Myles Aronowitz/Starz
August 06, 2017 at 10:00 PM EDT


TV Show
Crime, Drama
run date
Omari Hardwick, Joseph Sikora, 50 Cent
Current Status
In Season
We gave it a B

Tommy is back in New York. Fresh off his trip to Chicago, he heads to the stash spot, only to see B.G. tied up on the floor. B.G. tells him that Ghost and Kanan robbed the place and killed Tommy’s guy, Marcus, in the process. Surprised to learn that Kanan is still alive, Tommy picks up a call from Ghost and starts yelling, but Ghost asks him to meet somewhere so he can explain what happened.

As soon as Tariq sees Tommy, he runs into his arms. Ghost explains Tariq’s kidnapping and the part Kanan played in everything, and Tommy tells Ghost about the ransom text Tasha received that showed a burnt arm, which she didn’t want to believe was Kanan’s. Of course, Tariq is still up to no good; he lies when asked if Dre knew that Kanan was alive.

Tommy takes everyone home, and when they walk in, Tasha goes off on Tariq about his so-called overnight with his friend. Ghost tells Tasha their son was kidnapped by Kanan, while Tariq makes it a point to stand up to his mother about the lies she told about Shawn’s death.

Ghost pulls Tasha into the bedroom, and even after all she did for him while he was in jail, he still tries to pull the “you had one job” card. Tasha lets him have it: “One job? I was dealing with your lying son, on top of scraping together money for your bail and playing wifey in court while your oblivious ass was sitting around in prison because Proctor didn’t want you stressed out.” As they argue, Raina overhears Tasha saying Ghost should’ve killed Kanan 10 years ago. She interrupts their conversation so she can see her dad for the first time since his release.

Stern and his team make a surprise visit to the St. Patricks’ home so they can talk about his brand makeover, which includes an on-camera interview with the whole family. Even though he’s hesitant to have their kids anywhere on TV, Ghost doesn’t really have a choice, so he agrees.

As for the prosecution, Maks calls in his old team to let them know they’re still suspended and that they should look for jobs in the private sector. Rubbing it in, Angela argues that Maks deserves suspension too, but apparently he made his status as the team newbie work for him.

Although they’re not feeling Maks, that doesn’t stop Sandoval and Saxe from trying to form an alliance with him to “find” Greg’s killer. Sandoval’s new spin is to pin Donovan as the mole since he “found” the gun in the nightclub. Angela meets up with Donovan, who still believes Ghost is the killer, and starts asking the real questions. For instance: Who knew the surveillance was getting cut off? Angela asks for Donovan’s help; he’s the only one with access to the resources they need, even though he was relegated to a desk job.

Saxe catches Maks in the subway station to get updates on Donovan, but Maks is more interested in what Saxe knows about Bailey. Saxe admits he met with Bailey about evidence he had on Ghost and Tommy, but Maks thinks he did it for his own selfish reasons — in the same way they’re trying to throw Donovan under the bus now.

Sandoval is getting so desperate that he even makes plans to kill Donovan, until Donovan’s daughter answers the door instead. Her dad isn’t home; he’s at Angela’s place combing through the club raid footage that shows Sandoval going upstairs by himself. Just then, Saxe stops by to vent about Maks suspecting him of the murder and mentions that Sandoval thinks Donovan is the mole. Surprise — Donovan heard you.

Tommy and Dre meet up at the warehouse where Julio was killed, and Tommy threatens Dre about Kanan. Dre lies again but gets off the hook, diverting Tommy’s attention to an alleged meeting Julio had without Tommy. They enter the warehouse to find Julio dead, and the tattoo cut from his neck is an indicator of a Toros Locos hit, which enters new disrespectful territory for Tommy and Ghost.

Dre puts on an ignorant act and tries to promote himself now that Julio is gone. Tommy gives him the gig, but he wants him to set up a meeting with the Toros Locos about Julio’s death. Tommy then visits Ghost at Truth to tell him what happened; Ghost tries to talk Tommy out of getting revenge, but Tommy is his own man now, and he doesn’t listen.

Tommy and Dre roll up to the meeting with the Toros Locos, and Julio’s killer (the one Dre colluded with) pawns off one of his guys as the culprit. Tommy kills the guy, but he’s not done. In exchange for Julio’s death, he wants the Toros Locos’ territory back, along with a meeting with the Jimenez. Dre is not making promises he can’t keep, especially since Tommy is getting wary of him.

Tommy meets with the Jimenez and airs out his grievances with a pretty hefty request: their old territory back, plus six Toros Locos corners in exchange for Tommy killing Lobos and the Toros Locos killing Julio. They don’t feel like they owe Tommy for Lobos until Tommy makes it clear that Lobos survived the hit they had on him and that it was Tommy who finished the job. Crickets. The Jimenez just ran out of chips to play. (Recap continues on page 2)

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