Empire Recap: Season 2 Episode 12

We open up this week’s episode of Empire with new CEO Hakeem holding a press conference while wielding a real-life scepter. Seriously, he’s got a gold, lion’s head –topped scepter. Hakeem talks the talk at the press conference and says all the right things to the reporters about Empire’s new direction. One reporter asks more […]

Empire Recap: Season 2 Episode 11

We’re back at it again with the Lyons in the second half of the season and we pick up right where we left off in the aftermath of Hakeem’s betrayal. Lucious, true to his character, refuses to be kicked out of his own company and flat out refuses to leave the building. Andre tries to […]

Empire Recap: Season 2 Episode 9

We start this episode of Empire in the City of Brotherly Love, with Cookie and Candice still hunting for Carol. Also, I don’t know how I missed this last episode but apparently Cookie’s real name is “Loretha.” Yeah, I would have gone with “Cookie” too. The sisters are having no luck tracking Carol down so […]

Empire Recap: Season 2 Episode 8

We start this week’s Empire with Lucious publicly anointing Freda Gatz as his “son” and heir to his musical throne. Freda calls out Hakeem at a showcase with hard-hitting lines like “you’re just Daddy’s little girl”. Riveting stuff I tell you. Hakeem and Laura are trying to take their relationship to the next level when […]

Empire Recap: Season 2 Episode 7

This week’s Empire opens with Cookie and Laz still in the midst of a marathon sex session. Laz prompts Cookie to put on her own version of the famous Hip-Hop concert “Summer Jam” called “Cookie’s Cookout” but solely for Lyon Dynasty artists. We find out that Laz is planning to hit Lyon Dynasty at the […]

Empire Recap: Season 2 Episode 6

I spent most of this week’s episode of Empire asking myself what the hell was going on. This one was a doozy, even by Empire standards. But let me not get ahead of myself…. We start the episode just after Hakeem’s kidnapping and Cookie is sent a ransom video of youngest son tied up and […]

Empire Recap: Season 2 Episode 5

This week on Empire, we open with all charges against Lucious being dropped. He celebrates by releasing a cell phone shot video telling everybody to “kiss [his] ass”. Never change Lucious. Andre has been welcomed back into the fold and he’s been put in charge of Empire’s ‘Gutter Life’ offshoot label. Gutter Life will house […]

Empire Recap: Season 2 Episode 4

This week with our friends over at Empire, things start off with a bang with the offices of Empire being raided by the F.B.I. As Jamal croons in the background, we see the Feds completely ransacking the offices to find any information they can on Lucious’ nefarious activities. Jamal is apparently so fascinating that he […]

Empire: Season 2 Episode 3

So this week finds Lucious out of jail and ready to wreak havoc in the lives of his nearest and dearest. Hakeem is still enjoying some “personal” time with Valentina. And Cookie stresses the importance of his impending interview with radio personality, Sway. He performs “We ‘Bout To Blow” which is blessed with Timbaland’s signature […]

Empire: Season 2 Episode 2

We begin this week’s episode of Empire with our so-called traitors thrown out on their ass as they decide to regroup and start their own record label. Cookie, realizing that Hakeem’s album could be just what they need to get off to a winning start, interrupts Jamal in the middle of an interview to appeal […]

Empire Season 2 Episode 1

  After what seems like an interminable wait, Empire is back guys! And it wastes no time in easing us back into the affairs of the Lyons. Oh no, we are thrust straight into the thick of things at Empire Records where Lucious is still locked up (deservedly) on murder charges, Jamal is now running […]