‘Power’ Creator Reveals the Second Best Ending ‘No One Will Ever See’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Omari Hardwick on the red carpet

After six seasons and a few half dozen years on the air, the hit Starz collection Power has lastly come to an finish. The collection finale aired on Sunday, Feb. 9 and at last revealed who murdered James “Ghost” St. Patrick. Though it went out with a bang, the crew filmed a number of alternate endings that had been simply pretty much as good.

Power showrunner and creator Courtney Kemp not too long ago opened up about an “amazing” ending that followers will, sadly, by no means get to see.

Warning: This post incorporates Power Season 6 spoilers. If you haven’t watched the collection finale, learn at your personal threat.

Omari Hardwick on the red carpet
Omari Hardwick on the purple carpet | Michael Kovac/Getty Images for STARZ

How did ‘Power’ finish?

With Dre, Paz, Tommy, and Councilman Tate dominated out as suspects, the collection finale targeted on Tasha and Tariq St. Patrick, who each needed to kill Ghost for principally ruining their household. Tasha was initially presupposed to take out her husband, however Tariq deserted their plan and went to do the job himself after studying that Tommy was going to try to save Ghost’s life.

He visited his estranged father at his nightclub, Truth, and confronted him on the catwalk. After a short face-off, Tariq informed his dad that they’ll by no means be capable of “go back” to the way in which issues had been and shot him within the chest, sending him over the balcony with a deadly chest wound.

Tasha tried to border her love curiosity, Quintin, for the killing, however the cops caught on and arrested her for Ghost’s homicide. Meanwhile, Tariq went scot-free and enrolled in faculty, from which he has to graduate to be able to obtain thousands and thousands from Ghost’s will. It units the stage for the spinoff Power Book II: Ghost, which picks up proper after the occasions that occurred within the collection finale.

Courtney Kemp talks about an alternate ending

Kemp spoke with TVLine in an interview revealed on Feb. 9 and shared her second most favourite ending. She mentioned the killer was Tommy, who had vowed revenge in opposition to his greatest friend for murdering his father. Tommy had additionally been underneath the impression that Ghost ruined his drug operation and killed his girlfriend, LaKeisha Grant.

“Tommy’s [Joseph Sikora] was amazing,” Kemp shared. “Joe’s performance, which no one will ever see, was amazing. It was amazing. But you know, we were not going to have Tommy do it. So none of the actors knew who was going to do it at that time, so they were all giving 100 percent, because they didn’t know.”

Kemp famous that she would “love” for followers to see the episode however mentioned Starz won’t let her do it. Oh effectively.

Cast and crew of "Power"Cast and crew of "Power"
(L-R) Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton, Omari Hardwick, Courtney A. Kemp, La La Anthony, and Joseph Sikora on the purple carpet | Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for STARZ

One alternate ending has already been proven

In January, 50 Cent leaked a clip displaying Tasha taking pictures Ghost. Before pulling the set off, she informed him by means of tears, “I can’t let you destroy my son.” Viewers will recall that Ghost had been pressuring Tariq to admit to the homicide of a police officer, which absolutely would have earned him a prolonged sentence behind bars.

Kemp informed Deadline in November 2019 that the Power crew filmed a number of endings in case something leaked.

“I’ll say we’ve filmed numerous various things as a result of issues get leaked within the Power world on a regular basis, you realize,” she defined. “It turns out that very often content slips away from us, so we’ve got a lot of different endings and false endings, real endings and truthful endings, all in the can.”

Ultimately, although, they went with Tariq because the killer. It’ll be fascinating to see what occurs subsequent, however particulars are restricted for now. Keep up with Showbiz Cheat Sheet for updates on the spinoffs as they develop into out there.

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