Empire - Season 1, Episode 8 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Lyon's Roar



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Episode Info

It's time for the Lyon family to come together to record a legacy album with Lucious, Hakeem and Jamal, who steps into the spotlight with news that surprises everyone. Meanwhile, Cookie and Camilla finally come face-to-face; and Andre struggles with some inner demons.


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 Gealey
as Anika Calhoun
Grace Byers
as Anika Calhoun
Kaitlin Doubleday
as Rhonda Lyon
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Critic reviews for The Lyon's Roar

Andre is the Jan Brady of Empire.

March 1, 2015 | Full Review…

Man, Lucious is a really hard character to like, isn't he? Terrence Howard is a gifted actor and he plays Lucious as a very cold, calculating man, but he hits the emotional beats so well that you can go from hating him to liking him in an instance.

March 1, 2015 | Full Review…

As both writer and director of "The Lyon's Roar," [Danny Strong] managed to crank out an episode rife with big and little moments of drama, while maintaining a bit of Lee Daniels melodrama to boot.

March 1, 2015 | Rating: 8.6/10 | Full Review…

"The Lyon's Roar" is another prime example of how this show can go from intriguing to inept at a moment's notice.

March 5, 2015 | Full Review…

With Hakeem, we can put the brooms away; he's finally acting his age, not his shoe size.

March 1, 2015 | Full Review…

"The Lyon's Roar" is Empire at its best. It moves with breakneck speed between each scene, from recording sessions to parties, from backroom intrigue to backroom hookups.

March 1, 2015 | Full Review…

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