FOX’s Empire came to an end before fans got a chance to say a proper goodbye. The pandemic cut short the final season and a hurried goodbye came in order. So, is Empire coming back for a mega finale with season 7?
Empire, which ran for six seasons, had to wind up before the scheduled finale as the pandemic halted film and TV productions indefinitely. The series, which premiered back in 2015, did not get a proper send-off that the show-makers thought it deserved. Even though the sixth season was hailed as its final, fans are hoping season 7 will make it back to our screens.
- Not a proper farewell
- Cookie and Lucious: A duo to remember
- Season 7 is possible
So, here is what’s happening?
Not a goodbye it deserved
The story of a family, who owns a hip-hop record label business and a literal empire, premiered back in 2015 and quickly became one of the most talked-about shows on television.
The series finale led by Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) and Lyon patriarch Lucious (Terrence Howard) focuses on repairing their tortured and frequently severed relationship, while tying together both the Lyon family and their business interests.
When it comes to business matters, very early in the episode, Lucious and Cookie team up to ambush their Pamplemousse rivals Kelly Patel (Oej Vahdat) and Giselle (Nicole Ari Parker) to take back control of the Lyon music business.
Things on the family front turn around for the better as well. Andre’s (Trai Byers) personal crisis had led to Kelly and Giselle taking control of the family business. After the matter resolves, he decides to leave for a church mission to South America.
However, this early finale was all about Cookie and Lucious.
Cookie and Lucious: A duo to remember
The early finale was as close as you can get to a happy ending for the Lyon family. Cookie relives her evolution over the years through her memories. Her flashbacks also highlight the sometimes violent and passionate relationship Lucious and she shared with scenes that depict a younger version of themselves.
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But this realization comes with the promise of a goodbye. Their paths from this point onwards are separate with Lucious planning to escort Yana, who loves him, on her tour to Europe.
Not so soon though! Yana realizes that Lucious’s heart still belongs to Cookie and as a parting gift, she sings the last song Cookie and Lucious wrote together —
“Home is on the way” — at Cookie’s music festival.
Before the ending could turn into something good, Yana’s father shoots at Luscious, suspecting there is something going on between the two. Though he misses, he ends up killing his own daughter.
This was meant to serve as a cliffhanger, but is quickly moved on to its resolution and the Lyons family is shown together in the end, attending the movie premiere for Lucious’s movie.
Is there a chance for them to return?
Season 7 is possible
Producers of the show, Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, recently said that they are hoping to come back to give the show a proper send-off. Although there is no news about when the production will start again, the makers are sure that the show will come back even if for just a one-hour special finale.
The finale will focus on the Lyon family coming together, Cookie and Lucious acknowledging their love for one another and the family and fans getting the ending they truly deserve.
When do you think the mega finale of Empire will air? What will be the end of Lyon’s family? Let us know in the comments section below!