Tensions between Crown Camacho (Quincy) and Lou-Lou (Malcolm Mays) had been simmering for some time, but things finally came to a head on Sunday night’s explosive episode of “Power Book III: Raising Kanan.” In the final moments of the sixth episode, titled “It’s a Business, Man,” Lou-Lou shows up at the studio to confront Crown about not only dating his girlfriend Jessica (Natalee Linez), but also secretly dating Raq (Patina Miller) to force him out of the music business.
“You know, it was one thing when I heard you smash Jess behind my back, but I don’t want bitches to get in the way of business,” Lou tells Crown, to which he replies, “Damn, you get it you in business, Lou? You’re so deep in your head you don’t even know where the top is, n***a. You and I know you can’t do this shit – not without me. Everyone knows.” Crown then tells Lou that all he will ever be is “the brother of Raq’s baby” – leading to the episode’s most shocking moment: Lou grabs and kills Crown by strangling him with a cord, lying comfortably on studio equipment.
“The beauty of Lou and Crown is that they really saw a balance,” Quincy, 31, tells POPSUGAR. “People who aren’t even in the music industry know this relationship dynamic. You’ve seen it and I’m sure everyone goes through it in some way where someone comes in and offers opinions and sometimes you feel like you do. You become less because it is so [many] opinions on the other side [that] You feel like you have to do something to make sure your respect is still there. And I think that was the ongoing story with Crown and Lou-Lou. I pushed the wrong button and I got it.”
When Quincy first joined the Power universe in 2021, he had no idea what was in store for his character. In fact, he only learned of Crown’s fate at a table read for the episode. “[I was] super surprised,” he admits. “You show up to the reading table, they send you a script and they let you know right away.” As a result, Quincy didn’t have much time to prepare for his death on screen, adding, “In life, you don’t prepare to die, so how exactly is that, it shocked me, it took a piece of me with it. . . I didn’t want to go out like that, but I think it’s a really beautiful scene. . . I’ll never forget it.”
So is this the last we saw of Crown? Not quite. According to Quincy, we might get more screen time for the character in flashback scenes. He reveals: “Crown was such an integral part of what was happening, especially in the music and on the streets, and he struck that balance. There are some things I’m sure we didn’t get to see in Sense later – some flashbacks that will answer some questions later. Yes, I’ll put it out there: flashbacks.
Quincy’s introduction to the Power franchise came in the first season of “Raising Kanan,” set in South Jamaica, Queens, New York City in the ’90s. As a ’90s baby, working on this show was a nostalgic experience for him. “It was a real dive into my life at a time when I was a baby,” he says. “I had to live as an adult in the time I just entered the world. So to actually survive it – rocking the clothes and playing with the little toys on set, all of which are from the ’90s, stuff I remember – it felt good to fit myself into such an important time in the story . Being a part of the power universe is a blessing, and like I said, if it’s not Crown coming back in flashbacks then it is. That’ll be something. The power universe has definitely won my love.”
Power Book III: Raising Kanan airs Sundays on Starz.