Raising Kanan Season 3 Episode 8 Recap and Ending, Explained

‘Power Book III’ Raising Kanan’ is a prequel series to the entire ‘Power’ franchise and revolves around Kanan Stark, who grows up to become a notorious gang leader and one of the major gang leaders in the original ‘Power’ series. Season 2 episode 8 shows that war is on the horizon as the show moves towards its season 2 finale. Raq’s enemies and the Thomas family become more restless. After the death the son of their boss, Raq and the Thomas family become restless. Here is everything you need to know about the ending of ‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’ season 2 episode 8. SPOILERS Ahead.

Power Book III: Raising Kanan Season 3 Episode 8 Recap

Lou Lou has to deal with the mess Camacho left behind after he killed Camacho. Meanwhile, the authorities find the dead man’s body. After learning about the disturbing relationship between Kanan and the much-older woman from Famous’ apartment complex, Raq confronts the woman and threatens her at gunpoint to stay away from her son. This angers Kanan, who doesn’t realize the reason behind it.

Jukebox and her mother Kenya’s relationship has evolved through the season. Kenya’s presence in her life prompted a positive impact on Jukebox’s life. In season 2, episode 8, Kenya is exposed to be a homophobic and religious fanatic. She puts her daughter through conversion therapy after learning that Jukebox loves girls. We are not entirely sure what actually turned Jukebox from the kind teenager that we see in this episode to the vicious and opportunistic detective of ‘Power,’ but the kind of betrayal that Jukebox suffers in this episode, it’s no wonder that she grew up to hate the world around her.

Surprisingly, amidst all this, Jukebox’s relationship[ with her father starts to mend. She even calls Marvin “dad” while the latter confronts Kenya. Elsewhere, Howard speaks to the captain about Burke’s off-the-records investigation into his shooting, prompting the other man to call Burke into his office and admonish her. Raq approaches Burke to inquire about Howard’s SI days, even though she has promised the captain she will not stop.

Meanwhile, Scrappy’s mother approaches Kanan and urges him to speak to his mother about looking into her son’s death. She refuses believe Scrappy would take his life. She is correct about this. Unfortunately, she is reaching out to the people who took her son’s life, to begin with.

Power Book III: Raising Kanan: Is Marvin Dead?

Marvin Thomas is the most volatile out of all three Thomas siblings. However, with Lou Lou trying to leave the criminal life behind, he has effectively become Raq’s second-in-command. That doesn’t mean that he has suddenly become incapable of committing foolish actions. In the last episode, Marvin hired Marco from New Jersey’s Italian crime family to get rid of Toni Deep. The operation turns into a disaster. Marco is killed and Dominic is seriously hurt.

raising kananj

In episode 8, Sal learns from Dominic about the job Marco was performing at the time of Marco’s death. They kill Dominic and set up a meeting to discuss it with Raq. In New York, Raq learns about what is happening from Unique and can only shake her head in disbelief at her brother’s foolishness. During the meeting, Sal asks for Marvin’s head, a demand that Raq vehemently refuses, reminding Sal that his son died because of his own mistakes. Sall points out that he could go after Kanan and that would be justified in his book but claims that he wants things to be balanced, demanding Marvin’s death again. Raq refuses to meet him even though Raq is well aware of her son’s veiled threats.

Marvin is met by the Italians, almost predictably. He approaches Renee (his anger management instructor) and asks her out. Two men suddenly appear from the shadows and begin to shoot at them. The episode ends without showing Marvin alive. Given the abrupt ending of the scene, he likely is, though the chances of his companion’s survival is almost non-existent. Raq will be forced to fight the Italians, even if he is able to survive. Because if she doesn’t, she risks losing her sprawling empire.

Continue reading: Is Crown Camacho dead? Quincy Brown is leaving Power Book III to raise Kanan?

Leave a Comment