About Your Privacy on this Site
Welcome! To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads. Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices.
You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA’s Consumer Choice page, the NAI's website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices. To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA’s AppChoices app here. You can find much more information about your privacy choices in our privacy policy. Even if you choose not to have your activity tracked by third parties for advertising services, you will still see non-personalized ads on our sites and applications. By clicking continue below and using our sites or applications, you agree that we and our third party advertisers can:
  • transfer your data to the United States or other countries; and
  • process and share your data so that we and third parties may serve you with personalized ads, subject to your choices as described above and in our privacy policy.
Entertainment Weekly


Lucious gets emotional on Jamal's wedding day in Empire clip: 'I'm ashamed of me'

Posted on

Show Details
TV Show

It’s wedding day on Empire and Lucious is getting sentimental!

In an exclusive clip from Wednesday’s episode, the Lyon patriarch is a no-show at his son wedding, with Jamal (Jussie Smollett) convinced that he scared Lucious (Terrence Howard) away by asking him to help walk him down the aisle.

“I’m angry,” he tells Cookie (Taraji P. Henson). “I’m not some little boy that he threw in the trash. I’m a grown man. And I’m pissed off; I’m mad and I’m disappointed at the fact that he’s not the man that I thought he was.”

And in that moment, Lucious storms in, and, thankfully, he’s got a good excuse for being late. But more importantly, he’s got a nice speech prepared for his son, whose sexuality he’s often grappled with.

“You thought I was ashamed of you,” says Lucious. “I’m ashamed of me. I still can’t make heads or tails of this stuff, but none of that matters. What matters is that you are my son.”

“Never Doubt I Love” is a big episode for multiple reasons. Not only does it feature a wedding between two gay black men (a story line that Smollett was extremely proud of), it also could be Smollett’s final episode, considering he won’t be in the final two installments of season 5 and his future on the show remains unclear.

Empire airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET.

Related content:

Lee Daniels and Danny Strong created this Fox drama about a kingpin of hip-hop (played by Terrence Howard) and his family, who fight him for control of the empire.
TV Show
run date
Complete Coverage