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Thanks for the clarification!

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I disagree. Lucious is many things. But being a moocher and lazy, allowing himself to being taken care of, isn't in his hypermanipulative, narcissistic character. To paraphrase, well, somebody, I think it will take everyone to pry Empire from Lucious' cold, dead hands before he'll EVER give up control voluntarily. He can say whatever he wants about not voting for Andre because he suspected that Andre & Vernon went behind his back. But, Andre realized at that moment that was the real Lucious Lyon in all his egotistical glory. Lucious will have to be unconscious or dead before he gives up control to anyone. It isn't because Andre lost his trust by marrying a white woman. Or because of corporate politics. Those are just excuses Lucious uses to lay the blame on other people. Like JR Ewing and Blake Carrington, Lucious likes to be in control because he likes POWER. And, he's going to stay in power for as long as he can, death sentence be damned.

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I was confused about where Andre was heading at the end of the episode. He shows up to hug Lola goodbye and is led away by Rhonda. I thought he was at the sanitarium, refusing to take his meds. What is he doing at Empire? The whole Lola resolution confused me and seemed contrived. Why would Lucious let any child of his leave, especially that adorable little girl? The boys have a baby sister now. Why is everyone fine with her just waltzing out of their lives to be raised in Florida? Considering Lucious has major control issues and doesn't want to die alone, you'd think he'd want to be a parent to that little girl for the short time he has left on earth.

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The Antony & Cleopatra line was hilarious. Are people catching all
the Shakespeare references that writers throw in? Jamal quotes a lot of
lines so quickly, they almost go under the radar. But, his, "Y'all
know that's a tragedy, right? Everyone ends up dying," might just be a
foreshadowing of Hakeem and Camilla's future. BTW, that's not just
Shakespearean fiction. Their tragic Romeo/Juliet style of
suicide-via-mistaken-death has been accepted as historic fact for
centuries

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Sounds like all the stuff you didn't like is what people do when they're in denial. Doesn't matter what they are actually saying. It's an excuse to distance themself from the reality. Making someone's race part of your comment is a tactic to deflect something away immediately. People do it because they know the reaction it will get.

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That's where this might be going. The Kree will probably decide that they can't allow Earth to create a generation of Inhumans bent on destruction. They feel responsible for all the mayhem that will ensue. So, KreePete will return with the Blue Man Group (hopefully Artie & Myka) & try to draft SHIELD agents into retrieving the crystals that cause the End of the World. Standing in their way will be HYDRA (who want to use the Inhumans, erroneously thinking they can control them), SWORD (who might be convinced to allow the Kree to take their dangerous crystals & leave), the Inhumans (we have a right to exist), and Stark Industries (anything Tony can't control needs to be stopped). This will bring in the Guardians of the Galaxy, who will do some weird sh*t in the second movie and usher in a temporary detente, as per their moniker.

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I've got it - KreePete!

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1) TV Fanatic needs to quit with the multiple Flash ads. I have high-speed internet, and it still slows everything down. Knock it off! 2) Agree about Vin-Tak. Once we saw Eddie McClintock, our family just squealed "PEEEETE!" I expected Myka to walk around a corner every time he was on screen. Nitpick: Vin-Tak letting Skye go didn't make sense, considering his society thinks she needs to be destroyed. And how did he lose his own memory if his Stick Thingy only works when he holds it? 3) Am also missing Ward. Where is our favorite Hot Evil Dude? I can see how Ward will be redeemed though, now that Skye is an Inhuman. He will be the one who protects Skye from both SHIELD and Hydra. 4) Great episode! So glad they followed up last week's with more information on the Inhumans and the various ways different cultures and people consider them. Note about Simmons though - with all the different mutations that happen, there is no way Simmons would ever be able to formulate any "cure." What is altered lies buried deep in the DNA, unknown to even current Kree. It sounds like they can't predict what Terragenesis will do to a person. If they don't know, Simmons wouldn't either; and she certainly wouldn't be able to formulate anything to counteract it.

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Yep, "Odin's" interest may be peaked. But, I suspect his interest in the Inhumans won't be a good one for Earth.

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When did Emma lose her "superpower" - her ability to tell when people are lying? If there hasn't been an episode where that happened, then are TPTB completely ignoring it for plot convenience? Characters were lying left, right, & all around Emma in this episode and she should have known it immediately. Poor writing when you have to just ignore an established character trait.