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Season 2

Aired a year ago - May 18, 2016

After a life-changing experience, Jamal refuses to make music until his family ends its seemingly endless cycle of violence and fighting. Meanwhile, the Feds are tailing Anika because they want to force her to testify against Lucious. In order to protect her family, Cookie organizes a meeting at Hakeem and Laura's wedding with various people from her and Lucious' past. MORE -LESS

Aired a year ago - May 11, 2016

Hakeem feels the pressure of his underwhelming fiancé, Laura, as he struggles to find a place for her both in his family and his career. Cookie finally reveals to Jamal the truth behind what happened to Freda's father, prompting Jamal to warn Freda of his family's ulterior motives. Meanwhile, despite his frustration with the family, Jamal makes a sacrifice for Lucious from which it will be hard to recover. MORE -LESS

Aired a year ago - May 04, 2016

A wrench is thrown into Lucious' deeply personal music video about his mother, when Andre discovers a dark secret. Meanwhile, Hakeem and Jamal are compromised after tempting themselves with new or rekindling, but secretive affairs. Then, Rhonda starts to suspect who her attacker was.

Aired a year ago - Apr 27, 2016

With help from Andre, Lucious hosts a fundraiser, as part of his campaign to prove to the board that he should return as Empire’s CEO. Meanwhile, Hakeem must decide whether he wants to be a father to his and Anika’s child.

Aired a year ago - Apr 20, 2016

Lucious releases his new music video, as he manipulates and sabotages those around him to regain his CEO position at Empire. Meanwhile, Andre learns more about his grandmother's mental illness in order to understand his own struggle with bipolar disorder, Anika reveals a big secret to the family and Hakeem leads the big shareholder meeting.

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The whole music business, the whole world...
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after hearing you guys' thoughts...
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I don't want that dangerous bitch around my boys.
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I'm saying, I'm-a set up the recording session.
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♪ Wild in the streets like there ain't no police. ♪
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HAKEEM: And then I'm-a have Cookie speak on
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I want to let you guys know that I'm-I'm... I'm back.
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to perform for the churchgoing folk?
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he's definitely gonna come for you.
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♪ gimme that dough, boy ♪
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But of course, we don't drop dimes in this family.
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Dude, you planted drugs on my trucks?
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I think competition is healthy.
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JAMAL: Maybe we should rethink the sequence of the tracks,
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I know you live by the straight and narrow.
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Just say there's been some minor factory delays and the line
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- ♪ We livin' that luxury... ♪ - (MUSIC STOPS)
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I mean, 'cause it's pure magic. It's just, you know,
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because there's someone here
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You're the only one I've been with after your father.
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What do you want?
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♪ You got that somethin' that I can't resist ♪
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and your chief executive officer,
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Well, if I knew you felt like that,
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I could have gotten over that.
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I would be very careful.
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We love, love your music, and we just want to know,
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ten years?
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Clair, baby, please stand up.
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You mean a security breach,
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It's a temporary delay.
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They both love this company so much that they would kill for it.
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but instead you will fight together to make
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They did it. They voted me out.
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- The ASAs? - Listen...
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♪ Are you down or what? ♪
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Ma, I'm sorry. Like, I-I don't...
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I want you on the Black and White album.
Aired a year ago - Apr 13, 2016

Tensions between Lucious and his sons continue to rise. Back at Lyon Dynasty, Lucious aims to direct his most emotional and honest music video yet and recreates a traumatic interaction with his mother for the new single. Meanwhile, on the Mirage a Trois tour, Tiana and Laura begin viciously fighting over the spotlight, forcing Hakeem to mediate between the two divas. MORE -LESS

Aired a year ago - Apr 06, 2016

With Hakeem acting as Empire’s CEO, Camilla sinks her claws further and further into him. The rest of the Lyon family tries to get him to rejoin their side, but Hakeem has his own plan. Meanwhile, Jamal receives backlash from his fans and Andre and Rhonda’s marriage is tested.

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So should we expect violence?
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Look, bitch, I'm from South Philly,
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♪ Keep it low, keep it low ♪
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Look, y'all, it's the dawn of a new empire here at Empire,
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he might want me to lead Empire,
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I'm taking my medication every single day, I am.
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If... you do something for me.
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of the head of Empire's A&R Department.
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(muttering) let me try your ears on something else.
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Maybe Hakeem did you a favor.
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(sighs)
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(music intro plays)
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look at the picture of you and Chrissie Hynde.
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Even if it means sabotaging my chances.
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Nice to meet you.
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Are you going to make me happy?
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Hello! Hello.
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Jamal, what you need to be focused on
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That bitch got to go.
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♪ Look at my body ♪
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MAN: Okay, ladies, that's a cut on rehearsal. Thank you.
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to get him to see a doctor, but he...
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Right.
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Mirage á Trois is excited to go on tour with Tiana. Really?
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It's not that, it's just that I don't want you
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to help repair the damage.
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♪ Made a mama lose her kids ♪
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♪ A dangerous mix ♪
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Jamal, are you saying Lucious is inauthentic?
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That little family jewel that he dropped,
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It's the Dwight Walker story.
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What?!
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I went to see you at work, you weren't there.
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They went to Andre's pastor
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You know Hakeem will never do it, okay? He's not with us.
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I couldn't be in this position without you.
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I can't see you this weekend.
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Oh!
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Drop everything, put it all in Empire.
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'cause we know that you're going through a seriously hard time,
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♪ Sometimes it's hard to be ♪
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♪ Sometimes it rains ♪
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♪ The Lord gotcha ♪
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Ugh, Lucious, everything is done.
Aired a year ago - Mar 30, 2016

After losing the company he built, Lucious announces he will stop at nothing to regain his power, but Cookie has her own way of handling things. Meanwhile, Rhonda, Andre and the rest of the Lyon family come to terms with a horrific, life-changing tragedy that changes their lives as they know it.

Aired 2 years ago - Dec 02, 2015

Lucious makes a reckless play for the streaming service that he believes will make him the most powerful man in music, only to learn that the entire business strategy was part of a scheme that might bring Hakeem’s ex, Camilla, back into the picture. Meanwhile, Cookie decides to plan a concert at the prison where she spent 17 years locked away from her family and a tragic “accident” leaves Rhonda in a scary state. MORE -LESS

Aired 2 years ago - Nov 25, 2015

Cookie and her sister, Candace, team up with a former prison mate to rescue their sister, Carol. Back at Empire, Jamal and critically acclaimed pop star Skye Summers begin collaborating and soon share a deep connection. Meanwhile, Laz has truly fallen for Cookie, but things get complicated when she finds out the truth about him.

Aired 2 years ago - Nov 18, 2015

Lucious, eager to assert his power, releases a rap by Freda challenging Hakeem as his heir. Not to be outdone in Lucious' eyes, Hakeem fires back at Freda with a rap battle challenge that could put Lyon Dynasty's future in danger. Meanwhile, Cookie gets a special visit from her spitfire sister, Candace, Jamal is working on landing a major sponsorship deal and Anika receives some life changing news MORE -LESS

Aired 2 years ago - Nov 11, 2015

Lucious begins to strategize the ascension of Empire from record label into global music monolith, so he looks into starting a partnership with Jago, the founder of a music streaming company. Meanwhile, Andre has to twist his newfound values to achieve a delicate balance between his faith and his career, Hakeem begins to work with Laura to turn her into a star and Cookie sets her sights on having Lyon Dynasty be a part of an epic televised charity music event. MORE -LESS

Aired 2 years ago - Nov 04, 2015

Lucious and Cookie must put aside their differences and work together as parents to protect their family and keep them out of danger. Jamal does his best to get back in the studio and break away from being defined solely as a gay artist, while Hakeem struggles with how to feel and act like a man. Meanwhile, Andre works to shut down a division at Empire, until he discovers a disciple in the midst of Lucious' Gutter Life records. MORE -LESS

Aired 2 years ago - Oct 21, 2015

Over at Lyon Dynasty, Cookie and Anika work together with Laz to throw “Cookie Lyon’s Block Party,” a big event to launch their company, showcase their artists and premiere a signature Dynasty anthem written by Hakeem. Meanwhile, Jamal gets busy working on his music with Ne-Yo. Also, Hakeem begins a tender romance with the lead singer of his girl group, and Andre takes steps to rid his soul of past sins. MORE -LESS

Aired 2 years ago - Oct 14, 2015

The Lyons are still split into warring factions, but they all decide to shoot a music video that will capitalize on Hakeem and Jamal's duet from Hakeem's leaked album, a collaboration that will benefit both companies. Meanwhile, Lucious trades his real handcuffs for virtual ones. However, knowing he can't fully control his company with a federal murder case hanging over his head, he sets out to find Vernon and make him permanently disappear. MORE -LESS

Aired 2 years ago - Oct 07, 2015

Anika secretly work together behind Lucious’ back to pull off a surprise performance that catches the eye of Pitbull. Meanwhile, Lucious tracks down Frank Gathers’ daughter, Young Ma, to try to convince her to sign with him at Empire, while Hakeem is hard at work on his girl group, Ménage a Trois. Also, Andre and Rhonda hope their baby-on-the-way will be the key that unlocks Lucious’ cold heart and opens the door for Andre to return to the Empire fold. MORE -LESS

Aired 2 years ago - Sep 30, 2015

Cookie and her cohorts decide to start their own small record label, but it’s off to a bumpy start as everyone has different visions for the new label. As his first project for the new company, Hakeem decides to form a girl group and woos a hot Latina lead singer, proving that he can be more than just an artist. Meanwhile, Lucious, feeling extra pressure from a bloodthirsty prosecutor, hires a new lawyer and records an epic track from inside jail. In Lucious’ absence, Jamal neglects his music and makes business moves that further his journey toward becoming every bit as ruthless as his father. MORE -LESS

Aired 2 years ago - Sep 23, 2015

Three months after the shocking arrest and incarceration of Empire Entertainment head Lucious Lyon. Still in federal lockup, Lucious is trying to run Empire from inside, while a headline-grabbing state prosecutor hangs her political ambitions on bringing him down - no matter what it takes. Meanwhile, Cookie stages a star-studded #FreeLucious concert in his support, while scheming with Andre, Hakeem, Anika and the business savvy Mimi Whiteman to finalize the hostile takeover of Empire. MORE -LESS