Power Book 3: Raising Kanan
Power Book III: Raising Kanan is gearing up for an eagerly awaited return on December 1st, marking the arrival of its highly anticipated third season. The stakes are set high, especially after the intense season two finale, where Unique’s unexpected intervention during Sal’s multi-group assault left fans on the edge of their seats. As the premiere date approaches, viewers are eager to witness the repercussions unfold for pivotal characters like Kanan, Raquel, Howard, and Unique.
Having had the exclusive opportunity to preview the first three episodes of Raising Kanan’s third season, this non-spoiler preview aims to shed light on what audiences can anticipate in the Season 3 premiere. One notable highlight is the deeper exploration of Unique’s character as his family takes center stage, providing additional layers to his enigmatic persona. Joey Bada$$ is garnering praise for his portrayal, infusing Unique’s character with a more human and nuanced dimension.
The episode delves into Kanan’s evolving sense of distrust towards Raquel, stemming from past events, as he embarks on a quest to uncover the truth about her. Alongside this central narrative, there is an intriguing subplot involving Kanan and Famous, who harbor aspirations of entering the world of illegal business. Simultaneously, law enforcement becomes more vigilant in response to the escalating drug trade, a direct consequence of the Season 2 finale’s bloodbath.
Jukebox’s storyline takes a poignant turn as she grapples with the aftermath of her mother’s death from the Season 2 finale. This sets the emotional tone for her character arc throughout the season, with an anticipated heart-rending scene between Jukebox and Raquel promising to add significant depth to the storyline.
Viewers are advised to brace themselves for two unexpected scenes—one featuring an unforeseen plot twist and another described as a jaw-dropping moment that will leave them questioning the reality of the events.
The first episode of Raising Kanan’s third season sets the tone with a grounded and grittier atmosphere. The characters, navigating through unforeseen situations, promise heightened suspense and drama. The commendable direction of the episode not only captures attention but also sets the stage for a season filled with unforeseen twists and turns, elevating the overall viewing experience for fans of the Power series.
Excitement reaches a fever pitch as STARZ announces the long-awaited return of “Power Book III: Raising Kanan,” with its third season set to debut on December 1.
Fans can mark their calendars for the thrilling journey ahead, as STARZ reveals tantalizing first-look photos that offer a glimpse into the riveting narrative. The highly anticipated new episodes of “Raising Kanan” will be available for streaming on the STARZ app and on-demand platforms, while also captivating audiences on linear television in the U.S., Canada, and internationally on the LIONSGATE+ premium streaming platform in the U.K. and Ireland.
In the heart of Southside Jamaica, Queens, the main character’s tumultuous journey resumes right where it left off at the conclusion of season two. The aftermath of the Mob’s relentless assault on Raquel, Marvin, and Lou-Lou reverberates through the narrative, leaving emotions high and the stakes even higher.
As the captivating drama unfolds, viewers can anticipate the introduction of new cast members who will further enrich the storyline. Wendell Pierce and Erika Woods take on the roles of “Snaps” and “Pop” Henry, while Grantham Coleman steps into the shoes of “Ronnie.” These fresh faces join the ensemble, adding depth to the already gripping ensemble.
Returning to the screen are familiar favorites, including the incomparable Patina Miller, reprising her role as “Raquel Thomas,” and MeKai Curtis, captivating audiences once more in the titular role of “Kanan Stark.” The engaging narrative promises to explore the intricate web of relationships and challenges that continue to shape the Thomas family’s destiny.
As anticipation builds, “Power Book III: Raising Kanan” is gearing up for a new chapter filled with twists, turns, and unmissable moments. With the premiere date locked in, fans can look forward to being transported back into the vibrant and gritty world of Queens, where loyalties are tested, alliances shift, and the pursuit of power knows no bounds.
Power Book III: Raising Kanan concluded its second season with a bloodbath as a result of the start of Sal’s war.
Not only did he put a hit on Unique and Raq and their crews, he made sure that he positioned himself as a a mob boss that will not take anything from anyone. The gun battle was fierce and loaded with action that kept my attention to my screen for those few minutes.
It is sad to see both Zisa and Kenya die. I was left wondering what will happen if Jukebox finds out, and whether if she will care due to their last argument. But for Zisa, this gives Lou-Lou more motivation to go after Sal alongside Raquel and now Unique. This pairing does have potential as all the main characters were in the same place at the same time by the end of this episode. I would not put my money on Unique teaming up with Raquel for long as I believe he will turn on her sometime in the next season.
Detective Howard and Kanan had a great talk which I felt was a good father to son moment. But another stand out scene was with Raquel and Lou-Lou as she made it clear that she owns him. Patina Miller rocked it in this scene as Raquel ushered in her best line of the season. Crown’s death is also haunting Lou-Lou and it is not over yet with that situation.
With that said, Power Book III: Raising Kanan’s second season ends strong with phenomenal performances by the cast. I am looking forward to the next season!
If any character has learned anything from the Power series, it is to not fall in love quick or else you will be a dead body.
That is what happened to Cartier as he was gunned down by Lou-Lou and Raquel the second the elevator door opened. I must say that I was disappointed to see him fall this quick. Sure, Lou-Lou wanted complete control of his record label and Raq did not want a love interest in her way. But did this need to happen this quick? I would have waited until the third season to kill off Cartier, but I am not in that department.
Famous is starting to head in a dark path and I like his character progression these last few episodes. He killed the person that robbed him and Kanan a few weeks back. Only thing here, is that there is someone who witnessed this so this could affect Famous in the future.
Unique is still playing chess with Sal and Raq and it is working for him. I predict that by the end of this season, he will be back on top like he was on season one. Joey Bada$$ still continues to shine with his believable performance as a villain.
One thing I was not expecting was for the homeless man to have character development. Sure, Marvin paid him to leave town (And he didn’t) and that the police are using him to get to Kanan, but I felt like we learned more about him than what’s on the outside.
After all of this, how will the season end and what will be Kanan’s next move. We will have to find out next week!
It’s been a pretty long time since a Power Universe episode concluded with a cliffhanger.
So long that when it happened on Power Book III: Raising Kanan, it set up a huge story. Did Marvin and the therapist get shot by the Italians? If they did, which one of them were shot and which one of them would end up dying? The final minutes got me anxious to watch the next episode as I want to find out how this will be resolved!
I thought that the conversation about karma and balance in the universe was a great part of the story, and it also tied very well into the ending of the episode. After a botched invasion that caused a woman to be killed and two people to be killed, Marvin is now sitting on the verge of a second shooting attempt that might result in his therapist being killed as well.
The scenes of Kenya’s church members punishing Jukebox due to her sexual orientation was hard to watch and I felt for Jukebox. Despite the cruel punishment, I thought it was well acted. For historical accuracy, this did used to happen decades ago when churches used to disapprove same-sex relationships. I just wonder if this is needed to push Jukebox’s story forward.
Unique is playing chess with every character and they do not even know it. But one thing is for sure, is that Kanan is really getting on to Raquel’s lies. Especially since he is connecting the dots to Scrappy’s death. Not even a new house that Raq showed Kanan could help her dodge the situation. I will say that the scene at the start between Raq and Palomar stood out to me as I wanted to see both these characters encounter eachother.
The original argument was that Dominick surviving the botched robbery was one of the worst things that could’ve ever happened to him, but Unique was right in the beginning. There were only four people who knew about it, Marco, Dominick, Unique, and Marvin, and now that Dominick has opened his mouth, it does not look good for Marvin. Sal is coming for Raq, Marvin, and probably the rest of the family as well.
On this week’s Power Book III: Raising Kanan, we got surprises, suspense, and a moment that will not be forgotten by the end of this season.
That is because Corinne catches Palomar and Kanan in bed together. I will not go on a tangent, but Palomar clearly took advantage of Kanan since he is a minor. That is sexual assault if you ask me. With that out of the way, I wonder what this will do for Kanan in the long run. I will admit, I did chuckle a bit when the scene happened. But then I put the two together and realized how awful it was.
A nice scene that I liked is between Jukebox and Nicole’s father as they were both at her grave. It was great to see these two be at the same place without fighting over her death. Sure, Jukebox was indirectly involved, but the two were in love. This followed up towards the end of the episode as Jukebox gave Nicole’s dad the VHS tape of their singing session. To me, this signifies Jukebox is finally moving on.
The other plot points including Howard finding out that Scrappy wasn’t a snitch, it was really his mother, Burke discovering that Raq was once Howard’s informant, and Lou-Lou getting attacked by the men looking for Crown since nobody knows that he is dead yet. The stories are setting themselves up in a great way that can be built up properly. I also thought for one second that Raquel was going to kill Symphony at the last scene. She has it in her to do it, but what would it do for her.
With three more episodes of Raising Kanan after this week, we are in for an explosive finale. A great episode that picked up the pace from the previous episode!
This week’s edition of Power Book III: Raising Kanan is the best episode of the season.
It was highlighted with phenomenal acting performances by Mekia Curtus, Patina Miller, Joey Bada$$, and Malcom Mays all added extra layers of flavor in their scenes that moved the plot forward. It was a slow build episode, but the pacing was perfect.
We got our first glimpse into the original Power’s Kanan through the eyes of his younger self. Not only did he get the money back that the thugs stolen from him, he also taught the guy a lesson. I love everything about that scene since it has been a long time coming to see the start of the Kanan that we all know. It is too bad that this lead to Famous getting detained as they were running outside the house. Not even his rap lyrics entertained the prisoners there.
Perhaps the biggest scene in the episode is when Lou-Lou killed Crown. Lou-Lou wanted to make it known that he is in control of Bullet Proof Records and he did that by taking out his biggest threat which was Crown. It makes me wonder if he will do the same with Zisa since he is the only person who saw him do this. Wherever this will lead to, I am intrigued.
With Unique being involved with Raquel’s business, it is a matter of time before this will backfire for Raquel. I also sense that Unique and Worell are plotting against her behind the scenes.
With Raising Kanan taking a two week break, it left us with a cliffhanger that will be addressed when it returns. Awesome episode all around as I believe it is the beginning of Kanan’s rise.
STARZ is excited to unveil a sneak peek clip from episode six of “Power Book III: Raising Kanan” season two.
On Sunday, September 18 at midnight, the episode will debut on the STARZ app, all STARZ streaming and on-demand platforms, and on the STARZPLAY streaming platform internationally. As for linear television, “The Serpent Queen” will debut on STARZ in the U.S. and Canada at 8:00pm ET/PT, followed by “Raising Kanan” at 9:00pm ET/PT. In “It’s A Business, Man,” Kanan (MeKai Curtis) assumes greater responsibility within his family’s business, but things quickly spiral out of control. In his partnership with Crown (Quincy Brown), Lou (Malcolm Mays) feels the pressure.
Set in the early 1990’s, the third series in the “Power” Universe tells the origin story of fan favorite character, “Kanan Stark,” and follows his coming of age in South Jamaica, Queens.
Raised by a single mother, who ruthlessly runs the family’s emerging criminal empire, Kanan charts out a path through some of the city’s most volatile streets while, at the same time, navigating his way through adolescence, which has its own dangers and pitfalls.
Be sure to catch our review of the episode this Sunday!
Today is camping day on Raising Kanan and it almost finished with a death.
That is because Kanan and Raq had a brief encounter with the Italian mafia as they stalked the two since they left Queens. There was a slow build as I was wondering the whole time if Raq was going to get pulled over while the corpse was in the trunk. With all of that going on, we got good character development between Kanan and Raquel.
It is good to see these two really talk without any danger looming for a while. Regardless that Kanan found out why they were really there, I like the scenes when they were at the campfire. I say this because they really bonded and I think it was time to show character progression in a non-violent level.
The star of this episode is Jukebox as her high notes stood out like a sharp sword. The actress Hailey Kilgore can sing and I always look forward to her scenes that involve the character singing. It is too bad that Lou-Lou decided to use her written song for Zisa because it is better for Jukebox. I also feel bad for Jukebox as her and her mom seems like they will not reconcile. Those scenes are hard to watch!
My next question that is looming over my head is will Marvin kill Toni? He could do it so he can have full creative control of Bullet Proof Records. But what will it do for him in the long run if that were to happen? Also, I wonder what is the end goal for Howard since Burke is getting closer to the truth as well.
There are five more episodes left for the season and the story is still cooking for a huge payoff by the end.