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EMPIRE: Cast Pictured L-R: (Bottom Row) Bryshere Gray as Hakeem Lyon, Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon, Trai Byers as Andre Lyon (Middle Row) Grace Gealey as Anika, Kaitlin Doubleday as Rhonda Lyon (Back Row) Gabourey Sidibe as Becky, Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon, Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon and Ta'Rhonda Jones as Porsha on EMPIRE Season 2 premiering Wednesday, September 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: James Dimmock/FOX.

Episode 2, season 2 of Empire turns things up a notch as the Lyon’s do whatever takes to save Empire from the clutches of Camilla (Naomi Campbell). Hakeem is on a mission to prove that he is fully capable of running Empire, and is dead serious about the job after he reveals the new logo.

Even though his moves seemed shady his loyalty still remains with his family, he devises a plan to rid Empire of Camilla and her wife Mimi who is suffering from cancer. He wins over Cookie, Jamal and Andre with the plan which was to film himself and Camilla having sex.

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He sends the tape to Mimi which features Camilla having sex with Hakeem and saying some pretty awful things about her by her wife Mimi. Camilla kills her wife Mimi with a poisonous cocktail in an attempt to make it look like  a suicide and cash out.In comes Lucious who is very well prepared wearing gloves and his shoes covered so he doesn’t leave a trace of evidence. He convinces Camilla to consume the same poison cocktail she gave to her wife killing herself as well.

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Jamal is having his own issues, his gay fans are turning against him because of Lucious letting the world know he hooked up with  Skye (Alicia Keys). Think Lucious still has this moment in the back of this mind:

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In the hilarious scene Jamal is approached by a fan with a pair of flip-flops he asks Jamal to sign. Jamal has no clue that he is being set up, a bunch of gay men surround him with flip-flops and they sing a rendition of Hakeem’s hit record “Drip Drop” instead it’s called “Flip Flop”.

#Empire A Rose By Any Other Name 😩💀 #FlipFlop #JamalLyon #Becky #Cookie #LuciousLyon

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Jamal is not too happy about it and decides to get his revenge on his father. He drops a scathing record and reveals his father’s name is not even Lucious.

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Andre and Rhonda’s relationship is currently on rocks ever since she lost the baby. Andre is not feeling the fact she lost her faith and decides to see a counselor a.k.a. his pastor. Rhonda is clearly over it and feels Andre needs to see a doctor not his pastor as his mental problems are coming back to haunt him .

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Andre is becoming more paranoid and even accuses his Rhonda of cheating on him.

Rhonda is absolutely right about her husband, he suffers a breakdown in front of his family. The only way to get him to calm down the Lyon boys perform a touching track dedicated to him.

Next week looks to be even more intense as it shows things will pick up EVEN MORE following tonight’s explosive plot twists.

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Of course the highlight of the night are the creative yet very hilarious memes that ou folks always come up with. Peep the best ones in the gallery below.

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