Empire Season 4 Episode 8 – ‘Cupid Painted Blind’

On episode 8, Cookie and Lucious take matters into their own hands as they watch Diana DuBois’ master scheme unfold. Meanwhile, Andre begins to spiral out of control, Jamal’s sobriety is put to the test, and Shine gives Hakeem advice on how to maintain a balance between his work and personal life.

  • QBee

    That was one ‘hellavah’ hallucination…so he had the best sex of his life with himself..by himself…I need to get on whatever he’s on!

  • Jettson Garner Ames Green

    Mrs. Claire Huxtable done put everybody in tb workshop. They done all glowed up!

  • Jettson Garner Ames Green

    That shit was crazy af. Nicely written and performed.

  • Butifulwun

    Itsprobably Tiana then lol

  • Actionroyale

    Finally an episode with a twist. It’s been predictable af or rushed before this one….I think besides this episode maybe the one with cookie and Angelo breaking up other than that this show has been pretty easy to figure out what’s next

  • Actionroyale

    I believe so but maybe they met once and then with his delusions he created a fantasy with her after that

  • Actionroyale

    She’d be a teen then lol

  • Jus post my damn comment

    He put all of Africa into whoopin that poor imaginary woman’s ass.

  • Jus post my damn comment

    yes he playing both roles

  • Mujer Bonita

    Damn … This is a nice twist👌. The character ‘Andre’ is playing his part so very well. Definitely didn’t expect that but it was excellent!!!

  • Natalie Brooks

    He Playn THE hell outta his part I love Andre

  • Porsha Simmons

    Mrs.Dubois done cross the line, Cookie handle your business

  • cocoamama79

    A lioness has the right and the objective to protect her pride and her territory by any means necessary. Even if it draws into war and casualties. COOKIE YOU BETTA GET MS, DUBOIS 😖😖😖😖😖

  • Andre has skills. I’m convinced; he’s looney tooney.

  • 2f7y

    Lol right like aaaaaanyway👀😂

  • India

    If she doesn’t exist how the hell thirsty saw her at the restaurant

  • India

    Lol

  • India

    😂😂😂

  • Tuxedo Mask

    Lucious losing his memory and leg, Andre becoming a full blown psycho, Keem’s daughter taken away from him and Jamal heartbroken. DuBois stopping at nothin to ruin the Lyons. That’s all Karma!

  • Tuxedo Mask

    The plot has gotten hella thicc

  • Tuxedo Mask

    Andre back on his Drake shit leaving 100 voice messages 🤦🏽‍♀️

  • Tuxedo Mask

    Andre: “I told him I couldn’t perform”
    Cookie: “you couldn’t perform what?”
    Andre: “SEXUALLY!”
    Cookie: “oh.”
    *cookie looks around awkwardly*

  • Tuxedo Mask

    Keem: “What are you Muslim or something?”
    😂😂😂
    Xzibit didn’t say he was married to all 3 lol

  • Tuxedo Mask

    Thank you Tiana for slapping sense into Keem! Hope it worked lol

  • Binedra

    This is one of my most favourite episodes. Andre killed it!!!

  • Sherry Thompson

    That episode was crazy to say the least but that Andre played that part omg my mind messed up now… Wow is all I can say…..

  • Chianya

    Wow that was an awesome episode didn’t even see it coming 😩

  • Nicole Thompson

    no..then Anika would be around 17.

  • Malia

    Lol! Good twist because for the life of me I cannot figure out her angle they made it look like she might be in part of the Dubois family with telling him that she did that but I think that was his own conscience of guilt that manifested her in the medication was an added Factor

  • cree

    Dis tew much

  • Ancient Wisdom

    Thank you beloved.

  • Prive

    She is Cookies cellmate that had the guards baby and had to sign her rights over.

  • Ancient Wisdom

    Thank you goddess I don’t know how I could forget HER name

  • 2f7y

    Lol riiight, I didn’t like her if she ever existed . But at the end they had me weak he was talking to himself the whole time like damn and when he was struggling 😭😭

  • _ Exclusive.Angel _

    This… was good.

  • Michelle Clark

    Poundcake is the woman who had the baby in jail, who previously attacked Cookie

  • Ancient Wisdom

    They should have suspected if he was changing doctors and Miss Du Bois is so well connected. I guess they were too busy putting out all the other fires that Miss DuBois was igniting. Once I saw that she had the bank loan officer on lockdown it was clear to me that she could attack them on any front.

  • Ancient Wisdom

    I was thinking the same thing that they were just trying to calm him down and they were going to make the body disappear

  • Ancient Wisdom

    Goddess, who is Poundcake? I’ve seen like 3 references to this person, is it the Forest Whitaker character?

  • Ancient Wisdom

    That’s how good this shit was! I was totally invested in the cop lady too until they revealed she didn’t actually exist. I was calling him stupid for killing her I was hollering at the screen talking about now you got another body hahaha

  • Deano Fergi

    Ok I got u 😂😂 it was even worse than her being a cop

  • Bridgette Lee

    I’m back in love with Empire… That scene was everything.. I know y’all know what scene I’m talking about.
    #OkayLeeWeSeeYou
    #More🤤🤤

  • Kim Wilson

    They All In Trouble Now!!! 😳😂😂

  • 🤔Hmm#?

    So much Suspense and fomenting delusions. A must see 📺 . The character of Andre 🧐👀🤔This episode ..was amazingly untouchable good. 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  • Jelisa Thomas

    It would be funny if anika was pound cake daughter. I was thinking about that too.

  • Inipow

    I thought that at first then I went back and rewatched.

  • Inipow

    He is a Yale university trained actor .

  • Inipow

    We should have our own discus awards!

  • Myrtis Michelle Brunson-Wells

    Pound Cake’s baby is baby boy’s baby momma.

  • Lamont

    They do it every time. Just when I’m about to let go of this show they come through and deliver! This was a good episode. And the actor that plays Andre; that’s a bad man right there! The acting in this show is really good, for the most part.

  • Gina Waters

    Exactly! I love it!!!

  • The Observer

    You see, Ms. Dubois colluded with Andre’s doctor to give him meds that would exacerbate his already fragile mental state so they can turn him into a full blown psycho….Well done! Excellent episode.

  • Tasticks

    What in the pang hell?! 😲🤭 Andre is a new kind of crazy! I was NOT expecting that.

  • Viera

    whaaaaaaaaaaa

  • 2f7y

    Ayy Andre plays his part VERY WELL 👌🏽👌🏽

  • 2f7y

    LOL NOPE😂😂😂 I wanted to write it in the last episode 🙄 but for some reason it didn’t let me post😩 so I wrote it on this one from the beginning but maaaan like I said 😂😂

  • Deano Fergi

    Looool I was looking hard to at the ‘ball’ under his shirt wondering 🤔if the brother is bloated cuz he never used to be like that

  • Deano Fergi

    Did u finish watching the episode when u wrote that comment?

  • 2f7y

    That cop playing his dumb ass that “fake incident” about that shooting is similar to the story that he’s not trying to tell to get him to tell so he can trust her. But I hope he’s smart enough not to tell her and that she’s playing games she still a cop at the end of th day

  • Prive

    You aint never lying. Yo that Thirsty is the stuff!

  • Prive

    He sure did!

  • Prive

    Why do ppl get offended when they speak on Bill Cosbys fuckery? I don’t get it?

  • Prive

    That last scene woooahhh didn’t see it coming. And poor pound cake. I’m here for this episode ya!

  • Prive

    Ohh not Tyrese. That shit cmtfu! Idk why but was too funny 2 me.

  • ImperfectlyPerfect

    OOWW MY GOD! I was SHOCKED!
    I mean SHOCKED! Never ever did I see that one coming!
    Wow…
    This was the best scene I have ever seen on Empire!
    Trye Byers or how you spell his name IS THE SHIT!
    He a very great actor! WHAAAT!
    I just thought the woman was maybe cousin of the uncle they killed.
    But No……WOW
    They just made him crazy now FOR REAL!
    This was some good shit
    I am VERY EXCITED about COOKIE’S NEXT MOVE!
    LUCIOUS BETTER STEP THE FUCK UP!

  • Diamond Green

    Wowww finally a good plot twist! Damn that’s crazy I’m on the edge of my seat yassssss!

  • Ancient Wisdom

    Stop pretending like you have the authority to tell me what to do

  • Fina Jalaya Rose

    Stop calling the man Pill Cosby

  • Fina Jalaya Rose

    I wanna know. Iol

  • Im me

    People go through breakups all the time. Yeah it’s hard but you don’t come after the WHOLE family for what the two of you going through.

  • Tia Shantel Jones

    Thats how a mother do when someone play with their ONLY son….Cookie shouldve known better playing with Taye Diggs feelings. Shouldve known his mother was coming for BLOOD

  • Mz DiDi

    So do I. We all need a THIRSTY in our lives. He is the TRUTH!!!

  • Mz DiDi

    Oh yes, exactly.

  • Jahsheda Elli

    Me tooo sigh

  • Deano Fergi

    Daaam Andre’s doctor must of had him on some serious meds, he out here tweeking maybe even worse than tyres

  • Thandazile Dlamini

    me tooo hhhee soo sad!!!

  • Thandazile Dlamini

    this was a sad episode, hopefully next week the Lions will take back power Luscious gets back and deal with this women the street way!!! so sick of them now

  • Ancient Wisdom

    Well I be damn Clair Huxtable after the pill Cosby Scandal she turned into Cruella Deville🐩

  • Deano Fergi

    Trai bryers or Andre on this episode acted the hell out of this role that last scene was some of the best acting I’ve scene in a while so much emotion. He really deserves and awards just on that scene alone

  • Deano Fergi

    Exzactly I’m going to watch the episode again was really good

  • Deano Fergi

    Spoiler alert! Lol for if u read some comments before u watch the episode like me.

    OMD! This episode was sick, just as I started loosing interest in empire n was not even going to watch this episode I’m so glad I waited out 1 more episode. The last 6minutes where crazy so it was all Andre’s haluncination. Only thing that doesn’t make sense is when he was at the bar and first met her why was people not looking at him crazy for talking to himself just like in the restaurant this episode

  • Inipow

    I know I love me some THIRSTY!

  • Inipow

    I know I’m so excited ! It’s like fire shut up in my bones HALLELOO!

  • Inipow

    Um hum Honey Child ! Lol I watched it , she was in a black dress when he first manifested her . I then watched the next few after to see why no one noticed him talking to himself . So the flowers ? He sent himself the crimson roses or did Anika/Ms Dubois?

  • Cieara Harris

    Wow! Wat a twist with the detective chick. I was just leaning towards the Dubois having something to do with it. It’s almost scary how they got him. My poor bae Dre, he’s already bipolar so they knew how to get him and Cookie knew he would be next cuz Hakeem and Jamal already had been targeted and so has Lucius. But I was panicking cuz I knew he was about to tell her about the bombing. I was talking to my phone out loud about to go crazy. And I knew Lucius was about to ask Thirsty to follow Dre. Wat would they do without dat Thirsty? Lol! But damn they got me good! Good episode

  • Capricia Woods

    Yes ma’am this episode was all the way live and lit. I’m so ready for the next episode.

  • Fina Jalaya Rose

    Me too lmao

  • KeKe05

    best episode I’ve seen so far I swear.

  • Malia

    I know is like sex you have to build up before the climax LOL

  • Malia

    I agree really good episode

  • Malia

    Me too i was kike Noooooo. When he told het??? His guilt and the meds lead him there i like the way this played out did not see that coming I was too busy trying to figure out the detectives angle

  • Malia

    Yes im living for this role shes playing reminds me of the role she played in Good Deeds as Tyler Perry’s mom

  • Malia

    Actor

  • Malia

    She use the doctor to get to him instead of a woman cold piece

  • Malia

    I know right best episode hes a Good acyor

  • Malia

    His guilt was eating at him, and the meds took him over edge, okay so now they know whats up its on

  • Malia

    Omg she was a figment of his imagination, that was the twist with her, wow this epjsode was good im going to watch it again, and Anika Trash Trick, warren told it all

  • Inipow

    Then he had Thirsty throw that info out to drag us in further. YASS Queen Daniels did his thing!!!!

  • Inipow

    I noticed the clothing thing also but chocked it up as her uniform. You know im going back to look at the episode when he first met her don’t you. Lol.

  • Inipow

    I know right ! As far as I’m concerned she just signed her ass over to Cookie. As badly as I want to please Black Jesus, this wench would make me have to return my baptismal certificate. Cookie gonna have to learn her some manners . Mrs Dubois gone head give your soul to Jesus cause ya ass is Cookies

  • Sali

    Yes he does

  • Sali

    This episode was the best one of the whole of empire. Honestly Andre god damn that was so heart breaking. I literally had tears in my eyes. And it so real. I work in s mdbtsl health hospital and this stuff really happens. They really touched on the subject of mental health accurately.

  • Inipow

    Don’t you just love looking at all this beautiful melanin talent. Range , composure, timing and presence. Real acting. There should be some nighttime awards here.

  • Inipow

    Indeed he did!

  • Inipow

    Gtgoh! That whole relationship was a figment of his imagination? Bravo Bitch Bravo You better write a scene Ms Daniels! Andre you definitely have proven that you are the actor you said you were. I remember when you were saying in FR FR in RL that you might leave the show because the role wasn’t challenging enough. Well got damn Lee done sunk your battleship this season! YASS I’m signed in for it !. I really thought pretty cop was a family member of that Uncle he and Rhonda killed , but Ms Daniels turned it on me and had me scratching my head and my ass at the same time . Bravo Queen Daniels!
    That you must be the plug because you a drug (whatever) remix was kinda lit . They have good chemistry together, the brotherhood is believable . Jakeem or should I say THE forever 21 bitch, I know Ms Daniels wrote this true to form mommy in jail , daddy busy building so he overcompensated with things , accelerated your exposure but didn’t teach humility, patience or critical thinking, but damned if he don’t make me want to fuck him up every episode. My hand itch every time this little mf bring his ass across the screen because I know he gonna do something slap the bitch out his ass worthy. So Anika been on every dick but Shine , Thirsty, Jamal and Cookies and I don’t know if y’all remember she don’t mind a cat snack so Cookie could have got it . She on Andre’s in real life lol Anika youse a real one ! Need to rename that bitch hot potatoe because she has been passed around dropped and passed around again. I hope Jamal and the Yougunfo Mandingo King of Wakunda looking delightful specimen of what Adam must haved looked like (got me eating apples just watching) get back together . I liked them together even though I knew of his deceit. This was a good episode and we approaching the finale , all I can say is clutch your pearls and get your diapers because it’s gonna be some shit !

  • Wow

  • Jahsheda Elli

    Ikr lol…my poor nerves😣😣

  • Unique12

    Lord I’m crying real tears. Poor Andre.That was hard to watch.

  • Mz DiDi

    The certainly had me fooled…this was good acting tonight.

  • Mz DiDi

    Yes she did…

  • Mz DiDi

    Ikr and I was hoping he answered when Cookie was calling, but hell it was all a figment of his imagination. I mean he had a “real” relationship with Pamela. This was a good episode, I mean really good. Girl they’re wearing me low…

  • Pebbles

    She got him…. ( psychotic episode)

  • Mz DiDi

    Yes honey she is such a great actress.

  • Mz DiDi

    Oh my goodness, Andre played this role TONIGHT! This is toooooo much guys…

  • Gina Waters

    Mr Byers is a superb actor. Wow. Glad this episode had some fire in it. Phylicia is unbelievable in this role. So……cold and calculating under it all.

  • Jahsheda Elli

    Lawdddd i was screaming no Andre stfu!!! Sighhh

  • Brandy Hills

    Damn, this was a good episode! Hate they waited so late in the season to bring the fire though!

  • Kymberly M. Chandler-Silver

    This episode tho🤩🔥🤩🔥🤩🔥🤩

  • Im me

    I didn’t know “Clair huxtable” could be do damn evil. She going waaay overboard. You don’t play with nobody mental health

  • QUEEN “Queen” PHAROAH

    Omg!! Goosebumps and Heartfelt tears!!

  • GETTOTHEPOINT

    The finale looks like I am going to get upset. Might not look it that. I know the Lyons have done theirs and so have 5th dubious but something got to give.

  • GETTOTHEPOINT

    When people have those psychotic episodes it’s nothing nice. I know what I am talking about. They will tell everything they done

  • GETTOTHEPOINT

    We should have pick it up about that pamela…every time she had on the same clothes. They program her in his head

  • Doris G

    Something is not right with Pamela, she is an undercover oh no she was a figment of his imagination. Those were some bad drugs Andre Psychiatrist gave him. Very good episode.

  • 9Ether

    Damn, that was good. Andre deserves an Emmy.

  • Harley Quinn

    Wow that’s scary and I feel for anyone who has to deal with a sickness like that my heart broke for a second