Empire Finale Recap!!! Lee Daniels has a with always leaving us faithful viewers and fans with a cliffhanger and this finale was no different. After Cookie oversteps her bounds at one of Angelo’s press conferences, regarding the Captain’s Ball that was changed to the “The People’s Ball” and making it free for the people, will make Angelo relatable to the community. He is quite stuffy but he wants to feel like he is one of the people but in reality he isn’t and he needs Cookie by his side or he will not win as Mayor.
Angelo’s mother Diana meets Lucious at the last Ferris Wheel in Brooklyn and strikes a deal with the devil, she has no idea and she was warned last week about the Lyons, she’ll find out sooner rather than later. If Lucious can “persuade” a journalist to kill a story on her son, she’ll make sure Angelo and Cookie break up. But after Diana changes her mind on the deal, Cookie is helping her son in the polls, she can’t have the two split now, how would Angelo win his race for Mayor? Lucious is angry, but we all know that Lucious will always have the last laugh. Turns out that Angelo’s old DUI arrest might bring up old issues with a girl in the passenger seat of a car that he drove into a lake while intoxicated and supposedly let the girl in the water to drown. He claims that isn’t true and so does his mother, but of course she would say that, he’s her son. Mrs. Dubois found out what the Lyons were about especially Lucious.
Cookie takes Jamal’s pain killers and washes them down the sink even the pills he hides behind his cereal boxes. But the night of the People’s Ball, Cookie finds her son going through withdrawal and unable to perform, he begs her one last time for the pills or he can’t perform. As a mother, she did what she had to do, she grabs a wrench, opens up the pipes and gives her son just enough oxy to crush his big comeback performance.
He performed his a$$ off, as usual and that’s what the people were waiting for even if he was high as HELL. Even uptight Diana was grooving to the beat of his song, she likes Jamal. But as he exits the stage, Cookie, Lucious, Hakeem and Andre inform him that he has to go to rehab, they had a car waiting for him headed directly to a treatment facility to kick his out-of-control habit.
Tariq who is Lucious half brother definitely has a hard on for him and it all has something to do with their father. Tariq never knew him but Lucious did and it is really messing with Tariq. He uses cellphone footage of Freda’s freestyle rap to get a judge to freeze Empire’s assets for 30 days. Lucious swings by the fed’s office, and embarrasses Tariq with a very public moment about their shared paternity. No one in the Fed’s office knew that Lucious and Tariq were brothers and that their father was a Philadelphia Police Officer. Lucious gave Tariq their father’s badge, he needed something of his fathers I guess to feel whole, I don’t know because he is still coming after Lucious.
Shyne steps in offering to solve Lucious’ $50 million problem in exchange for a stake in the company. “Empire is the Iron Throne, and everybody wants to be king,” he says to a pissed off Tariq, who didn’t realize Shyne was feeding him intel on Lucious just for his own personal gain. But it’s Andre who ultimately wields the biggest sword this week which we’ll get to in a second.
Andre finally reveals his bipolar disorder to Nessa, and how Rhonda helped him manage it. “I’m not gonna do any of those things for you,” she say. “I want you to learn to do them for yourself.” This leads to one final hallucination scene of Andre on the beach with Ghost Rhonda. She approves of his new merger and encourages Andre to proceed with making Nessa a star and ultimately taking over Empire. One last thing, she says, “promise me you will destroy that bitch that murdered me and killed our baby.”
Of course he will, he is going to handle Anika one way or another. Andre throws his wedding ring into the water, then reveals to Shyne that he knows that he liquidated his assets two weeks before Lucious’ assets were frozen. He’s turned King Shyne into a rook for now, telling him to respect the heirarchy “’til it’s time to kill my father.” And the look on Andre’s face says he really means it. Andre is out cold and he is more like Lucious than any of his brothers.
Andre having lost his wife and lost his child, has become the most ruthless of all his brothers and he’s learned a lot from his father, too. Lucious always seems like he’s three steps ahead, crushing the people who plot against him.
Lucious should really pay attention to what’s going on around him. The hack Andre pulled off a couple episodes ago with French Montana’s [Vaughn], Lucious had no idea that Andre had anything to do with it. Andre is going to take Lucious down but I don’t really believe he will go as far as kill his father, I think he may be trying to set Shyne up and get him out of the picture.
Diana and Lucious made promises to each other, he fulfilled his, he did what he had to do. But she, reneged and that isn’t something you can play with especially when it comes to Lucious. Now she really understands Lucious’ vengeance. She’s obsessed with her son, but not Lucious, she messed with the wrong guy.
Looking forward to the next season of the hit drama series coming in March 2017!! Empire never disappoints me, every season is better than the last season.
Black Panther’s Michael B Jordan & Lupita Nyongo
Black Panther the movie was great, an all black movie with all black characters was amazing too see. The actors and actresses really stepped up and did their thing. I was thoroughly impressed with this movie as well as the entire cast.
The movie is definitely breaking all box offices all over the world and other countries as well, we shouldn’t have expected any less but what’s more juicier than the movie? Its the tea behind the scenes that has the fans, viewers, staff and other celebrities talking about the chemistry between Michael B Jordan and Lupita Nyongo.
Talented and handsome Michael B. Jordan and the beautiful Lupita Nyong’o may be allegedly creeping on the low low and if they are, please reveal yourselves, we love to see another beautiful black couple making waves in the movie industry together. Both are talented actors and actresses, they are lovely too look at together, we see a match made in heaven.
The two have have actually been doing some devilish flirting on social media and keeping close to each other while making public appearances. The way they look at each other is not from one cast mate to another, its like I want you now from the both of them. It’s so cute though and you know we are suckers for love.
The flirting began on Monday when Lupita shared a video of her storming into Michael’s dressing room at The View and wanting him to do a push up. According to reliable sources close to the actress this wasn’t the first time she had shared a video of Michael, the two made a bet on the set of the Black Panther, and Lupita won the bet, her prize was to command Michael to perform ‘on call pushups’ anytime she wanted. Well, he does work out, look at his biceps, she should have thought of a different type of exercise but it’s still cute.
Monday Michael replied to her video with a now deleted tweet that read: ‘Bring them chocolate cakes back. You ready for round 2?’
Lupita then replied: ‘No dessert until you come correct, @michaelb4jordan! ‘#youknowyouwantthis #youaintready.’
Let’s get it on ya’ll!! They would make a delicious couple, hopefully something does come out of them making the movie a success as well as a romance. Black Panther was phenomenal.
Cardi B At The Grammy’s
Break out reality star Cardi B is ready for the Grammy’s!! Whatever, she puts her hands on, its a hit, she’s got the magic touch and this is her year!
The former stripper and reality star was asked what was she most looking forward to at the Grammy’s? Cardi answered, “Me, hopefully winning an award. Like what else? Like that’s all I think about to be honest.” Sounds just like a Cardi B answer to me, she holds nothing back, we love her no nonsense style, her craziness and her ability to just be real. She is also excited for her man’s group Migo’s who are also nominated.
Cardi B and Bruno Mars are expected to perform there breakout song, “Finesse,” tonight on the Grammy’s! I so love this song, it takes you back to the 90’s on the “In Living Color,” stage with her and Bruno Mars. What I love most about this song, Cardi is having so much fun, the smile on her face says it all and the connection she has with Bruno in this song is amazing, they both deserve to win!!
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