The BEST episodes written by Attica Locke

Part Two
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8.26
983 votes

#1 - Part Two

When They See Us - Season 1 - Episode 2

As the jogger case stirs tensions nationwide, the families of the boys and their lawyers prepare for a bitter legal fight against the city of New York.

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Our Dancing Days
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8.01
892 votes

#2 - Our Dancing Days

Empire (2015) - Season 1 - Episode 7

Tension mounts between Hakeem and Jamal, as Lucious attempts to brand Empire Entertainment as a tight-knit, “family-run” company. Meanwhile, Cookie and Anika don’t hold anything back when it comes to taking over the company.

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The Tameness of a Wolf
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7.96
1206 votes

#3 - The Tameness of a Wolf

Empire (2015) - Season 2 - Episode 13

Tensions between Lucious and his sons continue to rise. Back at Lyon Dynasty, Lucious aims to direct his most emotional and honest music video yet and recreates a traumatic interaction with his mother for the new single. Meanwhile, on the Mirage a Trois tour, Tiana and Laura begin viciously fighting over the spotlight, forcing Hakeem to mediate between the two divas.

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Fires of Heaven
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7.92
979 votes

#4 - Fires of Heaven

Empire (2015) - Season 2 - Episode 3

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 Lucious’ cold heart and opens the door for Andre to return to the Empire fold.

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Absent Child
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7.91
1176 votes

#5 - Absent Child

Empire (2015) - Season 3 - Episode 16

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.

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Cupid Kills
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7.87
1369 votes

#6 - Cupid Kills

Empire (2015) - Season 3 - Episode 4

Things heat up between Cookie and Angelo, so Lucious finally recognizes Angelo as a formidable rival and prepares to take him on. Meanwhile, Jamal is finally able to face Freda Gatz, a big first step on his journey to recovery. Also, Anika goes back to work at Empire and instantly causes turmoil, while Hakeem starts falling for Nessa, even though she might be into a different Lyon.

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The Unkindest Cut
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7.83
1344 votes

#7 - The Unkindest Cut

Empire (2015) - Season 3 - Episode 8

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.

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The Spider Web
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7.69
705 votes

#8 - The Spider Web

Little Fires Everywhere - Season 1 - Episode 4

Moody is envious of Pearl's friendship with Lexie, as Lexie enjoys her newly sexually-active status with Brian. Inspired by Lexie, Pearl explores her budding sexuality and sets her sights on Trip. Mia and Elena find themselves at odds over Mirabelle/May Ling, which ends in an epic showdown and launches a custody battle.

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Strange Bedfellows
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7.55
1318 votes

#9 - 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.

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Number One with a Bullet
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7.41
101 votes

#10 - Number One with a Bullet

Early Edition - Season 3 - Episode 16

Marissa's old friend, Julius aka C-Roc, is in town for a cd signing and Gary has to prevent him from being killed.

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