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Empire Fall Finale Recap 12/13/17 Season 4 Episode 9 “Slave to Memory”

Andre has taken the stage, singing at a special Empire event while everyone he loves is there except for his father. He stops singing, looking for Lucious. He is twisting and turning in bed. It was all a dream. He is in the hospital, restrained with Lucious beside him. The doctors are waiting for the psychotropic drugs to work their way out of his system. Lucious vows to Andre that he will get revenge. Diana is with her team discussing the Captain’s Ball she is throwing later that night. She wants security at the ready to throw out any unexpected guests. Angelo is having doubts about throwing the ball with the blood bad between them and the Lyons. Diana sees it has an event that will differentiate them from that terrible family. READ MORE...

Empire Season 4 Episode 9 Review: Slave to Memory

Empire, is that you?! On Empire Season 4 Episode 9 the Lyons were done being pushed around by the Dubois family and went on a revenge mission that was masterfully executed. The family putting on the show at the Captain's Ball was everything. Cookie was on tap to present and send zingers Diana's way throughout. If you watch Empire online , you know Diana stuck around too long as the villain, and that's part of the reason why the show has struggled to give us coherent stories of late.   ...Read More...   https://www.tvfanatic.com/2017/12/empire-season-4-episode-9-review-slave-to-memory/

Empire Fall Finale Recap: A Confession, a Comeback and... a Death?

The escalating Lyon-Dubois war came to a head in Wednesdays Empire fall finale, and, yes, there were casualties. There was also a long overdue confession, a sudden twist in the custody battle over baby Bella and, in the episodes closing seconds, a shocking return and a kidnapping all rolled into one. Lets review the major [] http://tvline.com/2017/12/13/empire-season-4-episode-9-recap-claudia-returns/

Empire Recap 12/6/17 Season 4 Episode 8 “Cupid Painted Blind”

Thirsty informs Jamal, Cookie, and Lucious that Jamal has a warrant out for his arrest after he attacked Warren. Thirsty leaves while Andre and Hakeem arrive. Cookie offers to find Jamal something to eat. Jamal tells them all he knows what is going on. They think he has fallen off the wagon. He hasn’t. Cookie tells them that they are all there for Andre. He needs to be ready because he has to be next on Diana’s list. Angelo is sitting with Warren, who is resting after being beaten up by Jamal. Angelo reminds him that he warned him about falling in love with a Lyon. Andre tells the family that he isn’t next. Diana cannot get at him. There are no connections. Lucious asks him about his new love. Andre is certain he is safe. He and Hakeem are all done talking. They leave. Jamal tells Cookie and Lucious they should be on their way too. READ MORE...

Empire Season 4 Episode 8 Review: Cupid Painted Blind

Andre Lyon is in a delicate state and needs all the help he can get. That became clear on Empire Season 4 Episode 8 when the oldest Lyon brother continued to spiral in the wake of Diana Dubois having his medication messed with. If you watch Empire online , you will already know that Andre has had his fair share of struggles in the past, so it was evident he was not going to get out of his part in the bombing of Lucious' car easily. Pamela was a beacon of hope for him. She was the one he was trying to be a better person for, and opening up to him about murdering someone made him feel like they could connect on a level she struggled to connect with lovers in the past.   ...Read More...   https://www.tvfanatic.com/2017/12/empire-season-4-episode-8-review-cupid-painted-blind/

Empire Recap 11/29/17 Season 4 Episode 7 “The Lady Doth Protest”

Lucious and Jamal are experimenting with music and paints in the studio. Lucious begins playing the piano. Jamal smiles wide – his father is back. Hakeem watches Anika, Angelo, and Bella from the bushes in the park. A stranger compliments Anika and Angelo on their daughter’s eyes. Hakeem loses it and starts to walk towards them. Thirsty comes out of nowhere and tells him to stay away. Eddy, Becky, Porsha, and the others oversee Tory in the studio. They all begin to disagree on the sound. Becky points out that they are all just tired. Anika answers her door. It’s Lucious. He has come to talk to her. She tries to shut the door but he holds it. She lets him in. Lucious tells her that if she agrees to joint custody he will make Bella an heir to Empire along with the boys. Porsha comes in to see Cookie. She wants her to address the turmoil with the engineers. They are thinking about going on strike. Lucious comes in. Cookie dismisses Porsha. Lucious adds his thoughts. Cookie reminds him that she is running the show. Lucious tells her that he always has her back. Cookie recalls differently, thinking back to prison when she was served divorce papers by him. READ MORE...

Empire Season 4 Episode 7 Review: The Lady Doth Protest

The Lyons are finally ready for war, and I could not be more excited about it. The family found out the truth about Warren on Empire Season 4 Episode 7 , and it proved to them that Diana Dubois has been trying to take them down all along. Warren is the only one from the Dubois family I would like to stick around. While the others are very much deeply rooted in their revenge plan, he has shown signs of light, and that's why Jamal's family started to like him. The whole threesome thing was predictable. The momentWarren was ogling the barman for a little too long it became clear what the plan was, and I'm glad Jamal stuck to his guns.   ...Read More...   https://www.tvfanatic.com/2017/11/empire-season-4-episode-7-review-the-lady-doth-protest/

Empire Recap 11/15/17 Season 4 Episode 6 “Fortune Be Not Crost”

Andre tells his therapist that he can’t stop thinking about Pamela. Getting involved with her is a bad idea given she is in law enforcement and his family doesn’t get along with the police well. Meanwhile, Hakeem and the family arrive at court to fight Anika for full custody. Cameras flash while reporters try to get them to talk. During opening arguments, Angelo tells the court that Anika can offer Bella a stable home while Hakeem is a rap star who will only bring danger to his daughter. Murmurs break out throughout the court. Hakeem and Anika both take the stand, pointing out each other’s shortcomings as parents. Cookie is beside herself. The judge tells her to keep it together or she will have to leave. Tiana takes the stand. Angelo attacks her, asking her about threesomes and drugs Hakeem use together. The judge demands he stop. He keeps going. The court is dismissed. Outside, Hakeem gets mad at Tiana. How could she become weak on the stand and let him down? She didn’t even fight. He could lose Bella. Tiana tells him he has lost his brain and walks off. READ MORE...

Empire Season 4 Episode 6 Review: Fortune Be Not Crost

Hakeem should have known better. On Empire Season 4 Episode 6 , we finally got to witness the big custody battle with Anika play out, and it was actually pretty exciting. Let's just say I did not expect the case to carry the bulk of the hour. The case was always going to hit home for everyone. If you watch Empire online , you will already know that the youngest Lyon son turned his life around to be a father to Bella, and in the process, it unleashed layers to the character we never thought was possible.   ...Read More...   https://www.tvfanatic.com/2017/11/empire-season-4-episode-6-review-fortune-be-not-crost/

Empire Recap 11/8/17 Season 4 Episode 5 “The Fool”

Cookie, Hakeem, and Tiana speak to Thirsty about Anika demanding custody of Bella. Cookie gets a call. She turns on TMZ. There are reports of Lucious and his memory loss. Meanwhile, Claudia and Lucious are talking. Claudia tells him that she has overstepped the lines. He is her patient. She has been inappropriate. Cookie arrives. She needs Lucious at Empire pronto. They arrive at Empire for a conference. At the start of the meeting, Lucious tells everyone that he doesn’t need to answer questions about his health. Cookie offers to have the press follow him for 24 hours on the heels of a new album dropping. Would that make everyone feel better, she asks. They all agree. Cookie, Lucious, Claudia and the others meet to discuss how they are going to handle Lucious and the press. Cookie wants Becky to maneuver the studio while Lucious is in there. READ MORE...