Say it ain’t so! Jamal and Michael have been one of our favorite parts of Fox’s smash hit series ‘Empire,’ but a sneak peek at the new episode has us worried the couple isn’t long for this world. Watch it now!
Following last week’s major Jamal (Jussie Smollett)-related bombshell on Empire, the fallout on the Feb. 18 episode looks to be pretty catastrophic, particularly when it comes to Jamal’s relationship with Michael (Rafael de La Fuente). In this sneak peek for the upcoming episode, we see just how much strain the relationship is under, and they might not be able to pull through!
‘Empire’: Jamal & Michael Breaking Up?
We could’ve guessed it was coming, but it doesn’t make us any less bummed.
After Jamal’s radio interview, in which he implied he was both single and straight while Michael listened at home, we see in this clip from E! that Michael has had enough.
“You couldn’t even tell it to my face, I had to hear it on the radio,” Michael says to Jamal as he packs his things into his car. “Nobody special?”
“I said ‘no special girl,'” Jamal says in an answer that couldn’t possibly make Michael feel better.
“You don’t love me,” Michael tells him. “I love you, and you’re in love with your music.” Then he gets in the car and drives off and, if you listen closely, you can hear the sound of millions of viewers’ hearts shattering.
‘Empire’ Sneak Peek: Watch It Here
On the Feb. 11 episode of Empire, Jamal’s past beckoned at his door: Olivia (Raven Symone) reappeared, daughter in hand and, oh yeah, said daughter is Jamal’s.
If that wasn’t going to be enough of a strain on Jamal and Michael’s relationship, we also saw Jamal begin to pull away from Michael as he dove deeper into his music. Sensing the change, Michael even sought advice from Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) as to whether she had noticed changes in beloved boyfriend, to which Cookie replied, “Fame changes people. He’s going to have less and less time for you.”
Okay, sure, but we didn’t think less and less time would happen so soon!
Will you guys be sad to see Jamal and Michael break up?
— Casey Mink