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Sin That Amends

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Episode Info

Jamal tries to turn his being shot into something positive when he teams up with a businessman to talk about gun violence and host a summit for awareness. But when he tries to perform again, things don't go as planned. Meanwhile, Lucious attempts to get Cookie in his corner; Hakeem enters the recording studio with Shine; and Andre gets in trouble with the law.

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 Gealey
as Anika Calhoun
Kaitlin Doubleday
as Rhonda Lyon
Serayah
as Tiana
Bre-Z Murray
as Freda Gatz
Xzibit
as Shine Johnson
Morocco Omari
as Tariq Cousins
Taye Diggs
as Angelo Dubois
Leslie Uggams
as Leah Walker
Birgundi Baker
as Teen Carol
Lawnyae Marie
as Teen Candace
Ajiona Alexus
as Teenage Loretha
Jeremy Carver
as Teenage Lucious
Angela Yee
as Herself
Mo McRae
as J Poppa
Biz Markie
as Himself
Cardeion Banks
as Young Tariq
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Critic reviews for Sin That Amends

"Sin That Amends" is Empire in top form, with a pitch-perfect balance between melodrama and comedy, delivering a widely entertaining episode overall.

September 29, 2016 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

The writers leave us on a bleak note this week, as a continuous reminder of the disparity in justice, solely based on the color of one's skin in America. If you ever doubted this was a Lee Daniel's show, these moments bring you back in.

September 29, 2016 | Full Review…

After an explosive premier, I had higher expectations for Empire Season 3 Episode 2 The episode did a nice job with setting up the bigger story for the season.

September 29, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

After a shaky second season, this episode really feels like Empire is getting back on track.

September 29, 2016 | Full Review…

Empire, I love you and your newfound focus this season (despite the inexplicable flashbacks to teenage Cookie and Lucious), but I don't know if you're the right show to take on police brutality and the trauma of the black community.

September 29, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Empire knows it's a soap opera, with an obligation to give viewers all the romance and skulduggery that entails, but amid its manufactured madness, the show displays an equal sense of obligation to reflect the world in which we live.

September 29, 2016 | Full Review…

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