Power Book 2 season 2: Rashad’s political future ‘sealed’ as star drops major hint

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Power Book II is well underway with its second season, which saw the unexpected appearance of disgraced politician Rashad Tate (played by Larenz Tate). Ahead of the premiere of the hit Power spin-off, the actor spoke to Express.co.uk and hinted about the potential of his character returning to politics.

“He’s a very driven person,” Larenz said, hinting at the prospect of Rashad being reinstated as a political figure.

The actor added: “They’re going to be a bunch of hurdles and some roadblocks in Rashad’s way, but he’s certainly going to be motivated and inspired to focus on his agenda and his goals.”

Before making his surprise appearance in the second episode of season two, Rashad had lost the race for governor’s office against James ‘Ghost’ St Patrick (Omari Hardwick).

Although the original season of Power ended with his rival’s demise, Rashad was crushed and living on his brother Kamaal Tate’s (Lahmard Tate) couch after the defeat.

Larenz hinted: “His brother Kamaal will be there to remind him that he’s a Tate, we got to keep the name alive and stay driven.

“He certainly has some things that he has to do in his mind, in finding ways to navigate some of the hurdles, and the roadblocks in his way,” the actor concluded.

Season two saw Rashad take on a different career path as he replaced the deceased Professor Jabari Reynolds and was teaching Canonical Studies at Stansfield University.

This also was also a shock for James’ son Tariq St Patrick (Michael Rainey Jr) who was a student on the course.

When asked if the surprise reunion will lead to a similar rivalry as Rashad and James, Larez responded: “When their paths cross, it really draws you in to see where they’re going to go.

“Are they going to be rivals and if that is the case, to what degree, to what extent or are they going to be on the same side?”

With fans five episodes in, the streamers have seen Rashad and Tariq finally interact and it looked as though the student was going to play a major role in him returning to politics.

Knowing Tariq was roommates with Brayden Weston (Gianni Paolo) whose family had political ties, he persuaded the teenager to get information on Congressman Rick Sweeney.

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Tariq agreed as long as Rashad held up his end of the deal to help him gain custody of his younger sister who was in foster care.

Rashad aimed to re-gain access into politics by digging up dirt on Sweeney and stealing his seat after claiming the congressman had become a “political dinosaur.”

He had become motivated to do so after a visit with representative of the Democratic political party, Steven Ott (Mark Feuerstein) who claimed he would only fire Sweeney if there was “hard dirt.”

However, Rashad’s goal faced a major halt after episode five saw Tariq arrested for the murders of Detective Ramirez (Shalim Ortiz) and Jabari Reynolds.

Despite this, Larenz dropped a major clue which could suggest Rashad would find another way to get to Sweeney.

He revealed: “He’s a dedicated, determined brother, he has an agenda, there’s nothing that’s going to get in his way.

“He’ll find a way – where there’s a will, there’s a way that’s Rashad’s motto,” Larenz added.

Viewers will have to tune into episode six, to see how he will overcome this hurdle and if he will successfully take Sweeney’s political position.

Power Book 2 will continue on Sunday, January 9 on STARZ in the USA. A UK release date is yet to be confirmed.

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