Season 2 has been sort of a letdown, but this week’s episode reminded us of what made us fall in love with Empire in the first place. Hakeem and Freda had a nonsensical rap battle, Lucious and Cookie bickered, Jamal’s storyline was just one long Pepsi ad—and it was all pretty entertaining. On this week’s Slate Plus–exclusive TV Club podcast, Aisha Harris and Jack Hamilton discuss what made “My Bad Parts” so good.
And here’s more of Aisha’s take on the latest episode.
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