TV Club: Power: “Ghost Is Dead”

“Welcome to Truth,” says Ghost to Dre as he creeps up behind Dre at the club, locked, loaded, and armed for bear. In that moment, the name of Ghost’s club makes it a more potently ironic symbol than it ever has been. Initially, the implicit joke was that a club called Truth was being run by a guy who lies constantly. (Which is funny just like it’s funny for that same guy to now own a club called Syrup, when he clearly likes his women spicy not sweet, and another club called Verbatim despite having never accurately quoted anyone in his entire life.) But now the joke is deeper than that in light of the season’s power struggle between Ghost and the terminally smug Simon Stern. Ghost owns Truth, which as the innocent face of a major drug operation is a lie in itself, and he can …

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