First Aired:
2015
Rating:
8.1
Status:
Continuing
Episode 1
Pilot
Lucious Lyon, told he has a terminal illness, needs one of his family members to step up and take over his company. Meanwhile his ex-wife, recently released from prison, has plans of her own.

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07 January 2015

Episode 2
The Outspoken King
Lucious has to defend Empire's IPO launch after one of his artists is involved in a shooting.

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14 January 2015

Episode 3
The Devil Quotes Scripture
The Lyons go to Philadelphia; another woman causes tension between Hakeem and hip-hop star Tianna.

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21 January 2015

Episode 4
False Imposition
Lucious tries to steal a major artist from his rival; Jamal works on composing original music.

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28 January 2015

Episode 5
Dangerous Bonds
Cookie receives an anonymous gift she suspects may be a veiled threat from a person from her past.

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04 February 2015

Episode 6
Out, Damned Spot
Vernon finds himself in a sticky situation; Jamal's ambition causes trouble in his relationships.

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11 February 2015

Episode 7
Our Dancing Days
Lucious tries to brand Empire Entertainment as a family-run company.

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18 February 2015

Episode 8
The Lyon's Roar
Cookie and Camilla face off over Hakeem; Jamal reveals news that surprises everyone.

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25 February 2015

Episode 9
Unto the Breach
Cookie uncovers Anika's secret; Lucious must face his rival; the Lyon sons take drastic measures.

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04 March 2015

Episode 10
Sins of the Father
Andre starts a musical relationship with Michelle; a woman from Lucious' past returns.

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11 March 2015

Episode 11
Die But Once
Jamal and Lucious work toward a music-centered relationship, but Lucious has a game-changing secret.

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18 March 2015

Episode 12
Who I Am
Jamal and Lucious work toward a music-centered relationship, but Lucious has a game-changing secret.

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18 March 2015

Episode 1
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.

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23 September 2015

Episode 2
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.

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30 September 2015

Episode 3
Fires of Heaven
Anika secretly 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, Ménage a Trois. Also, Andre and Rhonda hope their baby-on-the-way will be the key that unlocks Luciou's cold heart and opens the door for Andre to return to the Empire fold.

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07 October 2015

Episode 4
Poor Yorick
Despite their feud, the Lyons decide to collaborate on a project that will benefit both companies; Lucious wants to make Vernon disappear.

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14 October 2015

Episode 5
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.

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21 October 2015

Episode 6
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.

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04 November 2015

Episode 7
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.

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11 November 2015

Episode 8
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.

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18 November 2015

Episode 9
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.

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25 November 2015

Episode 10
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.

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02 December 2015

Episode 11
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.

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30 March 2016

Episode 12
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.

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06 April 2016

Episode 13
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.

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13 April 2016

Episode 14
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.

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20 April 2016

Episode 15
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.

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27 April 2016

Episode 16
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.

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04 May 2016

Episode 17
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.

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11 May 2016

Episode 18
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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18 May 2016

Episode 1
Light in Darkness
Hakeem leaves the altar, and a rooftop fight between Anika and Rhonda leads to a tragic fall; Lucious uses his streaming service to pursue his music legacy and clashes with Tariq, who leads a federal task force to investigate him.
21 September 2016

Episode 2
Sin That Amends
Jamal partners with Angelo Dubois to host a summit for gun violence awareness; Lucious tries to win over Cookie; Hakeem and Shine start to record new songs together; Andre gets into trouble with the police.
28 September 2016

Episode 3
What Remains Is Bestial
Cookie asks superstar Kitty to record a new song with Jamal, in hopes of helping him regain his ability to perform; Andre gets into trouble; Hakeem and Gram vie for Tiana's attention.
05 October 2016

Episode 4
Cupid Kills
Lucious starts seeing Angelo as a threat; Jamal takes his first big step towards recovery and faces Freda Gatz; Anika's return causes turmoil; Hakeem starts to have feelings for Nessa.
12 October 2016

Episode 5
One Before Another
Lucious and Andre are on alert waiting for Shine to retaliate after their latest meeting. Jamal teams up with Hakeem for a performance. Cookie is caught off-guard during a routine meeting with her probation officer.
09 November 2016

Episode 6
Chimes at Midnight
When Empire is hacked, the leak creates feuds between the artists and among the Lyon family; Andre tries to prove his worth to the company; Lucious is determined to divide Cookie and Angelo; Jamal is caught in a love triangle.
16 November 2016

Episode 7
What We May Be
Cookie needs to plan a family dinner that will impress Angelo's mother; home video pushes Cookie to confront secrets about her relationship with her father; Andre puts together a surprising duet.
30 November 2016

Episode 8
The Unkindest Cut
Andre sabotages Tiana's big appearance at a fashion event in an attempt to get Nessa into the spotlight. Meanwhile, Tariq works with Leah to try to bring down Lucious, and Jamal works with Philip to get over his PTSD.
04 December 2016

Episode 9
A Furnace for Your Foe
Cookie hosts a free park concert to help Angelo appeal to the masses and win his bid to become mayor; the FBI continues its investigation of Lucious and freezes Empire's assets.
11 December 2016

Episode 10
Sound & Fury
When Lucious announces his new project, Cookie vows to dethrone him, igniting an epic battle; Jamal befriends a fellow musician in rehab; Hakeem and Tiana fight Nessa for a spot in the music showcase.
22 March 2017

Episode 11
Play On
Cookie tries to move forward with Angelo while struggling with guilt over her run-in with Lucious; Leah looks for Tariq's help in taking down Anika; Jamal and Tory team up in the studio.
29 March 2017

Episode 12
Strange Bedfellows
Strange Bedfellows
05 April 2017

Episode 13
My Naked Villainy
Hakeem live-streams his 21st birthday party.
12 April 2017

Episode 14
Love Is a Smoke
Lucious receives news from Cookie that makes him unsure about the future; Giuliana convinces Lucious to go along with her plans.
26 April 2017

Episode 15
Civil Hands Unclean
Angelo questions her decisions when her relationship with Cookie turns sour.
03 May 2017

Episode 16
Absent Child
The Lyons fear that the Dubois family is to blame for their latest family crisis, so when no one is willing to give up any information, Cookie takes matters into her own hands. Jamal and Lucious reach a breakthrough in a song on which they have been working, and Andre lashes out. Meanwhile, Cookie sets her eyes on a new plan for Empire in Vegas.
10 May 2017

Episode 17
Toil and Trouble, Part 1
When Cookie is banned from Leviticus Vegas, she pulls together a team of her own allies to seek revenge on Giuliana and steal her secret weapon. Meanwhile, Jamal is encouraged to put his album on hold, so as not to compete with Lucious' "Inferno."
17 May 2017

Episode 18
Toil and Trouble, Part 2
As Lucious gets ready to launch EMPIRE Las Vegas with Giuliana at his side, Cookie pulls together her own team of allies to wreak havoc on the opening. The final five minutes will leave viewers speechless in the second half.
24 May 2017

Episode 1
Noble Memory
Lucious makes his first public appearance after the explosion in Las Vegas; the Lyon family members each have their own interests in Lucious regaining his faculties.
27 September 2017

Episode 2
Full Circle
Lucious enlists the help of a music icon to find out what kind of person he was before the explosion.
04 October 2017

Episode 3
Evil Manners
Cookie looks back on her time in prison when she's denied a line of credit.
11 October 2017

Episode 4
Bleeding War
Jamal gets an idea for his new song when Cookie announces that the top-selling album for Empire's 20-for-20 will be a competition between the best artists.
18 October 2017

Episode 5
The Fool
When the secret about Lucious' memory is exposed, Cookie tries to convince the board that he is fine; Eddie Barker helps Lucious in the studio; Detective Pamela Rose reveals information about the explosion; Claudia helps Lucious with a breakthrough.
08 November 2017

Episode 6
Fortune Be Not Crost
The Lyons stand together as Anika and Hakeem begin a fight for custody of Bella.
15 November 2017

Episode 7
The Lady Doth Protest
Feeling overworked by their new producer, Calvin and Porsha call for a strike, halting production on Empire's 20-For-20.
29 November 2017

Episode 8
Cupid Painted Blind
Cookie and Lucious take action when Diana Dubois' plan comes to fruition.
06 December 2017

Episode 10
Birds in the Cage
Birds in the Cage
28 March 2018

Episode 11
Without Apology
Without Apology
04 April 2018

Episode 12
Sweet Sorrow
Sweet Sorrow
11 April 2018

Episode 13
Of Hardiness is Mother
Cookie takes matters into her own hands when she receives unsettling news about an old friend; Tiana's new single takes off, leading to a change in her demeanor; Jamal struggles to re-brand his image; Hakeem adopts a new role as musical mentor.
18 April 2018

Episode 14
False Face
False Face
25 April 2018

Episode 15
A Lean and Hungry Look
A Lean and Hungry Look
02 May 2018

Episode 16
Fair Terms
When Cookie finally visits her mother, the two must confront their complicated past. Meanwhile, Lucious and Eddie (guest star Forest Whitaker) continue their fight over Empire and Eddie makes a power play at the grand opening of Empire's 20 for 20 showcase. Then, Jamal and his band anonymously release their latest single and Hakeem tests out a career in film.
09 May 2018

Episode 18
The Empire Unpossess'd
The Empire Unpossess'd
23 May 2018

Episode 1
Steal From The Thief
The Lyons pick up the pieces after losing Empire to Eddie Barker.
26 September 2018

Episode 2
Pay for Their Presumptions
Cookie and Lucious' future with Treasure is jeopardized, so they make a surprising decision when they receive two offers that will put them back into power.
03 October 2018

Episode 3
Pride
Cookie and Lucious rely on the family and old allies to get back in the music game.
10 October 2018

Episode 4
Love All, Trust a Few
The Lyons try to sign a new artist for their new project in their effort to get their groove back.
17 October 2018