Empire - Season 1, Episode 12 - Rotten Tomatoes

Who I Am



Critic Consensus: "Who I Am" is a larger-than-life demonstration of Empire's thrilling power dynamics and engrossing melodrama.

Episode Info

In the conclusion of the two-part Season 1 finale, Lucious has a secret that's about to change everything as he and Jamal seem on their way to forming a music-centered relationship. Meanwhile, Hakeem decides to flirt with the enemy; at the same time, he's trying to figure out what's the best move for his career; and Cookie cooks up a plan to get herself back on top.


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
Rafael De La Fuente
as Michael Sanchez
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Critic reviews for Who I Am

As a title, "Who I Am" could apply to any number of Empire's characters, but it most aptly pertained to Lucious.

March 19, 2015 | Full Review…

The gay little boy who could grow up to be king. It's a powerful and subversive thought to send out on the most popular show in America.

March 19, 2015 | Full Review…

Turning the tables was a shrewd, possibly brilliant way to go out.

March 20, 2015 | Full Review…

These two episodes (which were probably not planned as a double-shot finale) featured almost everything you could want from Empire, and then some.

March 19, 2015 | Full Review…

Man, this show is special.

March 19, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

I ultimately came away from the finale more worried about the show's future than buoyed by the energy of its present.

March 19, 2015 | Full Review…

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