Empire Season 3 Episode 4 Recap: Different Worlds

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Andre might have just lost his wife in a tragic accident, but I think new sparks are flying between him and Nessa on this episode of Empire. Never would’ve expected that one. Maybe Andre is just the thing Lucious needs to help win over Nessa now that he has to compete for her.

Jamal is persistent on working things out with Freda. I’m not sure if he’s trying to visit her to get over his PTSD or if he wants to repair their relationship but I know I wouldn’t have the strength to visit the person who shot me.

Ouch! Someone landed a nice shiner on Freda’s eye. It looks like she was in the ring with Rocky. How Lucious was able to get away with someone doing that to keep her mouth shut, I don’t know. Lucious gets away with a lot of things that I’ll never understand.

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Shyne did not just put Empire on blast. Hakeem was trying to win Shyne and Nessa over with a $2.5 million contract offer and Shyne decides to show it off to everyone watching the live Empire X Stream broadcast. Lucious is not going to happy about this.

Cookie wants to be with Angelo but being his date to a fundraiser might prove Lucious right. Instead of spending her time at Martha’s Vineyard like the rest of the women attending the event, she’s more familiar with a women’s correctional institute.

What Cookie won’t stand for is having some basics talk about her while she’s in one of the bathroom stalls, listening in. You bet she struts her strong, independent butt out of that stall looking fierce in her short red dress. She has the two women shaking after she playfully threatens to beat up on them before leaving the bathroom. You go, Cookie!!

Sadly, Cookie leaves the event without telling Angelo goodbye. Maybe it’s time for Angelo to understand where Cookie comes from.

Oh snap! It took a fight between Shyne and Andre and a gun pointed at Shyne to make Shyne finally sign the contract with Nessa sticking with Empire.

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Wow. Jamal is one humble man. He works with Angelo to get Freda out on bail by saying Freda had a mental breakdown the night she accidentally shot him. I understand that Jamal feels partially to blame for what happened to Freda because of his family’s involvement, mainly Lucious, with ruining her life. Still, he is one amazing man to do this!

Cookie takes a little inspiration from the other night with Angelo for Tiana’s new song. She recruits opera singer Lauren Michelle to accompany Tiana in a track that is meant to be against Hakeem’s diss track.

Oh boy! Shyne has now declared war on Lucious and Andre for what they did. What he doesn’t know is that Nessa is out with the enemy as they’re getting their guns ready, trying to make a move on Andre.

Andre stops Nessa, but then after seeing a vision of Rhonda telling him to proceed with what they were about to do, Andre listens. It’s some weird threesome thing involving a ghost of Rhonda and I don’t know how I’m supposed to feel about this.

What were your thoughts on tonight’s episode of Empire? Would you have tried to get Freda out of jail if you were Jamal? I’m not sure how that would help his PTSD but if it helps him somehow, then it’s a good thing, right? Will Cookie and Angelo ever work out? Are you team Cookie and Lucious for life? It seems a bit sudden for me to see Andre with Nessa but once again, if it makes him better, I guess it’s okay. I just don’t want to see Andre die because Shyne finds out what’s been going on. Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

New episodes of Empire premiere Wednesday nights at 9/8CT on FOX.