Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) threw a party to celebrate his 21st birthday on the latest episode of Empire.
The rapper was annoyed when his entire family said they couldn’t make the party and didn’t realise they were bluffing, with the exception of Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) who had an engagement with Angelo (Taye Diggs). Tiana (Serayah) surprised Hakeem by showing up after telling him she couldn’t and things soon took a turn for the worse.
One of Tiana’s entourage was attacked by some men that Hakeem mistakenly assumed were friends of Andre (Trai Byers). Following the incident the party came to an abrupt halt and Andre stripped Hakeen of his XStream channel. Jamal (Jussie Smollett) warned his little brother that he would never be taken seriously if he didn’t change his behaviour.
Elsewhere in the episode Anika (Grace Byers) contacted Lucious (Terrence Howard) and agreed to turn on Tariq (Morocco Omari), and D-Major (Tobias Truvillion) came out in the hope of winning Jamal back, only to discover his former flame was involved with someone else.
The next episode of the season is My Naked Villainy. Hakeem’s party features on social media. The Lyons are suspicious of Anika’s motives. Giuliana’s arrival gives Cookie a run for her money.
Tune in to E4 HD at 10pm on Monday to see the episode. Preview it with our gallery and the promo below: