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Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Empire'

Updated April 21, 2020 224 votes 58 voters 1.6k views6 items

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 5
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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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  • Empire - Season 6
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    The sixth and final season of Empire premiered on September 24, 2019 and contains 18 episodes. This season finds Lucious' plans coming to a head while his relationship with Cookie changes.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Got on My Knees to Pray," "Remember the Music" and "We Got Us."

    Memorable moments from Season 6 include:

    • Cookie has to deal with the aftermath of a shooting.
    • Lucious and Cookie clash about how the Empire movie should go.
    • Cookie returns to music.
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