Lauren Baldwin (played by Paige Hurd) is the ex-girlfriend of Tariq St Patrick (Michael Rainey Jr) and although they are no longer together, their connection has remained. However, in episode nine of the Starz drama, it didn’t look good for Lauren, so now fans are desperate to find out if they’ve seen Tariq’s latest love interest.
WARNING: This article contains Power Book 2 spoilers.
Is Lauren dead in Power Book 2?
Episode nine, A Fair Fight?, premiered Sunday, January 30 on Starz and Starzplay in the UK.
At the start of the episode, it looked like Brayden Weston (Gianni Paolo) was ready to kill Lauren so she wouldn’t get in the way of his work with Cane (Woody McClain).
But since Tariq was adamant he wanted to make sure she was safe, Brayden remained loyal, choosing not to harm her.
Although they haven’t exactly been on the best of terms lately, Brayden wouldn’t want to betray his friend like this.
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Unfortunately for Lauren, that didn’t mean she was safe.
Effie (Alex Lapri) didn’t want to be left to chance and so made progress towards what Brayden refused to do.
She confronted Lauren, insisting she had to go with her and before she could say anything else, Effie knocked her out.
At the end of the episode, Effie was seen getting into bed with the none the wiser Tariq.
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The episode is titled Love and War and although no synopsis was released, a brief trailer was released.
Lauren doesn’t appear in the teaser but Effie looks smug as a voiceover from Tariq says “we do anything for love”.
In another scene, she says to her boyfriend “you’re not alone, okay?” but did she really kill Lauren for him?