TV Club: Power: “Who You Are And Who You Want To Be”
“When you really love a guy, you stand by him. No matter what he’s done. If Holly really loves Tommy, she’s not going to say a word.” — Angela Valdez
Dramatic irony fueled Power through its first one-and-a-half seasons, as corner boy-turned-legitimate entrepreneur James St. Patrick romanced his childhood flame, somehow federally affiliated attorney Angela Valdez, and both remained blissfully unaware that Angela was hard at work tightening a noose around her boyfriend’s neck. “Who You Are And Who You Want To Be” sacrifices the dramatic irony once and for all, but potentially in the interest of something more interesting: an emotionally fraught cat-and-mouse game between two people for whom manipulation and dishonesty have become reflexive.
With Angela now aware that “Jamie” is Ghost, the two are pitched against each other in battle. Though Angela saw Holly’s refusal to give up Tommy as a demonstration of her …