By Alyssa Debonair
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
It was a blink and miss it moment, but Lucious (Terrence Howard) was checking Anika (Grace Byers) out in the closing moments of “Empire,” last week. But, things remain very tense within the Lyon circles. Each of the sons has their own personal drama to deal with.
Hakeem (Bryshere “Yazz” Gray) is a father, to Anika’s child, and he is pursuing Nessa (Sierra McClain). But, Andre (Trai Byers) is clearly the man in her life. Meanwhile, Shine (Xzibit) is going all out to take the family down, even working with Tariq (Morocco Omari).
Last week’s episode saw Angelo’s (Taye Diggs) mother, Diana (Phylicia Rashad) make her debut. Surprisingly, she liked Cookie (Taraji P. Henson), but warned her to not hurt her son. The interactions, onscreen, between Phylicia Rashad, Terrence Howard, and Taraji P. Henson were memorable.
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Andre sabotages Tiana’s (Serayah) fashion show to advance Nessa’s career.
Tariq works with Leah (Leslie Uggams) to bring Lucious down.
Jamal (Jussie Smollett) works with Phillip (SL Jones) to get over his PTSD.
Rhonda (Kaitlin Doubleday) makes a ghostly appearance.
Anika has found her way in with Lucious and has used it to her advantage.
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