Empire heats up. Again!

EMPIRE: The epic family battle begins when the sexy and powerful new drama EMPIRE debuts, with limited commercial interruption, following AMERICAN IDOL XIV on Wednesday, Jan. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Pictured Clockwise L: Bryshere Gray, Trai Byers, Jussie Smollett, Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Michael Lavine/FOXEpisode 5 – 25/03

Synopsis:

Lucious surprises Anika with a ring, though he warns her to be cautious announcing the news to their families. Meanwhile, Jamal spends what money he has for a day to record at an impoverished studio. Agent Carter orders Cookie to testify in a seventeen year old criminal case; when she does, she realizes she has been tricked into fingering a hugely powerful gangster, and her life is potentially in danger.

Andre seeks to sabotage Hakeem’s video by posting a picture online of Tiana with her secret female lover, which throws the shoot into chaos and sends an enraged Hakeem storming off the set. Elsewhere, Jamal’s session is interrupted when a group of thugs rush the studio looking to rip him off, but Jamal stands up to them and the session is able to finish on a triumphant note.

After Cookie finds a rose on her doorstep, she believes hit man Teddy McNally is coming for her and hires an old friend to kill him.

Back at the Empire offices, Lucious asks Anika’s father, Dr. Calhoun, to sign a document saying he is in good health to secure Empire going public.

Tune in to FOX on Wednesday, 25 March at 21:00 CAT on Dstv channel 125 and StarSat channel 131