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Italiangreyhound Wed 14-Oct-15 00:05:08

After a false start (said Dynasty by mistake), back to my question....

I don't under stand why does Lucious Lyon not like his first born son, Andre?

enderwoman Wed 14-Oct-15 01:13:11

Last season there was a scene where Luscious admitted why. (Complete with flashbacks)

Summarising: Andre married a white girl and Luscious views going to business school as selling out to white people.

Italiangreyhound Wed 14-Oct-15 01:41:50

Ah, thank you enderwoman. I thought andre thought it was because he was not musical and I did wonder if it was going to be that Andre was not Lusious's biological son!

Do you like the series?

DioneTheDiabolist Wed 14-Oct-15 13:54:51

I am. Will report back

Italiangreyhound Wed 14-Oct-15 14:46:21

Dione thanks, there is a scene in this weeks episode where some one sings Incey Wincey Spider, looks hugely significant but I can;t figure out why!!!

Skinnymalinksmalogenlegs Wed 14-Oct-15 21:03:26

Hi, I'm watching too. That scene was a flashback to Lusious's childhood, that was his mom and she had mental health issues. Think Lusious is worried about Andre's children because of his bi polar.

DioneTheDiabolist Thu 15-Oct-15 00:33:56

Was it Lucious or Andre who had the flashback?confused

I think Lucious's favourite list runs: himself (of course), Hakim, Andre, Jamal.

gingercat12 Thu 15-Oct-15 19:21:33

Dione and no. 400 is the little girl he had with that woman he married to Jamal. Jamal and Hakeem singing the jungle song to her was the sweetest scene in the whole series smile

chanie44 Fri 16-Oct-15 12:35:30

I haven't watched the new season yet, buty take on it;

Jamal - isn't liked by Lucious as he is guy (obviously) but I think he grudgingly acknowledges is talent.

Andre - he isn't musical so can't relate to him. He also doesn't 'believe' mental health illnesses existing as he thought Andrés Dr was making up the diagnosis in a flashback.

Hakeem - should be his favourite but as he was brought up with money, hes rather lazy and doesn't have any drive of ambition.

Italiangreyhound Fri 16-Oct-15 19:21:29

Ah, thank you * Skinnymalinksmalogenlegs* I had not realised that was Lucious's mum.

Thanks chanie.

Toomanycoatstocount Tue 20-Oct-15 00:59:19

LOVE LOVE LOVE this series!
Did anyone watch Empire: The phenomenon one c4 the other day?
All about why the show is such a success!

Annarose2014 Tue 20-Oct-15 20:23:15

I vaguely remember Lucious saying last year what his real name was, anyone remember that?

I'm intrigued about his past - must be pretty messed up.

Suprised more people arent obsessed with this show - Cookie's clothes alone!

Italiangreyhound Tue 20-Oct-15 23:21:52

Cookie is my hero. (The actor I mean - fabulous - Taraji P. Henson).

FeedMyFaceWithJaffaCakes Tue 20-Oct-15 23:26:15

It was so good tonight!
I loved anika's double crossing and I just love the music and how it's always like spot the famous person!
And the shock twist at the end!
Can't wait until next week!! gringrin

gingercat12 Wed 21-Oct-15 07:55:56

His real name is Dwight Walker. (I had to look it up)

Italiangreyhound Wed 21-Oct-15 16:55:44

I did spot Chris Rock the other week and now I know it is Kelly Rowland as the mum. Naomi Campbell. Who else has there been?

FeedMyFaceWithJaffaCakes Wed 21-Oct-15 21:25:49

Pitbull, ludicris, and some others (I'm not very good at spotting them!) x

BrandNewAndImproved Wed 21-Oct-15 21:29:48

Lucious doesn't like andre because he has mental health issues and because cookie loved him so much as a baby.

Is there anyway you can catch up on season one?

Italiangreyhound Wed 21-Oct-15 23:14:22

BrandNewAndImproved thanks, was it Andre or Jamal she loved so much as a baby?

BrandNewAndImproved Wed 21-Oct-15 23:43:26

There was flashbacks about both of them! She always protected jamal but there was a flashback of her cuddling andre and lucious not liking it.

I'm hoping the ghetto girl gets on cookies team, she would beat that girl group any day.

areyoubeingserviced Thu 22-Oct-15 11:17:49

Started watching Empire and I am totally hooked.

Annarose2014 Thu 22-Oct-15 12:00:28

Timbaland was on this ep also performing with Jamal. I was a bit shocked at how grey he's gotten! I used to quite fancy him back in the day!

And Ludacris was the prison guard last week. He's done a fair bit of acting in his time which is why he was fairly good.

God help me, but I thought Lucious was looking quite hot this week, all clean shaven. blush

I do think they may have written themselves into a corner with his takeover of all the urban radio stations. I know its a real issue in the States and people complain they can't get airplay if they're with a certain label. So how is Cookie gonna combat it?

Also, how on earth is Cookie bankrolling Dynasty? How are they affording all that staff and all that stuff at the party? Its a start up!

Italiangreyhound Thu 22-Oct-15 20:55:06

Cookie might start her own radio station!

LookAtMeGo Thu 22-Oct-15 21:53:35

I agree, Annarose! Nobody could have pulled off a gold lamé suit like she did!

LookAtMeGo Thu 22-Oct-15 21:54:51

I thought Lucious was looking old and tired in this episode for once. He usually looks quite good/ok

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