At the end of Wednesday night’s new episode of “Empire,” the game clearly changed again thanks to one simple move on the part of Lucious Lyon: Getting out of prison, or at least we assume he is getting out of prison. Sure, his bail was set at a million bucks, but do you think that there is any real way in the world that he is not going to be able to afford that?
With him out of jail and working alongside his family members once again, you have to expect highs and lows in the ongoing and never-ending power struggle that exists within this world. Sure, the dynamic between him and Cookie is perpetually-interesting and probably will be until the eventual series finale, but what about him and Jamal? With the latter taking control of Empire Entertainment in his absence, both are going to have ideas as to what is best for the company. As a result of this, there will be clashes (and plenty of them) that we see as a result of their collaboration.
This is a storyline that star Jussie Smollett teases further in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, where he teases up all of the events that could be coming the rest of the season:
“You’re going to see them go at each other, but you’re also going see that they’re a team. This is what I love about going into Lucious’s background to see him as a child and what he goes through with his mother, and understanding why he is the way he is. It’s not an excuse, but it’s a reason as to why he is the way he is. He’s not all bad. Granted, he shoots people in the eyes and he leaves them to rot in jail for 17 years, and he’s bad sometimes, but he’s not all bad. This is a family, they go back and forth, and this is a family in a very, very high stakes environment. The teams are not always as crystal clear as we think they’re going to be.”
If you are interested in getting some other news regarding the next episode of “Empire,” be sure to head over to the link here right away! Also, sign up here to acquire some more TV news on everything we cover, sent right over to you via our CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo: Fox.)