‘Power Book II: Ghost’: Cane Will Play a Major Role in Season 2

Power Book II: Ghost, the first spinoff in the Power Universe follows Tariq St. Patrick (Michael Rainey Jr.). In the aftermath of his father’s death, Tariq finds himself torn between his life as a college student and his burgeoning career as a drug dealer. In desperate need of funding, Tariq finds himself entangled with the Tejada family’s drug organization.

Headed by matriarch Monet Tejada (Mary J. Blige) whose husband Lorenzo (Berto Colon) is serving a lengthy prison sentence, Monet rules her business and her three children, Cane (Woody McClain), Diana (LaToya Tonodeo), and Dru (Lovell Adams-Gray) viciously and without remorse.

Now, with the debut of Power Book II: Ghost on November 21, 2021, its become clear that Cane will play a major role in what happens next.

Woody McClain as Cane Tejada dressed in all black standing in front of a car in 'Power Book II: Ghost'
Woody McClain as Cane Tejada in ‘Power Book II: Ghost’ | Starz

Inside Monet and Cane’s tumultuous relationship in ‘Power Book II: Ghost’

Black-hearted and ruthless, it is clear from the second that she appears on the screen that Monet Tejada isn’t someone to play with. Furthermore, with her eldest son Cane, it’s immediately clear that the apple doesn’t fall from the tree. A person that thrives in chaos and violence in the same way that Tommy did on Power, Cane seems like the obvious successor to the Tejada dynasty.

Though he’s Monet’s right-hand man, his father Lorenzo continues to push for his younger son Dru to take the reigns. This continues to cause friction in the family and will undoubtedly continue through season 2.

“Cane is off the chain, he’s real savage,” Blige told USA Today. “Monet’s not afraid of him, but everybody else is. She’s a savage, too.”

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Cane will play a major role in ‘Power Book II: Ghost’ Season Season 2

From the moment that we meet Cane on Ghost, he shows that he’s quick to act in a fit of violence before thinking things through. He was also immediately suspicious of Tariq and beyond resentful that his mother trusted the college student so freely.

Still, above all, Cane is loyal to his family.  “When it comes to Cane, he’s all about family,” McClain told Complex. “His thing is family first.” However, at the end of the first season, he found himself on the outs with his parents. First Lorenzo (Berto Colon) had him beat down following a fight with Monet. Later, Monet disowned Cane for going against her wishes.

However, Power Book II: Ghost Season 2 could see Cane reentering the family’s fold. The official press release from Starz about the second season is riddled with clues. It reads, “[Monet’s] kids, Dru and Diana, question her moves as she grows more distracted, especially when Monet goes as far as trusting Cane again despite his actions against the family.”

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Cane’s name could hint at his future on the show

With Cane firmly back in the mix with the Tejadas and torn between his mother Monet and his father, Lorenzo, things are bound to get chaotic. In fact, his name could hint at what we can expect from the character. During an Instagram Live, Power creator Courtney Kemp explained that Cane is simply a nickname.

Cane’s real name is Lorenzo Tejada, Jr. Kemp revealed that  the name Cane came from his childhood nickname, “Hurricane.” “As a kid, he used to run around the house so much, he acted like a hurricane,” she said. Since hurricanes are literally disasters, we can see Cane spiraling out of control.

As we know, ruthless gangsters rarely have the privilege of growing old and if Cane’s loyalties are questioned by either one of his parents, we doubt they would hesitate to take him out.