Empire gave a push to its finale with its 17th episode titled “Rise by Sin” aired on May 11, Wednesday. Even with the warning, the final moment came as a shock when Jamal (Jussie Smollett) was shot by Freda Gatz (Bre-Z) at the ASA Awards and left in critical condition.
The promo shows The Lyon’s will attend the American Sound Awards as a family as Cookie tells a reporter, “What you will see on that stage tonight is a real family.” but a lot of drama is likely to be seen at the event.
The original synopsis goes that Hakeem feels the pressure of his underwhelming fiancé, Laura, as he struggles to find a place for her both in his family and his career. Cookie finally reveals to Jamal the truth behind what happened to Freda’s father, prompting Jamal to warn Freda of his family’s ulterior motives.
Meanwhile, despite his frustration with the family, Jamal makes a sacrifice for Lucious as he took the shot for his father while in the beginning showed Lucious strangling Jamal.
He says, “You are nothing to me, but a disappointment.” The promo ends with a caution, “and one Lyon will fall”, as gunshots are heard at the award ceremony.
The upcoming chapter will also reveal if it was Anika who pushed Rhonda down the stairs. In the previous episode, Rhonda looked at Anika’s shoes and had a flashback to being pushed by someone wearing those same exact shoes. Leah will not be featured in “Rise by Sin”.
Empire is an American musical drama series which debuted on Fox in 2015. The show is based in New York and it centers on An entertainment company and the drama among the members of the founders’ family as they fight for control of the it. The show stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson.
To see Jamal’s fate, Lucious’ mother and watch the finale 17th episode of Empire season 2 that airs on Wednesdays at 9pm EST on Fox. You can live-stream the episode via FOX NOW.