be placed at the center of it all. She may even have some sort of ties to Kanan (50 Cent/Curtis Jackson) who has yet to make his reappearance during the first two episodes. Do you think Holly is out to rob Tommy of all of his money?
Holly has a new partner in mind. See who it is in just a few hours. #PowerTV https://t.co/haXQJ19Aou — Power (@Power_STARZ) July 24, 2016