Boss “Backflash” Season 2 Episode 6 airs tonight September 21 2012 at 10pm ET/PT on Starz.
Episode Synopsis: Kane’s moves with the housing project escalate tensions from unrest to rioting and looting. As Chicago burns, Kane secretly seeks treatment at an alternative clinic, where his past haunts him
Show Summary: In season two of “Boss,” Kane ferociously beats back the physical symptoms of his illness with high doses of medication. But this comes at a cost — experiencing heightened psychological manifestations of the disease. Without his longtime advisors Stone and Kitty, Kane is also forced to reconfigure his inner circle. Surrounded by strangers and without much time left, he acts quickly to protect and repair his legacy by cutting out the cancers within the political machine. But as corrupt heads roll and his list of enemies grows, Kane’s virtuous actions begin to erode the very foundation of power he’s worked a lifetime to build. In order to maintain it, Kane must govern as he always has—ruthlessly.
The series stars Kelsey Grammer, Connie Nielsen, Hannah Ware, Jeff Hephner, Kathleen Robertson, Troy Garity and Rotimi. And this season they are joined by new series regulars Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening, “Glee”) as Ian Todd, a smart and ambitious young advisor to Kane, and Sanaa Lathan (“Nip/Tuck,” A Raisin in the Sun), Alderman Ross’ strong-willed and politically savvy Chief of Staff.
Special guest star Tip Harris, who is known internationally as rapper T.I. (“American Gangster,” “Takers”), will be featured as Trey, a former gangbanger with designs on a career in City Hall. And additional guest stars include Amy Morton (Up in the Air, “Private Practice”) as State Senator Catherine Walsh, who has been defeated in her bid for Governor three times, but is now determined win.