Oh my God you guys! A very first promo for ‘Empire’ season 2 is here– and it is full of insane clues about what we can expect when the hit series returns. Um, hello, why is Cookie in a cage?
Welcome back, Boo Boo Kitty. When Empire returns for a second season on Sept. 23, Lucious the Lion (Terrence Howard) has fallen big time: he’s in the slammer and, as we see in this very first promo, Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) is paying her former husband/current lover a visit. Beyond that though, more questions are raised than answered in this 30- second clip (Lucious isn’t the only one behind bars: Cookie is dancing in a cage at one point). So, is it September yet?
“New music, new money, new power.” We are informed that we will be getting all the aforementioned in spades when Empire finally freaking returns this fall.
Okay, well, that’s all fine but, um, how about ya know the fact that Lucious doesn’t actually have ALS anymore? No? We’re just not going to mention that in this promo? And while we’re at it, is that Jamal (Jussie Smollett) performing at a massive outdoor– and packed– venue? Never mind the fact that his performance is taking place in front of a huge sign which reads #freelucious despite the fact that this father-son duo hasn’t exactly seen eye-to-eye. Empire, we need answers!
We also get just a glimpse of Anika (Grace Gealey), letting us know, at the very least, that Cookie has not yet literally bitten her head off. Also featured in a blink and you’ll miss it instant, we see Hakeem (Bryshere Gray) in the studio, looking his usual sulking and bitter. Last but not least, we see Andre (Trai Byers) walking alongside mommy dearest, presumably to visit papa in jail. What a cheerful bunch the Lyons are, right? Kidding. Forever kidding.
What do you think of the first promo? Are you beyond ready for season 2?
— Casey Mink