Followers have not seen Tommy Eagen (Joseph Sikora) in Energy E book II: Ghost – however he is again, and with a plan: to kill Tasha St. Patrick and/or Tariq for his or her previous transgressions. His return comes as a shock to all, and the best way he swoops in to avoid wasting the nephew he holds resentment towards is much more surprising. However what does that imply for the St. Patricks’ future with Eagen? And on the heels of Eagen’s spinoff, Pressure, returning for a second season, followers are questioning if there shall be extra crossovers. PopCulture.com spoke with Sikora about Eagen’s journey and giving Tasha and Tariq a break they might not actually deserve. He additionally dished on how the crossover units up the subsequent season of Pressure.
PC: So to begin with, Tommy’s again, that was surprising.
JS: Yeah. I believe that they’d them pop up in a very fascinating means and I like that it is over two episodes. As a result of it is simply actually leaves you hanging about what is going on to occur and I like the flashback facet of every thing, so I am actually excited for individuals to see the finale. The season has been – I imply, come on, you are going to Italy. It is a fairly wild season of Ghost, so it has been a enjoyable journey. I used to be proud to be a part of it.
PC: It is positively been a season of enjoyable and simply unexpectedness. Tommy’s again with a vengeance. And I like the actual fact, as you mentioned, that it unfold over two episodes, the final two episodes of the season. As a result of it actually units up what the chances are for Tommy’s spinoff, in addition to for the subsequent season of Ghost. However so far as the 2 episodes are involved, what do you suppose made Tommy settle for Tasha’s truce?
JK: Effectively, I believe that there is the larger query of, did he settle for the truce? Is that this actually going to be it? And whether it is, I’d like to see how that alliance performs out as effectively. Does Tommy get himself into some bother the place the one person who’s going to have the ability to save him is Tariq perhaps, and perhaps Tasha says, “Tariq, you bought to go save Uncle Tommy.” As a result of Tommy’s coping with some fairly heavy hitters in Chicago and I believe that we’ll see much more of the truth of Chicago and simply what a tricky, gritty, big-shouldered city it truly is that I believe that we tapped into in season one. However I believe that we actually flush it out in season two of the Tommy spinoff. I am actually excited for individuals to see it and I believe that they will be excited concerning the correlation and the way the Energy universe retains increasing.
PC: Now you talked about the thought of perhaps probably having to depend on Tasha and Tariq, and I like that you simply talked about that we do not actually know if this has been a forgiving second or forgiveness general, however whether or not it’s forgiveness simply within the second or general. Discuss to us about Tommy’s journey to even probably forgive Tariq and Tasha for every thing that is occurred.
JS: I believe that the St. Patrick’s are a lot a part of the fiber of what makes up Tommy Egan. Ghost and Tommy have been such brothers. I imply they grew up collectively since they have been little youngsters. They have been in the identical home. Tommy’s mother, Kate, took in James St. Patrick. It was Ghost who purchased Tommy’s mother the home in Lengthy Island. It was Ghost that stored up the connection with Tommy’s mother. And so it is type of what Tommy cannot get away from, that that is who he’s. And I believe that regardless of himself, he needed to make that call to depart Chicago and produce every thing that had simply occurred to him, with him on his journey again to New York to take out Tasha in his thoughts that this needed to be carried out to tie up the free ends.
Tommy all the time likes to tie up free ends. Whether or not it was him desirous to kill Sax, which I’d’ve cherished to have been the character that was his… Additionally with him, with Maria within the closet, Tommy took care of these free ends. Whereas Ghost believed in additional in second possibilities. So are we seeing, slightly than Tariq who retains saying he is not his father, he is not his father – are we really seeing Tommy grow to be extra like Ghost?
PC: That is really a very good query to pose too, as a result of when this present first began, we did not actually know what the end result for Tariq can be. And to start with, I really feel like viewers did imagine that he and his father have been one and the identical. However because the present and the seasons have progressed, there are some variations in the best way that Tariq handles issues from his father. What do you suppose are the similarities and variations between Ghost and Tariq? What makes them the identical? What makes Tariq probably higher or worse than his dad? And what are Tommy’s hopes for his nephew?
JS: Effectively, I believe that it is fascinating with the ladies – they each get themselves into loads of bother with ladies. However Tariq, in contrast to Ghost – Ghost allowed himself and was blinded by love, whereas Tariq appears to be even somewhat bit colder in his coronary heart, in the end within the love enviornment. So I believe that that makes them somewhat bit totally different. I simply suppose that the sheer verocity that Omari Hardwick delivered to the position as Ghost, and it’s one thing that Michael is just a bit bit extra like slick with it. So that you keep in mind the Vincent character? He was very slick and clean, and that is why Tommy stored coming for him, however could not actually put fingers on him till that finish second when he fortunately took out the Italians. So I believe that Michael’s Tariq is far craftier, it is type of Terminator, the second Terminator, you recognize what I imply? Strolling via bars and stuff like that. So I believe it is a totally different method to the identical ends.
PC: Now, there is a stability that we see Tommy battle via within the final two episodes the place it involves saving Tariq and in a second the place he is like, “Hear, this isn’t a very good transfer for you, suppose this via.” After which when Tariq lets him know, “Effectively, Uncle Tommy, I haven’t got anybody, I want your assist.” And he says, principally tells Tariq to sink or swim. So discuss to us somewhat bit about that decision-making for Tommy who’s feeling like, “That is my nephew, I need to defend him, but when he is within the recreation, he has to actually be within the recreation and determine it out on his personal.”
JS: Effectively, I believe truthfully, you simply answered it. I believe that is it. As a result of I believe that Tommy’s warning was which you can’t be in each worlds, that is in the end what is going on to kill you. I’ve seen it time and time once more, after which I noticed it along with your dad, though you have been his demise, it is as a result of he was attempting to dwell a civilian life and a gangster life on the identical time and there is too many choices for individuals making the most of you. And also you take a look at that in actual life. I imply, you take a look at that that it was El Chapo’s companion’s son who in the end was his demise as a result of the son was not all in the entire group. So it is not like we’re simply pulling from nothing. I believe that good showrunners like Brett Mahoney on the Ghost present and Gary Lennon, who we’re so blessed to have operating our present are simply actually sensible and so they take from actuality, after which we as actors attempt to play these items as humanly as doable.
PC: What’s your tackle Tariq and Brayden. Do you’re feeling as if they’re the second coming or a reiteration of Tommy and Ghost?
JS: Effectively, now that there is no such thing as a Ghost, they certain might be. I believe that the Brayden character, I believe Gianni Paolo does an amazing job with the Brayden character. The Brayden character’s enjoyable and humorous. It simply comes from a really totally different world than Tommy does. Brayden is just not an city world and is type of studying that. So I believe that there is some enjoyable in that to see any individual studying the world for the primary time. It is like any individual who loves a sure type of music, so then they play that music, whereas Tommy is from there. So it is a totally different understanding of that world. It’s who Tommy is. For Tommy to be taught one thing else, he’d have to maneuver to a desert island and discover ways to be bare and afraid or one thing. That will be very new to Tommy, however the city world and the lifetime of a hustler is all he is aware of.
PC: Now, you spoke earlier about actually seeing how gritty Chicago is versus New York within the subsequent season…
JS: Oh, I do not suppose it is extra gritty than New York. I believe that it is completely each bit as gritty, and I believe that Tommy had a propensity of touchdown on his ft a lot that it appeared like he was a sizzling knife via butter within the first season at instances. Regardless that by the top we noticed that he wasn’t and that he had such super loss, significantly Liliana. However I believe that within the second season, we add in all of those very gritty, robust, and actual features of the Metropolis of Chicago that I do know Chicago goes to understand. And identical to the Energy present when New York gave its stamp of approval on this present, I believe that is what Chicago’s going to do in season two, after which we’re simply going to explode. You are going to love season two. It is so good.
PC: Effectively, I am positively excited to see it and I am excited to see the continuation of Tommy’s, I suppose discovering peace and the blood ties that he has. As a result of clearly, as you talked about, his complete life and loyalty system previous to attending to Chicago was actually based mostly round Ghost and the St. Patrick’s. So it’s going to be fascinating to see how he continues to construct his, I suppose, crew in Chicago.
JS: Yeah. You are going to love. It is actually, actually thrilling and particularly the Latin group, the Latino group of Chicago is much extra current in season two, which I believe provides to the truth as effectively.