Chile get a cup of hot tea or better yet some Mascoto cause you gonna need it for the first episode of the new season! If you didn’t already seen the season finale last, then let me spill the tea and catch you up.
Luscious Lyon was visiting his son Andre in the hospital because of a mental break down he had due to some medications. Luscious was already suffering amnesia from a plotted death by his son Andre. Luckily he survived, but his memory didn’t. The family hires a nurse whose name is Claudia to work with Luscious to gaining his memory back. But let’s just fast forward to the new season. He is drugged by Claudia who portrays to be a nurse working at the hospital. So this psycho patch kidnaps him and takes him back to her place which looks like a place to kill people to be honest. Looks like a scene from a lifetime movie on the real. Claudia has been known to take “her methods” a little bit too far. Well heck yea! What nurse kidnaps their patients and chains them to a piano?! Lawddd! This is too much tea yall! But keep sipping. She likes it better when he is Dwight (Luscious’s real name) because Dwight is that kind and sweet-hearted person and not that hard-core thug who kills people. When he lost his memory, Luscious had a hard time coping with his identity so his family tried to help him remember a lot of music he wrote and recorded hoping it will trigger some of his memories. But nawww! Claudia wasn’t about to have that. So now she is trying to win his love by kidnapping a man everyone knows and Cookie loves.
Claudia wants Dwight who is kind and has a creative soul so to speak. She tries to brainwash Luscious to thinking he is Dwight. Like really? Luscious will never be no doggone Dwight! Do you know what he is capable of? Somebody lock this honey boo-boo psycho up for real! Let’s pause and switch over to how Cookie’s sons are doing.
Jamal is dealing with another rough patch in his life, the first one was getting shot at an event for Empire and the second one was shooting and killing someone while protecting someone else. As you all may or may not know Taye Diggs played on the last couple of episodes last season as this bad-ass politician named Angelo who fell for Cookie hard. But things got pretty dirty and messy when Angelo’s mother played by Phylicia Rashad sets up the family by giving Andre the wrong medicine making him hallucinate, turning the Lyon brothers against each other, having Bella taken away from Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) It was just too much drama last season. So Angelo go pays Jamal’s boo-thang a visit and things just gets out of hand and luckily Jamal (Jussie Smollet) comes to the rescue and they end up fighting and Angelo pulls out a gun. After all the fighting, Jamal pulls the trigger and now Angelo is dead. That’s something hard to deal with, but he was only protecting someone.
Becky who is Empire’s assistant and played by Gabby Sidibe has had a great season on the show since the first season of Empire. But last season we could see that Becky was dabbling around with a secret boo. But now she ends up pregnant. It’s really bothering her because she didn’t see being a mother in her career life. I mean Becky was always on top of everything for the company, hands down! She had a whole bag full of pregnancy tests in her purse that read all positive. Girl you pregnant! You will be alright Ms. Becky! Now let’s get back to Luscious who is still chained up and has to find a way to get loose from the psycho. He tricks Claudia to thinking he still needs her therapy and when she gives her a hug, he tries to kill her by choking her. Too bad she doesn’t die. They get into a brawl on the floor and she attacks him with a gun (not with bullets) but with one that had a tranquilizer in it. She has some type of device that puts out a red bright light to give him a migraine and all of his music plays on top of each other. Now that’s a nut on the low! Of course when Cookie gets word on where Luscious could possibly be, she goes off to find him and indeed she does. Of course Claudia let’s her in after Luscious promises her that he won’t do anything stupid after Claudia threatens to kill Cookie. He turns back into Dwight and plays that role pretending that he still needs more therapy so that he can save Cookie. Smart, but crazy move. So of course Cookie leaves the house confused and hurt. A quarter of a mile down the road, she realizes Luscious is lying and that he wasn’t working on any new music when she has flashbacks to the song he was playing at Claudia’s house.
When Luscious reveals his love for Cookie to Claudia, she becomes irritated and upset and ol’ girl wasn’t having that! Cookie returns and Claudia hits her upside the head hard. Down goes Fraser! When she wakes up, both of her hands are tied up with rope to a table and so is Luscious’s . Cookie and Luscious has a deep understanding and connection that no one would ever understand not even Claudia who didn’t understand their life from the get go. Of course she tries to play a therapist again and telling both Luscious and Cookie that their love isn’t real. Luscious revealed that the game and the streets brought them together, not love. But trust me, if you have been keeping up with the show, they both show their love in such a crazy way that nobody will every understand. I believe they don’t understand it themselves. Claudia is only playing with Luscious mind to help him realize it. Cookie is claiming Luscious to be a real monster, but she confesses to Claudia that “that monster” is hers and she is willing to fight for what is hers! Ok now! Claudia you better watch out! Cookie escapes somehow and Claudia and her both go toe to toe. Claudia tasers Cookie and Luscious tries to free himself and when he is, he punches Claudia in the face. That’s what you get psycho! Cookie wanted her dead, but Luscious or Dwight doesn’t do it just to prove to Claudia that he isn’t a killer. She ends up going to jail or a nut house I should say. Now that’s a lot of tea to spill in just one episode! Tune in every Wednesday at 8 PM EST on Fox for new episodes of Empire.
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