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One Big Happy Dysfunctional Family: ‘Empire’ Season 3, Episode 7 Recap & Memes

The drama continues on the latest episode of our favor over dramatic series Empire!

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On tonight’s episode, Cookie (Taraji P.Henson) and Angelo Dubois (Taye Diggs) finally decide to give their relationship another shot. Cookie even finally gives Angelo the Cookies to consummate the relationship properly. There’s a catch though, Cookie has to meet Angelo’s mom Diana Dubois played by the iconic Phylicia Rashad at a fundraising dinner for him.

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The meeting is set up but unfortunately she stands up Angelo and his mom after viewing Jamal’s “video museum” using old clips of Cookie from her childhood.The stroll down memory lane causes Cookie to lose it after it brings up old feelings of disappointment and regret. We learn through a series of flashbacks throughout the episode that Cookie’s dad kicked her out at a young age because of her being involved with Lucious. He eventually dies three days later and her sisters blamed her for the unwanted stress on his heart because Cookie who happens to be his favorite let him down.

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To make up for the missed meeting Cookie pitches the idea to take Angelo and his mom out to dinner. Angelo agrees to the idea and insists that Cookie brings her sons along cause shes big on family. That plan also falls flat after all of the restaurants become suddenly booked. Cookie decides to have dinner at her house, she pulls out all the stops to impress Angelo’s mom. She has her sister Candace (Vivica A.Fox) giving her some dinner etiquette lessons and even refurnished her apartment for the dinner.

EMPIRE: Guest star Phylicia Rashad in the "What We May Be" episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, Nov. 16 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX
EMPIRE: Guest star Phylicia Rashad in the “What We May Be” episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, Nov. 16 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX

Of course this is Empire and things never go smoothly. Jamal is still battling PTSD is now using drugs given to him by his producer/lover D-Major and shows up extremely high and quite entertaining. Hakeem shows up with baby Bella and is at wit’s end because she won’t stop crying. Andre doesn’t even to bother to show and instead opts to impress his new boo Nessa by attending a memorial gathering for her big brother and bringing Freda Getz. To make matters even worse for Cookie, Lucious decides to crash the dinner with Anika.

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On top of that, Diana is deathly allergic to the meal that was prepared. Totally embarrassed by her dysfunctional family Cookie decides to speak her mind. She points out the fact that her family is indeed messed up but she loves them as is. Her speech is followed by Jamal singing his new touching song “Mama” which pays tribute to Cookie and her struggle. The speech and song clearly impresses Diana who reveals that her family wasn’t any better. She also noticed the fur coats Cookie hid from her as well but nonetheless she was impressed by Cookie’s “fire”.

She did leave Cookie with one warning telling her “You just make sure that fire doesn’t burn my child”.

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With everything square between his mom and Cookie, Angelo tells Cookie he’s coming back to “tuck her in” after he drops his mom home.

EMPIRE: Pictured L-R: Taraji P. Henson and guest star Taye Diggs in the "What We May Be" episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, Nov. 16 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX
EMPIRE: Pictured L-R: Taraji P. Henson and guest star Taye Diggs in the “What We May Be” episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, Nov. 16 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX

Lucious leaves with a very disappointed look on his face, back at the Lyon estate he stops and stares at Boo Boo Kitty who is getting ready for bed. Is he possibly getting feelings back for his old flame now? Hmmm we can’t wait to see what tricks is up Lucious sleeve in the next weeks episode.

Oh and of course please treat yourself to the hilarious memes that always follows an episode of Empire in the gallery below:

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On The Gram: Hakeem VS Romeo, Boo Boo Kitty Is A Savage & More Generate Hilarious Empire Memes

Things are quickly getting interesting in the world of Empire with the Lyon family. Andre is not only battling the ghost of his dead wife Rhonda but he’s also battling the law.

Last week he was he profiled by police officers and wrongfully arrested for the “crime” of removing possessions from his own property. He took his fight to court and of course the white judge wasn’t trying to hear what he had to say. Now he has become the posterboy for #BlackLivesMatter but his lawyer doesn’t seem to want anything to do with it.

Boo Boo Kitty is tired of being “trapped” in the mansion for the sake of optics and after Lucious does her dirty she shows him two can play that game. She links up with the attractive USP man in the same fashion Lucious linked up with her former assistant.

Things get very interesting with Hakeem when his former boo Tiana puts on a sizzling performance with Gram (Romeo Miller). Hakeem wasn’t feeling that and hit the studio to make his version of “I Hit It” to let out his frustration.

Jamal’s PTSD is getting worse and paying a visit to Freda in prison doesn’t help matters at all. He eventually links up with Kitty (Mariah Carey) to for an amazing duet to help out the Empire streaming service. Maybe that will help him get back on track musically.

Cookie and Lucious are feuding once again! Lucious isn’t feeling Cookie’s new “woke” love interest Angelo Dubois. Lucious in retaliation takes back control of Empire music from Cookie. Looks like we will be seeing a battle between Lucious and Angelo coming up very soon.

Our favorite part of the night is always seeing the gram’s reactions to Empire’s weekly shenanigans. Hit the gallery below to see the best memes created after tonight’s episode of Empire:

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On The Gram: Rhonda Still Didn’t Get A Funeral & More Hilarious Empire Memes

We are two episodes in now for the 3rd season of Empire and no Rhonda didn’t get a funeral yet!

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Hakeem and Nessa seem to be clicking but Hakeem may have second thoughts about that because of her brother Shine (Xzibit) knocked a man clean out for looking at her.

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Lucious is still dealing with the feds and trying to keep the illusion that he’s happily marred to Boo Boo Kitty. At the same time Lucious is still desperately trying to win Cookie back BUT she seems to be focused on Angelo Dubois (Taye Diggs) who is zeroing on Cookie.

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They Lyon boys all have issues, whether it’s Jamal battling PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) after being shot by Freda Gatz, Andre talking to the ghost of his dead wife Rhonda while dealing with bipolar disorder and Hakeem’s drinking problem on top of being father of a baby girl.

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The scene that took the cake though was Empire touching on the current tension between African Americans and the police in this country. In a powerful scene Andre is approached by two white police officers who following up on call of someone robbing a house. Andre is cleaning out the house him and Rhonda used to live in, of course the two officers are not trying to hear it and wrestle Andre to the ground. On top of everything draw their weapons on the grieving Lyon son and the episode ends.

Like we always do we went hunting for the most hilarious meme reactions to tonight’s episode. Hit the gallery below to see what we found on the gram:

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On The Gram: Memes That Perfectly Break Down What Happened On Season 2, Episode 15 of Empire

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he Lyon’s aka “the first family of music’ are also one of the messiest families in television history. Episode 15 of Empire only magnified that with the constant dissension among the ranks and backstabbing that this family will never be on the same page. Hakeem is having the worst week ever, he’s no longer CEO, Anika’s is having his child and his fiancee Laura want’s nothing to do with him after he reveals the baby to her.

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Hakeem finally accepts it and welcomes the idea of having a cub, and he eventually wins the heart of Laura back. Things get a little scary as Anika suffers a panic attack and has to be taken to the hospital, but thanks to Cookie she was able to calm down and the baby was fine.

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Jamal is still wants nothing to do with his father despite Cookie’s best efforts to fix their relationship for the sake of the company.

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Andre seems to have regained his composure and is working on patching things up with Rhonda.They get back to their sneaky ways and make a play for taking over Empire again.

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Things get shaky between him and Lucious when a reporter who Lucious played reveals to Dre that his grandmother who also suffers from bi-polar disorder is still alive.

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Tonight’s episode ends with though Lucious and Cookie being named co-c.e.o’s by board. Cookie was reluctant at first of the news but Lucious welcomed the idea but of course he has something up his sleeve.

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ALSO READ: Fans Welcome Back Empire With Hilarious Memes

Now to the best part, after these shows you guys always show out with the hilarious memes, we rounded up the best ones for your viewing pleasure. Hit the gallery below to see these accurate memes that perfectly describe what exactly happened on Empire on tonight.

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On The Gram: 22 Hilarious Memes From Empire Fall Season Finale

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And the Fall season finale is here. In true Empire fashion, there were a bunch of plot twist. Charlamagne Tha God made an appearance on this episode. Cookie went back to the prison she was locked up at and put on a mini concert. Jamal’s relationship with Sky became awkward when people kept on mentioning that he was gay. Hakeem’s ex-lover Camilla came back as Lucious’ business partner Mimi’s wife; the two women worked together to take over Empire. Anika befriended Rhonda, to harm her. Empire held a board meeting, where majority of the board voted to make Lucious step down as head of Empire; Hakeem voted against his father. The finale ended with Lucious and Jamal being nominated in the same category. But it doesn’t just end there, instagram had their fun with the season finale as well. Check out the 22 memes from Empire Fall season finale after the jump.

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In Fashion: Jussie Smollett Covers BLEU Magazine

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Empire‘s own Jussie Smollett is now the new face of BLEU Magazine‘s latest cover titled The Man In The Mirror!

Garnering epic success from the FOX hit series, the budding actor/artist has a story to tell, and is the pinnacle of the LGBT Community — standing ground in what he believes in, not caring what anyone else thinks.

“I feel really, really blessed. I thank God so much that I’m in this position right now.”

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In the issue, Jussie talks about working with the cast of ‘Empire,’ family, playing an openly-gay character which mirrors his life, living out his dreams, his appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and so much more.

Smollett on his journey to Hollywood:

“That was always something super important to me and was something instilled in me by my mother–to be a hard working man, a hard working human being.”

Get more of the FULL covery story over at BLEUMagazine.com.

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cover story EMIL WILBEKIN

photography CLIFF WATTS

fashion styling ENRIQUE MELENDEZ & ASHLEY ELIZABETH FOR ENA CREATIVE AT BLACKBOARDGROUP MGMT

fashion direction CHRIS SANDFORD

grooming NIL MUIR

production AJ CRIMSON FOR BLACKBOARDGROUP MGMT

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