‘Power Book IV: Force’: Joseph Sikora Revealed the True Love of Tommy’s Life
Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora) is still trying to find his footing on Power Book IV: Force, following the death of his best friend and business partner James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick). Over the six seasons of Power and in the first season of Force, Tommy has lost a lot of people close to him.
Now, Sikora has revealed the true love of Tommy’s life.
‘Power’ fans thought Ghost should have killed Tommy
Thick as thieves since they were small boys in Queens, Ghost and Tommy built their drug empire together. However, being the more cerebral criminal, Ghost often did things without Tommy’s knowledge. Moreover, Tommy was often quick to resort to violence without thinking things through.
Still, the partnership worked well until it didn’t. As Ghost desired to have a more legit life away from the drug game, Tommy thrived in the chaos of their work. Now Power fans say that in retrospect, Ghost should’ve just killed Tommy.
“Ghost wiping out his enemies has been a staple of the show, the major conflict of the show is James St. Patrick trying to shed the ‘Ghost’ side of him,” one Redditor said via Express. “So if James killed Tommy, the need for the Ghost persona would die. However, the resentment from both Tariq and Tasha would be there. For the audience, it would make Ghost firmly an antagonist but leave enough to keep him sympathetic.”
We don’t think Ghost would’ve been able to live with himself if he had.
Joseph Sikora revealed the true love of Tommy’s life
At the end of Power, Tommy left his home and business in New York for a fresh start in Chicago. In addition to losing Ghost, he’d also lost his girlfriend, LaKeisha (La La Anthony) just as he was on the verge of proposing. Earlier in the series, we saw him kill his former girlfriend, Holly (Lucy Walters) after she betrayed Ghost.
However, Sikora says despite Tommy’s love for Keisha and Holly, his true love with his bond and the brotherhood he shared with Ghost.
“The true love of his life was Ghost,” the actor told TV Line. “We already saw Tommy with Holly, played brilliantly by Lucy Walters, ultimately bringing her to her own demise because of his overriding love and loyalty to Ghost… We see him always looking for family. But he wants to create his own family. Now that family got sprung on him, his resistance to that and his confusion — again, careful what you wish for. When your deepest and darkest come true, I think he’s shocked in a lot of ways. He had a hard time processing the whole thing.
Omari Hardwick wanted Tommy and Ghost to die at the end of ‘Power’
Hardwick also didn’t believe that Tommy and Ghost would survive without each other. In fact, he pitched an ending that would have seen both men die at the end of Power. He even pitched the idea to Power creator Courtney Kemp.
“What I email her was that it’s season 7 and Ghost, like Denzel [Washington] in Man on Fire, an eye for an eye, a life for a life, he has to go help his brother, Tommy,” The Mothership actor told Entertainment Weekly. “Tommy does what he shouldn’t do and Ghost has to give his life. I share with her, she likes it. I shared it with Joe, he’s a big brain, a hell of a writer, and he excitingly goes, “Oh man, let’s take it a whole nother level.’ And we create Romeo and Romeo. So when Ghost dies, Tommy can’t live without Ghost and Tommy takes his life and he falls on top of the body of Ghost. That’s what I thought should happen.”