As fans wait for season two of Power Book II: Ghost, one fan theory is suggesting that James “Ghost” St. Patrick, the lead patriarch of the Power franchise, is still alive.
In a YouTube video posted by Alejandro Gonzalez which currently boasts over a quarter of a million views, the Power superfan pieces together elements of the storyline and possible cinematography clues to argue that James “Ghost” St. Patrick is still alive.
Titled Who helped Ghost survive?, Alejandro pulls in dialogue from several characters and highlights several hidden props which supposedly suggest that Ramona helped James to switch the gun which Tariq used to shoot him.
The line “Ghosts never die” taken from Tariq in the season finale of Power Book II: Ghost has also been used as a clue.
Alejandro also lists several other characters such as Simon Stern and Detective Santana as privy to the alleged cover-up.
The video also incorporates interviews with series creator Courtney A. Kemp which seemingly support some of the claims.
According to the last episode of the Power series, James was shot dead by his son Tariq in climatic scenes.
James’ ex-wife Tasha took responsibility for the shooting, leaving Tariq free reign to return to his academic studies and his life of crime.
Power Book II: Ghost showcases Tariq’s current life post the shooting and season two is expected to carry the storyline on even further.
In a recent interview, Courtney A Kemp said, “Part of the journey of Season 2 is absolutely going through and making decisions without the benefit of someone to call.”
“One thing I think I can say…season two, Tariq’s class, the Canonical Studies class, moves into an ethics unit. So, next year we will be exploring ethics and I will leave it at that.
“I think it might be more about an ethical dilemma. For example, you know, is there such a thing as real greater good, right? Is there a greater good?
“For instance, I’ll use on one that we’re more familiar with, like does the end justify the means?
“I mean, that’s a question that we’re always asking in Power but when you’re asked to write a paper about that or speak about that in class and you have committed some pretty heinous acts in order to achieve your end, I think you know, that’s one I could address and say that those are some things that are coming along for sure.”