Angela reels after her breakup and faces difficult questions at work; Ghost scrambles to keep the club deal alive as he and Tommy are forced to re-enter the game; Dre learns the meaning of the La Arana card.
We thought that this would be a good opportunity to do a bookend episode.
Don't go. Please.
Don't go is what Angela says to Ghost at the beginning of the episode and it's what Ghost says to Angela at the end of the episode. And it's really about that feeling after a breakup. That void that's in your life all of a sudden and in this particular case it's so abrupt because Ghost doesn't want to do the breakup. It's literally I love you from one day to the next and we really wanted to dramatize that.
We really wanted to dive into this theme of being invaded in your own space. And it's happening at the federal building, it's happening in the warehouse, it's happening at Truth. Another place it's happening is in Ghost's own penthouse and what I loved was the idea of Milan going in there and we know he's Milan and Ghost knows he's Milan and no one else. And it's this real sense, I think overall, that Ghost is not gonna be able to easily fool this guy. Easily trick this guy. He may have met his match.
Look man, I can't get out of this s**t alone. – Ghost
I been running things since you left. I'll handle this my own way. – Tommy
Tommy is in a place of not caring about anything. He's having some real grief and some real apathy. Grief does strange things to people. He is afraid of Milan. He's also not so attached to living at this moment and as a result of not being that attached to his life, in a way, there's nothing that Milan can do to him. He has nothing to lose. His woman's gone and he's not really having a great time living right now. Many people have asked me how is the audience going to feel about Tommy after Holly's death and I'm like, “If they go on a journey with him, “they're gonna have a lot of conflicted feelings.” It's not like he enjoyed what happened and it's not like he's proud of what he did. The beat down is really about penance. It's really about this idea of I need to do something to redeem myself. I love the idea of redemption through fire.
You have nothing to lose Tommy and this is the best time to be alive. – Milan