empire finale

Empire's finale fizzled rather than going out with a bang. The show ended with a cliffhanger that was as weak as day old coffee.

The best scenes occurred when Rhonda went for Anika's throat after concluding it was Anika who caused her to lose her baby.

What woman didn't feel Rhonda's pain when she went for Anika's neck? Yet the ultimate showdown between Rhonda and Anika didn't bring the drama that Empire viewers expected and deserved after tolerating the show's quirky script writing all season.

Like most of Empire's schizophrenic screen writing, the season finale of Fox Tv's hip hop soap opera left viewers confused and scratching their heads.

Rolling Stone magazine called the finale "both a cheat and a cheap shot."

A cheat because Jamal Lyon (Jussie Smollet) should have been killed off. And a cheap shot because, after diving in front of his father, Lucious Lyon, and taking a bullet to the gut -- a gut shot that would have killed most men -- there was Jamal walking around healthy after spending just one day in a wheelchair.

Rolling Stone -- In retrospect it's tough to understand why co-creator Lee Daniels and showrunner Ilene Chaiken, who co-wrote the finale, decided to end the season here instead of on that blood-soaked red carpet. Even if the singer's status had been left up in the air, at least you'd know exactly what happened and who it happened to, giving you plenty of daddy-issue drama to chew on over the long months before Season Three starts up. Moreover, Lucious and his musical progeny are far more important to the Empire than their in-laws; using their conflict to close out the year would just feel right in a way that the Anika/Rhonda duel doesn't.

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  • SpillyNillie

    Thanks, Sandra! Cuz I missed it!

  • https://www.wattpad.com/user/aleonhart Annie Leonhart

    It was funny to me.

    But overall, I think Lee Daniels and the showrunner only wrote an outline for one season. Must of thought season 2 wouldn't be, I mean, the storyline is all over the place and is reminiscent of a Tyler Perry production.

    But I'm still watching.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    BOOOO!! Two thumbs down.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I hate that they said all half season we would be surprised by who pushed Rhonda when we all knew it was BooBoo.

  • thrift.store.jungle

    it DID feel random, over the top and jumpy. however, i will continue to watch. guilty pleasure, i guess.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I was hoping for more of a plot twist there. But this season wasn't a total wash. There were some interesting add-ins: Crazy Grandma alive, Jamal was non-gay for a day, Fed man is Lucious' brother. And I enjoyed Naomi Campbell while she was on.

  • KIC came to slay!

    But he wasn't in the wheelchair a day. It said 3 weeks later.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I think the only interesting twist, IMO is him and Tariq the Freak being brothers. Tariq knew but he didn't, that's it. No purpose in having crazy grandma alive.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I don't watch but I saw a clip of the crazy one (can't think of his name) singing. OMG...he sounds so much better than Jussie "Billy Goat" Smollet. I was surprised. If he doesn't sing on the show, he should.

  • 7ate9

    I missed it on purpose... that hip hopera is crap.

  • Willetta

    That cryptic smollett instagram post was a PR rouse to get viewers to tune in! Smacks of sheer desperation. SR ... what are you hearing is the REAL reason Daniels is out as director of Richard Pryor flick??

  • bemetoo

    i didn't watch this bull shat but i did see the ending who got married?

  • Pebbles

    The problem was the show didn't pick up where grandma was about to spill the beans. The viewers wanted to visually see thirsty stop grandma from speaking & see what actually happened when Anika was in the interrogation room.

    If Anika dies ... It wouldn't be to out of the ordinary because she tried to kill herself in plain view of others . If Rhonda die that will be to hard to explain.

    What will be " lit" is if they both fall over & Andre has to choose who to save... & he saves Anika & push his wife and his last words to her are " you said I needed to have a killer instinct"

    Grandma not tew crazy after all she has good sense.

    Jamal singing is ok but every episode is " tew much ?

    You can't help but have a love hate relationship with luscious

    Cookie my gurl in my head she still love luscious.

    Tareq the freak luscious half brother look just as crooked as luscious.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I had a problem with everything in your first paragraph too. What did Grandma say? What did Anika say to be let go? Too many questions going into season 3.

  • HIS4EVA

    i heard it went out with a bang.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Luscious and BooBoo

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I'll refer back to this in early July between 1am-4am.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Chile I killed my DVR setting to this after the episode when somebody was in a gorilla suit in a cage.. pause click delete..

  • PettyEyezPrime

    I have all episodes DVR'd. I don't know if I'll watch ?

    Hey?

  • MzApple

    yeah according to a few folks Andre can sing in real live

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Hey PEP.. I tried to get into it cuz my guy at the time was watching it so we can have something to talk about.. meh..

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I've liked Hakeem much better this season and liked Billy Goat less.

  • MzApple

    when the grandma said to Hakeem he isn't as ugly as she thought I hollered..Nana aint wrapped too tight but she throws shade

  • Di Ana

    Really? How did that happen? I stopped watching after they got rid of Camille.

  • Milani

    They made a whole big deal about Luscious mom creeping to the reporters, then faded to black in the last episode like it was gonna be a big deal for the finale, but all that happened was Andre saying she was lucky Thirsty took her away. They didn't even hint around to what she was gonna say.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Eh, Grandma will probably kill Tariq so...

  • lil goodie

    Best episode all season...didn't have to endure a bunch of gay porn just to watch tv..ijs/

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I got caught up on EVERYTHING last July when my baby was born. I had my DVR & Kindle packed and waiting. LOL!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I really did want Hakeem to marry ole girl. He just wanted a normal family, but sadly that's never gonna happen.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Stop trying to bring facts to the blog.

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    that 3 week went right over my head...I missed the tid bit...cuz I was like how he back that quick...#kanyeshrugs

  • KIC came to slay!

    Sawry!!

  • KIC came to slay!

    Lol yeah when Cookie rolled him in it said 3 weeks later.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I did, but only for THAT reason. Otherwise I never liked her.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Question
    Ladies Have you ever been in love with a man who is temperamental? Like seriously temporarily sane then temporarily mental? My guy has a crazy job..I get it, but he doesn't like to discuss shyt when he is away on business. Like if we are having an issue he will get totally upset if I bring it up while he is out. He gets angry and say you know I am out here working and you bringing added stress that is pissin me off..Here's the thing, when he is home I feel because we have so little time sometimes cuz of his next conference or tradeshow or whatever, I don't want to be discussing ill shyt during that time that is time for us to connect and cuddle. Where is the happy medium cuz nothing ever really gets discussed when we have issue. He say I break up with him every other day..I do..LOL cuz its fustrating...

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    yeah...but his ass was still moving to damn quick.lol... they did some ol' soap opera chit ...and speededed that ish up for a whack sorry line.

    They could at least did a who shoot..J.R type shyt. with Jamaal...lol but nnno they decided, that wack ish...who fell

  • side_i

    I like Empire but sometimes it's so damn dramatic.....Lucious having to marry Anika was an unexpected twist but still would've liked Hakeem get married to his little Latina.

  • Yoni

    I knew he wasn't going to die because he was wiggling around and talking too much. And we didn't hear/see a long beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee _____/____eep ____/ /____ in the end.

  • Yoni

    All I'm gone say il.....this ain't the first time you've mentioned his temperamental state. Or I could be making that up. But yeah....no.

  • Buttercup

    Ain't nobody got time for that. Adults hash out issues when they arise rather than stewing and blowing up. Are you going to deal with someone who says you can only express yourself between 5pm Thursday and 7am Monday? Communication can literally make or break a relationship. Effective communication is a non-negotiable. That's just me though.

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    I was more shocked when they killed...um ...um ashy lips, what was his name damn? this season was wack...slow...boring.

  • Buttercup

    I knew Boo Boo Kitty did it. She's selfish. I enjoyed how the show got back to love/hate relationship of Lucius and Cookie instead of the hate/hate.

  • Buttercup

    I was hoping they'd write that into the show. Trai has a nice voice.

  • Di Ana

    How did Lucious hook up with Boo Boo Kitty again? And why didn't Hakeem marry the virgin? Now I have to go watch to see what yall talkin bout.

  • Jusstlookn

    that made me laugh.

    Please take a number and lets discuss this at 9pm or before the evening news. BYE

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    *announcing* I watched this episode last night. ? #everyonecares ?

    Uh oh I see Wut got a long one down there. Lemme see WATTS goings ON ??

  • Jusstlookn

    Why are there issues everyday? Are you petty? Maybe he needs a clear mind to stay alive on the job and does not have time for things.

    What is the issue that is so important that it can't wait until later?

    Agree on a time to discuss, like before or after dinner. Never dinner, it may give you bubble guts. JMO

  • Jusstlookn

    and comes back and hugs your neck. You crack me up

  • Jusstlookn

    Girl she got more stories than CNN don't she. LMBO

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    This is what I keep trying to tell him. When he come back he is so tired and worn I feel bad about discussing anything. but it is irritating. I asked him just when IS a good time to talk I mean when he calls at night and we facetime and fall asleep together I think its a good time all we do is video sex and fall asleep together when I try to talk about any other issue he say lets discuss later..fukk!!

  • Buttercup

    His telling her that he doesn't want to discuss it while he's traveling is exactly that. I've driven 3 hours at midnight, because dude was like lets talk about it in the morning (young and dumb). I refuse to do that again.

  • EC

    just here for the comments. I bailed on this show a long time ago

  • Buttercup

    So he got time for video sex but not to ease your mind? Yeah. If you wanted to stay in that situation, I'd do it for benefits only- emotions detached.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Nope its not he moods flipflop.. if he has had a shytty contract week.. he is no bueno..If its good he spoils and caters.. but I feel like I walk on eggshells sometimes... He piss me off about shyt I have to tell you right then or next opportunity we talk. He don't want to hear it. He said he is focused on the future and the stuff I have an issue with is petty..this makes me MADDER!!!

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    IONO why I thought about this but did anybody else see the crackhead walking dressed in all black at the end when the the half brother and crazy son walked away? ????

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Ion like no drama :hug:

  • EC

    Andre singing now?

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Yes girl He say baby I had a hard day I just want to eat dinner with you (we have virtual dinner dates) have sex and cuddle..(virtual). When he hears baby we need to talk he goes Oh lawd what I do now...smh

  • Jusstlookn

    Yeah, I couldn't do that. You have to be reasonable, but it also depends on what the issue is. My husband don't wanna know that they out of breast at the grocery store, I save that for DTTS.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    I don't either but if you are meshing two lives together, we need to talk about the seams or they will become cracks in the foundation and eventually we will break up!

  • Di Ana

    I bailed on the show too, but the comments make me wanna go watch. So far I read that Luscious and Boo Boo got back together. And I already knew that whole thing about Jamal's character dying was a PR stunt.

  • Buttercup

    He's selfish.

  • Buttercup

    LOL. I get that, but if I have an ax to grind with him, I'm going to go ahead and clear the air before I become resentful.

  • MzApple

    i don't think he wants to pursue it but he can sing tho

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Its not issues everyday. Not at all but when we do have an issue, he doesn't want to discuss it. He gets mad and then 5 minutes later he is blowing my text up with I love yous..I think he likes pissing me off..

  • EC

    Back together? But wasn't she preggo with his son's baby?

  • Kilroy

    I agree. The plot was all over the place however I believe with the added characters this series with get crazy in the new season.

  • EC

    Whhaaaatttt?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Which crackhead? This sister?

  • MzApple

    he married her so she cant testify against him because the feds are on to him and they pulled boo boo as a potential witness

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Buttah..you hit the nail on the head. I told him that he went apeshyt. Goes "Oh Im selfish..I work and come here and spend on you all the time and Im selfish. Im working to move us together cuz I told you I don't like the two house shyt and Im selfish. I didn't ask you what part you gone help do cuz I want US together but IM selfish?!! I said yep.. He said you almost made me call you something.. THAT MADE ME WALK OUT THE HOUSE..I quit him..then as usual baby this baby that after..

  • MzApple

    malik yoba (he belong with the black ink crew ny)

  • Di Ana

    Yeah, that's why she pushed Becky down them stairs so her baby can be the next heir. Oh shoot!!! I just realize something! Now Boo Boo gonna pass that baby on has Luscious' baby.

  • MookieFly

    I thought that was Naomi's character in disguise

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I had the opposite issue with DF in the beginning but with the same end result. He was (and still is) chill about things to the point of annoyance and never wanted to discuss issues as they arose. Would hold things in and feel like I was "complaining" when I would speak my piece because I don't hold things in. I feel like you deal with things as they happen, squash it immediately. He was more an ignore it and hope it goes away type, like THAT ever works. It was one of the main reasons we parted ways for a time. You can explain to him how you need for communication to go but it's up to him to rise to the occasion. Let him know you can not and will not operate the way he is operating and as an adult HE should know better. Suggest he reflects on how he deals with emotional issues. He might see for himself that he needs to grow up and learn proper communication. If he doesn't you have some decisions to make because I have learned you can not force any kind of change. The person has to see the error of their ways and want that change for themselves. You do need to put that line in the sand and leave the rest to him. Do not settle for less than you want whatever happens.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Yall jacking over on the Skype?

  • Di Ana

    Does she know this or is her character thinking that he really does love her?

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Selfish is exactly what it is. Been there.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Selfish is exactly what it is. Been there.

  • SameoleJ

    I did and thought it was Gail.

  • SameoleJ

    I did and thought it was Gail.

  • SameoleJ

    That would be a twist.

  • SameoleJ

    That would be a twist.

  • SameoleJ

    They know it is Hakeem's

  • SameoleJ

    They know it is Hakeem's

  • Jusstlookn

    LOG OFF

  • Jusstlookn

    LOG OFF

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Facetime ?

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Facetime ?

  • MzApple

    you might be on to something, also am I the only one that thinks Boo boo kitty went to the feds on her own so luscious would be stuck with her?

  • MzApple

    you might be on to something, also am I the only one that thinks Boo boo kitty went to the feds on her own so luscious would be stuck with her?

  • LibraGirlonly

    Who cares what Rolling in lies says? I enjoyed last night episode. Big props to Lesie Ugums for playing her part to to tee. Lol

  • LibraGirlonly

    Who cares what Rolling in lies says? I enjoyed last night episode. Big props to Lesie Ugums for playing her part to to tee. Lol

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    This will sound harsh. Might make you mad. I'm about to font it anyway. He sounds immature and like he doesn't know what love IS so any "I love you's" are meaningless. Love is an action word.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    This will sound harsh. Might make you mad. I'm about to font it anyway. He sounds immature and like he doesn't know what love IS so any "I love you's" are meaningless. Love is an action word.

  • MissyJ

    They know the baby is Hakerms already. Her and Lucious aren't back to together, he married her so she couldn't testify in front of the grand jury

  • MissyJ

    They know the baby is Hakerms already. Her and Lucious aren't back to together, he married her so she couldn't testify in front of the grand jury

  • LibraGirlonly

    They are not back together. Licious is trying to keep her from talking to the Feds by marrying her but he has no live for Anika. He told her I know you pushed her (Rhonda)

  • MissyJ

    Just watch it....

  • LibraGirlonly

    They are not back together. Licious is trying to keep her from talking to the Feds by marrying her but he has no live for Anika. He told her I know you pushed her (Rhonda)

  • MissyJ

    Just watch it....

  • SameoleJ

    ^^^THIS is why I am single now...ALL OF THIS!! I got so frustrated and started becoming the kind of woman I never wanted to be and don't like at all, so I left.

  • SameoleJ

    ^^^THIS is why I am single now...ALL OF THIS!! I got so frustrated and started becoming the kind of woman I never wanted to be and don't like at all, so I left.

  • LibraGirlonly

    She knows he can't stand her.

  • LibraGirlonly

    She knows he can't stand her.

  • SameoleJ

    EXACTLY

  • SameoleJ

    EXACTLY

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    I just got byke?

  • LibraGirlonly

    The Virgin said she can't do the thug life and she and her family bailed and left Hykeem looking stupid.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Yes...yes we are..

  • MissyJ

    It wasn't no twist. I said that yesterday morning. It was an easy duh as soon as Anika was sitting in there with the feds. And when she pulled that fake imma fall of this building it was a wrap. She set it up cause she told L from the beginning nshe wanted a family for her baby.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    ??

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    ??????

  • MissyJ

    I did and I had to let it go. I couldn't take not know what to expect, or being unable to live life because of his emotions or stress. It is a form of emotional control.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I left when Dragon4 was 2-3 months old. It was not easy to do but I wasn't going to settle for ANOTHER messed up relationship. I know for a fact it worked out only because I left. Not kind of left. Not left but we still bang, I was DONE. Let him see the baby and the girls when he wanted, never pulled any bitter bm tricks, but I wasn't going through the bs.

  • Di Ana

    Oh okay... so Rhonda must've told Luscious than after she got back her memory cause I don't how Luscious would've figured that one out.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Lee wasn't about to kill off his gay story line.

  • SameoleJ

    THIS right here. I said I have to pick who I love more and it is me!!

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Didn't she drink the Kool-Aid? They got a lot of explaining to do if Camilla bring her ass back.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I watched last night and it was a good episode. I wonder which one fell over that balcony.

  • Jusstlookn

    Both is fine by me

  • Jusstlookn

    You are a mess

  • Di Ana

    Oh is see... that's so silly. I was contemplating about go back to watch the show, but I think I'll pass. I should send in my resume to Lee Daniels and write some scripts for them.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Yes she Burst in the room and started choking Anika and everybody was like what's going on and that's when Rhonda spilled the beans. She thought no one believed her but turns out Luciuos did believe her.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    O, well it may be deleted. It's recorded in HD taking up hella space ?I need to delete the last season of Single Ladies too ?

  • Di Ana

    Is that why Hakeem didn't marry the virgin because they found out that Boo Boo was prego with his baby?

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Crazy like other soap operas. I remember when they introduced ghosts to All My Children. I was floored.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    You have to do that. It's a necessity for happiness.

  • Jusstlookn

    Yeah, I couldn't do that that would drive me crazy. If I would be we have to have a come to Jesus or kiss and say goodbye (whistle)

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Did y'all see Lee, his boo and Jussie singing "Ain't Nobody got time for that"? Or Big Freedia?

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    So none of the EMS folks from when Boo Boo Kitty had to be rushed to hospital ever gonna tell it when Cookie hollered out...that was her son baby...? When they try to push the baby off as Lucious kid later? Oh.

  • Di Ana

    Well according to the comments up above, someone said that Luscious knew Boo Boo pushed Becky down them steps and also he knows that Boo Boo is prego with Hakeem's baby, so now my original scenario is out the door.

  • Yoni

    Many blessings on your relationship. I can't take a tempermental man. It can't be two Queens in the relationship.

  • Sincerity7

    Jamal came home 3 weeks later per that text that flashed at the bottom of the screen. I think the cliffhanger would have been more effective if Rhonda hadn't charged Boo Boo Kitty up at the house first.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Lmao

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Im old..we OOVOO and facebook video and IPHONE LOL I call it all facetime.. LOL

  • Di Ana

    lol... I think I will... lol

  • Orchidjones

    It fizzled like a dead fire cracker... but I watched-lol, Wondering what 50 Cent and Omari doing. Just waiting for the return their return.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Don't FB video. FB saves all that. Someone is at headquarters right now beating off to y'all ? iPhone IS Facetime Wut! ???

  • MissyJ

    They aren't going to do that, its unnecessary. Everyone knows it's Hakeems baby... The world knows already. Lucious and Kitty ain't getting a green card they don't have to prove their marriage is real... They just need to be married.

  • MissyJ

    She had the antidote in her pocketbook ??

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    MOD...you needs to be a love columnist.. This advice is spot on! When he come in tonight (Im not going in on the first night home but tomorrow we are going to sit over a nice dinner and I will tell him just that.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Ghosts been around on soap operas. Alan Quartermaine been dead since the early 2000s. Nigga was up there as a ghost last month. ?

  • MissyJ

    Nope she knew that beforehand.. OH MY GAWD just waaaaaaaatttcchhhhh lol

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Chile. Told yall I was lost as heck. Smdh.

  • iWasteTime

    I saw both!
    I like Big Freedia's !

  • Di Ana

    Lol.... Yes... Imma watch it now cause these comments got me confused as hell!!!

  • iWasteTime

    lolol!
    Shit Duke lavery was a ghost last damn week!

  • MissyJ

    So Beyonce forgave her deddy... Wonder if she gon meet her lil sibs or nah??

    I never understood taking on other folks burdens in the first place..what happened betwix a man and wifebis between them... Don't take sides

  • MissyJ

    So Beyonce forgave her deddy... Wonder if she gon meet her lil sibs or nah??

    I never understood taking on other folks burdens in the first place..what happened betwix a man and wifebis between them... Don't take sides

  • Jozie723

    I enjoyed it.... they killed off the only white character.... I know they didn't kill Boo Boo Kitty.... she brings to much to the story line.

  • Jozie723

    I enjoyed it.... they killed off the only white character.... I know they didn't kill Boo Boo Kitty.... she brings to much to the story line.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Nah, I've just been through shyt, as we all have. I wish you luck and I reiterate... Stand firm in your standards Wut. There are some things in life you compromise on. This is NOT one of them. Won't always be easy but it will always be the right thing to do and absolutely worth it.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Nah, I've just been through shyt, as we all have. I wish you luck and I reiterate... Stand firm in your standards Wut. There are some things in life you compromise on. This is NOT one of them. Won't always be easy but it will always be the right thing to do and absolutely worth it.

  • Jozie723

    Agreed... but they need that info to be able to clear Anika because she was attached by Rhonda in front of the whole family.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Shut up! GH still dragging Alan out?

  • Di Ana

    Thug? Hakeem character aint no thug, he been rich since he was in diapers. Now Lucious on the other hand is gangster.

  • Di Ana

    Oh so I assume she left him at the alter looking stupid???

  • Jozie723

    Yes... hunty I do too... and he married her with no pre-nup. LORD LORD LORD.

  • Jozie723

    I can't tell... you been trying to figure these thing out for a few comments now. Sounds like some good screen writing to me lol. I enjoyed the season... it wasn't as good as season 1 though.

  • Jozie723

    If you don't go catch up......just watch you are clearly intrigued. It won't be time wasted I promise :)

  • Li

    I tried my best to stay with this episode, but turned it off after Cookie told Anika she was part of the family. WTH? She's Lucious Ex-fiance, and the baby mama of your son, and she's NOW PART OF THE FAMILY?

    And what's with Grandma Lyon? Don't they have a better plot for Leslie Uggams besides dropping "hints"? And If Lucious doesn't want anyone to know his mama is alive, why doesn't he put her back in the nursing home?

    This show is so dumb. I feel sorry for Terrence and Taraji who are holding it together. And for a CEO, Cookie "overdresses", she's too ghetto fabulous. It's gotten so I'm watching to see what Cookie is going to wear and now what she's going to say.

    And how long do you think Shine will last as a character? I give him 3 episodes.

  • MissHarlem

    Eh it depends on the situation. Give me a chance to get over it before you push a sibling who I don't know and definitely don't fck with the momma before you expect me to act like one happy. Hurt takes time. Just how you deal with it is the factor.

  • Li

    Di Ana, read the recaps instead of watching. The recaps tell you all you need to know.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I just like Big Freedia!

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Duke been killed off bout 4 times since 1988. Sweater God. Maybe eem more than that. How the Jerome family FIRST came to GH. Victor Jerome killed him

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Yes.?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Don't take sides
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Particularly as it relates to kids or your siblings. They didn't ask to be born. It's not their fault that their mother/father is a lying w.h.ore

  • Li

    That was so fake. When they were eating dinner with the Lyons, I thought -- this is the FIRST time the family has met? No way!!!! They've been engaged for over a month and the mom and dad meet the family the night BEFORE the wedding....and what does Latina's family do for a living?

  • JMarie504

    Yes. She stood out to me too. I thought she was gonna be a character.

  • Buttercup

    Everything that he said to you was about him as if you should be ever-so grateful and falling in gratitude to his feet. He needs to recognize that you were living comfortably before him, and you won't go lacking if y'all parted ways. He's really not doing you any favors as he's really doing all of that for HIS convenience. Then he's manipulative on top of selfish because of those baby babys after y'all have a spat.

  • DeeFromLA

    overall not the way to end a season. v. bozeman return was a nice surprise, I love her voice. xzibit scenes were pointless. glad hakeem isn't marrying the little latina girl, she annoys me.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I was grateful that Jussie didn't sing. ?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    She was "up to something" Lol

    Walking like real crackhead.

  • wonderwoman

    It is all over the place, but I will continue to watch. Me love crazy grandma, she seems to be the sanest of them all. She knew Tariq the freak is Lucious. I bet she knows everything.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    No ? A real crackhead dressed up in nice all black clothes.

  • Sriracha In My Bag,

    I have a love/hate relationship with Empire. Last week's episode was really good, then they give a lackluster finale. The writers try to tie loose ends up way too quickly, instead of letting the storyline build, which makes the plot seem sloppy.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Right!
    Agreed!

    And he's training you how to be Because of how he Is ????

    Yew feel meh? ?

  • KB

    I'm glad I don't watch this mess. I got enough drama with being cheated and cliffhangers with The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. ?

  • minkpink

    At this point I'm banking on ' Have and Have nots' for my shot of adrenaline. Empire got to do better.

  • minkpink

    At this point I'm banking on ' Have and Have nots' for my shot of adrenaline. Empire got to do better.

  • RahRah

    does it seem like they have been phasing out booboo kitty this season? that would free Hakeem of the fatherhood burden.

    I hope booboo kitty went over, that would bring lucious and cookie back as a team or will she forgive him; we know they have to face Shine (Xhibit) in the new season and he will need cookie for that war, right?

    Anyone think crazy mama is going to take out tariq? Mama having them flashbacks you know.

    How is Carol going to make amends with Cookie?

    I'm hoping next season is even better, more gangster, more drama, more killings, more crazy...yes!

  • RahRah

    1st in the grand scheme of things are these major or minor issues?
    Are you nagging him?
    How about setting a certain time once a week where you can hash out household and schedule issues.
    You can't get pissed off about everything and do not tell that to a doctor, he will want to prescribe depressants or anxiety pills.
    Are you depressed and don't know it?
    What are your personal interest and hobbies, or what do you do to make yourself happy?
    He travels a lot? do you know if he has another family elsewhere?
    If you are not feeling it, you need to seriously consider whether he is the one for you, you make it seem like he has no compassion for you and make sure you talk to a licensed professional therapist to avoid the things you don't need in your life, okay?

  • RahRah

    this post tells me that he does not care about you and you may find that hard to believe or choose not to believe but you know it is not right because it does not make you feel good..learn to be happy and content with who you are and with what is going on with you and you will literally attract the man for you. As a mental health advocate, woman, mother of a woman, sister and BFF see a therapist to find out what attracted you to him, he seems unreachable and is that what you want deep down inside?

  • RahRah

    his priorities are being taken care of, he takes what he needs in the relationship.

  • Jessica

    I don't think either one of them died. I think Anika will lose the baby but Rhonda and Anika will survive. The promo said, "a Lyon will go down". I think it's the baby! We'll see when the new season begins.

  • MookieFly

    She did but you know she was over dramatic. Maybe she faked the death and threw up the contents. We didn't see her get buried and the writers would pull anything at this point. Just like a soap opera

  • Molly Church

    As eractic as the storyline was, I enjoyed the "Finale'. "Anika confessing she Pushed her was "Everything.????

  • Di Ana

    Oh, I never thought of that. Thanks for the tip!

  • Wayup!

    When she said to Lucious .."raise your voice to me again..and Imma break my foot off in your tail " I ????

  • Wayup!

    That was Rhonda right? Only reason I say this is because the person head was down rummaging in a blk bag...I thought to myself it was a strange walkon ?

  • Wayup!

    Lmao

  • stav

    Right! Just like we know she's the one that will survive. The white girl doesn't have a storyline now, it set up the story for Anika's revenge. She's now married to her childs grandfather, and she wanted revenge from the get go , because of Lucious deal with her dad. Next so obvious!

  • wonderwoman

    Grandma is not crazy...

  • C B

    And grateful you don't show your ugly full face

  • yvette46

    Dumbest show ever.!!

  • ArDnAhC45

    I second that Boooo!!!

  • http://suzar.com/BOTW/BOTW-ch1d-pages7-8.html Staci Elle

    It was supposed to take place 3 weeks later Sandra. Im not saying Empire is the most realistic but he wasnt walking the day after lol.

  • http://suzar.com/BOTW/BOTW-ch1d-pages7-8.html Staci Elle

    Ok, I thought I was the only one who noticed.

  • whitty hutton

    Zackly. RIF!!

  • ZZZ

    If Rhonda dies it won't be hard to explain. They all think that she is nuts after the lost of the baby. When she tried to explain that Boo Boo Kitty pushed her down the stairs, no one believed her, including her husband. If Rhonda dies, they are going to blame it on being crazy.

  • Pebbles

    Except Terrance! Remember after the wedding he & boo boo were walking & he said " I know! You pushed her" that's when she excused herself & went on the balcony.

    As for the rest of em thinking that ... True!

    I do wonder how Terrance knows what be going in unless he have hidden cameras or people being watched...

  • JennyJazzhands

    Third.

  • Hugga Bunch

    Lee gathered his life and finally gave Anika back a storyline. Amen to that.

  • Hugga Bunch

    Lmao why you...why you had to go there...can someone say got damn carmex?! ?

  • Hugga Bunch

    The only solution to watching Empire is doing so while stoned. Blows my mind how the writers dropped the ball and so fast (it's only season 2). Lucious marrying Anika had more to do with (the show runner) winning rock-paper-scissors and giving boo boo kitty Kat a storyline.

    Did anyone notice Hakeem's "Don't go..." to Laura after she dipped out? Lol I was like, is he even upset? Tf

  • Jozie723

    huuummmmm that's a good angle.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Don't he, lol!

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    I died when she said that!!!! Lmbo!

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    #truth and #facts... You hit the nail on the head... I've been here before and would justify the hell out of it.. I'm good now... Single, but taking care and loving on me..

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Hmmmm.. She is a sneaky broad.. she lost it for a minute there..

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Girl. Just go back and watch the show..

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    I thought that at one point..

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    He did sing.. twice..

  • Jusstlookn

    But he just popped up out the chair. Like Viola. Lol

  • Jusstlookn

    Maybe you are right, who wants a infant in that set

  • http://suzar.com/BOTW/BOTW-ch1d-pages7-8.html Staci Elle

    hahahaha

  • Traci404

    I liked Anika when she was confident, pearl wearing, on point, and about running things.
    This weak wimpy chick, i dont like her.