The Best Episodes Directed by Bille Woodruff
#2 - When the Levee Breaks
Star Season 3 - Episode 18
The ASAs finally arrive and Take 3 fights Amber Drake for the top spot. Alex prepares for her wedding, but someone from her past returns to wreak havoc on her big day. Meanwhile, Star finally makes a decision about Davis, Carlotta continues to mend things with Rashad and the season ends with a bang.
#3 - Climax
Star Season 2 - Episode 9
With the showcase finally here, it's time for the Midtown artists to put all their hard work to the test and prove they have what it takes to win. In the process, relationships are tested, ruined and sparked. Meanwhile, Carlotta's salon is under fire in more ways than one, turning everyone's world upside-down.
#4 - Secrets & Lies
Star Season 3 - Episode 1
Three months later, Star returns home from touring, and Alex and Simone's fates are finally answered. Carlotta and Cassie's sibling rivalry continues, as the two grapple with the aftermath of Cassie's big mistake, and Christine is caught in the middle. When Carlotta's back is against the wall, Midtown Sound's strength and future is tested by Mateo Ferrera, and Star's big announcement leaves a lot of questions unanswered.
#5 - Zion
Star Season 3 - Episode 9
Carlotta does what she can to make the Rhythm and Bells Festival a success. However, challenges arise when Star ends up in a legal bind, Alex makes a major career move, Simone is hiding a secret and Cassie gets out of jail seeking revenge. Meanwhile, Derek and Ruby volunteer at the shelter, where Ruby comes face-to-face with the man who attacked her. Then, tempers flare as Carlotta and Cassie's father, Calvin, shows up unexpectedly.
#7 - Tell the Truth
Empire (2015) Season 6 - Episode 4
A happy family occasion brings the Lyon family back together, but it becomes apparent that no one seems to see eye-to-eye. Lucious, unhappy with how Empire and the Empire movie are progressing, springs into action and comes face-to-face with demons from his past. Meanwhile, Cookie reaches her breaking point and considers seeking help and Andre encourages Tiana to smooth over the controversy she created for the company.
#8 - May The Best Manager Win
Star Season 2 - Episode 5
Ayana is quickly reminded of the tremendous pressure she is under to make her family proud, when her father - a legendary music label executive - pays a visit to Midtown. Alex continues to be haunted by her lies to Derek; Star and Simone differ on how best to deal with Brody's mysterious return; and Noah faces a tense encounter with the police during an event thrown by the label. Meanwhile, Jahil works on a plan to debut a new duo he's discovered, featuring his nephew, Angel, and Ayanna's assistant.
#9 - Evil Manners
Empire (2015) Season 4 - Episode 3
When Cookie is denied a line of credit, she flashes back to her years in prison and compares her past struggles to her life now. Lucious continues to struggle with demons of his own and begs his family to tell him about the ways he’s wronged them, but they are reluctant to tell him the truth. Meanwhile, the NYPD is still on Andre’s case about the events that transpired in Vegas and one officer in particular catches his eye.
#10 - Strange Bedfellows
Empire (2015) Season 3 - Episode 12
Angelo makes an unsettling discovery and is concerned that Cookie’s past isn’t in the past and will hurt his chances of becoming the Mayor. Anika is faced with a life-changing decision after Tariq reveals what he is really after. Meanwhile, Hakeem’s 21st birthday party takes an unexpected turn.