‘Power Book IV: Force’: Will Tommy’s Mom Be in the Show? She and Tommy Are Still Estranged
When viewers last saw Tommy Egan, he was riding away from New York in his iconic Mustang. He’d lost everything and everyone close to him — Anthony Teresi, LaKeisha Grant, James St. Patrick — and was looking for a new start.
While his initial plan was to settle in California, Power Book IV: Force finds him in Chicago on family business. Does that mean Tommy Egan’s mom, Kate, will be in the show, then? Actor Joseph Sikora addressed the topic during a Q&A in January, but his answer isn’t reassuring.
‘Power Book IV: Force’ is the ‘same Tommy,’ but in a new setting
According to the logline for Force (via Deadline), Tommy will make a detour in Chicago “to close an old wound that’s been haunting him for decades.” But the trip “turns into a labyrinth of family secrets and lies Tommy thought were long buried.”
“One step leads to another and Tommy quickly finds himself in Chicago’s drug game, inserting himself between the city’s two biggest crews,” the statement continues. “In a city divided by race, Tommy straddles the line, ultimately becoming the lynchpin that not only unites them – but holds the power to watch them crumble.”
“Tommy uses his outsider status to his advantage, breaking all the local rules and rewriting them on his quest to become the biggest drug dealer in Chicago,” the statement concludes.
Sikora spoke further about the show on Instagram Live.
“What you can expect on the show is a lot more of the same from Tommy,” he said, “but he’s got nothing. So remember, he left New York with nothing. He left New York with a bunch of money, some guns, some burners, and that’s it. Just everything he had on his person. So you’re gonna watch Tommy rebuild himself in real-time.”
The characters of ‘Power Book IV: Force’
Power Book IV: Force brings several new faces to the Power Universe, including Kris D. Lofton (Empire) as Jenard Sampson, Gabrielle Ryan (The Haves and the Have Nots) as Gloria, Isaac Keys (Get Shorty) as Diamond, Lili Simmons (Ray Donovan) as Claudia “Claud” Flynn, and Shane Harper (Hightown) as Vic Flynn, to name a few.
Sikora spoke about the possibility of cameos by Power characters on Instagram Live in January. When it came to Kate specifically, he did not provide a straight answer. But he reminded viewers that Tommy and Kate aren’t on the best of terms at the moment following their falling out in the sixth and final season of Power.
“Didn’t she say that Tommy doesn’t exist to her anymore? That he’s not her son?” he said in response to the question of whether Kate would be on the show. “She still believes Tommy was the one who killed Ghost… You know, Kate’s a little bit crazy. So that’s an interesting question. Will she show up, won’t she show up? You’re gonna have to watch to find out. But we definitely got a lot of twists and turns for you in store with that one.”
Elsewhere, he explained that because the Power shows are all connected, many characters could turn up on Force. “Don’t count anybody out, don’t think anybody is gone gone, and don’t leave out the possibility of anything happening, because these stories get really wonderfully complicated, and that’s why you tune in,” he added.
Watch the show in February
Power Book IV: Force will debut on Starz on Feb. 6, right after the conclusion of the second season of Power Book II: Ghost, Tariq St. Patrick’s spinoff. Force will seemingly be followed by the second season of the Kanan Stark prequel, Power Book III: Raising Kanan. But no release date for that show has been shared.