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Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Empire'  

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This list features the best seasons of Empire, listed from best to worst with pictures of season posters. Fans may debate which season of Empire is the best, but each installment of the musical drama series features memorable episodes. Some Empire seasons focus on the talent at Empire Entertainment and other good seasons explore the relationship of Cookie and Lucious.

This list of Empire seasons has been voted on by fans from all over the world, helping to decide once and for all which collection of episodes starring Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, and Bryshere Y. Gray is the best. Season One found Cookie starting Lyon Dynasty and later seasons detailed new incarnations of the business.

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Empire - Season 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Empire'
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The second season of Empire premiered on September 23, 2015 and contains 18 episodes. This season still focuses on the personal and professional lives of the Lyon family.

This season contains several memorable episodes including: "The Devils Are Here," "Without a Country" and "Fires of Heaven."

Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

  • Cookie, Andre, Hakeem and Anika start Lyon Dynasty.
  • Lucious gets out on bail.
  • Jamal gets shot.
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Empire - Season 1 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Empire'
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The first season of Empire premiered on January 7, 2015, and contains 12 episodes. This season focuses on the Lyon Family and Empire Entertainment.

This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Who I Am," "Die But Once" and "Sins of the Father."

Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

  • A diagnosis changes Lucious's life.
  • Lucious fires Cookie.
  • A member of the family is arrested.

 

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Empire - Season 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Empire'
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The third season of Empire premiered on September 21, 2016, and contains 18 episodes. This season still focuses on Lyon family drama.

This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Light in Darkness," "Sin That Amends" and "Cupid Kills."

Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

  • Cookie declares war on Lucious.
  • Empire goes to Vegas.
  • A hit is placed on Lucious.
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Empire - Season 5 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Empire'
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The fifth season of Empire premiered on September 26, 2018, and contains 18 episodes. This season The Lyons are proving that they are stronger together.

This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Steal From the Thief," "Steal From the Thief" and "Pride."

Memorable moments from Season 5 include:

  • Jamal and Kai get married.
  • Andre fights for his life.
  • Lucious suffers a loss.
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