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Empire Season 4 Episodes

18 Episodes 2017 - 2018

Season 4 of the drama series starts five months after the explosion in Las Vegas which left Lucious (Terrence Howard) suffering from amnesia. He's now preparing to celebrate Empire's 20th anniversary while Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) helps him recover his memories; meanwhile, Andre (Trai Byers) is under investigation by the LAPD for Giuliana's disappearance. As the season progresses, Lucious tries to figure out what kind of person he was, knowing that he must have somehow wronged his family and friends, while also trying to prove that he can still do his job.

Episode 1

Noble Memory

Wed, Sep 27, 2017 61 mins

In the Season 4 premiere, Lucious makes his first public appearance since the explosion in Las Vegas to help celebrate Empire's 20th anniversary, but still has no memory of his family, Empire or his life before the accident. A devastated Cookie struggles to rebuild her relationship with him, while keeping a close eye on his nurse. Meanwhile, Andre is faced with an investigation by the LAPD; Diana DuBois continues her war against the Lyons; and Carlotta comes face-to-face with Cookie and Lucious.

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Episode 2

Full Circle

Wed, Oct 4, 2017 60 mins

With Leah still insisting that he is a monster, Lucious sneaks away in hopes of finding out what type of person he was before the explosion. Cookie panics that Lucious has gone missing on Claudia's watch, until she realizes he found his way to Uncle Eddie, a music icon who has since become family to the Lyons. Meanwhile, with Anika still behind bars, Hakeem and Tiana grow more comfortable as a family, and Becky makes a rash decision regarding Jamal's new song.

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Episode 3

Evil Manners

Wed, Oct 11, 2017 60 mins

When Cookie is denied a line of credit, she flashes back to her years in prison and compares her past struggles to her life now. Lucious continues to struggle with demons of his own and begs his family to tell him about the ways he's wronged them, but they are reluctant to tell him the truth. Meanwhile, the NYPD is still on Andre's case about the events that transpired in Vegas and one officer in particular catches his eye.

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Episode 4

Bleeding War

Wed, Oct 18, 2017 60 mins

Cookie announces that the number one album for Empire's 20-For-20 will be a competition between all of the label's top artists, which gives Jamal a bold idea for his newest song. On the heels of Bella's first birthday, the family plans a special "Prince and Princesses" themed birthday party, including a special Prince tribute, but the special day brings back haunting memories for one of the Lyons. Meanwhile, Lucious is at a crossroads, as he tries to put to rest the anger from his past life.

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Episode 5

The Fool

Wed, Nov 8, 2017 60 mins

When the secret about Lucious' memory is exposed, Cookie attempts to convince the board that he is fine by inviting the press to watch him produce the first 20 for 20 album. Eddie Barker jumps in to help Lucious get back in his groove and make music. Just as Andre's feelings for Detective Pamela Rose intensify, she reveals information that's been uncovered regarding the explosion. Meanwhile, Hakeem worries about his involvement with the DuBois clan and Claudia helps Lucious with a breakthrough.

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Episode 6

Fortune Be Not Crost

Wed, Nov 15, 2017 60 mins

The Lyon family stands together as Anika and Hakeem begin a custody battle for Bella. Although they're confident in Hakeem's ability as a father, no one is prepared for the revelations her team brings to the trial. Meanwhile, Claudia grows more possessive over Lucious, who has unlocked a new way to understand music through his paintings. Also, Jamal introduces Warren to Lucious; Andre begins seeing a new therapist; and one of Becky's old flames returns.

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Episode 7

The Lady Doth Protest

Wed, Nov 29, 2017 60 mins

Production comes to a halt on Empire's 20-For-20 when Calvin and Portia, feeling overworked by their new producer, Eddie Barker, call for a strike, leaving Cookie to find a solution to the issue. In an attempt to prove that he can still be the man he was before the explosion, Lucious arranges a deal on Hakeem's behalf. Meanwhile, Jamal and Andre express their feelings for their significant others.

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Episode 8

Cupid Painted Blind

Wed, Dec 6, 2017 60 mins

Cookie and Lucious take matters into their own hands as they watch Diana DuBois' master scheme unfold. Meanwhile, Andre begins to spiral out of control, wondering what she could have in store for him. Also, Jamal's sobriety is put to the test; and Shine gives Hakeem advice on how to maintain a balance between his work and personal life.

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Episode 9

Slave to Memory

Wed, Dec 13, 2017 60 mins

In the Season 4 fall finale, Cookie and Lucious devise an elaborate plan to take down Diana Dubois and her family once and for all; Andre recovers from his mental breakdown in the hospital; Shine tries desperately to protect his secret; and Eddie Barker is concluding his tenure at Empire. And, amidst the chaos, someone's life hangs in the balance.

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Episode 10

Birds in the Cage

Wed, Mar 28, 2018 60 mins

Nurse Claudia takes her job to a new level when she kidnaps Lucious. To rescue him, Cookie must race against time and use the skills she learned in prison. Meanwhile, Andre, Jamal and Hakeem pick up the pieces from their battle with the Dubois family.

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Episode 11

Without Apology

Wed, Apr 4, 2018 60 mins

On the brink of a lucrative tech deal, Eddie realizes that he must work on rebranding Empire. Cookie springs into action when a girl group from the past re-unites and threatens to expose secrets about Empire and Lucious. Meanwhile, Hakeem makes a major move with Tiana, Andre continues to struggle with his guilt and Becky is faced with a difficult situation

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Episode 12

Sweet Sorrow

Wed, Apr 11, 2018 60 mins

A Lyon health scare shakes up the company. Both Andre and Jamal try to right their wrongs. Eddie's motives are questioned when numbers don't add up. Hakeem and Tiana find common ground. Becky reveals the secret she's been keeping from J. Poppa.

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Episode 13

Of Hardiness is Mother

Wed, Apr 18, 2018 60 mins

Although Lucious pressures Cookie to take it easy, she can't help but take matters into her own hands when she receives unsettling news about an old friend. Meanwhile, Tiana's new 20 for 20 single takes off, leading to an unexpected change in her demeanor. Also, Jamal struggles to rebrand his image, Hakeem adopts a new role as musical mentor and Andre recruits Lucious to help him uncover the truth about Eddie's intentions

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Episode 14

False Face

Wed, Apr 25, 2018 60 mins

Lucious and Thirsty try to squash Eddie's takeover by confronting him with legal papers. Cookie recalls her complex relationship with her mother, while she continues her search for her friend's orphaned daughter. Meanwhile, Andre flounders, Hakeem anxiously prepares a release strategy for his 20 for 20 single and Jamal and Tory try to find a new team to make their own first non-Empire single.

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Episode 15

A Lean and Hungry Look

Wed, May 2, 2018 60 mins

As Eddie fights for his place at Empire Entertainment and gets the board on his side, Lucious and Shine must find a permanent solution to keep him out. Meanwhile, Cookie is desperate to fulfill a promise to a friend before it's too late. Then, when tensions rise in Jamal and Tory's new band, Preacher Azal inspires Jamal with an idea to get everyone in sync.

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Episode 16

Fair Terms

Wed, May 9, 2018 60 mins

When Cookie finally visits her mother, the two must confront their complicated past. Meanwhile, Lucious and Eddie continue their fight over Empire and Eddie makes a power play at the grand opening of Empire's 20 for 20 showcase. Then, Jamal and his band anonymously release their latest single and Hakeem tests out a career in film.

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Episode 17

Bloody Noses and Crack'd Crowns

Wed, May 16, 2018 60 mins

Cookie and Lucious fight to keep Empire in the family, as they prepare a livestream concert to crowdfund the amount needed to trump Eddie's plans. Meanwhile, the success of Jamal's new anonymous group climbs, Hakeem brings Haven to the showcase to make Tiana jealous, and Andre is put to the test and must decide between the family or his career.

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Episode 18

The Empire Unpossess'd

Wed, May 23, 2018 60 mins

The Season 4 finale: As the Empire ownership bid presentation nears, Lucious must make a difficult decision to save the future of the company and his family, while Eddie shows no signs of backing down. However, Cookie reveals a potential upper hand in the power play for Empire, after doing a little digging into her past. Meanwhile, Andre makes a power play of his own.

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