‘Power Book II: Ghost’: Is Cane’s Real Father Mecca?
Power Book II: Ghost Season 2 just premiered and already, the series is taking fans on a roller coaster ride. Tariq St. Patrick (Michael Rainey Jr.) is dealing with the fallout of the murder of his professor Jabari Reynolds (Justin Marcel McManus) while trying to keep the Monet Tejada (Mary J. Blige) happy.
Monet is also going through it. Amid her son Dru (Lovell Adams-Gray) being shot last season she’s become increasingly more paranoid. She’s banished her son Cane (Woody McClain) from the family’s inner circle and she’s suffocating her daughter, Diana (LaToya Tonodeo). Tensions with her incarcerated husband, Lorenzo (Berto Colon) are also weighing on Monet.
However, Cane has found solace elsewhere, namely in a gangster named, Mecca (Daniel Sunjata). But is Mecca Cane’s real father?
‘Power Book II: Ghost’ fans don’t believe Cane is Lorenzo’s son
From the moment Cane was introduced on Power Book II: Ghost he stood out. Vicious and cutthroat, he had the temperament for the family business, much more than his siblings Diana and Dru. Moreover, he looks nothing like his father or his siblings.
Still, Power Universe creator Courtney Kemp explained that Cane and Lorenzo have a connection that no one else does. During an Instagram Live Kemp explained that Cane’s real name is Lorenzo Tejada, Jr., which seems to hint that he really is Lorenzo’s son. She explained 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,” Kemp said.
Is Cane’s real father Meeca?
Desperate to get back into his mother’s good graces, Cane plots against his family and gets in good with Mecca. “He is calculated, manipulative, and dangerous,” Deadline reports. “Mecca conveniently reemerges in New York at the exact moment the Tejadas need to fill the void of a new product supplier. But when his mysterious past starts to become exposed, it reveals the drug business might not be his only end game with this family.”
Without knowing much about Mecca, Cane seems desperate for Mecca’s approval. Now that the connection between Mecca and Monet has been revealed fans are convinced the drug supplier may be Cane’s biological father.
“I’m shocked that Cane is really Lorenzo’s son. He appears so disconnected from his siblings. #PowerGhost@Power_STARZ,” one person tweeted. “Power want me to believe Mary J Blidge and this hispanic man made Cane?” another person tweeted. Cane and Meeca look nothing a like, but we’re still not convinced Cane is Lorenzo’s son.
Monet’s backstory will be revealed in ‘Power Book II: Ghost’ Season 2
There is not much known about Monet or how she got entangled with Lorenzo. Fans do know that the drug queenpin hails from Brooklyn. However, Ghost episode 202 was the first time we got some inkling of her backstory. Throughout the entire episode, Monet kept seeing a red sportscar wherever she was. She also kept hearing New Edition’s “Can You Stand the Rain” blasting in the background.
At the end of the episode, she arrives at the infamous Junior’s Cheesecake in Brooklyn where she meets up with Mecca. However, Monet doesn’t call the sinister drug distributor by the name we know him as. Instead, she calls him Dante. From the way they speak to one another, and with their shared love of raspberry swirl, it’s clear they have quite the history.
During an Instagram Live, Kemp revealed that Monet’s backstory will be explored in season 2, and we’ll learn more about her journey from Brooklyn to where she is today.