Empire - Season 2, Episode 8 - Rotten Tomatoes

My Bad Parts



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.


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
as Chicken
Andre Royo
as Thirsy
Adam Rodriguez
as Laz Delgado
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Critic reviews for My Bad Parts

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

November 19, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

March 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.

November 19, 2015 | Full Review…

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

November 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.

November 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.

November 19, 2015 | Full Review…

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