That was WELL worth the wait, you guys!
Personally, I'd hyped up Empire Season 2 Episode 1 so much in my mind that anything other than a masterpiece was going to disappoint me. And while it wasn't without its flaws, I was absolutely compelled from start to finish.
Everyone worried about a sophomore slump can rest a little easier now, seeing as how this series is showing no signs of slowing down. In this season premiere we were gifted with Cookie in a cage, a killer new song to add to our Empire rotation and more guest stars than I could even keep up with!