|Sun, July 24, 2016 at 10:59 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Tonight's episode should have been named 'Sleepless Nights' because no one can get a good night's rest. In this episode, Tasha and Angela meet face-to-face, Tasha and Holly meet face-to-face and Tommy and Holly have a threesome.
The episodes being up where the last episode ended; with Jamie in bed with Angela. Jamie can't sleep because he knows Lobos is alive. In the morning, Jamie consults with his lawyer Proctor and tells him he needs his help in locating Lobos so he can leave the game for good.
Angela is confident in her John Doe Witness Protection Program against Lobos, even without a witness. Mike, who is secretly working with Lobos, plays stupid and suggests that it's not a good idea. Meanwhile, Saxe wants to find out who was the person who stabbed Lobos. Mike, doesn't really like that idea either.
Jamie reaches out to his hitter in prison. He is informs him that Lobos is still alive and that he needs to finish the job.
Tommy hasn't told Holly that Belle (the dog) is dead. He allows Holly to plaster the neighborhood with posters looking for Belle.
Jamie visits Tasha and thanks her for allowing the kids to meet Angela. Before he leaves, he gives Tasha a check to give to Tommy which would close down all of the businesses and end their partnership. When Tasha, goes to visit Tommy she runs into Holly but the two butt heads immediately - until Holly sees how much the check is for. Tasha takes the check back and tells Holly to have Tommy reach out.
Julio is inquiring as to why Lobos keeps delivering them half the shipment and suggest cutting it. Tommy objects and storms off because he knows the only way to get a full shipment is to kill Ghost.
Tasha goes to visit Tommy but runs into a smart mouth Holly. No love lost.
Mike meets with Lobos' guys and they make it crystal clear that Mike works for them and he needs to kill the guy who attempted to kill Lobos. Lobos' guys reminds Mike that he is not a friend but a prisoner.
Keisha is bugging that Tasha allowed Ghost to introduce the kids to Angela. During their playful banter, Keisha notices the lack of Tasha's wedding ring to which Tasha sold. Keisha questions if Tasha needs money, to which Tasha denies.
Keisha is the owner of Weave Got The Funk.
Tasha has book keeping skills.
Jamie introduces himself to some big spenders at the club. THey introduce themselves as Andy and Albe. Jamie tells that he is the new owner of Verbatim, which he acquired from Stern in the settlement.
Dre demands to know whats up with the card on Ghost's desk. Dre tells Ghost that he's ready for action but Ghost sends him away to handle more club business.
Tasha and Tommy finally meet up at a dinner. Tommy questions why Tasha didn't tell him that Jamie set up Kanan and sent him to jail. Tasha questions why Tommy didn't tell her Jamie was smashing Angela. Tasha and Tommy part on bad terms.
During a walk thru with DJ Taj, a high-profile EDM DJ, the DJ makes some demanding requests to Dre.
[Despite being a "germaphobe", DJ Taj touches Dre but won't shake Jamie's hand.]
Jamie tells Dre handle the contract between the club and the DJ. Instead of handling his job, Dre goes back to the block and meets up with his boys. Once his boys find out that Dre works at a club, they question him about how to rob it but Dre states that he doesn't know the ins and outs just yet. His boys also question the whereabout of Kanan because no one has seen him in a while.
The Chinese Drug Cartel is upset that Tommy only delievered half of the shipment. Tommy promises to make good on the next shipment and ends with domo arigato, which means "Thanks a lot" or "Thank you very much" in - JAPANESE. The Chinese kid is offended but the elder appreciates the effort. They invite Tommy and Julio to stay for dinner and 'services' but Tommy passes.
"I got a lady and a pizza at home."
Ghost's lawyer can't find Lobos. He suggests that Lobos may be in the John Doe Prosecution. His lawyer suggests that Ghost question Angela to find out where Lobos is or Ghost is dead.
Tommy comes home and shows Holly the check that Tasha gave him. Holly offers to take it to the bank. Tommy says he will handle it but in the meantime she can handle her philacio duties. Holly obliges and manages to slip the check into her possession.
Ghost finds out that DJ Taj will be spinning across the street because someone *cough* Dre *cough* didn't get the contract signed. Jamie wants to know who owns the club across the street and he finds out it's Andy and Albe. Dre apologizes for not getting the contract signed BUT he tells Jamie that he's not used to doing work - he's from the hood.
Tasha drops by Angela's house. Tasha wants to see where her kids will be staying and gives Angela a bunch of guidelines. Tasha remarks that the house is smaller than she expected. [Jamie bought up having a tiny apartment to Angela in the first episode.
"I needed to see where my kids are going to be."
Holly is very impressed at how Tommy's accounts are set up to be legal and is surprised to find out that Tasha is the mastermind behind it. Holly suggests that they bring on use Tasha as a partner.
Using all of his connections, Protector can't find Lobos.
Sax is upset with Angela that the evidence of the guy who stabbed Lobos was sent back to the various precients making it more difficult to find out who attempted to kill Lobos. This news makes Angela rush home but gets sidetracked by the unexpected drop off of Jamie's kids.
Sax finds footage of Lobos' stabber and spots a tattoo on his neck which allows him to figure out who stabbed Lobos. Sax shows Mike a picture of who stabbed Lobos.
Tommy meets with the guy who killed Belle and promises to kill Jamie.
The kids exchange small talk with Angela. Jamie gets an unexpected call and tells Angela to play with the kids.
Tommy finally calls Jamie. Jamie wants to meet Tommy in person. Tommy suggests Brooklyn Bridge Park. Tommy positions himself in the shadows but can't bring himself to pull the trigger. Tommy sends Jamie a text that he can't make it.
While sleeping over at Angela's house, Jamie's son, Tarqui steals Angela's gun.
Surprisingly, the inmate that Saxe identified gets stabbed just as Saxe reaches the prison. And of course Jamie isn't in bed with her which puts more doubt in her mind.
Upset that he didn't have the balls to kill his former partner, while Tommy is getting high on his own supply, one of his henchmen questions him causing Tommy to beat him to a bloody pulp. Julio looks on. Tommy tells Julio that it should have been Julio for talking to Ghost.
"Nobody better ever disrespect me again." - Tommy
Tommy, spaced out of his mind, finally tells Holly that Bella isn't missing but that Lobos killed the dog. Holly puts the battery in Tommy's back and tells him, "If you can't kill Ghost for yourelf Tommy, do it for me."
Suddenly, a knock is heard on the door and Holly has some surprising news for Tommy. In walks Tasha like she's a hood version of Olivia Pope.
"I hear you have a problem. Apparently, I can help." - Tasha
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|Mon, May 30, 2016 at 1:40 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 6: Book to TV Spoiler Discussion
[WARNING – This article contains SPOILERS for Game of Thrones season 6, episode 6, as well as open discussion of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels.]
With the speed at which Game of Thrones is outpacing George R.R. Martin’s novels, last night’s episode was a chance for audiences to catch their breath. Which isn’t to suggest nothing happened, as there were certainly important developments, but in its sixth episode, ‘Blood of My Blood‘, Game of Thrones brought the intensity down a notch to focus on a few plot threads not receiving the bulk of the attention this season.
One of these narratives ...
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|Fri, May 13, 2016 at 7:44 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Star Wars: John Boyega Says Episode 8 Is Darker, Bigger
Shortly after Star Wars: The Force Awakens set the box office ablaze and earned critical acclaim, Lucasfilm moved forth on the sequel, Star Wars: Episode VIII. Director Rian Johnson has been rolling his cameras since February 2016 and is currently halfway through production. There are still plenty of intriguing sequences left to film, as stars Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, and Adam Driver all recently arrived in Ireland (the site for the planet Ahch-To) with Johnson to shoot some scenes for the new film.
Fans can’t wait to watch the next steps of Rey’s journey, but the young heroine is hardly the only returning character viewers are eager to see more of. For instance, John Boyega won many people ...
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Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 3: Book to Screen Spoiler Discussion
[WARNING – This article contains SPOILERS for Game of Thrones season 6, episode 3, as well as open discussion of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels.]
With each passing episode of Game of Thrones season 6, the series ties together threads left dangling for readers since finishing A Dance With Dragons; the fifth and most recently published novel. Some threads are proving more significant than others, to be sure, but last night’s episode, ‘Oathbreaker’ set characters on the paths we have long suspected them to take – if not in quite the way readers had always imagined.
For the first time this season, we check in with Sam ...
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|Thurs, April 28, 2016 at 5:32 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
It might be a stretch to call the 2014 production of Star Wars: The Force Awakens a “troubled production,” but there were still occasional reports of not-so-great news from the set. Harrison Ford fractured his leg when a door from the Millennium Falcon fell on him. Production was delayed for two weeks as a result, with shooting plans moved around to account for Ford’s injury. Of course, despite the setback, that film went on to become a tremendous success, reinvigorating the Star Wars brand and setting the stage for what’s to come.
The next film in the trilogy, currently known as Star Wars: Episode VIII, has been in production since February, and thankfully the production has gone smoothly, with nothing ...
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|Thurs, April 14, 2016 at 4:21 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
To borrow from Donald Trump, HUGE things happened last week on "Empire" with Camilla Marks (Naomi Campbell) going out 'ding dong, that b*tch is dead' style at the end of episode 12 and pulling her wife Mimi Whiteman (Marisa Tomei) with her into that cold hard grave. Considering all of that drama, it wouldn't have been unexpected for yesterday's episode to have been much chiller and tamer with regards to the eye popping episodic business preceding it. To that end, early on at the start of episode 13, it was looking like everyone was taking it nice and normal with Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) wanting all her Lyons together in a Huxtable family way to celebrate her first birthday outside of jail, bi-polar Andre (Trai Byers) back on his meds and apologizing for accusing his wife Rhonda (Kaitlin Doubleday) of being a ho, and Lucious (Terrence Howard) finally working through his serious issues with his mother (Kelly Rowland). However in the end, much like the whole pristine image of "The Cosby Show" going kablooey from the inside out, all of that calm got pretty much blown to hell by the time the credits were rolling. So let's get down to the best moments of that televised train wreck that we just can't stop watching every Wednesday night even if we wanted to ***Spoiler Alert***:Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) gets engaged to Laura Calleros (Jamila Velazquez). In the big moves and grand gestures that we should come to expect from the youngest boy of Lucious Lyon, Hakeem goes for broke and proposes to his innocent lady love Laura right after one of her shows as the opening act for his ex girlfriend Tiana (Serayah). Even though it looks like the real thing, you just know from the look on Tiana's face and baby in Anika Calhoun's (Grace Gealey) belly that this path towards true love will not be running smooth. For that matter, if folks aren't careful, it might entirely jump the tracks before even getting close to the chapel.
Lucious reveals that as a young boy he witnessed as his mother took her own life. Working through his music video with Cookie, Lucious puts together all of the flashbacks from his boyhood and reveals that not only did his mother nearly drown him in a deluded attempt to cleanse him of his sins, but after she realized what she had almost done, she put a bullet in her own skull to atone with him as her only audience. Now that's a family history you don't want to see visited on anyone - no matter what dirty deeds they have done in the present.
Lucious admits to withholding the information that Andre's mental issues likely come from Lucious' own mother. When images of Lucious' mother putting a gun to her head in Lucious' music video trigger Andre's memories of putting a gun to his own head in a depressive mental episode, Andre confronts Lucious for keeping this vital information secret rather than revealing it in order to help with Andre's treatment and mental well being. Lucious is unapologetic for the lifelong omission, defending his actions as the better part of strength via refusal to admit any genetic weakness borne of the Lyon family tree. Yet another anti-father of the year moment for Lucious.
Jamal (Jussie Smollett) steals Freda Gatz (Bre-z) from Lucious and Cookie learns that Freda Gatz is Frank Gather's (Chris Rock) daughter. In a turn that was bound to happen with Freda playing Lucious' adopted daughter, Freda learns the hard way that Lucious truly has no allegiance to anyone - especially his own children be they biological, musical or adopted. When Jamal finally gets Freda to see this, she comes to a recording session with Jamal and admits to Cookie that she is the recently murdered Frank Gathers' devoted child. Need we remind everyone that Cookie and Lucious are the ones who plotted and executed the murder of Freda's dear old dad? Yikes.
Rhonda Lyon makes plans to stay at Anika Calhoun's home as a 'safe haven' from Lyon family drama. Ugh! Talk about not having good instincts when it comes to dangerous female frenemies like Anika that would sooner cut somebody's throat out than have another woman carrying a Lyon dynasty fetus beat her to the delivery table. Now, we're not saying that Anika is the baby killer who pushed Rhonda down the steps causing Rhonda to miscarry, but Anika certainly isn't crying about that unusual turn of events either, now is she? Rhonda going to live with Anika instead of Andre or just about any other random person just isn't a move that is going to play out well for anyone other than Miss Anika Boo Boo Kitty herself.
"Empire" can be seen on Wednesday nights at 9/8 central on FOX.
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|Thurs, April 07, 2016 at 4:04 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
The guilty pleasure that is the Fox television series "Empire" certainly did not disappoint yesterday with it's second run around the track. In the mad style of a truly great Hip Hop Opera, just when you're thinking that they couldn't possibly take it any further than going "there," they go and show you that what you thought was "there" was just another bump in a much crazier and much more scandalous road trip. To that end, with a big spoiler alert warning, here were some of our favorite knocks in that episode 2, season 3 road:Jamal (Jussie Smollett) and Becky (Gabourey Sidibe) getting surrounded and read broadway theater style by male members of the gay community for Jamal's flip flopping on the sexual tip with Skye Summers (Alicia Keys). This scene not only demonstrated great choreography and the best use of multicolored flip flops ever as a prop to deliver shade, but you had to love the lyrical rearrangement of Hakeem Lyon's (Bryshere Y. Gray) hit "Drip Drop." Poor Becky did her best to tell them that it wasn't even Jamal's song, but it was just too bad of a sneak attack burn to begin with. Ouch, bitch... just ouch.
Hakeem remaking the Empire Logo in his own image. Hakeem performs the penultimate Hip Hop song about power and then he figuratively drops the mike by unveiling his unique and artistic coup de grace on the Empire logo to the shell shocked reactions of Cookie (Taraji P. Henson), Andre (Trai Byers) and Jamal. Let's not even start on how big daddy Lucious (Terrence Howard) will react when he gets the time to really savor this piece of work.
Tiana's (Serayah) number "I Just Came In Here To Dance". Skin tight, barely there sparkly body suits, and all of that shaking and popping from Tiana and her all girl army gives even our lady Beyonce a good run for her money. Can you say "All The Single Ladies?" A lot of folks could after seeing this.
Jamal letting it slip to the press that Lucious Lyon's real name is anything but Lucious Lyon. Sometimes the worst cuts come from those who know us best. Be good to your kids or suffer that grassroots homegrown fury. Enough said.
The all hands on deck machiavellian demise of Camilla Marks (Naomi Campbell) and Mimi Whiteman (Marisa Tomei). When it comes to all business Empire, the family that slays together stays together... or at least keeps it's business firmly within the family bloodline. Mimi and Camila were slick, but they just had no chance when it came to the Slick Rick capabilities of the Lyon family. With Rhonda Lyon (Kaitlin Doubleday) getting in close to Camilla through Camilla's fashion line at the behest of Cookie, Jamal and Andre, and then Hakeem sending a sex tape of himself and Camilla to Camilla's jealous and ailing wife Mimi Whitman, the stage was set for a simple business takeover, game, set and match. However, when Camilla then kills Mimi to regain the upper hand and is caught read handed by Lucious Lyon, who more than understands the cause and effect knee jerk reactions of power hungry people like himself and Ms. Marks, it's only a little shove to get Camilla to kill herself rather than face jail coupled with complete and utter financial ruin.
"Empire" can be seen Wednesday nights at 9/8c on Fox.