I wasn’t much of a fan of the season premiere of Empire, but I thought this episode was a little better. It didn’t seem to be a jam packed with celebrity cameos like the first one was. I did love Miss Lawrence on the premiere but everything on that episode seemed rushed and not related to the plot. Okay, so Ludacris was the bad cop. I really didn’t even notice that, though the bad acting was a distraction.
Speaking of plot, I guess the plot is going to be Cookie versus Lucious. all season long. Cookie is going to just sweep a floor and rent a loft and have a music business called Lyon’s Dynasty or something. Hakeem is going to be a partner because even though he is not smart enough to wipe his own ass, he is going to record all of his new tracks, and create a girl band just like P. Diddy for the non-existent business. I am sure next week they will have the band all together and a beautiful office full of leather furniture.
Speaking of ridiculous storylines, Lucious isn’t getting his meds in prison. But fortunately he meets a guy in a purple suit named Thirsty and Thirsty get him all the stuff to lay down some track. Why yes, yes, he is in prison, but he’s in that special one where he can do whatever he wants to including killing people. There wasn’t a single mention of dead Chris Rock from last week. Because, ridiculous.
Jamal was sort of backtracking on fully embracing his new asshole personality. Andre’s wife told him she was pregnant and going to be an uncle and he got all soft and said he would try to get Andre back on at Empire. Now she has to get pregnant in hurry because I don’t think she is. Andre doesn’t seem long for this world he is depressed and barely has any lines.
In the end, Thristy pulled another miracle by blackmailing the judged right in the courtroom with picture of the judge trussed up like a chicken with a ball gag in his mouth and just like that Luscious is out on bail and ready to come after Cookie next week.
So? What did you think?