Out, Damned Spot



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Episode Info

Lucious asks Cookie to manage a star who hasn't produced an album in years; and hires a new head of security at Empire Entertainment. Meanwhile, Vernon finds himself caught in a very sticky situation; Jamal's newfound ambition threatens to stir up trouble in his relationships; and a mystery woman from the family's past shows up with a big, not particularly welcome surprise.


Terrence Howard
as Lucious Lyon
Taraji P. Henson
as Cookie Lyon
Malik Yoba
as Vernon Turner
Jussie Smollett
as Jamal Lyon
Bryshere Y. Gray
as Hakeem Lyon
Trai Byers
as Andre Lyon
Grace Byers
as Anika Calhoun
Grace Gealey
as Anika Calhoun
Rafael De La Fuente
as Michael Sanchez
Courtney Love
as Elle Dallas
as Tiana Brown
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Critic Reviews for Out, Damned Spot

You do not want to miss the first five minutes from this week's jam-packed episode of the year's most outrageously entertaining new hit. As usual, Cookie (the fabulous Taraji P. Henson) steals the scene with abandon.

Mar 1, 2015 | Full Review…

Another week, another winner. Empire Season 1 Episode 6 was pretty much a slam dunk from start to finish, with Cookie once again proving that she is not to be messed with.

Mar 1, 2015 | Full Review…

This wasn't my favorite "Empire" episode so far, but 43 TV minutes with Cookie is consistently better than most 43 TV minutes that don't include Cookie.

Mar 1, 2015 | Full Review…

Whoever it may be, Empire is proving that it has a big enough umbrella to fit everyone from Naomi Campbell and Cuba Gooding Jr., to Judd Nelson and Antwone Fisher star Derek Luke underneath.

Mar 1, 2015 | Rating: 8.4/10 | Full Review…

If Maury pops out and says, "Jamal, you are the father," I will be thrilled, but that's just me.

May 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Though the latest episode of Empire offers plenty to talk about, I must highlight Jamal's newly revealed (and increasingly complex) storyline -- which had me shaking my head and picking my mouth up off the floor at the same time.

Mar 1, 2015 | Full Review…

you look at Empire closely, not many of those shocking moments actually move the story that much farther forward. It's eye-catching glitz hides a deceptively, frustratingly slow-moving long game.

Mar 1, 2015 | Full Review…

"Out, Damned Spot" highlights Empire's unfortunate knack for creating inconsistencies in its characters.

Mar 1, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

This week's episodic story finds Cookie trying to rehabilitate Elle Dallas, Empire's first major star, and as a self-contained story it's...weird.

Mar 1, 2015 | Full Review…