Lucious feeds him the info and Kai plans to get all over it. She manages to get them in despite almost getting caught by Kingsley who then offers to double her salary, most likely to keep her in pocket. He goes live on social media and lets everyone know that the beef is over because he has more important things to tend to like his children. It was cathartic for Lee. Their arguing gets interrupted by Hakeem and Tiana arguing.
However, Lucious must contend with his wife upon her release from prison as she demands her piece of the company. Lucious then divorces her and raises their three young sons with the help of Vernon Turner and Cookie's cousin, Bunkie Williams Antoine McKay. However, Danny Strong refused to comment on how the disease would affect Lucious in future seasons. Franklin literally tries to kill all three of them, but Cookie manages to call the police. Then Bella interrupts them because she found a gun.
When a tie-breaker is needed to decide if Andre gets the position, Lucious votes against his son, later explaining to him in private his disapproval of Andre's interracial marriage to Rhonda. The character of Lucious Lyon arguably offers one of the first non-white variations on the now-standard television anti-hero. Our goal is to tell a great story, and to do the best show we can. I hope people enjoy it because it has been such a wonderful experience working with this cast and Fox. After announcing his plans to take Empire public, Lucious is informed that he has and is given 3 years to live.
Howard effortlessly embodies the character's hypocrisies and imbues him with a palpable emotional life without sanding off his alienating edge. And despite who's watching because he has five billion dollars and doesn't need anybody's approval. The company is preparing to go public on the. However, the magazine noted that while the disease is incurable, who was diagnosed at the age of 21 was now 73 years old. Lucious starts showing symptoms much earlier than the doctor predicts which makes it seems like his life expectancy could be shorter.
During a family dinner, Olivia's jealous boyfriend Reg breaks into Lucious' house and pulls a gun on Jamal and then Cookie when she intervenes. As he is escorted to jail, he believes Cookie informed the police of Bunkie's murder only to realize it was Andre and Hakeem. You already know this means things are going to get super tense. However, Bustle argued against the potential of the character's death sooner rather than later because Howard is the lead of the show. Andre, in turn, stops taking his medication for his and angrily lashes out at his father during a board meeting, accusing him of being a murderer. His mother was also there on the set. The character of Lucious who starts out selling drugs as a teenager and develops into a well respected rapper and music mogul is loosely based on several real life figures from rappers, record producers, to politicians with a criminal past.
He soon becomes engaged to a younger woman and named Anika Calhoun. You're going to throw gay on top of it? Howard insisted that Lucious loves Jamal and only wants the best for him. Hopefully, that will end well. In fact, Cookie and Carol walk in on it and a major brawl ensues. So this is a show aimed towards the black demographic. Despite tensions between Cookie and Lucious over their affair and subsequent breakup, they plan to release a collaborative family album called The Lucious Lyon Legacy Album. .
You can cross the line and just be totally inappropriate, but we're not doing that. He met his future wife, , who helped him sell drugs to finance his career. He is the husband of former drug dealer and ex-con. Lucious tells him that he is Lola's father and that he deserves to die, but Malcolm shoots Reg in the head before he can fire on Lucious. In other news, Jamal and Kai get a visitor. The head of security, Malcolm DeVeaux , is a former , whom Cookie flirts with to make Lucious jealous.
Meanwhile, Giselle is also plotting on Kingsley, but hold that thought. It was collateral, but of course, Lucious had the nerve to get mad because he felt some type of way that she kept this a secret the whole time they were struggling. He pretends to grieve at Bunkie's funeral, and has his oldest son Andre lie to the police about his location the night of the shooting. Lucious and Cookie pit Hakeem and Jamal against one another in an effort to prove who has more musical talent and to determine which one will inherit Empire. Daniels admitted that he did have another actor besides Terrence Howard in mind for the role, and initially refused to disclose the actor's name.
He offers Hakeem's older girlfriend, Camilla money to pay off her numerous debts in exchange for leaving the country and Hakeem, as he views her as a bad influence on his son. Some disapproved of his hiring due to his past allegations of domestic violence and suggested that Howard be removed from the project. Daniels revealed that the decision to make Lucious homophobic stemmed from his experiences doing research for Precious. Giselle and Becky call him out on his bull because they thought he and the Lyon Clan called a truce. Overjoyed that he is not dying, Lucious decides to make amends with Hakeem and Andre. Lucious discovers that Jamal has a possible daughter named Lola with his ex-wife Olivia. Lucious has Andre restrained and sedated, allowing Rhonda to decide to place her husband in psychiatric care.