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‘Empire’ Season 1, Episode 5: ‘Dangerous Bonds’

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Empire season 1, episode 5 airs tonight on Fox.

An anonymous gift from a secret admirer is received with trepidation from Cookie, who suspects it’s a veiled threat from a person from her prison past. Meanwhile, Lucious takes charge of Hakeem’s first video shoot.

Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard, CrashHustle & Flow) is the king of hip-hop. An immensely talented artist, the CEO of Empire Entertainment and a former street thug, his reign has been unchallenged for years. But all that changes, when he learns he has a disease that is going to render him disabled and incapacitated in a matter of three years. The clock is ticking, and he must groom one of his three sons to take over his crowning achievement, without destroying his already fractured family.

Empire season 1, episode 5 airs Feb. 4 at 9 p.m. EST on Fox.

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