• Deirdre St John

Empire - Season 5, Episode 7 Recap

Updated: Dec 10, 2018

Treasons, Stratagems, and Spoils


How are you guys liking this season of Empire?? I want the Lyons to be back on top so bad!! It hurts me to see Cookie and Lucious struggling. They need to make their new company the next big thing and fast!


I was upset that they lost Treasure, a singer who got signed at Empire (which Becky stole from Cookie and Lucious...she's a snake. I used to like her). But, I was thrilled when Devon turned down Empire because he believes that Cookie and Lucious can make him a star and I believe it too.

Devon sounds amazing doesn't he?? Jamal's voice is amazing, too. What originally drew me into this show was the music and the voices of these characters.


I'm so happy you can find the songs from the show on Spotify. Anyway, back to the recap.


I dislike Jeff Kingsley a lot. I don't think he knows how to run a company like Empire and he is actually hurting the business. FIRST. Thank gosh Jamal's boyfriend Kai came back. I was worried when he went missing and seeing Jamal so upset hurt my heart. When he came back and they both proposed to each other, I'll admit...I cried...a lot. It was SOO cute. Okay?? Don't judge me.

I know Kingsley is trying to kick the all girl group, TBD, out of Empire and I don't blame him. That's the only thing I agree with. I don't like TBD's style of music. Do they sound good? Yes. Is it amazing?? No. Their music doesn't have a 'wow' factor.


But, Giselle goes behind Kingsley's back to hire Lucious and Cookie Lyon to make a hit for TBD, so they don't get kicked off the label - which I don't blame her because Kingsley is the worst. After hearing TBD's new hit single produced by Lucious and Cookie Lyon, he still didn't want them to be part of the label. Shocker.

In this episode, we are introduced to one of Jamal's artist from London, Wynter. She is adorable. I don't blame Jamal for getting mad at his mother for trying to steal Wynter. I think Cookie believes that it's okay to steal Jamal's artist because she is his mother. She thought Jamal would be okay with letting her work with his artist because she can make Wynter into a star. However, Jamal wasn't.


To be honest, I don't think Wynter has a great voice. Yes. Her voice is unique, but she is no Tiana.

On another note, I hope Andre can help a mother free her innocent son from prison.


I can't wait for the new episode of Empire. I need to know who the heck died?? I hope it's not one of my favorite characters. I'll be pissed.


xo Deirdre

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