We see a fun side of Tasha at the Karaoke spot, belting the powerful ballads of Mariah Carey. Tasha is through playing roles and now wants to live her best life, on her terms. Living that life by sleeping with your Husband’s former defense attorney doesn’t seem prudent, however.
Tariq has been lambasted on social media for his incompetence and petulant complaining. Viewers wondered aloud how a kid could be so naive and disobedient that he’d quickly befriend a stranger that claims to know his dad, and follow him down a path of crime. Well, unless they forgot their teenage years, this episode reminds us of Tariq and Rayna’s tumultuous journey through this season. Tariq and Rayna have lived through an affair, a separation, their father’s incarceration and the ruse of the fake rekindling of their parent’s marriage. The veil has lifted on their “perfect home”, and they know what Ghost and Tasha truly do from 9-5. They have to deal with being raised by drug dealing, murderous parents who’ve lied to them at every step. Tariq wants the real, and witnesses every important person in his life embellish and avoid the facts. Rayna tries to develop a possible escape to boarding school, but Tariq will hear none of it. Who knows where Tariq quest for answers will lead him. If his troublesome lean addiction and defiant attitude are any indication of future events, it doesn’t look good.
Tommy wants answers about the Kanan situation and confronts Dre. Dre feigns ignorance to Kanan being alive, and manufactures worry for Julio’s disappearance. They discover Julio’s body in the warehouse, as a result of the Toros Locos. Dre, ever the opportunist, asks Tommy to make him the DISTRO, not even 24 hours after Julio’s murder. Tommy agrees and sets up a meeting with Uriel and the Toros Locos. During the meeting, they offer a “sacrifice” of Julio’s alleged murderer, but that isn’t enough. Tommy organizes another meeting with the Jiminez family. Tommy wants the territory back from the original Julio deal, expansion and access to LA ports. He also confronts Ghost about killing Markham and the wire taps, while Ghost confesses to killing a US Marshall and his debt he had to repay to Teresi: A call from Tommy himself. With a possible turf war on his hands, and the confirmed revelation that Teresi is his father, Tommy has a lot on his hands going forward.