Power Book II: Ghost season 3 — next episode, recaps, and everything we know about the drama series

Alix Lapri as Effie fixing Michael Rainey Jr. as Tariq's collar in Power Book II: Ghost
Alix Lapri and Michael Rainey Jr., Power Book II: Ghost (Image credit: Starz)

In some good news for fans of the Power universe, Power Book II: Ghost season 3 is finally here. 

At the end of Power Book II: Ghost season 2, viewers saw Tariq St. Patrick (Michael Rainey Jr.) take another step toward being his father when he declared he wanted out of the drug game. However, if he indeed is like his dad, he’ll find that dream harder to see through to fruition given how deep he is into the business and how many people are vested in him playing his role. 

So what can fans look forward to in Power Book II: Ghost season 3? Here’s everything we know.  

When is the next episode of Power Book II: Ghost season 3?

Power Book II: Ghost fans, the series is back for the season finale. For those that remained loyal to the show and Starz and ignored the leak of episode 10, then you've been waiting for a while to see what happens in the finale. By the way, Power Book IV: Force season 2 is in the somewhat distant future.  

The next episode titled "Divided We Stand," airs on Friday, May 26, at 8 pm ET/PT on Starz. The episode becomes available earlier at midnight on the Starz App, or the Lionsgate Plus app in the UK. Here's a synopsis of what's to come: 

"Tariq is forced to join forces with those who betrayed him to prevent the worst possible outcome for everyone. Monet elevates her position within the business, reaffirming her power over the Tejada children."

Check out this promo video of the episode. 

Power Book II: Ghost season 3 recaps

Power Book II: Ghost season 3 trailer

The season 3 trailer makes it quite clear that Tariq is going to have his hands full of chaos in the coming episodes. Unfortunately for him, this level of drama doesn’t exactly set up the path for him to exit the drug business.   

Power Book II: Ghost season 3 plot

Here is the official synopsis of the season: 

"Power Book II: Ghost season 3 kicks off with Tariq St. Patrick determined to get his trust, get back to his family and get out of the game for good. A new connect interrupts Tariq’s plans and puts him, Brayden and Effie back into business with the Tejadas. 

"When Brayden brings Tariq in as an intern at his family’s hedge fund, the drug business expands beyond Stansfield and onto Wall Street. Monet Tejada is willing to pay a price to avenge her firstborn and keep the rest of her children - and the business - in line as she works closely with Davis MacLean to solve Zeke’s murder and keep the feds off her trail. A staggering reveal forces Tariq to reckon with a betrayal from those closest to him...and a R.I.C.O. investigation mounting, pulling Tariq deeper into the business and closer to the legacy of his father." 

Power Book II: Ghost season 3 cast

Power Book II: Ghost season 3 key art

Power Book II: Ghost season 3 (Image credit: Starz)

At the center of Power Book II: Ghost is the character Tariq, played by Michael Rainey Jr. Rainey has been a part of the Power universe for years, first appearing in the original Power series. He’s also been featured in The Butler, Barbershop: The Next Cut and Orange Is the New Black

Starring alongside Rainey is the Grammy-winning R&B and hip-hop legend, Mary J. Blige. Blige has done a great job pivoting between music and acting, and has earned an Oscar nomination for her role in Mudbound. More recently she’s been spotted in projects like Lost Ollie, Respect and The Umbrella Academy

Season 3 also stars Gianni Paolo (Ma), Alix Lapri (Den of Thieves) and Cliff "Method Man" Smith (Godfather of Harlem). 

By the way, interested in learning more about the Power Book II: Ghost season 3 characters and where they are headed. We’ve got you covered.  

How to watch Power Book II: Ghost season 3

Power Book II: Ghost is a Starz original program. Those in the US hoping to catch new episodes as they become available can watch them live on the Starz channel. If you’re someone that has gotten rid of cable/satellite television, Starz is available as an add-on service on live TV streaming platforms like Fubo TVand Hulu with Live TV. You can also watch new episodes on demand via the standalone Starz App

UK would-be viewers can watch the new season by utilizing a subscription to Lionsgate Plus. 

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Terrell Smith has a diverse writing background having penned material for a wide array of clients including the federal government and Bravo television personalities.  When he’s not writing as Terrell, he’s writing under his pseudonym Tavion Scott, creating scripts for his audio drama podcasts. Terrell is a huge fan of great storytelling when it comes to television and film. Some of his favorite shows include The CrownWandaVision, Abbot Elementary and Godfather of HarlemAnd a fun fact is he's completely dialed into the TLC 90 Day Fiancé universe.