Critic Consensus: "Fires of Heaven" offers relief from Empire's recent barrage of plot twists, taking a welcome plunge back into the sudsy, character-driven melodrama that remains the show's stock in trade.
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as Anika Calhoun
as Rhonda Lyon
as Michael Sanchez
as Freda Gatz
as Thirsty Rawlings
as Leah Walker
as Roxanne Ford
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Critic reviews for Fires of Heaven
All things considered, "Fires from Heaven" was a disappointing follow-up to last week's episode. There is a point when perpetual plot twists become predictable, and non-stop drama becomes rather boring.
You know what else was good good? Last night's episode of Empire entitled "Fires of Heaven."
The thing is Empire Season 2 Episode 3 was a really strong installment, even though I was basically annoyed the entire hour. That's a testament to just how good this show can be.
The plot of the episode was predictable... Despite this, the actors in the show never let the inevitable story line get the best of them.
"Fires of Heaven" didn't have as many OMG moments as the first two episodes of the season, but with Luscious out of prison, the show was able to get back to the bubbling soapy inter-family conflict that makes it half Shakespeare, half Dynasty.
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