Emprie season 4 episode 2 spoilers: How Forest Whitaker begins arc

Empire season 4 episode 2Empire season 4 episode 2 is going to be a big episode for a wide array of different reasons, but one of the biggest is that it marks the biggest of Forest Whitaker’s major arc on the show. He is going to be playing a very influential person through his role in Uncle Eddie — he’s a music titan, an influential figure to Lucious, and he could be one of the keys to sorting out some of the drama that’s going to be coming up over the course of the fourth season.

One of the big things that we do know at the upcoming October 4 episode entitled “Full Circle” is that Lucious Lyon is not going to be cured of his amnesia by the time we get around to it. He’s got a history of doing terrible things, but is Lucious going to believe that about himself? He will be so separated from the person that he’s been that he needs to try to figure out how he will be able to function within this new normal for himself. We figure that there will be challenges, but him finding himself is part of the fun.

For a little more news on what to expect, we suggest that you take a look now at the official synopsis via Fox:

“With Leah still insisting that he is a monster, Lucious sneaks away in hopes of finding out what type of person he was before the explosion. Cookie panics that Lucious has gone missing on Claudia’s watch, until she realizes he found his way to Uncle Eddie (guest star Forest Whitaker), a music icon who has since become family to the Lyons. Meanwhile, with Anika still behind bars, Hakeem and Tiana grow more comfortable as a family, and Becky makes a rash decision regarding Jamal’s new song.”

In the end, one of the biggest things that we’re hoping to come out of this is simply that there is a good opportunity to learn more about how Lucious is able to change … if he really is. We would love to see a softer side of him, but the funny thing now is that people are so ingrained in the old version of the character that they may not even be able to recognize the new one anymore.

What is it that you want to see in regards to Empire season 4 episode 2, and are you especially psyched to get a guy of Forest Whitaker’s caliber on the show? Be sure to share some of your thoughts in the attached comments!

Meanwhile, head over here in the event that you do want to score some additional news when it comes to the upcoming premiere episode of the series. (Photo: Fox.)

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