Fox’s ‘Empire’ Episode 2 Review “The Outspoken King”

There are many ways to interpret the American Dream. What seems to be common amongst many of them is an “any means necessary” mentality. Fox’s Empire perfectly embodies that idea. Revenge is the driving-element of Episode 2 "The Outspoken King." Hakeem, the youngest son and heir-apparent to the Empire, and Jamal, Cookie’s pick, are slatted to make simultaneous musical debuts. Cookie and Lucious, both with vested interest in different children, are willing to do anything to ensure their success, including sabotaging performances. Thankfully, the brothers not only maintain their friendship throughout this faux battle, but the episode concludes with them sharing the stage ...

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