“Without a Country” kept the Empire drama chugging along: Cookie, Hakeem, and Andre continued to mount their hostile takeover, while an angry Lucious rapped in prison about “snitch bitches” and contended with an antagonistic guard (guest star Ludacris). Is Rainbow Sensation quite possibly the greatest girl group name ever? And what was up with that weird flashback featuring Kelly Rowland? In this week’s Slate Plus–exclusive TV Club podcast, Aisha Harris and Katy Waldman discuss all these things and more.
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