TV Club: Power: “Three Moves Ahead”

Sometimes Power feels delightfully dense, but other times it feels unpleasantly chaotic, like the writers are trying to juggle an unmanageable number of balls. In season two, Courtney Kemp Agboh and her team have managed to more or less keep all of those balls in the air—an admirable feat given how many moving parts this show has—but as the season comes to a close, the narrative seems to be careening out of control. To be clear, I don’t think it’s a case of the writers actually losing their grasp on the story’s direction or their overarching plan, but the show can be too ambitious for its own good, almost as if the writers set the season in motion with the hopes of getting another two episodes tacked onto it. For an episode called “Three Moves Ahead,” it certainly doesn’t watch like a triumph of …

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