• With the title, Out, Damned Spot, you probably would’ve expected the sixth episode to keenly focus on eldest son Andre and his wife Rhonda. The manipulative couple has been up to Macbethian scheming as they plot to get the upper hand to take over the reigns at Empire Enterprises.
o But the cursed spot actually refers to how Luscious (with the skilled hand of longtime friend and Empire Chairman Vernon Turner) erases a problematic stain. But is it really eradicated—for good?
• Courtney Love’s anticipated appearance as Elle Dallas, a former hard rock star who was the Empire’s label first top selling artist—but hasn’t recorded a hit in years, was worth the wait.
o To prevent Luscious and Anika from cutting Elle from the label, Cookie takes on producing Elle. These strong women’s showdown in the recording studio is one of the better dramatic moments in the series
• A surprise appearance at the close of the episode reveals that Jamal has experienced a close encounter of the herterosexual kind.
• The music still is the most delicious course of the Empire feast:
o Elle’s showdown with Cookie inspires a “soulful” hard rock rendition of “Take Me to the River.”
o His smooth R&B performance of “I Wanna Love You” proves that Jamal is a “contender,” in deed.
o Hakeem soothes his broken heart over Tiana’s bisexual liaison by recording the misogynistic rap, “Can’t Truss ‘Em.”
These are just some of the OMG moments from episode 6 of Empire on FOX. Watch the full episode HERE.
Episode 7: Our, Dancing Days promises to be explosively stressful for the Lyon clan with health incidents for Lucious and Andre; Jamal’s past transgression threatens to completely disrupt his life; Camilla steps out of the shadows and into Hakeem’s career.
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