‘Power Book II: Ghost’ Showrunner Teases the Aftermath of Carrie Milgram’s Death

Carrie Milgram was a character who kept us on edge from the beginning. She was a former prosecutor who, for years, had worked as a professor and advisor at Stansfield University. But Carrie always put self-interest above the interest of others — and that was her downfall.

In an online discussion about the Jan. 23 episode, Power Book II: Ghost creator and showrunner Courtney Kemp spoke about Carrie Milgram’s fate, what lies in store for the person involved, and more.

[Warning: This article contains spoilers for Power Book II: Ghost Season 2 Episode 8.]

Melanie Linburd as Carrie Milgram wearing a brown blazer and standing in a office in 'Power Book II: Ghost'
Melanie Linburd as Carrie Milgram in ‘Power Book II: Ghost’ | Starz

What happened to Carrie Milgram in ‘Power Book II: Ghost’

It became clear, as soon as Carrie inserted herself into the Jabari Reynolds investigation, that she would likely not survive the season. However, it was actually her relationship with Zeke Cross that got her killed.

After a heated fight at a family dinner, during which it was revealed that Monet Tejada was not Zeke’s aunt but his mother, Zeke stormed out and left. Thinking he went to Carrie’s apartment, Monet showed up to see whether he was there.

He wasn’t, but Monet figured he would eventually show up and decided to kill Carrie, reasoning that Zeke “would never come back to [her]” if Carrie was around.

Zeke arrived sometime later and found Carrie’s body hanging in her living room.

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Kemp on Carrie Milgram’s death

Kemp opened up about Carrie’s fate while participating in a Q&A on Instagram Live. She said that upcoming episodes would provide insight into the framing of Carrie’s “suicide” and encouraged fans to “keep watching.”

It should be interesting. Carrie was definitely struggling after having her reputation tarnished in court and her heart broken by Jabari’s death. We’d like to think that someone, perhaps Zeke, knew Carrie well enough to know that she wouldn’t have taken her own life. But then again, Carrie could be quite unpredictable.

More of Carrie’s past will come up on ‘Power Book II: Ghost’

While we continue to speculate about the next episode, Kemp dropped more teaser information about what’s ahead. She said that Carrie’s death, for one, would “energize a whole bunch of people, especially people who used to have a sexual relationship with her.”

“What do we know about that?” she continued. “We know that another murder has been committed and that another murder has been committed by someone in our crew. And so what will take place? That’ll be interesting.”

“We know we’ve got a bunch of dead Guaps, we’ve got a dead chef, we’ve got a whole bunch of deaths,” she noted. “So all those things have to come into play. And do we think, maybe because it’s episode 9, there are going to be some more big deaths? Let’s see! … There’s only two episodes left in this season, and you guys know how we do it.”

How to get help: In the U.S., call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Or text HOME to 741-741 to speak with a trained crisis counselor at the free Crisis Text Line.

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