Empire "True Love Never" Review - AVClub

AVClub: “Sins Of The Father,” the 10th episode of Empire’s gangbusters first season, proved somewhat polarizing when the fan reaction was all totaled. Of all the episodes since the pilot, I most enjoyed “Sins,” which confines the characters to Lucious Lyon’s mansion as the truth of Lola’s paternity is revealed to Jamal and the entire extended family. The tone of the episode is balanced, the characterization is consistent, the twists are rewarding, and the performances are competent, including that of guest star Naomi Campbell. But judging from the comments, quite a few people found it boring, and while I didn’t agree, I understood what they meant. The episode didn’t have the tent-show excess Empire became known for, and without the gaudy accessories, the underlying story was too plain.

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