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'Empire' season finale recap: life, death and a Cookie fight
'Empire' season finale recap: life, death and a Cookie fight

The season finale of "Empire" was jampacked with drama and scandal for the entire Lyon family. Around every commercial break, I clutched my pearls, heart palpitating, stunned at what was happening on my television screen. Perhaps the greatest development in the story line came when Lucious decided who will be the heir to the throne. While most probably expected Hakeem or Andre to be chosen (because Lucious just couldn’t get over Jamal being openly gay), it was Jamal who was given the scepter. (Of course, this was after he proved he was man enough by holding Creedmoor’s president over the balcony of Hakeem’s apartment, forcing him to sign over the masters to...

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