Followers have not seen Tommy Eagen (Joseph Sikora) in Energy Guide 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 everybody, and the best way he rushes to avoid wasting the nephew he resents is much more stunning. However what does this imply for the St. Patricks’ future with Eagen? And on the heels of the Eagen spin-off, Energy, again for a second season, has followers questioning if there shall be extra crossovers. PopCulture.com spoke with Sikora about Eagen’s journey and gave Tasha and Tariq a break they may not actually deserve. He additionally defined how the crossover prepares the following season of Energy.
PC: So to start with, the return of Tommy, it was surprising.
JS: Yeah. I believe they introduced them out in a very fascinating means and I like that it is over two episodes. As a result of it actually leaves you hooked on what’s to return and I like the flashback side 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 was a enjoyable journey. I used to be proud to be a part of it.
PC: It is positively a enjoyable and simply surprising season. Tommy is again with a vengeance. And I like the actual fact, such as you mentioned, that it spans two episodes, the final two episodes of the season. As a result of that basically defines the probabilities for the spin-off of Tommy, in addition to the following season of Ghost. However concerning the 2 episodes, what do you suppose made Tommy comply with Tasha’s truce?
JK: Properly, I believe there’s the larger query, did he comply with the truce? Is it actually going to be that? And in that case, I would like to see how that alliance performs out as effectively. Does Tommy get in bother the place perhaps the one one who can save him is Tariq, and perhaps Tasha says, “Tariq, you gotta go save Uncle Tommy.” As a result of Tommy is coping with some fairly heavy hitters in Chicago and I believe we will see much more of the truth of Chicago and what a tricky, gritty, big-shouldered metropolis it truly is that I believe we tapped into within the first season. However I believe we actually flushed it out within the second season of the Tommy spin-off. I am actually excited for individuals to see it and I believe they’re going to be thrilled with the correlation and the way the Energy the universe retains increasing.
PC: Now, you talked about the concept of perhaps having to depend on Tasha and Tariq, and I like that you simply talked about that we do not actually know if this was a second of forgiveness or forgiveness normally, however whether or not it’s forgiveness simply within the second or globally. Inform us about Tommy’s journey to even probably forgive Tariq and Tasha for every thing that occurred.
JS: I believe St. Patrick’s are a lot a part of the material of what makes up Tommy Egan. Ghost and Tommy had been such brothers. I imply they grew up collectively since they had been little. They had been in the identical home. Tommy’s mom, Kate, welcomed James St. Patrick. It was Ghost who purchased Tommy’s mom’s home on Lengthy Island. It was Ghost who maintained the connection with Tommy’s mom. And in order that’s sort of what Tommy cannot get away from, that is who he’s. And I believe regardless of himself he needed to make the choice to depart Chicago and produce every thing that simply occurred to him, with him on his journey again to New York to clear Tasha in his thoughts that it needed to be performed. to tie free ends.
Tommy all the time likes to unravel issues. Whether or not it was him eager to kill Sax, that I might have cherished to be the character that was his… Additionally with him, with Maria within the closet, Tommy took care of these particulars. Whereas Ghost believed extra in second probabilities. So can we see, fairly than Tariq who retains saying he is not his dad, he is not his dad – can we really see Tommy changing into extra like Ghost?
PC: That is really an excellent query to ask too, as a result of when this present began, we did not actually know what the end result can be for Tariq. And at first, I really feel like viewers thought he and his dad had been one and the identical. However because the present and seasons have progressed, there are some variations in how Tariq handles issues from his dad. 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 father? And what are Tommy’s hopes for his nephew?
JS: Properly, I believe it is fascinating with girls – they each have numerous issues with girls. However Tariq, not like Ghost – Ghost allowed himself and was blinded by love, whereas Tariq appears to be even a little bit colder in his coronary heart, lastly within the area of affection. So I believe that makes them a bit totally different. I simply suppose the sheer truthfulness that Omari Hardwick delivered to the function of Ghost, and that is one thing that Michael is a bit more expert with that. So that you bear in mind the character of Vincent? He was very slick and slick, and that is why Tommy stored coming for him, however could not actually get his palms on him till that remaining second when he fortunately knocked out the Italians. So I believe Michael’s Tariq is loads smarter, it’s kind of Terminator, the second Terminator, you already know what I imply? Strolling in bars and stuff like that. So I believe it is a totally different method for a similar objective.
PC: Now there is a stability that we see Tommy battle within the final two episodes the place it is about saving Tariq and at some extent the place he is like, ‘Look, this is not an excellent choice for you , give it some thought.” After which when Tariq lets him know, “Properly, Uncle Tommy, I haven’t got anybody, I want your assist.” And he says, mainly tells Tariq to sink or swim. So inform us a bit about this decision-making for Tommy who says to himself: “He is my nephew, I need to defend him, but when he is within the sport, he actually needs to be within the sport and determine it out on his personal. “
JS: Properly, I actually suppose you simply answered it. I believe that is all. As a result of I believe Tommy’s warning was that you could’t be in each worlds, that is in the end what is going on to kill you. I noticed it time and time once more, after which I noticed it along with your dad, despite the fact that you had been his loss of life, it was as a result of he was making an attempt to reside a civilian life and a gangster life on the identical time and there are too many choices for individuals to benefit from you. And also you watch this in actual life. I imply, you take a look at it was the son of El Chapo’s accomplice who was in the end his demise as a result of the son wasn’t every thing in the entire group. So it is not like we’re pulling from nothing. I believe good showrunners like Brett Mahoney on the Ghost present and Gary Lennon, who we’re fortunate to have working our present, are actually, actually sensible they usually’re impressed by actuality, after which we as actors attempt to play these items as humanly as potential.
PC: What’s your opinion of Tariq and Brayden. Do you’re feeling like they’re the second coming or a reiteration of Tommy and Ghost?
JS: Properly, now that there is no Ghost, they positive could possibly be. I believe Brayden’s character, I believe Gianni Paolo does an important job with Brayden’s character. Brayden’s character is enjoyable and humorous. It comes from a really totally different world than Tommy. Brayden will not be an city world and is studying that. So I believe it is enjoyable to look at somebody expertise the world for the primary time. It is like somebody likes a sure sort of music, so that they play that music, whereas Tommy comes from there. So it is a totally different understanding of this world. That is who Tommy is. For Tommy to be taught anything, he must transfer to a desert island and be taught to be bare and be scared or one thing. It could be very new to Tommy, however the city world and the hustler life is all he is aware of.
PC: Now, you talked earlier about seeing how courageous Chicago is towards New York subsequent season…
JS: Oh, I do not suppose it is grittier than New York. I believe it is completely simply as gritty, and I believe Tommy had such a bent to land on his ft that it typically appeared like he was a scorching knife in butter within the first season. Though ultimately we noticed that he wasn’t and had an enormous loss, particularly Liliana. However I believe in season two we add all of those very severe, gritty, actual elements of town of Chicago that I do know Chicago goes to get pleasure from. And similar to the Energy present when New York gave that present its approval, I believe that is what Chicago goes to do in season two, after which we will explode. You’ll love season two. It’s so good.
PC: Properly, I am actually excited to see it and I am excited to see the sequel to Tommy, I suppose discovering the peace and the blood ties that he has. As a result of clearly, as you talked about, his complete life and loyalty system earlier than coming to Chicago was actually primarily based on Ghost and St. Patrick’s. So it will likely be fascinating to see how he continues to construct his group, I suppose, in Chicago.
JS: Yeah. You’ll love. It is actually, actually thrilling and particularly the Latino neighborhood, the Latino neighborhood in Chicago is rather more current in season two, which I believe provides to the truth as effectively.