In a flash-forward six months ahead, Lucious is seen tearfully standing over a closed coffin, but the deceased's identity has yet to be revealed. Mahoney: Giselle is very excited to step out of the shadows of any of the men that she's had in her life. What can you tell me about this mysterious death? Lucious lost part of his left leg and even his memories at one point but managed to bounce back. And, yes, this does mean more flashbacks to the younger Lucious. Brett Mahoney: We will have intermittent flash-forwards throughout the season. Read at your own risk! Blake stepped in and finished the song with Tiana, so is he trying to replace Hakeem? He seems to have found something good in his relationship with Kai.
But it looks like Blake may have been eyeing Tiana in a way that didn't seem so brotherly. But the thing about the relationship between Jamal and Kai, and Jamal's other boyfriends, is that Kai is his equal and Jamal loves that about him. Losing that part of himself really put him in a dark place. So that's why Jamal is so committed to this relationship. Is that something they can truly give up or will they always be fighting to get that back? Will the second half of the season be a battle of the Lyon brothers? With Lucious, he's so identified with Empire so it's a little more difficult for him just to move forward. But now the family wants to pull him back into Empire, something that he didn't seem very enthusiastic about.
Is that something we will see him overcome or is it something he will continue to struggle with throughout the season? Andre has been in jail for two years for spiking Anika's drink and we're now seeing a different version of him. And so, Jamal is sort of caught in that. Now broke and sweating in a house with no air conditioning the horror! Are they going to be able to withstand them? Let us know what you think by dropping us a line with your thoughts in our comments section below. How will his time in prison affect his relationship with his father? But with Eddie dead boy, bye , the only person standing in their way is Giselle , who's got her eye on taking what she believes is hers. So is there a chance that we can see a full recovery for Hakeem? The biggest question all Empire fans have this season is: who died in the flash forward? The new season kicked off with a two-year time jump that show the effects of what fighting to regain Empire Records cost Lucious and Cookie. Kingsley is set in his ways, and his beef with Lucious runs deep. Has killing off one of the Lyons ever crossed your mind? What they're finding is that they're having struggles and conflicts, but they're finding that young love that they have.
That's why we see him with all the guns. Will they continue to enjoy romantic bliss or is there trouble ahead? But I think that could also could end up being a source of conflict between them. Lucious ended up spending three months in the hospital. He's always used his brain to get ahead and always knows how to outsmart someone. How do they maintain their relationship? Mahoney: It's Empire so you know there are a lot of twists, turns and surprises.
Kai challenges Jamal and doesn't want anything from him, and that's what brought them together in the first place. Hakeem finds himself in a dark place after losing part of his lung and his ability to perform as a rapper in the wake of the shooting in the Season 4 finale. But at the same time, I will say that so often one might think they want revenge, but in this type of situation, what he really might want and need is the love of his father who feels abandoned him. What does it mean to have another Lyon cub out there? What about Kai and Jamal? And knowing how volatile their relationship has been in the past, their peace might not last forever. He went to London to establish himself on his own outside of Empire.
We see Lucious is standing over a casket morning a loss, but we don't know who's inside. But now he's being pulled back so what will he have to give up? In the final moments of the, Andre is in the hospital and flatlining. How might she react to this bombshell? In the world that Empire has created, it's a world where there are life and death stakes and where death can happen to a Lyon. Does this mean that they have to share, or does this mean they have go into attack mode? It is a true love relationship. By the end of the season, we'll know who is in that coffin, how and why.
And it will have deep ramifications. So does this mean that Lucious and Cookie are finally back together again? But with Cookie, yeah she's committed to Empire, but Empire was sort of built without her and I think why it's more easy for her to look forward and be excited about what's next and not be still tied to empire. Mahoney:It's Empire, so you can definitely imagine that there's going to be trouble. How has his time behind bars changed him? He's got the man, he's got the life in London and it's going well. But what do you do when you now need the police who are putting our black and brown family in jeopardy? They have a lot of things coming at them. Eddie died in the premiere and it looks like his death will result in Giselle taking over Empire. But their reunion was short lived.
Is that someone he welcomes into the family in some way form or fashion, or is it someone he has to destroy? But now Jamal is being dropped back into his family's drama and their relationship is gonna be tested in the lion's den. How do they maintain their happiness? She gave Eddie the ultimate sign of disrespect when she poured his ashes in the street. Can they come back from this? Mahoney:I think what we have to think about is, the three of those people were caught in that shooting two years ago. Mahoney: At the end of Season 4, Lucious finally told him he loved him, something Andre has wanted his entire life and he got it. So he's had to bring those same skills in prison, and then he gained a different skill set in terms of the street knowledge and how to work within that violent environment.
Mahoney: That's what he has to deal with this season. The newly engaged couple hit a major crossroads in the fall finale. Whatever the case, viewers will find out the truth soon. Is it a major character? The thing is, taking away his ability to rap is really taking away what defines him as a person and makes him overcompensate in other areas. Keep reading to see what he had to say.