Lucious and Thirsty try to squash Eddie’s (guest star Forest Whitaker) takeover by confronting him with legal papers. Cookie recalls her complex relationship with her mother (guest star Alfre Woodard), while she continues her search for her friend’s orphaned daughter. Meanwhile, Andre flounders, Hakeem anxiously prepares a release strategy for his 20 for 20 single and Jamal and Tory try to find a new team to make their own first non-Empire single in the all-new “False Face” episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, April 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (EMP-414) (TV-14 D, L, S) EMPIRE Season 4 Episode 14 Photos False Face.
Cast: Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon, Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon, Bryshere ‘Yazz’ Gray as Hakeem Lyon, Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon, Trai Byers as Andre Lyon, Grace Byers as Annika Calhoun, Gabourey Sidibe as Becky Williams, Serayah as Tiana Brown, Ta‘Rhonda Jones as Porsha Taylor, Andre Royo as Thurston “Thirsty” Rawlings, Rumer Willis as Tory Ash, and Alvin “Xzibit” Joiner as ‘Shine Johnson, Daimon Terrel Carter as Warren DuBois
Guest Cast: Kevin ‘Webb’ Wigfall as Webb, Tasha Smith as Carol, Ashley Livingston as Chicken, Claudette Burchett as Juanita, Forest Steven Whitaker as Eddie Barker, Chet Hanks as Blake, Kade Wise as Preacher, Rhyon Nicole Brown as Maya, Alfre Woodard as Renee, April Qualls as April, Da’Vine Joy Randolph as Poundcake, Sara Sevigny as Edna, Will Kinear as Leonard Bernstein, Porscha Coleman as Mercedes, Kelly Owens as Monique, Marcell Johnson as Marcel, Charles Malik Whitfield as Reverend L.C. Pryce, Nicole Ari Parker as Giselle, Ryan MIchelle Bathe as Celeste, Jenna Scaccia as Ana, Diandre Blue as Diandre Blue
Golden Globe-nominated EMPIRE continues to be one of the most popular and acclaimed shows on television. A powerful drama about a family dynasty set within the glamorous and sometimes dangerous world of hip-hop music, the show revolves around the Lyons and their media company,Entertainment.
In Season Four, EMPIRE’s explosive twists and turns resume, as Empire Entertainment embarks on a celebration of its 20th anniversary. LUCIOUS (Terrence Howard) makes his first public appearance after the explosion in Las Vegas, and all members of the Lyon family, as well as Lucious’ nurse, Claudia (guest star Demi Moore), have their own interests in Lucious regaining his physical and mental faculties. While Lucious struggles with his recovery, COOKIE (Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson) begins to revisit the most challenging time of her life – her 17 years in prison – in a series of flashbacks. Throughout the season, Lucious, Cookie and their three sons will be forced to take a hard look at their choices, both past and present, in order to secure their legacy and save their Empire.
In true Lyon fashion, Season Four will be filled with exciting new music, splashy events and high-profile guest stars. In addition to Moore’s return, Phylicia Rashad will reprise her role as Diana Dubois, who, along with her son, Angelo (returning guest star Taye Diggs), launches an elaborate plan to take revenge on the Lyons. Forest Whitaker also join the cast for a multi-episode arc as Eddie Barker, a charismatic music icon and Lyon family friend.
From Imagine Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television, EMPIRE was created by Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels and Emmy Award winner Danny Strong, and is executive-produced by Daniels, Strong, Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer, Ilene Chaiken, Francie Calfo, Sanaa Hamri and Brett Mahoney.