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True Love Never



Critic Consensus: "True Love Never" provides some refreshingly quiet character moments, but fails to bring the big drama we've come to expect from Empire in season two.

Episode Info

Lucious explores the possibility of partnering with Jago as he maps out a plan to turn Empire into a global music monolith; at the same time, Andre struggles to find a balance between his newfound values and demanding career. Elsewhere, Hakeem molds Laura into a star; and Cookie pushes to get Lyon Dynasty involved in a major televised charity concert.


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
as Tiana
Rafael De La Fuente
as Michael Sanchez
Marisa Tomei
as Mimi Whiteman
Kelly Rowland
as Leah Walker
Adam Rodriguez
as Laz Delgado
Bre-Z Murray
as Freda Gatz
as Chicken
Victor Almanzar
as Big Heavy
Sari Sanchez
as Raquel Alvarez
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Critic reviews for True Love Never

I had high hopes that this season would prove to Empire's haters that the show had more to offer than just music and melodrama. After these last two episodes, I'm starting to lose faith that it does.

November 16, 2015 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

It wasn't just weird. It was boring. Be better, Empire.

November 13, 2015 | Full Review…

A nice calm before the storm like this was, I think, good for the characters and good for us viewers.

November 12, 2015 | Rating: 9.1/10 | Full Review…

This week's episode was a little slower paced than usual, but there were the usual twists and turns that can shock the nation.

November 12, 2015 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Events from this episode may payoff next week (Hakeem and Freda rap battle!), but even if they do, it can't erase the strangeness of the Lucious/Mimi plot.

November 12, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

For the past few weeks, Empire has really lost the plot.

November 12, 2015 | Full Review…

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