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Hip-hop artist and CEO of Empire Entertainment, Lucious Lyon, has always ruled unchallenged, but a medical diagnosis predicts he will be incapacitated in three years, which prompts the sharks to circle. Without further damaging his family, he must decide which of his three sons will take over. His favorite, young Hakeem, is a gifted musician but values fame over hard work. Middle son, Jamal, is talented and shy but gay -- embarrassing to Lyon. The oldest, Andre, is business-minded but lacks charisma. The reappearance of Cookie, his ex-wife, complicates things; she says he owes her for taking the fall for the drug-running that financed his early career.

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As Cookie and Portia attempt to sign Devon, Andre tries to prove himself useful to Lucious on the business side of things; Jamal panics and looks back at his and Kai's history together.
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Cookie and Lucious push to get back in the music game; Andre finds a risky way to make a name for himself among his fellow inmates.
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Cookie and Lucious learn the difficulties of launching an artist without Empire Entertainment's resources and when they receive two offers that will launch them back into power, they make a surprising decision; Jamal decides to move back to New York.
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Two years after losing Empire to Eddie Barker, Cookie and Lucious are still in the midst of picking up the pieces; in an effort to reclaim the Lyons' position in the music industry, Cookie sets her eyes on a talented new singer and rapper, Treasure.
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Lucious must make a difficult decision to save the company; Eddie shows no signs of backing down; Cookie reveals a potential upper hand in the power play; Andre makes a power play of his own; the Lyons face Empire's most existential threat yet.

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