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'Empire' Season 2 fall finale recap: The empire falls

'Empire' Season 2 fall finale recap: The empire falls

This week’s episode was titled “Et tu, Brute” by co-creators Danny Strong and Lee Daniels, and it certainly pulls out all the dramatic flair of a Shakespearean tragedy for a sometimes graphic roller coaster ride on Season 2 fall finale of "Empire."

The main focus this week is on the big (made up) music awards show, the ASAs (American Sound Awards). This show is an annual who’s who of music, including how their albums and individual tracks ranked over the previous year. For obvious reasons, the family artists of Empire want to pick up as many nominations and awards as possible. Everyone loves a trophy!

Oh, and because it’s award’s...