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21 Totally Accurate Tweets About ‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’ Season 3 Episode 2

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Patina Miller as Raquel Thomas (Courtesy of Starz)
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Social media is buzzing about Episode 2 of “Power Book III: Raising Kanan” Season 3.

‘Flipmode’

In Episode 2, Raq is still looking at the front door, but she won’t be able to exit the game without doing one last job for the Mafia. 

Kanan dives further into the drug game with an innovative business idea.

Detective Howard may have eliminated one threat, but a new one has popped up at the precinct.

Social Media Reactions (21 Totally Accurate Tweets)

As always these tweets may contain spoilers, so I suggest you hold off on reading them until you are all caught up on the show.

About ‘Raising Kanan’ Season 3

Set in South Jamaica, Queens, in 1991, “Raising Kanan” is a prequel to the original “Power” franchise. 

It is a sprawling family drama that revolves around the coming of age of Kanan Stark; Ghost and Tommy’s mentor, partner, and adversary, who ultimately dies in a hail of gunfire in the eighth episode of Power’s penultimate season. 

When we catch up with Kanan here, he is the fifteen-year-old only child of Raquel “Raq” Thomas, a cocaine distributor with an emerging network of dealers across the city. 

Much like the original “Power,” “Raising Kanan” explores themes of identity, violence, and legacy, but it is also a deep dive into the very pathology of family; the unique, complicated, and fraught dynamic between parent and child, mother and father, brother and sister. 

In an increasingly fractious world, family often feels like the only refuge from all the divisiveness and discord and yet, at the same time, we often discover that it is those closest to us who betray us and our values most. 

The first season of “Raising Kanan” is an exploration of these betrayals, the secrets and lies that accompany them and the ways in which they fester, metastasize and ultimately erupt. 

The overarching theme of this first season is, “You reap what you sow.” 

In other words, actions have consequences; betrayals are always uncovered; secrets are inevitably revealed; chickens come home to roost. 

Every character in “Raising Kanan” is hiding something. From the world, from each other, from themselves. 

And as our story unfolds, they each will have to grapple with the unintended and destructive consequences of the information they’ve hidden and withheld. 

Cast Of ‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’ Season 3

Patina Miller as “Raquel Thomas,” MeKai Curtis as “Kanan Stark,” Omar Epps as “Detective Malcolm Howard,” London Brown as “Marvin Thomas,” Malcolm Mays as “Lou-Lou Thomas,” Hailey Kilgore as “Jukebox,” Joey Bada$$ as “Unique,” Shanley Caswell as “Detective Burke” and Antonio Ortiz as “Famous.”

Season 3 will welcome Wendell Pierce as “Pops Henry,” Erika Woods as “Snaps,” and Grantham Coleman as “Ronnie.”

When Does ‘Raising Kanan’ Come On? 

Power Book III: Raising Kanan” Season 3 premiered on Starz on December 1, 2023. New episodes drop weekly on Fridays.

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