Empire: (S03E08) “Unkindness Cut”

“It wasn’t the wound that killed Caesar, but Brutus’ treachery- This was the (most) unkindness cut of all” Marc Anthony on Julius Caesar (William Shakespeare) …   and this is applicable on any given Wednesday for the souls of Empire; Loyalty, betrayal, deceit, love.  The Captains Ball is the center story for this episode. With an…

Empire: (S03E07) “What We May Be”

This is a Cookie centric episode.  She’s finally claiming Angelo as her boyfriend and she’s ready to “meet the parents”, Mother Diana Dubois. (Phylicia Rashad) In an attempt to be impressive and worthy to the Upper Class and old money, she arranges an upscale dinner in her newly renovated, redecorated and “made mama friendly” apartment….

Empire: (S03E06) “Chimes at Midnight”

 “Chimes at Midnight” Those familiar with the work of Orson Welles may remember the play and movie, of the same name.  It is a piece about the relationship between a father and son and betrayal. Although this is usual and customary for the Lyons, tonight was perhaps one of the best this season. I’m the…

Empire: (S03E05) “One Before Another”

After what seemed like a very long  time (preempted by the World Series) the follow up to the episode where Andre has a 3-way with his recently deceased wife and Nessa, as well as the threat of Shine retaliating to his beat down, was diluted. However, beyond the usual and customary was Angelo. Pulling some strings regarding…

Empire: (S03E04) “Cupid Kills”

Tonight Cookie goes to the Opera. Lucious goes Godfather, Jamal gets duped, Hakeem gets punked and Andre goes “giggity-giggity” (Quagmire’s voice from Family guy) this episode was so much…everything and is one of my favorites.  Cookie goes to the opera when she is invited to attend a special event with Angelo Dubois. Showing up in…

Empire: (S03E03) “What Remains is Bestial”

Lucious is in his home office, sitting in his big chair and streaming numbers; monitoring subscriptions to Empire Extreme on the big screen. He needs 10 million subscribers by Thursday or he’ll loose $50 Million.  While the big screen is rolling; enter Anika. She wants to talk about the possibility of going back to work. …

Empire: (S03E02) “Sin that Amends”

“Bye, Fe-Lucious…I need you to understand, I am done!” Although he’s trying to get her back with lavish gifts (that she can buy for herself) Cookie thinks she is done and returns Lucious’ gifts of persuasion. Through out the show Lucious calls upon nostalgia, memory and history of their “back in the day” (the flashbacks…

Empire: (S03E01) “Light of Darkness”

In the season premiere of the FOX show, I expected fierce emotions and dramatic scenes because that’s the show I remember. But because of the flamboyant second season I also expected over the top acting and storylines as well. To my surprise the premiere episode was much more realistic and reminded me about the shows…

Empire: (S03E01) “Light in Darkness”

“In the beginning”…of the 3rd season opener and in the last seconds of the season 2 finale, someone went over the balcony at 50 feet.  Amidst the cries of Andre (Trai Byers) who is in witness, there is the sound of a crash and Rhonda Lyon, (Kaitlin Doubleday) Andre’s beloved, lies below on the roof…

Empire (S02E17): “Rise by Sin”

Review: In this weeks episode of Empire ‘Rise by Sin’ a lot of things went down as usual, but to say I wasn’t expecting that ending is ann understatement.  Lets start of by saying that CEO looks so good on Cookie, not that anything doesn’t, it’s nice to see her in power finally after she worked…

Empire (S02E15&16): “More Than Kin” & “The Lyon Who Cried Wolf”

Review: Last time on Empire Lucious was organising a fundraiser as part of a campaign to prove he should return as the company’s CEO. Which turned out really good in the end for him, since the board ending up voting Hakeem out. In More than Kin, the drama between Lucious and Jamal, ASA nominations is heating up, and the attention is coming with…

Empire (S02E13): “The Tameness of a Wolf”

Review: This weeks episode of Empire was really good, not only did we finally get to hear Lucious tell Cookie about his past. But Rhonda finally figured out she needed space from the craziness that comes with being a part of the Lyon Family. Although I shouldn’t speak to soon, since she reached out to Anika, who we finally got to…