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Shane Johnson A.K.A. Cooper Saxe Interview | Power After Hours

Actor, Writer, Producer and Power veteran Shane Johnson joins Jeff and Krissy for a dope episode of Power After Hours! Shane and the crew talk about his early acting career and the journey to land the role of Cooper Saxe. Shane explains the evolution of Saxe from ancillary character to series regular, his motivations, and what to expect from the head of the US Attorney’s office in the last 5 episodes of Power Book II: Ghost, Season 1. Jeff and Krissy also pick Shane’s brain about his experiences with the Power fanbase, separating Saxe from Shane, being a character fans love to hate and a whole lot more!

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The Gift of The Magi | Power Book II: Ghost Season 1 Episode 5 Recap

We have reached the mid-season finale of Power Book II: Ghost! For those familiar with the Power episode cadence, this isn’t abnormal, but due to COVID-19 we’ll have to wait until December to see our favorite characters stress us out. Jeff and Krissy dive into the circumstances surrounding the two-month hiatus and what it means for the show and we did NOT forget about every major thing that happened in this episode! Saxe and Davis with an unholy alliance, Tasha an Tariq revealing secrets, Riley roofies Tariq and we watch the realest Tariq scene at Raina and Jamie’s grave, Brayden wants more information, Monet still cursing people out to hilarity, Carrie on auto-Demon Time, and Jabari plagiarizing Tariq’s work! It was a lot which set up the next five episodes well. Plus we answer your commentary and receive a cool message during a Ghost Q&A from the god Michael Rainey Jr. himself! Tap in and tell a friend to listen to #PowerAfterHours. The Gift of The Magi | Power Book II: Ghost Season 1 Episode 5 Recap | Power After Hours

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The Prince | Power Book II: Ghost Season 1 Episode 4 Recap

This season is flying by, and as we reach the Mid-Season finale, Jeff and Krissy cover an action-packed episode of Ghost! The Prince by Machiavelli serves as the backdrop for how Tariq confronts his opponents and how people from his past could’ve used that mentality. Plus, Tariq in true Queens gentleman fashion breaks down options and why he is the prize, the women win by finally seeing Method Man nekkid, Jabari and Carrie on Demon time, Monet still cursing at her kids, sexuality, family, and Saxe scamming gene runs strong in the family. Lauren’s Bougie parents, Maclean’s infidelity, Stern’s husband. Yeah this was a lot, and we cover it all in this episode of #PowerAfterHours!

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Play The Game | Power Book II: Ghost Episode 3 Recap

This week on Power After Hours, Jeff and Krissy recap Power Book II: Ghost Season 1 Episode 3 “Play The Game”. The main characters face a crossroards where they have to either conform to the rules or have the audacity to challenge them. Those challenges are met with different results. Tariq challenges his professor about the virtues of Socrates, Monet challenges the power structure of the family business, while her kids don’t want to play the games that build preconceived notions about their future. Tasha plays too many games with her legal team and with the help of Tameika Robinson, teach Tasha an unforgettable lesson. We explore this theme and read your commentary too.

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Exceeding Expectations | Power Book II: Ghost Episode 2 Recap

This week on Power After Hours, Krissy and Jeff dive into episode 2 of Power Book II: Ghost “Exceeding Expectations” They discuss the insidious intersection of the law and politics, the final farewell for Ghost, Maclean vs. Saxe and how Method Man is owning that role, and the beautiful New York swag that Monet and Mary J. brings to this new series. There’s similarities between the Tejada’s and St. Patrick’s, and Tariq’s eulogy shows that he’s ready to own the city and his destiny. Plus Simon Stern gives affluent capitalist no cap bars that are as memorable as they are impactful to our own desires and moral compass. #PowerAfterHours #PowerTV

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The Stranger | Power Book II: Ghost Episode 1 Recap

The Power After Hours crew is back to continue the journey with Tariq St. Patrick in Power Book 2: Ghost! Jeff and Krissy discuss Tariq and Tasha’s life after the repercussions of the OG Power Finale. Tariq’s balance with school and the game, Tasha’s plight in prison, Saxe still using shady tactics to attain justice, and they take a look at Mary J. Blige, Method Man and the host of new characters that contribute to this new, yet familiar world. #PowerAfterHours #PowerTV

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Power After Hours Episode 615 Recap – “Exactly How We Planned”

All good things must come to an end…

Jeff and Krissy close the chapter on Power (Book 1) after 5 years of podding. We give our take on the finale, the season, and our thoughts on the legacy of this show. We deconstruct everything from the characters, writers, and everything in between. We try to answer your burning questions: Did they need 5 episodes to end the story? Are we watching the spin-offs? What does a post Power After Hours world look like? The fans showed our too with your tweets and emails. This is #TheFinalArgument on this show as we discuss the past and look towards the future. We also give our album credit shoutouts to everyone involved in this podcasts and the hosts who helped make Power and this podcast awesome. Let’s toast to the end of an era. It’s a celebration!

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Power After Hours Episode 614 Recap – “Reversal of Fortune”

Jeff and Krissy are back to review the penultimate episode of Power! We get the Tate-Centric episode, which meant to show the motives he had to kill Ghost, but this turned into a referendum on the commonly agreed upon uselessness of the Paz episode, clumsy sequencing of the episodes, and whether fans actually care about who shot Ghost anymore. We did get a reminder that Larenz Tate be AC-TING though.

Before this episode, we take a moment to remember Kobe and Gigi Bryant, along with the 7 other individuals lost in that tragic helicopter crash on Sunday. It took us a couple of days, as it did much of the world, to compose ourselves and prepare to drop this podcast.

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Power After Hours Episode 613 Recap – “It’s All Your Fault”

Jeff and Krissy recap the most highly anticipated episode: The TOMMY episode! We follow Tommy’s life from the moment he kills Benny to dodging the mob, avenging Keisha’s death and more. Did we get more answers or questions? And how does the events of episode 613 affect the rest of the series and potential spin-offs? We answer these questions and yours on this episode of Power: After Hours!

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Power After Hours Episode 612 Recap – “He Always Wins”

Jeff and Krissy Link up to talk all things Paz… even though they aren’t hyped about it. No shade to Elizabeth Rodriguez, who killed the role, but they did her no favors by keeping her in the background for most of the season…so the resulting backlash from fans makes sense. 

They discuss how the story moves forward, transition episodes during a finale season, Angela’s gun as the murder weapon, Power Book II to air 8 episodes (??), and what we expect for the last few episodes. #PowerTV 

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