Not Exactly How We Planned is the series premiere of the first season and the 1st overall episode of Power.


James "Ghost" St. Patrick opens Truth nightclub, hoping its success will let him leave his life as a NYC drug kingpin. But a run-in with a past love and a drug-related attack threaten him.


The episode starts with James "Ghost" St. Patrick getting ready to open up "Truth" Nightclub. James pulls up with his wife, Tasha St. Patrick, to enter the club absolutely filled to the brim with people. James makes rounds in the club, where his partner tells him that it's the best nightclub opening ever.

As James goes downstairs, his driver tells him that they "need him downstairs". The scene switches to a garage where Thomas Egan is interrogating Miguel Alvarez about where the money is.



Guest Starring

Criminal and Legal Notes


Song Performer Scene


  • The episode scored 0.46 million viewers, a season and series low.
  • The episode is dedicated to the memory of Herbert Kemp, Jr. (June 24, 1941 - March 5, 2011).



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