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Starz series Power Book II: Ghost saw a major plot development as Tariq St Patrick (played by Michael Rainey Jr) decided to team up with queenpin Monet Tejada (Mary J. Blige). Tariq cut a deal with Monet because he needed more money to pay the legal fees to help get his mother Tasha St Patrick (Naturi Naughton). However, could she sell him out when the time is right?
Will Monet Tejada betray Tariq St Patrick?
WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Power Book II: Ghost
Viewers have already seen Monet’s distrust of Tariq with the businesswoman warning her daughter Diana (LaToya Tonodeo) about the college student.
As Monet pointed out, anyone who spends too long around Tariq winds up in jail or dead.
With Monet already suspicious of Tariq, it won’t be long before she finds out about the St Patricks and their own drug empire.
In an attempt to keep her family safe, Monet may decide to betray Tariq at some point.
For now, Monet allowed Tariq to join her business and sell drugs to wealthy kids at frat parties and the like at Stansfield.
However, in the world of Power it never takes too long for things turn sour.
In the trailer for the forthcoming episode of Ghost titled The Prince, Monet informs her associates: “We have a new business partner, Tariq St Patrick.”
“I’m looking forward to someone who can represent Stansfield properly,” Professor Jabari Reynolds (Justin Marcel McManus) tells Lauren (Paige Hurd) and Tariq.
Later, Lauren teases Tariq, saying: “You’re not the only one with secrets.” To which Tariq says: “How about we trade?”
The trailer cuts to wads of cash as Tariq starts selling drugs and making a profit but Tasha is not happy.
Speaking to her son on the phone, she castigates him for selling drugs to pay the legal fees.
She warns Tariq he needs to get a gun to protect himself while he’s selling product and packing large amounts of cash.
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There appears to be another development with Councilman Rashad Tate (Larenz Tate) back again after his surprise funeral appearance.
This time, he’s feeling the wrath of Davis Maclean (Cliff “Method Man” Smith) who slaps down a piece of paper and warns the politician: “This case came back on you.”
Tate is looking flustered as his past comes back to haunt him and shakes his head in dismay.
As the teaser reaches a climax, Monet says: “I can control anybody, Tariq. When you know what someone wants, you give it to them, or you take it away.”
Her words are chilling and ambiguous with uncertainty over whether she’s talking generally or specifically to Tariq and suggesting she knows he desperately wants to save his mother.
Monet very much knows she can control Tariq now and has leverage with knowledge about his weak spot: Tasha.
Again, this feels like a moment of foreshadowing with Monet gaining the upper hand against Tariq.
But Monet is a smart woman and will be biding her time until she decides to use her strength against the college student.
Power Book 2 airs weekly on Starzplay via Amazon Prime on Sundays
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