On this episode of the Empire Recap Show, Tamara Dhia, Courtney Perdue, Quinn Marie, and Jamiah Brown discuss Season 2, Episode 3: “Fires of Heaven.”
The episode was aiming to land itself on the music charts! Throughout the hour, Empire dropped track after track, keeping the drama high and the bass down low. Lucious was released from prison and didn’t miss a beat trying to get back in the game. He attempted to win back his boys and made some sneaky maneuvers that left Cookie’s Lyon Dynasty in jeopardy.
During this recap, the hosts tackle everything from all the new music to the continuing power struggle between Lucious and Cookie. The alliances continued to change from second to second and keep everyone guessing which brother will side with which parent. Watch as your hosts break down the multitude of soapy plotlines and give their predictions on what to expect in the next episode and the season to come. Join us as we continue to celebrate the #FreeLucious movement.
Empire stars Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers, Grace Gealey, Malik Yoba, Kaitlin Doubleday, Gabourey Sidibe, Ta’Rhonda Jones, and Serayah, and airs Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. on Fox.
Having taken TV audiences by storm in its record-setting first season, EMPIRE enters Season Two as the No. 1 series on broadcast television. From its jaw-dropping storylines to its chart-topping hip-hop soundtrack, EMPIRE instantly gained a legion of die-hard fans, creating a social media frenzy and making “Cookie” a household name.
The series recently was nominated for three Emmy Awards, including one for Taraji P. Henson in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. It also has received four TCA Award nominations, including Program of the Year, Outstanding Program, Outstanding Achievement in Drama and Individual Achievement in Drama (Henson). Henson and Howard both recently won the BET Awards for Best Actress and Best Actor, respectively, and Henson also won the NAACP Image Award for Entertainer of the Year.
LUCIOUS LYON (Howard) is the king of hip-hop. An immensely talented artist, the CEO of Empire Entertainment and a former street thug, his reign has been unchallenged for years. But, after battling what he believed to be a terminal disease, Lucious challenged his sons (Jussie Smollett as JAMAL, Bryshere “Yazz” Gray as HAKEEM and Trai Byers as ANDRE) to compete for his throne, a task made all the more complicated by the return of their mother and Lucious’ ex-wife, COOKIE (Henson), who was released from prison.
Season Two will pick up three months after Lucious’ shocking arrest and incarceration at the end of last season. Knowing Lucious won’t be held much longer in prison, Cookie and her allies within the Lyon family make a desperate attempt to seize control of the company. But as the Lyons continue to battle each other, a bigger external threat emerges that could force them to unite.