HEART OF DARKNESS is the title of Episode 10. The end of Season 1 is where the real ghosting begins.
In episode 10 Monet killed Rico at the drop because "respect in the game rocks" paralleling Cane deep-diving Ramirez’s body with cement blocks. The commonality of these two ceases to stop.
Professor Carrie and Jabari interview Dru’s Man-Crush and Carrie “directs his answers away from Dru and Zeke w/her eyes and gestures.’
Zeke drops in on Professor Carrie and she vows to “fix the mess,” that has his name in the mouths of students who are being interviewed in connection to the swimming pool murder.
Dru wakes up in the hospital to Cane entering his room. Cane anchors an issue with Tariq and Dru cancels it. Cane implies to Dru that he has put Ramirez “where he needs to be.” Dru called the move "dumb" and kicked him out. Cane internalizes his seethe and exists Dru's room.
Tasha goes to court and Saxe calls Tariq to the stand for questions about the night Ghost died. DA Saxe and Attorney Maclean believe Tariq is the killer and they collaborated on a secret trap to incriminate him. But Tariq drops a dime on the witness stand about Saxe being at TRUTH with a gun the night Ghost died and for most recently for having him drugged by Riley. Maclean interrupts before Tariq could name names and calls for a side-bar and a mistrial.
The judge denies declaring a mistrial and makes new rules for the case that includes Tasha being freed from jail if she turns home Tommy E.’s org and relocates in to witness protection. Tasha takes the deal but secretly plans to run w/her entire fan because the wit-protection program only included Tasha and Yaz.
Riley tries to win over Weston as trouble closes in on her post-Tasha’s trial and Tariq’s court debut.
Zeke drops in on Tariq to inform him that authorities are looking for the GTG swimming pool incident killer.
Later on, Tariq talks to Diana and she warns him about Cane's erratic behavior and tells him to watch his back.
Weston tells Tariq what Riley said and expressed that he doesn’t believe her. Weston entices Tariq to restart the pharmaceutical game. Tariq is considering it...
Meanwhile stops off at Monet's recently shot-up bar to have a woman-to-Woman regarding "family." Tasha wants to buy Tariq out of the game. Monet is busy not considering Tasha’s plea when someone in a royal blue Mustang (much like the one Tommy inherited from Ghost) did a second drive-by on the bar and killed Monet’s bodyguard.
Back at Stansfield, Tasha does not pass go without warning Tariq about Tommy and induce a family run; Tommy is a killer. But Tariq barks back, remarking that he, too is a killer. Tasha is taken aback and forced to see her son, for the man he has become; that she raised him to be. She acknowledged new respect for him, accepted the burner phone that he gave her and exited his dorm.
Monet tells Lorenzo about the shoot outs at the bar and that she’s looking for Ramirez - because he isn’t taking her calls. 'Ren tells Monet to get a hold of Cane & get him bk in line while he orchestrated a search for Ramirez.
Monet burst in on Cane while he was 'putting-in work behind his girlfriend.' Monet cockblocks the moment further when she pulls a gun on Cane for not answering her question: “Have you heard from Ramirez?” Cane talks about Ramirez in the past tense and Monet realizes that he has off’ed her ‘Copper Boo. Like a G with a broken heart she lowered her pistol and remarked that she trusts Tariq because he cannot be trusted, then she exits Cane's place — stage left.
DA Saxe is staked out in Tasha’s car trying to catch Tommy. Tommy crashes into a flammable guard shack and his vehicle bursts into flames. Tasha somehow didn’t seem too emotionally swayed.
Professor Jabari meets up w/Tariq in a park to give him cash to help Him escape town w/ his family but Cane surprises them both and put one in Professor Jabari, thinking Tariq was 'ratting out his family.' He was preparing to shoot Tariq when Eureka entered atop of Tariq’s head. He convinced Cane that killing him and the professor is stupid and that it won't please Monet. Tariq talked Cane into giving him the gun and to vacate the scene to keep his name clean and out of "Stansfield mayhem." Cane relinquished his piece and left the scene but not too far that he couldn't see or hear Tariq fire off two more rounds into Professor Jabari. Satisfied, Cane exits stage right.
We cut to Zeke and Carrie carrying-on in her bedroom like all-is-well in Pleasantville (colored with an unbridled passion).
Maclean makes a business proposition to Saxe because the death of Tommy Eagan earned him terminations papers and plank walk for his career. Saxe accepts Maclean’s offer to join the firm. Davis is a methodical character; Method Man.
Tommy is in-the-clear but is still jonesing to kill Tasha. He told Tariq that he would leave the family alone. His intentions aren’t true and ‘Riq senses as much and proactively alerts the FBI. They move in to take Tasha to safety at the cemetery just shy of Tommy making his move. As the law drove off Tommy approached ‘Riq to choke him but Monet showed up and hit him in the back of her head with her piece. Tommy turned around to address the issue but the issue wasn’t his to address. This moment was orchestrated by ‘Riq aka Ghost Jr.
Season 1 ends with Tasha and Tommy free to live all be it in different cities and definitely not in New York. New York is a Ghost Town and Tariq is the Deputy. Viva la Queen Monet and long-reign King Lorenzo.
Family first. Now that the St. Patrick’s are safe the Tejada’s and Baby Ghost can flourish and play. Or is it prey?