At the start of “That Ain’t Me,” Tariq is trying to turn his life around. Now that he’s decided he wants to go to a prep school in Connecticut, it’s time for his interview. When questioned about the decline in his grades and social behavior, he spins the answer in his — and his father’s — favor, explaining that he struggled after his dad was wrongly accused.
The morning after sleeping with Tasha, Silver gets a surprise visit — from Tasha’s husband. Ghost questions Silver about Proctor, asking if any criminal charges have been filed against him. Ghost is clearly still worried about what business Maks had outside Proctor’s apartment. As he’s getting ready to leave, Ghost notices a woman’s earring on the floor, though he doesn’t seem to realize it’s Tasha’s. “I didn’t know you had a lady,” he says. Silver replies, “I wouldn’t call her my lady.”
Tommy is back in New York. Fresh off his trip to Chicago, he heads to the stash spot, only to see B.G. tied up on the floor. B.G. tells him that Ghost and Kanan robbed the place and killed Tommy’s guy, Marcus, in the process. Surprised to learn that Kanan is still alive, Tommy picks up a call from Ghost and starts yelling, but Ghost asks him to meet somewhere so he can explain what happened.
Fresh out of jail, Ghost is a “new man” — but he isn’t free from all of his crimes. He abruptly wakes up to flashbacks of killing the marshal, and Tasha isn’t in the bed beside him.
Ghost suits up for his first day back at the club, telling Tasha he wants to start over and that he’s completely done with Angela. (“I wish Angela never came to the club that night, but I can’t change what happened. I can tell you it’s over… for good.”) Tasha’s not here for the lip service; she went through a lot for a man who decided to leave her for the woman who got them into this mess to begin with. “Are you kidding me?” she says. “I just watched that bitch blow up her whole life in court so you could walk.” Oooh.
Now that she’s seen the security footage that corroborates James’ story, Angela needs to blow off some steam as she contemplates what to do next. She meets up with her sister, Paz, during her morning run and admits that she thinks James is innocent. Paz isn’t fond of James or the fact that a married man had a relationship with her sister, but she sets aside her bias to say that Angela should tell her boss if she truly believes James didn’t kill Knox. Read more.