Thursday, September 24, 2015
If you were worried #EMPIRE might lose its appeal over the hiatus, worry no more, it's BAAACK!
Season 2, Episode 1: The Devils Are HereDirected by Lee Daniels, picks up 3 months later and Lucious Lyon is still behind bars, yet still calling the shots. Jamal has become his loyal cub. And has not only bulked up his body, but he's got a swelled head, giving everyone, even Becky, attitude as the new head of Empire.
Meanwhile other than a flashback of seeing his wife digging Vernon's grave, Andre's holding his bipolar together for the time being, and excited about being a father.Mimi: Don't worry your pretty little weave about that - You know Cookie didn't wanna take that! @EmpireFOX #Empire #EmpireSeason2— Tinsel & Tine (@tinseltine) September 24, 2015
We finally get to see this gangsta Frank Gathers (Chris Rock) who Cookie, Carol & Lucious used to sell drugs for back in the day, who Cookie secretly testified against, and had a hit put out against one of his top enforcers last season.
#Empire Cookie: You can't even Dyke right. Poor Boo Boo Kitty she hasn't won for a long time. https://t.co/9KcKZGFkBU— Tinsel & Tine (@tinseltine) September 24, 2015
But no matter what internal backstabbing is going on in the Lyon's family, when an outside force tries to take anyone down, they band together. Frank finds out that Cookie was the one who turned States evidence against him and sends her a "heady" warning that he's coming for her. Cookie hasn't forgiven Luscious for everything that went down last season, not to mention just hours before, thwarting her take over. Still, she goes to Lucious for help with Frank. Likewise, Lucious hasn't forgiven Cookie for everything she did last season, not to mention trying to plan a hostile take over and not visiting him in jail until she needs his help. On top of that, Lucious is cool with Frank, and Frank's got no beef with Lucious... But that doesn't stop Lucious from taking Frank out - completely out to protect Cookie - the woman he loves.
#Empire Luscious: "kill em, make it loud and long" *Ques music* EVERYBODY HATESSSSSS CHRISSSSSSSSS pic.twitter.com/lRSMiOaFCb— ✨SHAR•LÒ✨ (@SHARLO_XO) September 24, 2015
Season 2 Recaps
While You're HereCheck out Last season's Tinsel & Tine's Conference Call with with Jussie Smollett and Bryshere "Yazz" Gray! (click image)
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