Why the ‘Power’ Season 6 Finale Isn’t Airing During Super Bowl Weekend, and When Will the Show Return?

Ever since someone shot James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) in his nightclub during the Season 6 mid-finale, the classic whodunit case has fans anxiously waiting to see who pulled the trigger, and why. Unfortunately, Power viewers will have to wait a little longer as the finale will not air until later in February 2020. 

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Michael Rainey Jr., Rotimi Akinosho, Naturi Naughton, Lela Loren, Omari Hardwick, Joseph Sikora, and “Power” Creator and Executive Producer Courtney A. Kemp | Jamie McCarthy

Someone shot James’ Ghost’ St. Patrick in ‘Power’ Season 6

James “Ghost” St. Patrick seemingly had the perfect life with a wife, three children, and successful businesses. However, once he tried to work things out with his high school sweetheart, Angela Valdes (Lela Loren), an assistant district attorney, he struggled to put his illegal behavior behind him. He also continued to associate with lifelong friend and drug dealer, Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora).

The love the ADA had for Ghost caused her to help him cover up crimes, including the murder of dirty cop Ray Ray (Marcus Callender), committed by Ghost’s son, Tariq (Michael Rainey, Jr.).

Even though her colleagues desperately wanted to nail Ghost, she refused to turn on him. At the end of Season 5, Ghost thought Angela would testify against him and arranged for them to meet at their old high school to talk.

Tommy followed the couple and attempted to shoot his best friend, but Angela saw it coming and pushed Ghost out of the way, taking the bullet for him.

In the following season, Ghost attempted to avenge his lover’s death several times by unsuccessfully trying to kill Tommy. However, the two ended up having to work together to save Tariq, so the two called a truce.

Then, after working alongside dirty councilman Rashad Tate (Larenz Tate), the businessman realized his own political aspirations and decided to run for lieutenant governor of New York with Loretta Walsh (Donna Murphy).

After he made the announcement and held a party at his nightclub, an assailant shot and killed Ghost. While the shooter is not seen, there are seven people, all who had a reason to want the businessman dead, all walking towards the club with a gun.

Once the series returned from the mid-season finale, the remaining episodes focused on each suspect and if they pulled the trigger. Four culprits have been ruled out, and only three remain.

Why the finale won’t air, and when will the show return?

The Power Season 6 finale, titled “Exactly How We Planned,” will not air on February 2, 2020. Instead, Starz will play a marathon of every episode chronicling Ghost’s potential shooter, starting with Episode 10 at 7 p.m. EST, so the fans have a chance to catch up before the series ends.

The show returns on February 9, 2020, for the hour and 20-minute long finale where Ghost “will face the ultimate betrayal.” Because the only three suspects left are former Detective Cooper Saxe (Shane Johnson), Ghost’s estranged wife, Tasha (Naturi Naughton), or his son, Tariq, the ultimate betrayal suggests wife or son pulled the trigger, not Saxe.

Additionally, in Episode 13, Tommy arrived at the club only minutes after Ghost’s shooting. He then looked at the shooter with disgust and raised his gun, but his friend told him to “let it go.”

If it were Saxe, Tommy would have shot him without hesitation. Did Tasha or Tariq shoot the patriarch of their family? Watch Power Season 6 finale on February 9, 2020, at 8 p.m. EST on Starz.