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…

Empire: (S03E16) “Absent Child”

The family comes in like a pride of lions, to sit with the family Dubois. They believe the Dubois’ called CPS , removing Bella from the Lyons Den. The Dubois family denies any involvement. “Sorry for your loss” Then we find, Bella’s lost in the system!  Hakeem is livid and blames Dubois. He live streams;…

Empire (S03E15) “Civil Hands Unclean”

Every week, I attempt to connect the episode’s title to what we see, trying to make sense of it. I’m at 2%, so far. When Angelo accepts $5million for his scholarship program from the Lyons as a peace offering, perhaps these are the “Civil (Service) Hands, Unclean?” Or perhaps it refers to Mama Dubois, the…

Empire: (S03E14) “Love is Smoke”

When you’re in the mood and hunger the toxic, immoral & consciousness incapable of remorse, this is the place. Welcome to Empire. These are the stars of the show and any sense of right action is short-lived. However, I trust there will come a day, when this behavior is no longer entertaining to the masses….

Empire: (S03E13) “My Naked Villainy”

  What’s up with Lucious? He appears to be in relapse with his non ALS. He’s intubated. The doctors are creating an ICU environment in his home. He refuses to be hospitalized. (Never let ’em see you sweat)  Yes Lucious is down and almost completely incapacitated.  Almost, being the operative word here. When they’re alone, Anika…