Part of the reason Power is such a popular show is because it’s so unpredictable.
Week-to-week, fans go in thinking anything can happen, and now that notion is really testing viewers, who are stunned after the Starz show’s latest episode.
*SPOILER ALERT*: On Season 5, Episode 8, Kanan got the strap rather than pulling it on someone else. 50 Cent’s character was killed by police during a shootout after escaping the handcuffs placed on him. He was being arrested after a day of teaching Tariq St. Patrick how to sell drugs.
Kanan tells police they can search his trunk and when they do, the weapon used to kill Ray Ray is discovered (planted by Tariq at the order of his mom Tasha). Kanan doesn’t know that Tasha called the police to report that Tariq is missing and he corroborates her story when found by authorities.
It’s what ultimately leads to the insane shootout with police. Kanan, who was wielding two guns, shot and killed all officers on the scene before getting shot in the stomach by one of them and dying while trying to escape in one of the cop cars.
Kanan’s death is subsequently confirmed during a scene showing Tommy and Ghost looking at the main character’s dead body at the morgue. Is this really the end of Kanan? How could Fif take himself out of his own show?
“Y’all killed Kanan and let Dre live. Streets is done.” - Jay Z— Deante’ Hitchcock (@DeanteVH) August 26, 2018
How Kanan is dead before Dre is beyond me. #PowerStarz— Kev (@ItsKevinMM) August 26, 2018
Karma finally caught up with Kanan. Tariq was actually useful to his family. Tasha calling the shots without Ghost validation shows the growth in her character. Great episode.— God’s Favorite Child. (@thaddWILL) August 26, 2018
RIP Kanan. The evil you've done is enough #PowerTV— T.T (@WithLoveTawa) August 27, 2018
I'm glad the kanan character is dead. There nothing more you can do with that character except go in circles. He's not gonna work or stay loyal to tommy and ghost after they fucked him over. Props to the writers for knocking him off at the right time #powertv— Musashi (@Musashiblade1) August 27, 2018
Power went from 0-100 😤 how could they kill Kanan off— sumi (@omgBuenos) August 27, 2018
Hear me out... Kanan comes back to life, turns out he’s immortal, seeks revenge against the St. Patrick’s, becomes a drug overlord with evil powers in New York. BAM! #Powertv becomes the first hit sci fi drug crime series pic.twitter.com/VJYNw0mSp3— Ace (@WordspaceAce) August 27, 2018
Lol what if Kanan not dead again tho!? 😭😂😂😂😂— SWAGGY E. (@_EVANGELO) August 27, 2018
Yo. When Kanan said he killed Sean bc he betrayed him & doesn’t even know if he’s really his son.......but doesn’t kill Tariq after he openly betrayed him too........das his kid.— sipsomeT (@ibelongtotheTL) August 26, 2018
So u mean to tell me Kanan survived a burning building but get shot in the stomach and die....... Kanan is not dead #Power— Anderius Speight (@Anderius_SP8) August 27, 2018
Next week's episode can't come soon enough. Hopefully, we don't get another gap between episodes like last week.
Seriously though 50, this is how this season's going to play out? What do you think? Is Kanan really gone? What do you think's going to happen next? Let us know in the comment section below.
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