Slim from Power: Who is Slim on Power Book 2?
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Power Book II: Ghost’s first season is coming to an end with the last episode now in sight. The penultimate episode set up the finale whereby Tariq St Patrick (played by Michael Rainey Jr) was called to the stand to testify at mum Tasha St Patrick’s (Naturi Naughton) court case. But prior to these final few moments, Tariq was given a job to do by his mum from behind bars.
WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Power Book 2.
In episode nine entitled Monster, Cooper Saxe (Shane Johnson) and David MacClean (Method Man) were still working together to try and pin James “Ghost” St Patrick’s (Omari Hardwick) murder on him.
In a bid to do so, the pair visited Epiphany (Brandi Denise Boyd) who is a stripper and said if she testified for Saxe, then her criminal slate would be wiped clean and she would retain custody of her child.
Reluctantly, Epiphany agreed but when Tasha was able to find out from Paula (Sherri Saum) who the witness was, she knew straight away it was a setup.
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Having previously been married to a top drug dealer and nightclub owner, Tasha knows a lot of dodgy people, including Epiphany.
She knew she was a stripper rather than “Dr Epiphany Turner”, a so-called expert witness.
So to protect not only herself but her son, Tasha asked Paula to give Tariq a coded message.
The message she wanted to pass along was “Treat Epiphany the same way we treated Slim.”
Who is Slim on Power Book 2?
Following this scene, fans were questioning who this mysterious Slim was as there hasn’t been a character of that name in the original or spin-off show.
But Slim was actually one of the aliases of none other than violent dealer Kanan Stark (Curtis Jackson).
When Kanan first meets Tariq, he introduces himself as Slim, so that’s why Tasha knew Tariq would get the reference.
Some of Kanan’s other aliases over the years were Special K, El Gordo and just K.
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Knowing who Slim is makes Tasha’s message to Tariq a whole lot clearer as well.
In season five, Tasha and Tariq knew Kanan had become more dangerous and so they needed to get rid of them.
They planned to have Kanan killed by stitching him up and calling the police who in the end shot him.
At first, Kanan did manage to get away but then succumbed to his injury and crashed his car into a pole, causing his vehicle to catch alight.
While Tasha wanted Tariq to assassinate Epiphany to stop her testifying, when it came to pulling the trigger, he wasn’t able to do so.
Epiphany said she didn’t want to testify, she just wanted to disappear for good.
So instead of murdering her, Tariq gave Epiphany the money he owed Monet so she could run away, so she would be safe and he would be left with a clear conscience.
Power Book 2 is available to watch on Starz and Starzplay.
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