Empire review(S2 Ep.16)

Empire took crazy to the top floor, last night. I’m talking penthouse level, you hear me? So, Andre thinks he is showing up his dad by bring home Luscious’ mom from the group home she’s been living in for the past several decades. Turns out she didn’t shoot herself because there weren’t any bullets in the gun. Great! But, *thinking to myself* how did little Dwight Walker get his mama put away all by himself? But,anyway. Mama walks in, Luscious is beyond shocked and the rest of the family is strangely calm,in my opinion. But I guess when you come from a family as dysfunctional as that one,nothing really surprises them anymore. Thirsty,Luscious’ henchman makes the annoying reporter, Harper Scott disappear. (I was expecting that one.) Rhonda.  Andre’s wife figured out that Anika was the one that pushed her down the stairs and caused her to lose her baby. I knew those red bottomed shoes would come back and tell on her. Why would you wear your Christian Louboutin’s to break into a house anyway? Who know? Maybe they were her only comfy flats. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

Jamal has a new “DL” lover,(D-Major) that came to light in a scene that was way to hot for Prime time. Hey! I’m old school. I didn’t need to see all that manly, sweaty, sexy rough housing and stuff. Moving on. Hakeem is still showing his insecurities when it comes to romance. He was giving Tiana the serious, “I want you” look after their rehearsal for the ASA awards. His fiancee, Laura is not too happy he will be working so closely with her again. Luscious has a tender moment with his mom when they share a song they used to play back in the day. He continuously corrects her  when she calls him, Dwight. He ends up using his mom’s song for the big Lyon’s family reunion song. Which is actually about the best song I have heard all season. Some other stuff happened with Cookie’s sisters,but not enough to really mention so I am sticking to the juicy stuff.

So we get through all that and Luscious comes home to find that his mama(who said she was no longer sick) is actually still several sandwiches shy of a picnic and about as stable as a one legged table on an ice cube. Luscious sees that she has baked about 12 cakes. She has dismissed the maid and she is holding a rather large knife and making Luscious,eat the cake! (Did you just read that as Ike Turner?) I know you did. She goes on to tell him how he ruined her life and how she should have killed him long ago. It is probably the first time Luscious really looks terrified. ( I was kinda scared myself) The episodes end with Luscious stuffing his mouth with cake and me wondering how Luscious will get rid of his mom. Will he poison her? Will he get Anika to do a repeat stair pushing performance? Or will he conveniently leave a gun near her?(Fully loaded this time) Only a few episodes left. Stay tuned.

I didn’t forget about the Captain America:Civil War review. I just had to talk about this one today.

My week in tv

Okay,in my last post I kinda ripped Empire.I said the show had become boring and the plots predictable. On a positive note,I did say I hoped that they got it together, and brought back the excitement that catapulted them to the top. Well, let’s just say that the last two episodes have brought back a bit of the Season 1 fire. For this week’s episode tease,  we see a woman being brought in to see Luscious. We now know that this woman is his mother,who by Luscious’ own account shot herself in the head. Not sure how she survived,but I am anxious to see the outcome.  Oh, and by the way I am still not digging the music.No shade thrown to Timbaland (who I think is amazing). It can’t be easy coming up with a soundtrack every week. It’s just not hitting the MP3 download status of the 1st Season.

Moving on.

Did you check out last week’s extremely touching episode of Chicago Fire? (S4 Ep.20 The Last one for Mom) I wondered about doing a review of it since I work on the show as a core background extra. But, I decided to go ahead and it, since I watch it for the first time when everyone else does. Now that we have that meaningless self-plug out of the way. Let me tell you. I was so glad I watched this alone. I cried, so hard! Max Jenkins,the young actor portraying, J.J. did a phenomenal job! If you haven’t seen it yet,check it out. It’s really good. After 4 seasons, this show still gets it right, to me. There is love, drama, suspense and the occasional comic relief. With only 3 episodes left, I can only imagine what cliffhanger they will leave us with to ponder over the hiatus. The writers,directors, cast and crew continue to do an excellent job. Chicago Fire is definitely in my,Top 5! (And I am not just saying that because I still want a job for Season 5 and beyond)

Last one for this week

Now you know I had to talk about my favorite show. Limitless!! The second part of the season finale did not disappoint. As of this post,I still don’t know if they have been given the go ahead for a 2nd season. I can’t for the life of my think of why they wouldn’t. I mean, 2 Broke Girls is still on the air. Anyway, the finale tied up a few loose ends and left a few dangling. Brian finally found Piper and he got a “forever immunity shot.” The bad guy Sands was shot but not killed. And, Senator Morra was nowhere to be found,leaving us lots of great opportunity for a Season 2 story line. Are you listening to me CBS? I need you to do the right thing with this show and keep it on the air.

NEXT POST PREVIEW: I’ll be giving you my preview of, Captain America: Civil War.

 

 

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