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Bloody Noses and Crack'd Crowns 

Cookie and Lucious fight to keep Empire in the family, as they prepare a livestream concert to crowdfund the amount needed to overtake Eddie's plans. Meanwhile, the success of Jamal's new ... See full summary »

Director:

Howard Deutch (as Howie Deutch)

Writers:

Lee Daniels (created by), Danny Strong (created by) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

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
Xzibit ... Shyne Johnson (as Alvin 'Xzibit' Joiner) (credit only)
Rumer Willis ... Tory Ash
Terrell Carter ... Warren Hall (credit only)
Andre Royo ... Thirsty Rawlings
Taraji P. Henson ... Cookie Lyon
Forest Whitaker ... Eddie Barker
Nicole Ari Parker ... Giselle
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Storyline

Cookie and Lucious fight to keep Empire in the family, as they prepare a livestream concert to crowdfund the amount needed to overtake Eddie's plans. Meanwhile, the success of Jamal's new Anonymous group climbs; Hakeem brings Haven (guest star Cassie Ventura) to the showcase to make Tiana jealous; and Andre is put to the test and must decide between the family or his career.

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Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

TV-14
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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The title of this episode is a reference to Shakespeare's HENRY IV PART 1 (Act 2, Scene 3). "Away! Away, you trifler. Love, I love thee not. I care not for thee, Kate. This is no world To play with mammets and to tilt with lips. We must have bloody noses and cracked crowns, And pass them current too.--Gods me, my horse!-- What say'st thou, Kate? What would'st thou have with me?" See more »

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Performed by Jussie Smollett, Rumer Willis and Kade Wise
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