As the better-than-ever second season of the Starz drama “Power” continues to reach new heights in the drama surrounding the world of James ‘Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), one of many bright spots in the series is having Victor Garber in the world of money, power and sex as Simon Stern.
The wealthy businessman has been intent on being in business with James and has also made no bones about his open sexuality and, wisely, series creator Courtney Kemp Agboh has not reduced the story involving Stern to merely trying to define his sexuality. Garber’s calm and cool character makes no apologies for having varied tastes and, as he pulls James more and more into his world, seems to be wanting to entice James to open himself up to different experiences. I’m not sure if the St. Patrick character would ever go outside his heterosexuality, but it’s still been fun to see Stern flaunt his tastes in front of him.
Case in point, in this Saturday’s episode, Stern invites James to a party at his home, and there’s an “Eyes Wide Shut” feel about it all. What does Stern want from James? Will James take a step in a direction he’s never gone before?
The good people at Starz sent me an exclusive clip from Saturday’s episode with Stern and James talking at the aforementioned party.
“Power” airs Saturdays at 9 p.m. on Starz.
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