'You're The Only One I Can Trust': 10 Best Lines From Last Night's Episode of 'Power'

Ghost is backed into a corner in episode 204 titled, 'You're The Only Person I Can Trust' As he arrives back from Miami, contracts signed, he's learned Stern is doing his very best to ensure he doesn't get Truth back, and while he tries to finesse that issue, the home front takes a hit when Tasha does some investigative work to learn her marriage isn't on the solid ground she hoped.

While Ghost juggles his failing business and his crumbling marriage, Angela gets one step closer to bringing down Tommy, who she still believes is Ghost, which poses as a direct conflict to her relationship with Jamie. Lies are told, bonds are beginning to break and viewers finally learn the real reason Kanon is out for revenge.

Season 2 of Power is in full swing. Check out 10 of the best lines from last night's episode.

"Same old Ghost. I love it when you take care of sh*t." -- Tasha

Tasha loves when Ghost--not James St. Patrick--shows up to handle business, which is why she was elated to know the hired executioner was finally dead. Her happiness was short lived when Ghost told her he wasn't the one responsible for her death prompting both of them to wonder who's the one really after their drug business.

"I don't want to keep playing these games. I like you and you like me too."-- Sean

Despite what his father told him, Sean made a move on Tasha and was finally honest with her about his feelings. Tasha reciprocated, but insisted that nothing will come from their mutual attraction.

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"We have an event coming up for VIBE Magazine."-- Kantos

Ghost is still playing errand boy for Stern and unfortunately his former manager now turned boss, Kantos. He returns to the club, contracts signed, only to find out they're throwing a party for the (AMAZING) VIBE magazine. The only catch: the budget is small and there's no V.I.P. Stern and Kantos did this intentionally to ensure Ghost never earns enough to buy his club back.

Editor's Note: All of VIBE's parties and events are the turn up!

"Now my crew can single handedly take over that territory. Take care of that little powder problem you have." --Kanon.

After Kanon killed Qdubs, him and Tommy meet with Ghost and admit to the killings. While Ghost is a pissed a simple sit-down turned into a crime scene, Kanon "steps up" to run the territory Qdubs once operated.

"I mean I really wanna be flattered, but I'm not stupid."-- Keisha.

Keisha is nobody's fool. While she has a Jones for her Sean, she knows Sean only has eyes for Tasha. After Tasha issued the curve and told Sean nothing can happen between them, Sean made his way to Keisha's house for a sweet night cap.

"Travel fee? Your client lives in Brooklyn. He doesn't have a metrocard?"-- Ghost

Ghost is up against the ropes and needs to make sure his party is a success. He contacts his Miami connect to get a few big name athletes to stop by Truth but must pay their "travel fee" in order to do so. Running out of money, he takes from the drug money. A major no-no.

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"Thanks for asking. I did love my massage."-- Tasha

After Keisha told Tasha about her and Sean's rendezvous, Keisha advised Tasha to not be so trusting of her husband just yet. Tasha then took it upon herself to go searching through Ghost's clothes to find a hotel receipt from his trip to Miami and learns that their relationship isn't as solid as she assumed.

"Kanon has the right idea about a lot of sh*t" -- Tommy

While Ghost is still apprehensive about Kanon, Tommy is on board with bringing him on to move twice the product from Lobos. Tommy insists that Kanon--who taught both of them everything they know--is the only one who can help them get back to even.

"Get surveillance of Egan, but we'll have to talk to St. Patrick for sure"--Mike Sandoval

After presenting her evidence, Angela gets reinstated to the task force designed to take down Lobos. Angela is still under the belief Tommy is Ghost, but is then told by her superior to contact Jamie St. Patrick for questioning.

"Why do you need her so badly?"-- Angela

Ghost tells Angela Tasha kicked him out of the house. Under the assumption Ghost already told Tasha about their relationship, Angela realizes Ghost has been lying to both of them to keep the piece. Angela gets angry and wonders why Ghost won't leave an unhappy relationship and questions what is it about Tasha that he needs so much.

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Kenan Thompson Says Kel Mitchell Will Appear In Revamped 'All That' Series

Pretty much everyone who was a fan of 90s Nickelodeon staple All That was thrilled to hear Kenan Thompson's role of executive producer in the revamped series. Now more great news has arrived as the comedian shared that Kel Michell will also return to the sketch comedy show.

Speaking with Page Six at the Writers Guild Awards Sunday (Feb. 16), Thompson shared his hopes to bridge the gap between the original cast and new members.

“Whoever’s down to [come to] do it, we would love to have them in my opinion,” Thompson said. “I know Kel [Mitchell’s] coming back, and I remember working close [sic] with Josh Server as well. I think all the old cast members should come support the new cast members. That’s just how it should go.”

Before their spinoff Kenan and Kel, the two were golden on All That with skits joint skits like Good Burger and solo characters Pierre Escargot and Repairman.

So far, things seemed to be going Thompson's way. Former All That alum  Danny Tamberelli also told Page Six he was thrilled to hear about the revival.

“I think it’s awesome!” Tamberelli said."All That was a show that reached out to so many kids from all different backgrounds and brought them all together through laughter.”

Tamberelli was apart of seasons four through six and was also one of the main character's on Nick's other enjoyable series, Pete and Pete.

Check out some memorable skits from All That below.

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Jussie Smollett's Attorneys Deny Actor Paid $3,500 To Orchestrate Attack

Sources close to the Jussie Smollett investigation have spoken with several media outlets and allege new evidence shows the Empire actor may have orchestrated the attack, and even paid men $3,500 to go through with it.

The two men who are brothers were arrested Wednesday and released Friday (Feb. 15) without charges. Both men are cooperating fully with Chicago police, and authorities found records they purchased a rope at a local hardware store, which was used during the attack.

Smollett's attorneys, Todd S. Pugh, and Victor P. Henderson, quickly denied the claim made by authorities.

"As a victim of a hate crime who has cooperated with the police investigation, Jussie Smollett is angered and devastated by recent reports that the perpetrators are individuals he is familiar with," the statement read. "He has now been further victimized by claims attributed to these alleged perpetrators that Jussie played a role in his own attack. Nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is lying."

On Jan. 29, Smollett was leaving a Subway fast-food restaurant when the actor alleges to have been attacked by two men who beat him, poured bleach on him and tried to hang a rope around his neck. The 35-year-old entertainer, who identifies as gay, said one of the men shouted "This is MAGA country" as well as other racial and homophobic slurs.

Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said one of the men appeared on Empire and have past affiliation with Smollett.

During his interview with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America Thursday (Feb. 14), Smollett expressed frustration about not being believed. Sunday morning (Feb. 17) the hashtag 'JussieSmollettHoax' trended on Twitter. The Internet was split with many offering a digital "I told you so" due to the reports, while others, particularly members of the black LGBTQ community, questioning why many were quick to believe the word of law enforcement.

Us straight men waiting on the LGBT community to apologize after Jussie lied pic.twitter.com/0PDmNX4ykZ

— Flickens McCray (@Mickens__) February 17, 2019


No idea what actually happened w/ Jussie Smollett. But do know that 4 years ago, Chicago PD spent 13 months justifying Laquan McDonald’s murder before releasing dashcam video showing he was walking away before being shot at 16x by an officer. Why are we just accepting their word?

— Scott Hechinger (@ScottHech) February 17, 2019

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American Soul Episode 3 Recap: Don the Father, Don the Son

American Soul's third episode three opens as the major characters confront various types of loss in their worlds. The Clarke family lays Joseph to rest, accompanied by Babyface’s spare, a capella rendition of “What’s Going On” (Babyface is the music supervisor for American Soul). Tessa digs under her bed to pull out an old dance photo and stare at it longingly. Don is still chasing large bookings like Marvin Gaye - and still hitting a wall - when Delores calls to tell him their oldest son is missing.

The Clarke siblings are processing their grief in different ways. Because of his father’s death, Kendall is now head of household, so his draft is waived. He’s saddled with guilt, “The only reason I’m not in Vietnam right now is because dad died. What do I do with that?” and thinks he needs to get into responsible adult mode (as though he weren’t already a father…but we digress). Simone’s wants to honor her father through her music, and while Kendall and JT want to cancel a gig the group has scheduled, she thinks Joseph would want them to move forward. She sneaks out to perform alone and almost falters during a song dedicated to her dad until JT steps in to join her and save the performance. While Kendall grapples with the idea of becoming the man of the house, Brienne (Kelly Price) actively steps into the role and handles small things that were her husband’s domain; namely, a leaky faucet announcing Joseph’s permanent absence with every drip.

JT is still facing struggles at every turn. We have yet to see this poor boy walk into his apartment without some drama in progress. His mama’s about to burn the house down by leaving a pot on the stove. The CRIPS are about to get him railroaded into an attempted murder charge - mind you, he didn’t even get his rent money out of the heist! And people keep talking to him any kind of way. Even Simone takes shots at him about his dad not being around. His own girlfriend, SMH. They make up after JT joins her to perform, and as they’re cozying up in his blue Chevy Nova to share the most romantic moment two teenagers can share in a car, the cops are issuing an all-points bulletin for that exact make and model and getting names of accomplices. Let’s keep JT lifted in prayer.

We get the first hints of Tessa’s (Iantha Richardson) backstory as she chastises the sassy and ambitious Soul Train dancer Flo for inappropriate conduct with Rufus Thomas (Bobby Brown) before and during the show's taping. “I know you’re reaching for something bigger, but it’s not guys like Rufus who pay the price when everything goes wrong.” She gives the dancer advice she perhaps wishes someone had given her, “I know you. I was you. You’re talented, but you’ve got to start making (better decisions).”  (Spoiler alert: the advice lands on deaf ears.) There’s a great scene intercut between Simone’s performance and Tessa dancing alone in the dim Soul Train studio. For the first time since we’ve met her, she’s unguarded and joyful. We anticipate a Svengali story to emerge soon, explaining her failed professional dance career.

Don’s missing son, Tony, shows up on the set of Soul Train just as Don is preparing to catch a flight back to Chicago to find him. This season's first two episodes gave insight into Don’s struggles as a husband, now we learn about his struggles as a father. Throughout the episode, flashbacks to Don’s “lessons” from his tough, abusive father are juxtaposed against his interactions with young Tony. Don struggles to balance the emotional distance and unflinching firmness he was taught – making Tony work “like a man,” when he shows up at the studio, telling him he thinks he’s grown, commanding respect through fear – with the pure love and yearning he sees in his son.

Tony just wants to be with him, whatever that takes. Don wants to break generational cycles, he wants to be a better man and father than his father was – the last flashback is of Don as a young man beating his dad in a fight and declaring his independence – but softness is a challenge for him. When Tony gets back to Chicago, he plays out a version of “Why he don’t want me, Uncle Phil?” with his mother Deloris (Perri Camper), who assures him that his Daddy loves him “so strong that it’ll break the world in two, and whatever he’s done wrong is small when you hold it against that.” (Grown Tony Cornelius, by the way, is the Executive Producer of American Soul.)

What this episode got right: Robert Barisford Brown aka Bobby Brown as Rufus Thomas just made us so incredibly happy, because Bobby was basically playing a future version of himself. Thomas pulling Flo on stage to dance – and Don being mad about it – is based on Soul Train dancer Damita Jo Freeman jumping on stage to dance with singer Joe Tex – and Don being mad about it.

What it could have done without: About three of the flashbacks to Don and his father. We got the point after the first couple of scenes.

What we absolutely don’t believe: That high-class escorts were just sauntering into the studio or Don’s office while the show was taping, with him running a tight ship. Don’s from Chicago, Chicago – you ain’t walking up on him unannounced and unexpectedly.

What we don’t understand: Why we saw a Kentucky Fried Chicken ad, kept hearing talk about ad dollars and accounts, but there’s been no mention of Afro Sheen or Ultra Sheen.

American Soul is still more heavy-handed in some places than we’d prefer; still a little too on-the-nose with dialogue in places. But it’s an acceptable price for an otherwise strong show. The live performances are great – Katlyn Nichol’s voice is amazing - and we're loving the celebrity guests. We're very curious to see Michelle Williams as Diana Ross next week. We did miss Gerald Aims and his antics in this episode, though. Hopefully, he’s back with some new one-liners in episode four.

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