‘Power Book IV: Force’: Inside the Conflict Between the Flynn Family and CBI

Tommy Egan (Joesph Sikora) is already making enemies on Power Book IV: Force. The New York-born gangster has set up shop in Chicago and it’s not at all what he expected. Though he’s determined to rebuild his business, Tommy has found himself trying to navigate two of the biggest crime organizations in the city, Chicago Brothers Incorporated (CBI), and the Irish mob helmed by the Flynn family.

It appears that the Chicago organizations also have beef between them. Here’s what we know.

Joseph Sikora s Tommy Egan, Shane Harper as Vic Flynn and Kris D. Lofton as Jenard standing in a dark warehouse with guns pointed at themin 'Power Book IV: Force'
Joseph Sikora s Tommy Egan, Shane Harper as Vic Flynn and Kris D. Lofton as Jenard in ‘Power Book IV: Force’ | Starz

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Tommy has made enemies with the Flynn family on ‘Power Book IV: Force’

Though he’s only been in Chicago for a short time, Tommy has already made enemies with the notorious Flynn Crime family. Helmed by patriarch Walter Flynn (Tommy Flannagan), the Irish gangster doesn’t take too kindly to Tommy stepping into his territory. Moreover, Walter’s son Vic (Shane Harper) has a disdain for Tommy off rip which will certainly only grow when he finds out the Queens-born gangster has been romancing his on-again, off-again love Gloria (Gabrielle Ryan). Though Claudia Flynn (Lili Simmons) doesn’t appear to have any beef with Tommy, she is, for now, loyal to her family.

Not only do the Flynns dislike outsiders, it certainly hasn’t helped Tommy’s case that he appears to have formed an alliance with the Chicago Brothers Incorporated (CBI), Jenard (Kris D. Lofton), and Diamond (Issac Keyes).

Inside the conflict between the Flynn family and CBI

Though Diamond has only just been released from prison following a 15-year bid, the beef between CBI and the Flynns is historical.

“I think it’s important that they show that because Chicago is known to be a very divisional type city,” Keys told Digital Spy. “Like Diamond comes from the south side, the Irish on the other side, and we don’t really interact. I think it’s important that we show that and why. And I think that it continues because there’s a lot of old history between Diamond and Walter Flynn. Walter Flynn has some ideas in his head, a storyline in his head – the things that he feels Diamond and CBI represent, and some things they’ve done. Diamond’s not really concerned about Walter in a sense, but all the stuff starts to come to the table as the season comes along, as it goes along. It starts to come out, and you’re getting all these different things. It’s like being in a relationship with somebody. It’s like ‘Oh, you felt this way about me all this time, and I didn’t know it?’ And it’s like, you’re starting to see that as it goes.”

Hopefully, some of this backstory will be made plain during this season.

Joseph Sikora says he hopes ‘Power Book IV: Force’ will go at least three seasons

Though Tommy is cool with CBI at the moment, we know from experience that he’s going to be loyal to himself above all else. However, Sikora is hopeful that Force will run at least three seasons so we get to see the full spectrum of his character in a new city.

“I mean, I think that the show, even just in terms of what the fans want, and the storytelling, I think it has to go a minimum of three seasons,” he told Express. “And maybe a few more than that. But certainly, three to get the full dynamic of Tommy Egan and even Walter Flynn.”

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