Empire - Season 1, Episode 10 - Rotten Tomatoes

Sins of the Father



Critic Consensus: The drama in "The Sins of the Father" hits an all-time high, while the character of Lucious Lyon sinks to an all-time low.

Episode Info

Andre enters into a musical relationship with Michelle; and a woman from Lucious' past reenters the picture. Meanwhile, Hakeem, under the influence of Camilla, hopes to show his father that he's a true artist and a good businessman at a family gathering.


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
Kaitlin Doubleday
as Rhonda Lyon
Jennifer Hudson
as Michelle White
Derek Luke
as Malcolm
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Critic reviews for Sins of the Father

Everybody SHUT UP. *If there are papers on the table, PUSH THEM OFF BECAUSE UGH FEELINGS!*

March 12, 2015 | Full Review…

"Sins of the Father," much like past episodes, was a pretty literal interpretation of how things played out.

March 12, 2015 | Full Review…

Is there any redeeming Lucious at this point? Just when you think he can't get any worse, he gets worse.

March 12, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The soap-opera factor played heavily in tonight's episode, 'Sins of the Father,' creating high drama to build up for next week's two-hour season finale.

March 12, 2015 | Full Review…

Empire's final episode before next week's two-part finale - certainly doesn't skimp on the drama.

March 12, 2015 | Full Review…

"Sins of the Father" is as much an adrenaline-filled thrill ride-like any Empire episode-as it is a takedown of the patriarchy, a big middle finger to the powerful men like Lucious who see everyone else's work as secondary to their own.

March 12, 2015 | Full Review…

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