The strain between Crown Camacho (Quincy) and Lou-Lou (Malcolm Mays) has been brewing for fairly a while now, however issues lastly got here to a head throughout Sunday evening’s explosive episode of “Energy Ebook III: Elevating Kanan.” Within the remaining moments of episode six, titled “It is a Enterprise, Man,” Lou-Lou exhibits as much as the studio to confront Crown for not solely hooking up along with his girlfriend, Jessica (Natalee Linez), however for secretly working with Raq (Patina Miller) to attempt to push him out of the music enterprise.
“You already know, it was one factor after I heard that you simply had been smashing Jess behind my again, however I ain’t wish to get b*tches get in the way in which of enterprise,” Lou tells Crown, to which he responds: “The f*ck you realize about enterprise, Lou? You in over your head so deep you do not even know which manner is up, n***a. You and I do know you may’t do that sh*t — not with out me. Everyone know.” Crown then tells Lou that each one he is ever going to be is “Raq’s child’s brother” — resulting in the episode’s most-shocking second: Lou snaps and kills Crown by strangling him with a wire conveniently mendacity on high of some studio gear.
“The attractive half about Lou and Crown is that you simply actually noticed a stability,” Quincy, 31, tells POPSUGAR. “For individuals not even within the music business, they know this relationship dynamic. They’ve seen it, and I am positive all people type of goes by means of it, the place any person might are available in and provide opinions, and typically you are feeling such as you’re turning into much less of you as a result of there’s so [many] opinions on the opposite aspect [that] you are feeling like you need to do one thing to verify your respect remains to be there. And I believe that was the continuing story with Crown and Lou-Lou. I pushed the unsuitable button, and I understood it.”
When Quincy first joined the Energy universe in 2021, he had no concept what was in retailer for his character. Actually, he solely realized of Crown’s destiny at a desk learn for the episode. “[I was] tremendous stunned,” he admits. “You present as much as the desk learn, they ship you a script, they usually let you realize proper there.” In consequence, Quincy did not have a lot time to organize for his onscreen demise. He provides, “In life, you do not put together to die, so precisely how that’s, it shocked me, it took a bit of me out . . . I did not wanna exit like that, however I believe it is an actual stunning scene . . . I am by no means gonna overlook it.”
So is that this the final we have seen of Crown? Not fairly. In response to Quincy, we might get extra display screen time for the character in flashback scenes. He reveals, “Crown was such a staple within the happenings of what is going on on, particularly with the music and the streets, and he supplied this stability. There are some issues that I am positive we did not get to see that may make sense later — some flashbacks that may reply some questions in a while. Yeah, I am placing it on the market: flashbacks.”
Quincy’s introduction to the Energy franchise was within the first season of “Elevating Kanan,” which takes place within the ’90s in New York Metropolis’s South Jamaica, Queens. As a ’90s child himself, attending to work on this present was a nostalgic expertise for him. “It was a real dive into my life in a time the place I used to be a child,” he says. “I obtained to reside as an grownup within the time the place I used to be simply coming into the world. So to truly have the ability to reside by means of it — rock the garments and to play with the little toys on set which can be all from the ’90s, stuff that I keep in mind — it felt good to insert myself in a time of historical past that was so necessary. To be part of the Energy universe is a blessing, and like I mentioned, if it ain’t Crown coming again in flashbacks, it will be one thing. The Energy universe has undoubtedly received my love over.”
“Energy Ebook III: Elevating Kanan” airs Sundays on Starz.