Empire (2015– )
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When Lucious announces his new project, Cookie vows to dethrone him, igniting an epic battle; Jamal befriends a fellow musician in rehab; Hakeem and Tiana fight Nessa for a spot in the music showcase.

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Craig Brewer

Writers:

Lee Daniels (created by), Danny Strong (created by) | 4 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Terrence Howard ... Lucious Lyon
Bryshere Y. Gray ... Hakeem Lyon
Jussie Smollett ... Jamal Lyon
Trai Byers ... Andre Lyon
Grace Byers ... Anika Calhoun
Gabourey Sidibe ... Becky
Ta'Rhonda Jones ... Porsha
Serayah ... Tiana Brown
Morocco Omari ... Tariq
Xzibit ... Shyne Johnson (as Alvin 'Xzibit' Joiner)
Bre-Z ... Freda Gatz
Taraji P. Henson ... Cookie Lyon
Taye Diggs ... Angelo Dubois
Leslie Uggams ... Leah Walker
Andre Royo ... Thirsty Rawlings
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When Lucious announces his new project, Cookie vows to dethrone him, igniting an epic battle; Jamal befriends a fellow musician in rehab; Hakeem and Tiana fight Nessa for a spot in the music showcase.

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Drama | Music

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Lucious Lyon: [to Cookie] You might want to start making some plays out of a new playbook. All this is getting very old and very boring.
Cookie Lyon: Tiana is a bigger star than Nessa, boo-boo. You ought to be thanking me for bringing more eyeballs to your wack-ass concert.
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Get Me Right
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Performed by Sierra Aylina McClain, Serayah and Bryshere Y. Gray
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Start the year off with a bang
31 March 2017 | by KingslaaySee all my reviews

Empire delivers a great episode to for its 2017 start after a rather long break. We see Angelo's troubles fade as quickly as they came in. It was nice to Jamal make a comeback with an old friend and go back to creating music he loves. Rumur Willis was a great addition to the episode who has some great pipes and held her own against Cookie.

It was great seeing Cookie and Luscious go at and launch attacks at each other. Rumour has it these two stars don't get along in real life on set due to ego clashes so it must have been bitter sweet having them go at each other through their children and artists. Perhaps the best and explosive moment was when Cookie appears drunk and takes a bat to things Luscious holds dear. We thought Luscious would strike her but instead the tension and decade old feelings are too strong and they can resist each other. It showed how bound these two are despite trying to carve out separate lives for each other.


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