Fires of Heaven



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.

Episode Info

Cookie and Anika work behind Lucious' back to pull off a performance that will catch Pitbull's eye; at the same time, Lucious tries to convince Frank Gather's daughter to sign with him; and Hakeem focuses his energy on making Ménage a Trois a success. Meanwhile, Andre and Rhonda pin their hopes of a return to Empire on their baby to come.


Terrence Howard
as Lucious Lyon
Taraji P. Henson
as Cookie Lyon
Jussie Smollett
as Jamal Lyon
Bryshere Y. Gray
as Hakeem Lyon
Trai Byers
as Andre Lyon
Grace Gealey
as Anika Calhoun
Grace Byers
as Anika Calhoun
Rafael De La Fuente
as Michael Sanchez
Bre-Z Murray
as Freda Gatz
Becky G
as Valentina
Andre Royo
as Thirsty Rawlings
Kelly Rowland
as Leah Walker
Tyra Ferrell
as Roxanne Ford
as Himself
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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.

Oct 9, 2015 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

You know what else was good good? Last night's episode of Empire entitled "Fires of Heaven."

Oct 8, 2015 | Full Review…

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.

Oct 8, 2015 | Rating: 4.7/5 | Full Review…

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.

Oct 8, 2015 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

"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.

Oct 8, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

In a brother-against-brother civil-war showdown that's pure fantasy, cameos by two gigantic hip-hop hitmakers add some factual spice. Three episodes into its second smash season, this show has yet to screw up the mix.

Oct 8, 2015 | Full Review…

Thankfully, this week's dinner scene brings back the old-school, hold-my-diamond-drop-earrings drama that Empire fans live for.

Oct 13, 2015 | Full Review…

An unshakeable malaise is setting in just three episodes into season two. Everyone is trying to figure out if they still like the show without ever having fully untangled why they liked it to begin with.

Oct 13, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

The brothers Lyon are all trying to negotiate their relationship with Lucious; Cookie is trying to keep her startup label afloat; and can Hakeem's love interest survive the show's 60-minute lifespan?

Oct 13, 2015 | Full Review…

The writers for the show relish as much as we do the idea of letting those two [Cookie and Anika] trade eights in the form of insults.

Oct 8, 2015 | Rating: 7.8/10 | Full Review…