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Season 2

Aug. 2015
Game On
Executive Producers Lee Daniels, Danny Strong and Ilene Chaiken share an inside look at EMPIRE, the hit show that took America by storm. Learn more from the people who know best how this series turned into what critics have called "A Game Changer " and wh
 
23 Sep. 2015
The Devils Are Here
Three months after his arrest, Lucious tries to run Empire Entertainment while in federal lockup; Cookie stages a star-studded concert in support of Lucious while Andre, Hakeem, Anika and Mimi Whiteman attempt a hostile takeover.
 
30 Sep. 2015
Without a Country
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. As his first project for the new company, Hakeem decides to form a girl group and woos a hot Latina lead singer proving that he can be more than just an artist.
 
7 Oct. 2015
Fires of Heaven
Cookie and Anika work together behind Lucious' back to pull off a surprise performance that catches the eye of Pitbull. Meanwhile, Lucious tracks down Frank Gathers' daughter, Young Ma, to try to convince her to sign with him at Empire, while Hakeem is hard at work on his girl group, Mirage a Trois. Also, Andre and Rhonda hope their baby-on-the-way will be the key that unlocks Lucious's cold heart and opens the door for Andre to return to the Empire fold.
 
14 Oct. 2015
Poor Yorick
Despite their feud, the Lyons decide to collaborate on a project that will benefit both companies; Lucious wants to make Vernon disappear.
 
21 Oct. 2015
Be True
Cookie and Anika work with Laz to throw an event to launch their company, showcase their artists and premiere a song written by Hakeem; Jamal works on his music with Ne-Yo; Hakeem begins a relationship.
 
4 Nov. 2015
A High Hope for a Low Heaven
Cookie and Lucious have to work together to protect their children; Jamal wants to get back into the studio; Andre discovers a disciple.
 
11 Nov. 2015
True Love Never
Lucious considers a partnership with Jago, the founder of a streaming music company; Andre must achieve a delicate balance between his new values and his career; Hakeem tries to turn Laura into a star.
 
18 Nov. 2015
My Bad Parts
Lucious releases a rap by Freda, which causes Hakeem to issue a rap-battle challenge; Cookie's sister visits; Jamal tries to land a big sponsorship deal; Anika receives life-altering news.
 
25 Nov. 2015
Sinned Against
A former prison mate helps Cookie and her sister, Candace a deep connection forms when Jamal works with a critically acclaimed pop star; Cookie makes a discovery about Laz.
 
2 Dec. 2015
Et Tu, Brute?
Lucious makes a reckless move that could jeopardize everything; Cookie plans a concert at the prison where she was incarcerated for 17 years.
 
30 Mar. 2016
Death Will Have His Day
Lucious declares he will do anything to regain his power, but Cookie has her own ideas; a major tragedy changes the lives of the Lyon family.
 
6 Apr. 2016
A Rose by Any Other Name
Camilla sinks her claws into Hakeem, the acting Empire CEO, while the rest of the Lyon family members try to get him back on their side; Jamal gets backlash from his fans; Rhonda and Andre's marriage is tested.
 
13 Apr. 2016
The Tameness of a Wolf
Tensions rise between Lucious and his sons; Lucious recreates a traumatic interaction with his mother for a new music video; Tiana and Laura fight to be spotlighted during the Mirage a Trois tour.
 
20 Apr. 2016
Time Shall Unfold
Lucious releases his video and tries to maneuver his way back into the CEO position at Empire; Andre learns about his grandmother's mental illness as a way to better understand his own struggle; Anika makes a revelation.
 
27 Apr. 2016
More Than Kin
Lucious holds a fundraiser as part of a campaign to prove he should return as Empire's CEO; Hakeem considers whether or not to be a father to Anika's child.
 
4 May 2016
The Lyon Who Cried Wolf
The discovery of a dark secret throws a wrench into Lucious' deeply personal music video about his mother; secret affairs compromise Hakeem and Jamal; Rhonda thinks she knows the identity of her attacker.
 
11 May 2016
Rise by Sin
Hakeem struggles to find a place for his fiancé, Laura, in his career and family; Cookie reveals the truth about Freda's father to Jamal; Jamal makes a sacrifice for Lucious.
 
18 May 2016
Past Is Prologue
After a life-changing experience, Jamal refuses to make music until his family ends its seemingly endless cycle of violence and fighting. Meanwhile, the Feds are tailing Anika because they want to force her to testify against Lucious. In order to protect her family, Cookie organizes a meeting at Hakeem and Laura's wedding with various people from her and Lucious' past in the all-new Past Is Prologue season finale episode of Empire.
 

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