Power Boss Talks Premiere Shocker ('We're Not Joking Around'), Reveals Why Plan to Have [Spoiler] Shoot Angela Was Scrapped

TVLine | 8/25/2019 | Kimberly Roots
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“I was honest with you.”

Power co-creator and showrunner Courtney Kemp sits in a midtown Manhattan hotel and looks very pleased with herself. After all, she’s managed to keep secret a major plot point in her Starz drama: the death of Lela Loren’s Assistant U.S. Attorney Angela Valdes in Sunday’s season premiere — and, as she points out to TVLine, she did so with just a few carefully chosen, completely factual phrases.

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And just in case you were thinking that maybe Angela faked her murder to become a federal witness or something along those lines, know that you’re in good company. “Oh my God, I wanted to do that,” the executive producer says. “There was a moment where I really wanted to do that. I really wanted to make her fake-dead and have her come back. Then I was talked out of it. Because it’s a trick. It’s so a trick.”

Instead, “We did a whole scene with her and her sister, and then we put her on the slab so people know we’re not joking around.”

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Those who’ve seen Season 6’s trailer know that Angela will show up in at least one more episode, though Kemp won’t say whether that’s via flashback, dream sequence or a manifestation of Ghost’s extremely guilty conscience. However, the showrunner speaks freely about why it was time for Angie to go… and which character originally was supposed to fire the bullet that took her down. Read on to hear Kemp, in her own words, go deep on Episode 1, “Murderers.”

TVLINE | Take me inside the decision to kill off Angela.

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OK, so a couple of things happened. Angela had all the information, and whenever a character has all the information on our show, we usually kill them. [Laughs] Greg was very close to having all the information. Holly...
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