Empire: Misery Loves Company

EMPIRE: Pictured L-R: Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard in the “Birds in the Cage” on FOX. ©2018 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX

On the season 4 spring premiere of Empire, entitled “Birds in the Cage,” Lucious is missing, Becky has concerns over her future, Jamal is emotionally wrecked after killing Angelo in self-defense and Andre remains hospitalized after a psychotic break caused by psychotropic drugs prescribed by the doctor hired by Ms. DuBois.
The Lyons family finally realize that despite all their issues they need each other to survive. After seeing a videotape of Claudia wheeling Lucious/Dwight from Andre’s hospital room Thirsty tracks down a former co-worker of Claudia’s in an effort to find Lucious and get answers about the good therapist. It turns out she has a history of becoming too attached to her patients and has crossed the line.

Claudia Kidnaps Lucious In a Desperate ‘Misery’ Inspired Plot

After the red wedding during the winter finale, Lucious goes to see Andre at the hospital and vows revenge on whoever helped put him in this state. Claudia sneaks into the hospital, drugs Dwight/Lucious and whisks him away to a….. Read More

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