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Aired May 18 2016Episode 18

After a life-changing experience, Jamal refuses to make music until his family ends its seemingly endless cycle of violence and fighting.

Aired May 11 2016Episode 17

Hakeem feels the pressure of his underwhelming fiancée, Laura, as he struggles to find a place for her both in his family and his career.

Aired May 4 2016Episode 16

A wrench is thrown into Lucious’ deeply personal music video about his mother when Andre discovers a dark secret.

Aired Apr 27 2016Episode 15

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.

Aired Apr 20 2016Episode 14

Lucious releases his new music video, as he manipulates and sabotages those around him to regain his CEO position at Empire.

Aired Apr 13 2016Episode 13

Tensions between Lucious and his sons continue to rise. Meanwhile, Lucious aims to direct his most emotional and honest music video yet.

Aired Apr 6 2016Episode 12

With Hakeem acting as Empire’s CEO, Camilla sinks her claws further and further into him.

Aired Mar 30 2016Episode 11

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.

Aired Dec 2 2015Episode 10

FALL FINALE. 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 jeopardize everything for which he has worked so hard. Meanwhile, Cookie decides to plan a concert at the prison where she spent 17 years locked away from her family.

Aired Nov 25 2015Episode 9

Cookie and her sister, Candace (guest star Vivica A. Fox), team up with a former prison mate (guest star Rosie O'Donnell) to rescue their sister, Carol. Back at Empire, Jamal and critically acclaimed pop star Skye Summers (guest star Alicia Keys) begin collaborating and soon share a deep connection.

Aired Nov 18 2015Episode 8

Lucious 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 (guest star Vivica A. Fox), Jamal is working on landing a major sponsorship deal, and Anika receives some life changing news.

Aired Nov 11 2015Episode 7

Lucious begins to strategize the ascension of Empire from record label into global music monolith. 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.

Aired Nov 4 2015Episode 6

Lucious and Cookie must put aside their differences and work together as parents to protect their family and keep them out of danger. Meanwhile, Andre works to shut down a division at Empire, until he discovers a disciple in the midst of Lucious' Gutter Life records.

Aired Oct 21 2015Episode 5

Cookie and Anika work together with Laz to throw a big event to launch their company. Meanwhile, Jamal works with Ne-Yo, Hakeem begins a tender romance with the lead singer of his girl group, and Andre takes steps to rid his soul of past sins.

Aired Oct 14 2015Episode 4

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.

Aired Oct 7 2015Episode 3

Cookie and Anika secretly work together behind Lucious' back to pull off a surprise performance that catches the eye of Pitbull (guest-starring as himself).

Aired Sep 30 2015Episode 2

Cookie and her cohorts decide to start their own record label, but it's off to a bumpy start when everyone has different visions for the new company.

Aired Sep 23 2015Episode 1

SEASON PREMIERE. Still in federal lockup, Lucious is trying to run Empire from inside.

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