“Shift and Save Yourself” Season 5 Episode 12 ‘Empire’ Review

Hosts Chellz Everette, and J’Lamar discuss season 5 episode 12 where Cookie is offered a career game-changer that would put her future in the family business in jeopardy; Jamal works to make Tiana and Treasure’s track a success; Andre receives startling news.

Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), a former drug dealer now turned hip hop mogul and CEO of Empire Entertainment, learns he has ALS. His life begins to cave in around him after his past sins come back to haunt him following his diagnosis. Lucious, looking to groom one of his three sons Andre (Trai Byers), Jamal (Jussie Smollett), and Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) to take over the family business, pits them against each other. Empire also stars Taraji P. Henson as Lucious’ ex-wife Cookie Lyon, the mother of his three sons who is released from prison after serving a 17-year sentence.