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Power’s Joseph Sikora breaks down season 6 finale, the Tommy Egan storyline that was ‘too much’ and future spin-offs

The last season of Power is right around the corner, meaning that we’re just days away from Ghost and Tommy Egan’s showdown.

Following the jaw-dropping series five finale, which saw Tommy (played by Joseph Sikora) take aim at his former best friend but shoot Angela Valdes (Lela Loren) in the process, it’s fair to say that loyalty is officially dead going into the forthcoming installment.

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Unsurprisingly, the reformed James St Patrick (Omari Hardwick) is set on getting revenge on his brother, but as the police grow closer in convicting him he needs to remain vigilant towards his enemies wanting to take him down.

Metro.co.uk caught up with Joseph Sikora to discuss what we can expect from the drama when it returns to Starz next week, how he’s coped playing twisted gangster Tommy and whether or not we’ll see him again in one of 50 Cent’s spin-offs.

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‘Essentially and eventually we will find out if love is thicker than blood,’ Joseph began. ‘A lot of times it’s not the case. Remember, Power is a cautionary tale, it’s a cautionary love story too.

‘The love story isn’t just between Ghost and the ladies, but it’s really a love story between these two brothers.’

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Joseph Sikora plays Tommy Egan in Starz show Power (Picture: Getty)
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The final season of Power is right around the corner (Picture: Starz)

It’s no secret that Tommy is entering season six with a lot more enemies thanks to firing a bullet in Valdes’ chest and it looks like the odds are stacked against him.

‘A lesser man would not be able to keep breathing at a time like this, yet Tommy has always flourished under pressure,’ Joseph continued. ‘Will it be too much that he breaks?’

It seems like Tommy will be looking to kiss and make up with Ghost in episodes to come and we can’t imagine this will go down too well for him.

‘Tommy also, for all intents and purposes in his mind, has a level playing field,’ Joseph said. ‘Ghost took away his father, manipulated him in all of these ways and now, in the season five finale episode Tommy was aiming at Ghost.

‘Tommy had to be totally empty to take a shot at his own brother. Now he’s taken out Angela. In Tommy’s mind, the playing field is now equal and now he thinks there’s a place for reconciliation but I think we all know that Ghost is not coming off that way.’

Despite the ongoing feud between Tommy and Ghost, behind-the-scenes there’s nothing but love between the two stars.

‘Omari and I are close,’ Joseph told us. ‘We respect each other. He’s like the Scottie Pippen to my Michael Jordan. We’re a great team.

‘It is difficult to play those extreme emotions, but we respect and love each other off-camera and have that admiration so it makes for really great potential for all these heated and emotional scenes on camera. I love acting with Omari, it’s been a real gift.’

Over the years we’ve seen Tommy commit some absolutely heinous crimes. From killing his own girlfriend Holly Weaver (Lucy Walters) in a fit of rage to burning Ramon alive, it seems there are no limits for the kingpin.

‘Sometimes it’s fun to see what they write because even for Tommy to take a shot at Ghost I was like, “How is that possible?”‘ Joseph said.

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Joseph Sikora believes that his character Tommy has taken things too far on occasion (Picture: Starz)

‘Because I don’t write the show, my job is to figure out how did he get there. What are the emotions involved? What are the missing steps? I have to fill in those steps to make it real for the audience.

‘Tommy can be a bit demented. The bubble wrap scene, I was like this is so crazy, it was really outrageous but I loved it at the same time. And the burning of that guy, the writing is absurd but you have to make it real.’

Tommy’s often sickening and disturbing torture acts have had an impact on Joseph but he’s learned how to leave the heavy storylines at the door.

‘I always think that I keep Tommy as close as I need him but there are definitely times where it’s been too much for me,’ Joseph admitted. ‘The scene where I killed Holly, I often say that was the most difficult acting day of my life.

‘It was so intense and so raw. It was almost like this traumatic thing playing out in your mind. If you’re doing it right, your heart and your head are kind of in that real space.

‘You know you’re pretending and that you’re acting, but your heart and your head don’t so you’re really living it in some ways.’

Taking off Tommy’s costume helped Joseph switch off after a grueling day of filming.

‘The ritual for me is putting on the Tommy clothes and also specifically, Tommy’s Saint Christopher chain,’ he said. ‘That’s the ceremony that I need to go through and when I take everything off at the end of the day, I kind of go back and my mind naturally relaxes.

‘I think because of the ritual of doing those things, that you’re able to compartmentalise a bit better.’

Although the curtains are coming down on Power, the world it inhabits will still live on in some shape or form.

The show’s executive producer 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, previously teased that he’s working on four spin-offs and obviously we’re holding on hope that Tommy will be making an appearance.

‘I’ll have to survive the season to make that work,’ Joseph laughed. ‘I can’t guarantee that most essential part.’

Power returns Sunday 25 August on Starz. 

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