I think that the males in the family did know about Andre's condition. Because Jamal knew how to calm him down, they didn't seem as if it was their first encounter with it. It might also be why Lucious doesn't fully trust Andre to run the company. I don't think Cookie knows though. Both scenes with Andre breaking down were so emotional and hard to watch. I think it is really great that a big show like Empire is addressing this mental illness. It affects so many ppl and is really hard, and so rarely spoken about
Jaime King is so stunningly beautiful. She stole every scene she was in tonight. The character of Lemon was just so hurt and fragile, and yet incredibly strong at the same time. It was amazing to watch. I love how Lavon was there for her and rather then adding to her worries, he gave her the freedom to be her, it actually brought a tear to my eye. I also still like the comic relief of the banter between Zoe and Lemon, and how Zoe just sort of accepts Lemon's bitchy little quips now with a shoulder shrug. Shelby was at her best tonight and Magnolia was slightly more mature then usual. I would still like to hear the mama's reason for abandoning her daughters... it's pretty hard to imagine why, or how Lemon can forgive her. I found it quite moving to hear Magnolia say, 'Lemon you're the only mother I ever really had.' It does sum up how much the mum left them. I actually thought the Wade storyline was sweet. Goofy but funny. they needed the happy comic relief storyline, Zoe and Wade don't always have to be in full drama mode. I don't really buy AB and George's chemistry to be honest. When I remember the scenes with him and Zoe in season 1... well it just feels a bit forced to me... but it's ok. If it means Lemon and Lavon finally have a turn I'll settle. I do prefer George and Tansey though, even though I think that that is well and truly done to death now. A really nice episode and good review :)
I'm so seriously addicted to this show! It's awesome. Every character is just so watchable. One thing I don't get. Andre seems to have so little connection with the rest of his immediate family aside from his father. I see scenes with his mum worrying about Jamal and Hakeem and also saying the only thing she wants is to love her three baby boys - but i never see her display any interaction or affaction with Andre at all. I also never see him have any human moments with his brothers, its almost as if they are strangers who are business colleagues, rather then growing up together. And in the flashbacks, we did see him singing with his father. I think he does get that world, but its like he is repressed or outcasting himself. The last two episodes featuring him have been really sad. Jamal's rendition of that song, and the way they edited it was just pure genius. With alll three brothers, uncle and Cookie giving their support. It was so powerful. And Luscious looking down like the Emperor. The only character I don't like in the show is Anika, and it's because it feels like they haven't given us any reason to like her in any way. Even Luscious, although you think he's a shit, you still see his charisma, and drive and backstory. With her it's just ... i dont know doesnt fit properly. If she was gone no one would miss her. Hakeem coming over to congratualte his brother was so awesome and also Camilla is awesome! Naomi Campbell will never stop stunning!
A record label and business that big, it's pretty normal to have huge parties pretty often. They are usually targeted at different events
Anika is an evil bitch. Spiking someone's drink is such a very terrible thing to do. No matter what her revengenda was with Cookie, that was when she lost any ounce of decency and the compassion of the viewer. I think the competition that Lucius has with the three brothers is silly. He needs all three of them to unite and run the business. None of them have the individual strength or experience to do the whole thing. When he started it was a small business and he grew with it. Now its massive. They need Andre's practical business skills, Jamaal's humanity and charisma, and Hakeem's raw energy and power. Honestly they really need Cookie to for her people skills and production skills. None of the sons are really capable of handling that company on their own. The father should have the vision to realise this - united is stronger then divided. The shower scene really shook me with Andre. I feel for him. It is so lucky he has such a supportive wife, because he seems to go relatively unnoticed and unappreciated by everyone else, and he does sooooo much for the company. Naomi Campbell is still sooooo stunning! Does she never age?? Wow!
fashion magazine... definitely not related to empire
That episode was so intense. The last scene where Hannah knows it's over, but the pain of it all is so visible in her face. I think nearly everyone has been there. It made me shiver and cry all at once. I think this is the most powerful and realistic episode of Girls I've ever seen. It was also nice to see Marnie speak some wisdom for once, she does have something of the old Marnie back from the first season. The carer, and the realist. I liked that. I felt so much pain for Adam and Hannah. I do think that even though it wasn't working and he realised he needed to move on, moving a new girl into the house Hannah left him within a month is a very low blow. Also I think Jessa was a toal F* Bi*** I would never forgive a best friend if they did that to me. That is not a real friend. I'd also like to say that even though she gave up her Writers programe in Iowa... things aren't always that Black and WHite... only when you are in that moment can you really understand that feeling. I moved to New York from Sydney at 25 wanting to be a fashion photographer. It was a dream. Even though I worked at NY fashion week, and started interning with a celebrity photographer, it was the hardest loneliest time of my life. Everybody back home thought I was living this dreamworld and couldn't believe it when, like Hannah, I ran away.... I had a lot of my reasons. But it's only when you are in that position you know those reasons. I don't think her choices with this can be so easily dismissed. She had this dream and she thought she had to follow it, else she knew there would always be a nagging sensation within her... but the reality of it was not the picture she had in her head. Sometimes this is life...
She got a bit choked and winded - that's why her voice was so hoarse. But no stabbing
I loved tonight's review!! You are so right about David... seriously he had a full day to do something.... he just unpacked and packed that bag like ten times. He is pretty hopeless at being an 'epic ninja' - even Victoria seems like a more worthwhile adversary in a fight - Emily runs circles around him in talent and abilities. It was nice to see Jack look so manly and proactive for once, instead of being all snivelling and self-pitying. (on a side note - where does he constantly ship Karl off to?) I know the B- story was a bit crowded for tonight's plot but I actually quite enjoyed it. The young actress is so beautiful - she looks like Jessica Rabbit! I also like seeing Nolan get involved in a few plots and schemes that aren't so Emily-centric. Honestly I think Margaux is kind of retarded. Look around. See how many people have died for this whole Revenge-thing. Daniel is gone, she can't bring him back, and she's about to have a baby! Why wouldn't you cut your losses, and focus on the fact you are having this amazing baby, instead of putting it into danger for some hair-brained scheme that won't even change anything!! Well I guess they need a reason to keep the plot alive. By the way, if they had killed Charlotte instead of Daniel would anyone even notice? I forgot she is still in the show!!
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Even though I understood the premise of the first half of this episode... that weird isolation and loneliness you can feel in a new place, I found it hard to watch just because Hannah was so incredibly self absorbed and tactless that she really brought everything upon her. Who tells a total stranger you are a victim of abuse, or 'feel free to leave the room' if my reading aloud overwhelms you. She was just such a brat, it was the first time I could really understand why sometimes her parents almost ignore her when she does this self pity thing. Marnie reached all new levels of deluded - knitting a scarf for Dez so 'she could always be with him.' My god... Shosh and Jessa were fine in their brief cameo. The saving grace of the episode was definitely Elijah. He is awesome. He lights up the screen everytime. I think that he really provides some much needed humor and also the one person not afraid to give these self deluded girls a dose of reality when they need it. Really missed Adam though.
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