(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you haven’t watched Sunday’s episode of “Power”)
(No, seriously this is your last chance to turn back.)
“Power” just killed off Raina St. Patrick (Donshea Hopkins) in the most heroic way and we just can’t deal with all these emotions coming at us right now.
If you’re unfamiliar with Raina (shame on you), she’s James “Ghost” St. Patrick’s (Omari Hardwick) daughter and Tariq’s (Michael Rainey Jr.) twin sister and she was so brutally and suddenly taken away from us.
On Sunday night’s episode of “Power,” Ray Ray (Marcus Callender), a dirty cop, was looking for Tariq after he fled a burglary turned murder scene to make sure that he wouldn’t snitch. Basically, we’re thinking he probably wanted to kill him because just a few scenes ago, Ray Ray killed the other two men that were involved.
Ray Ray finally caught up with Tariq at his school’s dance by pretending to be Destiny, Tariq’s kind of girlfriend, and luring him outside and away from everyone else. When Tariq stepped outside to look for Destiny, Ray Ray popped up on him and tried to grab him, but he made a quick get away. At this point, Raina comes outside looking for her brother, only to find Ray Ray whom she confronts by telling him she knows who he is and that he needs to leave her brother alone. Such a young brave soul sticking up for her no good brother who doesn’t deserve it.
This is when Ray Ray pulls out his gun and shoots Raina at point blank range and runs away like a little coward. Tariq runs towards Raina and she’s just lying there in a huge pool of blood probably (we’re like 99 percent certain) dead.
Raina was pretty much the only good person left on the series — she was so innocent! All she was trying to do was help her brother stay out of trouble and she ends up dead. She wasn’t involved with no drugs, no criminal activity, or anything. Everyone on the show from Tariq to Councilman Tate (Larenz Tate) were corrupted in some sort of way, except for sweet little Raina.
“Power” literally just took away the one good thing it had left and we don’t know how to process these emotions right now.