Season 2 Episodes

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Past Is Prologue

Season 2, Episode 18 - Air Date: 5/18/2016
From FOX: In order to protect her family, Cookie organizes a meeting at Hakeem and Laura’s wedding with various people from her and Lucious’ past.
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Rise by Sin

Season 2, Episode 17 - Air Date: 5/11/2016
From FOX: Cookie finally reveals to Jamal the truth behind what happened to Freda’s father, prompting Jamal to warn Freda of his family’s ulterior motives.
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The Lyon Who Cried Wolf

Season 2, Episode 16 - Air Date: 5/4/2016
From FOX: A wrench is thrown into Lucious’ deeply personal music video about his mother when Andre discovers a dark secret.
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More Than Kin

Season 2, Episode 15 - Air Date: 4/27/2016
From FOX: 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.
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Time Shall Unfold

Season 2, Episode 14 - Air Date: 4/20/2016
From FOX: Andre learns more about his grandmother’s mental illness in order to understand his own struggle with bipolar disorder, Anika reveals a big secret to the family and Hakeem leads the big shareholder meeting.
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The Tameness of a Wolf

Season 2, Episode 13 - Air Date: 4/13/2016
From FOX: Lucious aims to direct his most emotional and honest music video yet and recreates a traumatic interaction with his mother for the new single.
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A Rose by Any Other Name

Season 2, Episode 12 - Air Date: 4/6/2016
From FOX: With Hakeem acting as Empire’s CEO, Camilla sinks her claws further and further into him.
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Death Will Have His Day

Season 2, Episode 11 - Air Date: 3/30/2016
From FOX: 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.
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Et Tu, Brute?

Season 2, Episode 10 - Air Date: 12/2/2015
From FOX: 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.
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Sinned Against

Season 2, Episode 9 - Air Date: 11/25/2015
From FOX: Laz has truly fallen for Cookie, but things get complicated when she finds out the truth about him.
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My Bad Parts

Season 2, Episode 8 - Air Date: 11/18/2015
From FOX: Lucious, eager to assert his power, 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.
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True Love Never

Season 2, Episode 7 - Air Date: 11/11/2015
From FOX: 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.
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A High Hope for a Low Heaven

Season 2, Episode 6 - Air Date: 11/4/2015
From FOX: Lucious and Cookie must put aside their differences and work together as parents to protect their family and keep them out of danger.
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Be True

Season 2, Episode 5 - Air Date: 10/21/2015
From FOX: Cookie and Anika work together, Jamal gets busy working on his music with Ne-Yo & Andre takes steps to rid his soul of past sins.
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Poor Yorick

Season 2, Episode 4 - Air Date: 10/14/2015
From FOX: 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.
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Fires of Heaven

Season 2, Episode 3 - Air Date: 10/7/2015
From FOX: Andre and Rhonda hope their baby-on-the-way will be the key that unlocks Lucious’ cold heart and opens the door for Andre to return to the Empire.
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Without a Country

Season 2, Episode 2 - Air Date: 9/30/2015
From FOX: Cookie and her cohorts decide to start their own small record label, but it’s off to a bumpy start as everyone has different visions for the new label.
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The Devils Are Here

Season 2, Episode 1 - Air Date: 9/23/2015
From FOX: Still in federal lockup, Lucious is trying to run Empire from inside, while a headline-grabbing state prosecutor hangs her political ambitions on bringing him down – no matter what it takes.