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Every Crazy Thing That Happened in Last Season’s Empire Finale, in One Much-Needed Video

Every Crazy Thing That Happened in Last Season’s Empire Finale, in One Much-Needed Video

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Sept. 18 2015 10:19 AM

Every Crazy Thing That Happened in Last Season’s Empire Finale, in One Much-Needed Video

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Despite its relatively modest 12-episode first season, Empire ran through a dizzying number of plot threads in its breakout run, rewriting the script on its characters faster than they could betray each other.

But even by those standards, the season finale earlier this year was packed to the seams—and, truthfully, a little difficult to remember in full. In the video above, we provide a timely recap of the fateful episode, a yell-at-the-TV extravaganza that stopped nothing short of retooling the series’ basic premise. Watch before the new season debuts next week.

Daniel Hubbard is a writer, editor, and director living in New York City.