Power Book II Ghost Season 3 Episode 5 was the mid-season Finale and it was another Banger. If you’ve been reading my articles you already knew Lorenzo was going to be taken out. This should not be any you-know surprise to you guys about Lorenzo’s death. It goes back to that official trailer where everybody was going back and forth as far as whose funeral that was going to be.
Well, I already told you guys that most likely it’s going to be Lorenzo’s funeral. People were confused about whether it would be Zeke’s funeral. But after seeing Cain with that chain on, we kind of already knew what time it was in Lorenzo’s days was numbered.
I will also be talking about the Tejada family, Lorenzo’s death and the consequences, Tariq finding out Lauren is alive and how this will change everything, and other key happenings in Power Book II Ghost Season 3 Episode 5.
Power Book II Ghost Season 3 Episode 5 Review
Do you think Monet should have just forgiven Lorenzo if you want to just pose the fact that she lied to everyone about Zeke and she was forgiven? So, to begin with, Evelyn doesn’t trust Monet as much as Monet doesn’t trust Evelyn. In my last article, I stated that Monet will give out Lorenzo, I thought she will give him to Noma considering how dangerous she is and the fact that she is looking for Mecca’s killer.
But then again, Monet did what I expected by selling her husband to a potential enemy to save her from Carma. I also stated that the best option for Lorenzo is to confess to Monet himself. Now Let me know if you think his confession shorten his life rather. We all know he was going to die, but do you think his confession made his death quicker?
Now Monet decided to move to Evelyn with the information that Lorenzo killed Frank when we all know who did that. Unexpectedly, Evelyn didn’t seem interested in taking any actions against Lorenzo for fear that, it can blow back on her and her kids. Monet left disappointed but clearly will not let this slide.
Now if Evelyn hears about the death of Lorenzo, she is going to feel Monet equally moved to one of her kids. Monet actually moved to Gordo, and her opening was when he said he would slash the throat of whoever killed his father.
At this point, Monet felt the need to sell Lorenzo to him, and she did. She wasn’t shown telling him, but one thing you should know about the Power writers when it comes to Monet having an affiliation to a huge murder is that they leave her involvement blind to us. Just like she did with Carrie Milgram, and till now we don’t know if she strangled her to death or forced her to hang herself. But whatever it may be with Carrie, Monet had a hand in it.
Now, for Monet’s plans to work, she has to sack Lorenzo from the house. Someone can only get Lorenzo if he is all alone out there without any of his children around him. That’s why Monet made sure they were all in sight before everything went down. And Lorenzo had only the bar to go to at the moment. The sad part is, he was a bit drunk before he got killed.
Lorenzo’s Children’s Reaction To His Death
Now I have a feeling Gordo won’t last, and Evelyn might also end up losing her son. Why do I say so? This is what I think. Lorenzo’s children especially Dru and Diana, will not rest until they find out who killed their father. Now since Dru was there for him to get rid of the CI’s phone, he is potentially Dru’s partner now, aside from their sexual affiliations.
Now remember I said mixing pleasure with business is a bad idea for these Dru and Gordo people in my last article. If Dru is still fighting to get whoever killed their father, Monet has another card to play, or risk being caught by her children. It will be in Monet’s best interest to tell Dru that Gordo killed Lorenzo so that he won’t snitch on her to Dru as the person who told him that Lorenzo killed Frank.
If Monet is fast to incite Dru against Gordo, he will catch a bullet before he gets to snitch on Monet that she was the one who gave him the information.
Now it will depend on how Dru is going to execute this. Dru may get him after they are done with possibly their last pleasure, and if Dru doesn’t shoot Gordo at once and he allows him to talk, he will possibly tell Dru that his mother was the one who gave him the info about Lorenzo killing their father. He will eventually catch the bullet though, but Monet will have her children to deal with.
Now talking about her children, I think Cain will be quick to figure out that his mother set their father up to be killed. He will play with her mind just like he did with Lorenzo. But will Cain have his mother in his pocket again to be the one in charge? Let me know what you think about Monet’s situation. But I don’t think Cain will have Monet in his pocket, not long enough.
Diana’s Freedom Cut Short
Now If you study one thing about Diana, Diana’s freedom was cut short she’s been wanting to get out of the family business for a long time. The more she wants to stay away, the more she gets dragged back in. Now in Power Book II Ghost Season 3 Episode 5, we saw Lorenzo giving her the freedom to focus on her studies and not move wight again.
This comes as a relief to Diana to focus on campus life without thinking of moving drugs there. But I think this freedom will be a short one for Diana since her father is Dead now. What does this mean to her? She has to continue to hustle and sell Drugs on campus before Monet decides not to pay her fees.
I think the death of Lorenzo will leave Diana no choice but to fall back into the drug business in order to survive her education. At this juncture, Monet might not pay so much attention to her school since she is still wrapped around Zeke’s death.
Saxe, Jenny, And Lauren
Now moving on to Saxe, Jenny, and Lauren, In one of my recent articles, I mentioned that what Jenny is doing was going to make Saxe tail her right to discover that Lauren is alive. And I also stated that Saxe might start looking out for himself the moment he finds out that Jenny lied about Lauren.
Now Saxe just spilled one secret that is going to change the whole WITSEC move for Jenny. This means that anything Jenny is doing now if illegal WITSEC is Off the books and Lauren is in an illegal witsec.
I think this will put some pressure on Jenny to scrum some of Laurens’s demands moving forward. Now since it was illegal for Jenny to keep Lauren there, one can also compare this action to kidnapping for safety.
Lauren Bait Tariq Again?
Tariq now knows Lauren is still alive. How did Lauren finally gain access to the phone and message Tariq to set up a meeting? That is the first thing I want to know. Could Jenny have another scheme in mind? If Lauren has been telling Tariq that she has been working for the government all along, why are they letting her out to meet him now if there is no trap? If anyone notices the move by Lauren showing up to Tariq, please share your ideas with me.
Now here is what I think. Maybe Lauren wants to be sure Tariq truly has nothing to do with the plot to kill her. So if she moves to him and asks him not to tell them that she is alive and indeed Tariq was part, then her survival is going to keep them on edge and they may want to find a way of attempt again to avoid her testifying.
And once they know Lauren is still alive, then it means Tariq didn’t really have Laurens’s safety as a priority in the first place. This could then make them conclude that Tariq was indeed part of the plot to kill Lauren.
This whole thing could be a way Jenny is trying to stir the water to catch fish. But let me know what you also think about Tariq knowing Lauren is still alive.
Now, let me ask you this, what would you do if you were Tariq? Will you keep this secret and still work with Effie and Brayden? I think this test will be the Hardest test for Tariq so far, working with people you can’t trust, people you called family, and people you think are there for you. This friendship is going to crash and crash very badly. Only that, Tariq will have to be mentally strong to keep his composure else, with the slightest mistake from him, Lauren’s life will be in more danger than it was at the beginning.
Now I know the Code that says, “A snitch is always a snitch”. “A rat will always be a rat”. And we all know how rats end. But do you think every snitch always ends up dead? Now if not all rats end up dead, then I think Lauren will still have some life span in the show.
But if Power is staying loyal to the Rat Code, then I guess Lauren will eventually go. Because she is a witness against Effie, Brayden, and Cane. If it’s just Effie and Brayden, we understand she isn’t in much danger like Cane and the Tejadas. After what they did to their own uncle frank because he was a rat, you and I can imagine how quickly Cane will try his possible best to off Lauren Asap.
Blanca Missed Again
Now let’s move to Blanca’s CI in one of Blanca missed again my previous article. I did say that Blanca is good at her job but always a step back in getting full evidence to nail her cases. In the same way, she was late in the case of Mecca. She almost got access to one thing that could send the Tejadas to jail.
Maybe Lorenzo would have still been alive a little longer because she would have arrested him after seeing evidence of his face at the crime scene. Even if he would die, I guess he would have lived a little longer, but it is what it is. If Dru and Gordo didn’t get to the phone earlier, Brayden and Lorenzo would have been smiling at jail time by now.
Dru And Gordo
Now my thoughts and impressions on Dru and Gordo. We already knew those two. It was going to be, making out, and kicking it. As I told you guys, Dru’s weakness is his love life. He has to focus on what he needs to be doing.
But I will say this, luckily Lorenzo made sure Dru and Gordo were at that whole deal with those guns because they ended up saving the day. But we know it’s still somebody breathing y’all. It’s still one of the proud boys out there breathing, and he is, of course, working with Blanca Rodriguez.
Angela’s Nephew Agent Young
A lot of you guys mentioned that Angela’s Nephew Junior is going to be in this Episode. Of course, we saw him in those exclusive pictures, and we saw him in Power Book II Ghost Season 3 Episode 4. I guess his name is Agent Young or whatever. We haven’t seen this guy since Power Season 6.
But it seems like he wants to put in some work to help stop the bad guys. That boy wants to get paid back. He wants to get revenge for what happened to Angie. So we’re gonna see how the story is going to go and how deep they want to develop his character throughout this series.
Overall Review On Power Book II Ghost Season 3 Episode 5
Power Book II Ghost Season 3 Episode 5 was the straight-up fire. And Effie needs to pay for her tuition. And she has a safety number in mind where she can leave the game behind. Now this is where she returned to Cain, but could their relationship be more if Tariq lets her go? Drop all your thoughts and let me know how you see this playing out after Monet had Lorenzo killed by one of the Castillos and what’s next for Tariq St. Patrick and Effie. I could not wait to see what is going to happen next.
Our Rating: ⭐ 3.9/5