Power Book III: Raising Kanan is part of the extensive Power franchise. Raising Kanan, a prequel and second spin-off of the original series, centers on the younger years of Kanan Stark, who is one of the main antagonists (later anti-villains) of the original series. The prequel describes how a kind and promising young man became a vicious criminal and the role his upbringing played in it. Kanan’s mother, Raquel “Raq” Thomas (Patina Miller), is a force of nature. Over the course of the first season, she puts herself at the forefront of drug trafficking in South Jamaica, Queens. However, his relentless pursuit of power takes its toll on his romantic relationship with Symphony Bosket (Toby Sandeman). If you’re wondering if Raq and Symphony are breaking up for good, you’ve come to the right place. SPOILERS AHEAD.
Did Raq and Symphony Break Up?
Symphony is not Raq’s first love interest to be featured in the series. In the pilot episode, we meet High Post. In 1985, he is dating Raq when Kanan returns home after his confrontation with the thugs. High Post is eventually killed. 1986 after discussions with the authorities. Raq was also involved with Def Con, whom Kanan believed to be his father for most of his life, and Malcolm Howard, who is his real biological father.
But no one is more involved in the lives of Raq and Kanan in the series’ timeline than Symphony. Handsome, reserved, and undeniably decent, Symphony is portrayed as a man pursuing a master’s degree in urban planning and also working as a bartender to support Symphony, and Raq and Raq come from vastly different worlds, but a relationship develops between them nonetheless. Symphony also cares deeply about Kanan.
In the season 1 finale, after Kanan shoots Howard, Symphony takes him to Virginia Beach. In the Season 2 premiere, Raq and Kanan meet with Symphony to thank her for being there in her hour of need. The relationship between Raq and Symphony ended some time ago. But since he really liked the boy, Symphony took him to Virginia.
When he and Raq are alone, he brings up the subject with Raq and tells her how scared Kanan was that night. Almost immediately, Raq goes on the defensive and tries to assuage Symphony’s concerns. She claims that she is Kanan’s mother and knows what’s wrong with him. the best for him. In Episode 4, Raq invites Symphony into her new apartment, claiming that she needs her opinion to decorate the apartment.
But Symphony easily sees through and then asks what happened the night she had to take Kanan to Virginia, leading Raq to admit only part of the truth. They later have sex and at first, it seems like they might be able to reconcile. But then Symphony tells him not to contact her. He finally realized how far apart their worlds are. His words obviously break Raq’s heart, but proud as
never, she doesn’t move an inch. “You are a grown man. I can’t force you to do anything you don’t want,” he tells Symphony. He recalls that she once told him it was her vacation before adding that she just wanted to be home. As he walks away, the scene is charged with a sense of permanence. It looks like this is the end of the road for Raq and Symphony.
He may appear in future episodes while taking care of Kanan, but unless something drastically changes, he and Raqar will never get back together.