Empire - Season 1, Episode 4 - Rotten Tomatoes

False Imposition



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Episode Info

Lucious makes an attempt to steal a hot artist who's topping the charts from his rival at Safe House Records. Meanwhile, Jamal struggles with writer's block; and Cookie tries to mend her broken relationship with Hakeem.


Terrence Howard
as Lucious Lyon
Taraji P. Henson
as Cookie Lyon
Malik Yoba
as Vernon Turner
Jussie Smollett
as Jamal Lyon
Bryshere Y. Gray
as Hakeem Lyon
Trai Byers
as Andre Lyon
Grace Byers
as Anika Calhoun
Grace Gealey
as Anika Calhoun, Anika Gibbons
Kaitlin Doubleday
as Rhonda Lyon
Rafael De La Fuente
as Michael Sanchez
as Tiana Brown
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Critic reviews for False Imposition

My main takeaway from last night's Empire is that until that brat Hakeem does right by Cookie, everything he does ought to crumble.

March 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Aside from the great Lucious/Cookie scenes, there was plenty to like this week, as this show just keeps churning out great episode after great episode. It's seriously one of the most entertaining shows out there.

March 1, 2015 | Full Review…

More of this please, Empire.

March 1, 2015 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Given the goings on of the first three episodes, Empire was rather sedate this week.

May 23, 2018 | Full Review…

"False Imposition" ends with another fantastic Lucious and Cookie scene... Lucious looks longingly at Cookie as she sashays out of the room. He might not know it, but that emotion's not anything false.

March 1, 2015 | Full Review…

Empire resiliently bounced back after last week's dismal installment... with "False Imposition," an episode that certainly gave us a better understanding of these characters and their motives than have previous episodes.

March 1, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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