Empire - Season 2, Episode 4 - Rotten Tomatoes

Poor Yorick

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Critic Consensus: Empire doesn't necessarily earn the big reveal in "Poor Yorick," but Taraji P. Henson's performance is enough to make the episode work.

Episode Info

The Lyons collaborate on a music video, putting aside their differences long enough to capitalize on Hakeem and Jamal's duet from Hakeem's leaked album. Meanwhile, Lucious, who has the federal murder case hanging over his head, decides the answer to his problems is to find Vernon and make him permanently disappear.

Cast

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 Byers
as Anika Calhoun
Grace Gealey
as Anika Calhoun
Kaitlin Doubleday
as Rhonda Lyon
Serayah
as Tiana
Rafael De La Fuente
as Michael Sanchez
Marisa Tomei
as Mimi Whiteman
Kelly Rowland
as Leah Walker
Andre Royo
as Thirsty Rawlings
Tyra Ferrell
as Roxanne Ford
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Critic reviews for Poor Yorick

Last night solidified why I love Empire.

October 16, 2015 | Full Review…

I'm willing to accept [Lucious] as purely a plot device from this point on, if only because his affect on the others has spurred some interesting moments.

October 15, 2015 | Full Review…

It makes every Wednesday feel like the cheat day for my viewing diet.

October 15, 2015 | Rating: 8.4/10 | Full Review…

There's nothing more Shakespearean than dead bodies and family quarrels, and Empire had both this week.

October 15, 2015 | Full Review…

Props to Cookie, though, for invoking Sandra Bland, the African-American woman whose mysterious death in police custody was ruled a suicide this summer, during her arrest. ("If I die in police custody, it was not a suicide!")

October 15, 2015 | Full Review…

Watching Cookie hustle is one of the best parts of Empire. Like the animals whose prints cover her shoes, she's at her fiercest when she's backed into a corner, ready to claw her way out.

October 15, 2015 | Full Review…

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