The conflict between Cane and Tariq in “Power Book II: Ghost” is straightforward, as Woody McClain has clarified. The star opens up in an exclusive with “Distractify.”
Even though the critically acclaimed third season of Power Book II: Ghost on Starz has come to an end, some newcomers have joined the fandom and have a number of inquiries. These range from wondering about Tariq’s (Michael Rainey Jr.) relationship with his father to why Tommy (Joseph Sikora) is attempting to murder Tasha (Green) St. Patrick (Naturi Naughton).
The conflict between Tariq and Cane Tejada (Woody McClain) continues to be the most often asked question.Even while Cane and Tariq’s protracted conflict appears to be the result of envy and jealousy, it goes far beyond than that.
Actor Woody McClain speaks candidly about Cane’s dispute with Tariq, rumours that he is obsessed with him, and much more in an exclusive interview with Distractify.
Here’s the gist.
The conflict between Cane and Tariq is merely a matter of family business, according to Woody McClain.
Cane has never truly liked Tariq because they first met at a party at his house in Season 1. The future of a friendly relationship also ended in disaster after Cane realised Monet (Mary J. Blige) was interested in working with him on a commercial project.
Tariq was a natural ally in Monet’s eyes due to his street smarts and ties with the drug trade (Stansfield University’s Course Correct drug app). However, Cane’s anger increased as the Tejadas’ and Tariq’s business partnership strengthened since Tariq was gradually taking over as Monet’s go-to man.
Cane also learned that his younger sister Diana (LaToya Tonodeo) harboured emotions for Tariq, which only made the situation worse.
Cane essentially wants to remove Tariq from the picture permanently as Monet begins to share family information and starts to gain Tariq’s trust. Cane and Tariq are even made to settle their dispute by Monet, but it is unsuccessful.
Given that he ultimately killed the cop, Cane has threatened to kill Tariq for failing to frame Officer Ramirez (Shalim Ortiz) for the death of Professor Reynolds (Justin McManus). Not to mention, Tariq goes to Mecca’s (Daniel Sunjata) residence after Cane, which further aggravates their conflict.
Regarding Season 3, Woody stated that Cane had simply had enough of Tariq and was displeased with Monet for prioritising their financial relationship with Tariq over the Tejada family.
According to Woody, exclusively speaking to Distractify, “Cane was taught that family only conducts family business from birth.” Therefore, when you bring in outsiders, it becomes unclear and confusing to someone like Cane who was raised believing that this is how things should be.
“Now you guys bring in someone who isn’t family and has basically been destroying everything. So that’s how Cane sees the world, the actor continued.
Woody said, “Once Tariq entered the scene, everything in the Tejada family’s world immediately started to “crumble.”
Fans are sure that Cane’s hate has crossed the line into obsession based on his actions in Power Book II: Ghost, including his near-murder of Lorenzo as a result of Tariq killing his own father and his astute remarks about Tariq.
In fact, some viewers pointed to Cane’s flirting, making a move, and having a situational relationship with Effie (Alix Lapri) as being blatant examples of his infatuation with Tariq. Woody clarified that he is more motivated by “competition than obsession,” since he “can’t let Tariq outshine him.”
Woody informed us that “Cane flirted with Lauren for Brayden.” “His guy is that. It’s Tariq for him. So why not try to manipulate Brayden as well? Effie, on the other hand, is the one for Cane.
There is a tonne more content in Power Book II: Ghost, and it will be intriguing to see how Cane and Tariq’s conflict develops over time.
Seasons 1-3 of Power Book II: Ghost may be watched right now on Starz.