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‘Empire’ Season 2 Fall Finale “Et Tu, Brute?” Most Shocking Moments

Jamal Skye Empire Finale
Jamal Skye Empire Finale

Happy Fall Finale, Empire fans! Instead of the usual recap, I’m breaking this episode down by shocking moment, because it’s the fall finale and you know Empire is going to give us the DRAMA and some juicy stuff. Let’s dig in.

Jamal Lyon Skye Summers Lucious Empire
Jamal Lyon Skye Summers Lucious Empire
Lucious Jamal Lyon She Fixed You Empire
Lucious Jamal Lyon She Fixed You Empire

“She fixed you?” Lucious noticed that Skye and Jamal are, ahem, very close. Jamal assures his father that he’s still gay, but Lucious can’t help but be proud that his son is showing romantic interest in woman.

Hakeem isn’t nominated for an ASA award. Instead, Freda Gatz secured a nod in the Best Rapper category. Yikes. Jamal is also nominated in five categories.

Charlamagne Empire You Black Now
Charlamagne Empire You Black Now

Charlamagne Tha God Vs. Skye Summers Vs. Jamal Lyon Vs. Labels. Charlamagne takes Skye to task about being biracial and Jamal about being gay. It’s a shocking — and ill-timed — discussion of labels. But in the show universe, the haters on Twitter are totally into it.

Cookie returns to prison! Not like that. She comes back to host a family day Lyon Dynasty performance in place of Cookie’s Cookout.

Hakeem Empire
Hakeem Empire
Cookie Empire
Hakeem Prison Performance
Hakeem Prison Performance
CAMILLA IS MIMI’S WIFE! Say what?! Mimi kept talking about how her wife was coming into town and she even introduces her at the Swiftstream announcement — I didn’t see it coming that it would be Camilla, Hakeem’s ex-flame.

Hakeem Camilla Empire
Hakeem Camilla Empire
Mimi’s pen is a camera! And she used it to record video of her private meetings with Lucious, in which he trashes the board. She shows these videos to the board and sets a vote to remove Lucious from his precious positions as CEO and chairman of Empire. Seems like it was Camilla’s grand plan all along.
HAKEEM VOTES HIS FATHER OUT OF EMPIRE! Mimi becomes chairman, but turns it over to CAMILLA!
COOKIE SPITS IN CAMILLA’S FACE! Because Cookie is awesome.

Cookie Lyon Spits on Camilla Marks Empire
Cookie Lyon Spits on Camilla Marks Empire
Lucious breaks down and cries with Cookie! Aww.

Cookie Lucious Empire Fox
Cookie Helping Lucious Empire Fox
Cookie Helping Lucious Empire
Someone (Anika?!) breaks into the mansion and pushes Rhonda down the stairs! And this is why you don’t become friends with Anika.

Rhonda Lyon Baby, The Heir
Rhonda Lyon Baby, The Heir
anika calhoun empire fox
Anika Calhoun Empire Fox
Rhonda Lyon Empire Finale
Rhonda Lyon Empire Finale
Lucious also gets an ASA nod! For “Song Of the Year.” And now it’s on between Lucious and Jamal for the coveted award.

Lucious Lyon Empire
Lucious Lyon Empire
And now it’s time to play the waiting game for the second half of Season 2.