My Bad Parts

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Critic Consensus: "My Bad Parts" excels in family melodrama, though the final twist is preposterous -- even by Empire standards.

Episode Info

Battle lines are drawn when Lucious attempts to assert his power by releasing a rap by Freda challenging Hakeem as his heir. Meanwhile, Cookie's spitfire sister pays her a special visit; Jamal works on landing a major sponsorship deal; and Anika receives some life-changing news.

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Critic Reviews for My Bad Parts

"My Bad Parts" found its sweet spot between ridiculous musical fantasy and juicy melodrama.

Nov 19, 2015 | Full Review…
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Last night's Empire offered a rap battle that looked more like one of those dance battle movies your nieces and nephews beg to take you to see.

Mar 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Huzzah! We're back to the good stuff... Empire is a show about family and now that the writers have slightly course corrected back to that, we return to the cute brother hijinks and crackling chemistry that makes the Lyon family so watchable.

Nov 19, 2015 | Full Review…

After some okay outings, Empire came back strong with "Bad Parts."

Nov 19, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

There were still plenty of issues with this week's episode, but it focused on Lyon family matters and a couple strong musical numbers-basically the ingredients that make this show good.

Nov 19, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

This wasn't one of the most outlandish episodes of season two, but still provided some notable, Empire-esque moments.

Nov 19, 2015 | Full Review…

They made a Pepsi commercial and disguised it as an Empire episode.

Nov 19, 2015 | Full Review…

The ironically titled "My Bad Parts" is easily the best episode of Empire's tumbledown second season, and it seems to come out of nowhere.

Nov 19, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Empire loves a challenge, and rarely fails to rise to it.

Nov 19, 2015 | Full Review…

As if an ode to vintage season one Empire, this week saw the family scramble situate itself squarely in the arena that started it all: the music.

Nov 19, 2015 | Full Review…