Power’s Tommy Egan star addresses ‘emotional ending’ to Ghost and Tommy story

Power Book III: Raising Kanan trailer stars Mekai Curtis

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In a recent interview, actor Joseph Sikora who plays Tommy Egan in the hit show Power describes his relationship with James ‘Ghost’ St Patrick (played by Omari Hardwick) as ”Brothers in arms.” Fans saw as the duo stuck together throughout the Starz series until Ghost met his untimely demise.

In the original series of Power, Tommy kneeled next to Ghost as he bled out after being shot to death by his son Tariq (Michael Rainey Jr). 

In the emotional scene, Tommy was pleading to his friend to stay alive, whereas Ghost used his last few breaths to tell Tommy to go as with the sirens in the background, it wouldn’t look good for him to be at the scene of a crime.

During a recent interview, Joseph admitted showrunner Courtney Kemp had warned him it would be the saddest ending of a television show ever“.

Joseph spoke of his own reaction: “It was a very emotional scene. Even watching the scene.”

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“It’s not like I was lost in my own performance but I was able to get into the story and watch myself from the outside, and really more to the point watch Tommy and Ghost and what that was like.

It was really a sad ending for these two brothers in arms. It was really a finality,” he added to Entertainment Weekly.

“Yes, it was a total finality for Ghost, but it was being a finality for the partnership and the brotherhood of these two men. It was really emotional and a real departure…I’m going to be very excited to see what Tommy fills up that empty shell with.”

Throughout the series, fans witnessed as Tommy and Ghost often spoke about their childhood they spent together.


The show even explored this with some scenes with Angela (Lela Loren) and Kanan (Curtis ’50 cent’ Jackson) who were also part of their childhood.

Power announced the spinoff Power Book III: Raising Kanan, which will dive deeper into Ghost and Tommy’s relationship as children as well as Kanan’s uprising into the New York drug scene.

Ethan Kutkosky plays young Tommy in the prequel spin-off and Chris Sumpter as Ghost.

Joseph will also be back in another spin-off from the Power universe, Book IV: Force.

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Power Book IV: Force will focus on Joseph’s character Tommy and will explore his fate as he continues his journey without Ghost.

Elsewhere in the interview, Joseph reveals what we can expect from Tommy in Power Book IV: Force and questioned his character’s chance of survival.

The actor explained how he was going to “take all the facets” of his character so he will not “only survive but thrive” and then be able to leave.

Could this be Joseph’s last appearance as Tommy?

He also questioned whether gangsters are “the same all over America” and wondered whether there were specific types in New York, for example, that would mean they are able to adapt better.

Sadly there has not been an announcement for when Power Book IV: Force will be released.

However, fans do know that Power Book III: Raising Kanan will hit screens in June.

Power seasons 1-6 are available to stream on Netflix UK now.
Power Book IV: Force will be released on Starz soon.

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