Warning! This article contains spoilers for season 5 of Power.
Power showrunner Courtney Kemp has explained why Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora) had to kill his father Tony Teresi (William Sadler).
The show’s official Twitter account recently shared a video of Kemp talking about last Sunday’s (September 2) episode and how it’s “a very specific vision of what this show is”.
“We really wanted to tell a Tommy story,” she said.
If reference to the moment Tommy found out that his father had been talking to the feds, Kemp said: “Street rules: snitches gotta go.”
“I think you see Tommy become a man in this episode, and this is the act that defines him. Unfortunately, it also causes him to break his own heart… In killing his father, there’s a part of him that becomes a boy again.”
Power certainly isn’t afraid to hit fans with a major death. One of the biggest shocks in season 5 came when Kanan was killed while trying to make a getaway in a police car.
The deaths of key characters shouldn’t surprise us, however, since Kemp already promised the fifth season would be even “more tragic”.
“We are reaching the end of this journey, so the main characters are less safe than they have ever been before,” she said last year.
Power airs on Sundays at 9pm on Starz in the US and on Netflix in the UK. A sixth season has already been ordered.
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