Thirsty is back and I say hell yeah to that. Empire has been hacked and can't nothing good come from that. Andre finds a guy who suppose to be the best at solving hacker issues. Once Luscious is informed that the emails of all Empire's employees has been leaked, he threatens the guy to fix it and fast.
Hakeem and Nessa is back in the Booth with another smash hit. Andre confronts Hakeem about Nessa. Andre continues to tell Hakeem, he didn't know he was interested in Nessa. Hakeem isn't trying to hear that and tells Nessa she has to choose between him and Andre. Nessa tells Hakeem to keep her out of his problems however she didn't say I choose Andre. Hmmm!!
The hacker has requested a ransom of 100 million dollars to release Empire back to business. Who is this hacker? Whoever it is, they causing mayham at Empire. A emergency board meeting was called. Andre actions of the IEP deal was revealed and the board wanted him removed from his position. But little did they know, that wasn't going to happen. Andre had dirty freaky secrets on a the board meeting with Thirsty being involved in one of them.
Gram disses Tiana and Empire on a video message. Emails flooded Empire lobby screens including nude pictures of Cookie. Gotta love Cookie, "what y'all looking at? At least they perky", she stated. Cookie showed no care in the world about her goodies being shown, even though Luscious wasn't happen and her sons was like oh hell nawl.
Angelo's campaign might be in jeopardy due to Cookie. Anika trying to get a job as Shine's A&R. Shine and Anika together could be dangerous for Luscious. Shine assures Luscious hacking isn't his cup of tea. Tiana's single could be in jeopardy due to the leak from hackers. Gram video also isn't helping her either. Xavier asks Becky how can he fix the Tiana situation. Becky agree to help as long as she gets the credit for it. Once again she trusted a snake.
Jamaal reads homophobic emails about him that he didn't know existed. I see jealous on Derrick's face as he arrives in the studio and Jamaal with his sponsor. As they listen to Jamaal's new tracks, the hacker gets completely in Empire system and deletes Jamaal 's tracks. This hacker situation is truly jeopardizing Empire business. Then here comes Tyrik and Luscious accuse him of this hacker problem.
Could Cookie be falling for Angelo? She decides to break up with him because she doesn't want to cause problems for his campaign. Angelo tells Cookie he can handle it. Cookies knows the skeletons in her closet and she knows they can cause problems for Angelo. She asks him to leave and shed tears afterwards. Can Cookie ever be happy without Luscious?
A key log is found inside an Empire studio and leads to Tiana. Apparently Gram was in the studio. Tiana informs Andre and Luscious, that Gram is capable of hacking into his system. Poor Gram, you hacked the wrong company. Andre, Luscious and Shine arrives at Gram's apartment. Gram talk smack and denies everything but evidence is on his computer. Gram was left with Shine. Oh boy!!
Empire celebrates the hacker crisis being over. Andre was promoted to President of Empire Live XStream. Xavier takes the credit for saving Tiana's career and Becky ready to kick butt. Thirsty saves him from Becky but assures her she will get her revenge. Hakeem and Nessa performs but Hakeem notice Nessa singing to Andre. This triangle is turning up!!! Jamaal comes up with a concept for his album. Jamaal have sex with Derrick. Derrick tries to wake Jamaal up but he was out cold. Derrick makes a call. We later learn he called Jamaal sponsor. We all probably throught Jamaal overdosed, thank God he was just passed out and a shower woke him up.
As this episode come close to ending, Angelo defends Cookie in a press interview. He removed his shirt to prove a point that women is always exploited with nudity. Cookie is watching the interview and cheering on Angelo standing up for her. Secretly to herself she say, " I love you Angelo ". Is this couple really over or just beginning. Andre has proven he is a force that isn't to be reckon with. The entire hacker situation, Andre and Vaughn was behind it. Andre trusted Nessa enough to take her to his meeting and payout to Vaughn. Andre has decided he is going to be more powerful then Luscious and he taking Nessa along for the ride.... With Rhonda's approval according to him. I convinced Andre has lost his mind. But, I am loving Andre this season. Tyrik discovers a money transfer that just might connect Luscious to Frank Gathers murder.
Episode 6 gave us so much excitement. The dysfunction of this family keeps you intrigued and in tuned at all times. Keep watching cause I am. It's too bad we have to see S3E7 after Thanksgiving.
NO EMPIRE NEXT WEDNESDAY!!
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Editor: Poetic Soultress 11/17/16
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