Empire (S04E13) “Of Hardiness is Mother”

It’s vegan Cajun Soul Food! Seriously it looks good. The best that money can buy. & healthy!   Lucious brings a fitness bracelet. It’s fancy and can remotely tell him when Cookie’s in stress. Everybody’s at the  table for a family meal …except Andre.  After all he tried to kill his Pop! Cookie reminds him,…

Empire (S04E10) “Sweet Sorrow”

Tonight on Empire: Cookie’s 47 years old?! “Black don’ t crack!” And no weave this week. 👊 Anyway, we pick up from the last episode and Cookie’s taken to the hospital by ambulance. She has a flashback to the day, her father went to the hospital…in an ambulance. She couldn’t save him. Cookie’s had a heart attack,…

EMPIRE (S04E10) “Birds in the Cage”

Empires back and Angelo’s dead! What a waste😣 Jamal is distant, pouting, remorseful and saddened for the loss of life. Andre’s funeral is today. Cookie doesn’t care. He’s a hero. Thirsty calls it Self Defense, yet it must be proven. Today the charge is Manslaughter. Claws is back and she has a sedated “Dwight”  chained…

Empire (S04E09) “Slave to Memory”

It’s the mid sesson finale & in this corner, weighing in @ New Money are The Lyons. They challenge The Dubois, Old Money, Position, Power. 💪 It’s Funk Flex & Andre sings , “Super Star” 🎤🎶😍 He stops & calls for his Pop. He’ s in his own world. He’s strapped, waiting for the psychotropic…

Empire (S04E06) “Fortune Be Not Crost”

Most of the episode, I’m tryna find “crost”   I finally went to Dr Google & opened Merriam -Webster. It’s “past tense of Cross” #what?  It’s a verb? #Ilovewords #puzzles, #wordsearch and things that make me say, 🤔 *Crost  The episode begins with Jamal & Warren in the studio singing a love song.🎤 It’s good. It’s gonna…

Empire (S04E05) “The Fool”

Lucious is back and Dwight, although not dead, returns to sleep. 💤 Hopefully the greater of both personalities will be integrated.  We open with The Lyons in a practice deposition in prep for Bella’s custody. . The family argues on how to appear less damaged (too late) They’re their own worst enemy. During this session, Cookie…

Empire (S04E04) “It Ain’t Over!”

It’s baby Bella’s first birthday & she’s officially anointed into the world of music, with PRINCE & all things purple!  Regardless of what happened in the hereafter, this will be my favorite eppy; fo’evah!  #misshim.  Its 106 & park. #BET  It’s Lucious Lyon’s debut and a Cookie flashback. She watches from a prison community room. She…

Empire (S04E03) “Evil Manners”

Dwicious is on the tread mill, running. Claws is gone, temporarily. She’s left an extensive list of instructions with the family. They comply, glad she’s gone!  Dwight wants to get better…and remember. He wants to know about “the devil”  his mama called him. Cookie shuts down the inquiry. Later he sits with Jamal.   They talk….

Empire (S04E02) “Full Circle”

Dwicious is ready 4 his bath  He wants to do it alone.  Claws remains close. ‘Good idea; Leah try’s to drown him…again, like when he was a little boy.  She’s removing his evil! Claws saves him.   Cookie, being loud and ghetto fab, arrives at the witching hour (appropriate) She’s moving into a Lyon wing of the…

Empire (S04E01) “Noble Memory”

It’s Empire’s 20th anniversary. They wanna do it big; Motown 25 style. How this comes to pass, is what this season’s premiere is about. It’s been 5 months since the explosion. Dwight, formerly known as Lucious, formerly known as Dwight, is limping. His left leg is gone, as is his memory. Cookie’s hair is blond/gold…

Empire: (S03E18) “Toil and Trouble” Finale,Part 2

It’s the season’s finale and we’re still in Vegas.  The helicopter lands atop of “da’club”  & Leah talks with Lucious on the phone. She’s at the Lyons’ Den on what amounts to “time out”  for “putting steel in the skull of your enemy”, murdering Tariq. Still no words have I for this act of… Nevertheless, The…

Empire: (S03E17) “Toil and Trouble” Part 1

It’s Showtime @ The Laviticus in Vegas. The 3 C’s (Candace, Carol and Cookie) the original Hardaway girls walk in, with a simple plan. It’s”Ocean’s 11” and the pursuit of the “Guisi Fruit” Giuliani’s financial ledger is presumed to be her secret weapon & success. The plan is to shut Giuliana down, exposing her ill gotten…