‘Empire’: Lucious Is The Father
Well, we certainly didn’t see that one coming.
Following the admission from Lucious that he fathered Olivia’s child, the full blown family brawl ended with a gunshot to Olivia’s abusive boyfriend’s head. Now safe from his threat, the episode sees the former Mrs. Lyon (well, one of them) and her daughter saying good bye. However, don’t expect Olivia to stay buried forever now that the baby daddy bombshell has been exposed.
“I think we definitely have to show why Olivia and Jamal have a connection anyway that would make Lucious want them to marry each other,” Raven told The Hollywood Reporter about her character’s future on the show. “I don’t think it would be Empire if they didn’t talk about it, but there is nothing set in concrete yet.”
‘Olivia Came Back To Save Her Daughter’
When Olivia first showed up–with a young daughter in tow!– we were absolutely shocked to learn that the little girl was Jamal’s from when he slept with Olivia before coming out. On the most recent episode though, we got a whole lotta new information.
So, why did Olivia return to the Lyons’ lives, knowing that both Lola’s existence and who her father is could tear the family apart? Well, it turns out she had very concrete ulterior motives.
“Olivia came back to save her daughter,” Raven said. “She wouldn’t have come back if her boyfriend didn’t find her.”
What did you think of the fact that Lucious is Lola’s father? Do you want to see Olivia back in future episodes of Empire?
— Casey Mink