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Power season 3: Omari Hardwick talks finale

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Jessica Miglio

Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Sunday’s episode of Power.

Just when you thought there was hope that James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) could make good on his dreams of going clean as a nightclub mogul, the unthinkable happened: His former girlfriend Angela Valdes (Lela Loren) arrested him for the murder of agent Gregory Knox (Andy Bean). Adding insult to injury? The fact that Ghost — who had nothing to do with Greg’s death – was arrested at Truth just moments after he’d cemented a big deal to take his clubs global.

With Milan’s murder, Kanan holding Ghost’s son hostage, and Tommy scheming behind Ghost’s back to deal drugs at his club, there were plenty of crazy moments to keep fans at the edge of their seats (and screaming at their TVs, natch). With so much at stake for next season – will Ghost go to jail and how and when will he learn about his son being held hostage by Kanan? – we called up Hardwick, who dished about that crazy plot twist and his favorite scene from Power‘s third season.

How will Ghost’s arrest by Angela change him?

He’s already someone who doesn’t trust people, and there’s never been a moment where he’s gone to sleep at night in peace. He’s a guy who sleeps with one eye open. And I mean, Angela was the one person who he felt really had his back in terms of knowing who he wanted to be, and who believed he could be that person. But now he’s left to think, “I didn’t really know this person.” He’s hurt, and he’s vulnerable, but I think more than that, it’ll bring out a villain in him that he’s always known was there and has tried to quiet.

Will next season pick up with Ghost in jail?

I don’t know. I can’t say. We’ll see whether Tasha and Tommy can prevent that from happening, or whether Angela is that cold hearted and takes it there.

We saw Kanan go through with Tariq’s kidnapping, but he and Ghost have yet to confront each other face to face. Do you think their seeing each other again will be a big part of the season to come?

All I can say is once Ghost knows Kanan is on this earth, I think it’s impossible for them not to face off. But it might not happen at all — who knows?

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What has been your favorite scene to film this season?

That scene where Tommy and I sit at the bar, quietly in the club towards the end of episode 9. I thought that was a stellar scene, because you really don’t know whether Tommy is betraying Ghost. Or is it Ghost doing the betraying? What’s really happening? In that moment, neither person can play their hand. Power is really such a good show that I forget I’m in it sometimes.