Power: Omari Hardwick previews the season 3 finale
Will Ghost St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) live to achieve his dreams of becoming a legitimate businessman and mogul — or will things take a turn for the worst as he becomes more intertwined with criminal dealings that characterized his past? That’s been the ongoing premise throughout Power’s third season, especially with after last week’s episode, which saw Ruiz murdered, Ghost reuniting with his ex Tasha, and Tommy sharing some choice words with his BFF. Is there such a thing as going too far, especially when there’s no going back?
Hardwick jumped on the phone with EW to dish about Sunday’s season 3 finale, and to share details about his character’s uncertain future.
Will Ghost find out about what Tommy’s been up to — and will that change their relationship for once and for all?
I don’t think that we necessarily saw Tommy betray Ghost in episode 9, or Ghost betray Tommy. They’re best friends and damn near brothers and at the end of the day, each one of them wants something very different. They’re on very different pages. They do want a brotherhood, but the conflict of interest of what they want out of that brotherhood is the issue.
I think I can speak for all the fans when I say that we did not expect to see Ghost and Tasha have sex. Will that impact what’s ahead in the season finale?
It’s interesting that fans didn’t necessarily expect it. I don’t think there’s a fan out there who hasn’t had a family member or known someone personally who’s been in the midst of divorce, perhaps not necessarily gotten the divorce or executed it, or perhaps they have and still, in many cases, they found themselves back with the person that they were married to. For Christ’s sake, they share three kids! This guy’s so loyal for Tasha for many reasons. There’s no way it can’t impact what lies ahead. And I don’t even mean in terms of the finale — I mean in terms of the next season.
Kanan, 50 Cent’s character, has been plotting against Ghost all season. Will we see these two go head to head in the finale?
Remember, Ghost doesn’t even know Kanan is alive. Ghost is obviously gotta reconcile, Wait, how is he alive? I thought I… and now, wait, not only is he alive, but this is what he’s been doing for this amount of time? Like that’s a whole other level. So yeah, that’s obviously something that’s gonna be revealed: the fight, or smash up of these two monsters, Kanan and Ghost.
Will you be disappointed if Ghost doesn’t get the chance to leave his criminal past behind forever?
That’s a great question. I think so. I’ve played him to have small victories, but I think overall, we’ve gotten to a place where Jamie has rebuffed Ghost and now all the s— has hit the fan. I think now he’s at a place where he would be completely disappointed if he couldn’t completely leave this criminal life behind. I think he was always okay with it before, but at this point, he doesn’t want any part of it. And that’s the problem — guilty by association, right?
If the finale is anything like the episodes preceeding it, there’s bound to be a few head-spinning moments. What can you say about what’s ahead?
I think we have to go to this season’s tagline, which was that nobody wanted Ghost dead more than Ghost did. So I think the head-spinning moment to come will take fans back to a place of, Wait, I thought he was finished with this part of himself. I’m talking not just about the drugs, but also in terms of his breakup with Angela. You’ll wonder, Wait, is he with Angela or is he not? I think the other thing to see in that moment is that he’s so out of control that he can’t pull anything off, and the only people that can help him are the ones he’s hurt — and by that, I mean Tasha and Tommy. They’re the only ones that are left to help him.
The season 3 finale of Power airs Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on Starz.