Alright, so FOX recently dished up the new, official plot summary spoilers and spoiler promo clip (below) for the upcoming 5th episode of this very intense 3rd season of their hit drama: "Empire." I just got the chance to read them over, and they are definitely keeping the madness going as a Shrine retaliation will definitely be in the works! Jamal makes another attempt to perform in front a crowd, while Cookie's latest probation meeting, takes a surprising turn, and more!

An interesting title for episode 5

To kick this session off, I will tell you that the producers decided to name this episode: "One Before Another." It certainly sounds like a very interesting title.

Look for some more truth

Anyways, lets go on ahead and get right into these new, juicy synopsis spoilers that FOX was very generous to offer up. First off, they started off the press release with the words: "The Truth Comes Out," in all caps. I found that to be quite interesting. Be ready to see some major truths revealed in this one.

Andre and Lucious are on the lookout for Shrine attack

Next, we learn that Andre and Lucious will, indeed, be on high alert, because they will apparently be waiting for Shrine to make his big revenge move after getting his butt royally whipped during their last encounter. I don't know about you guys, but I really enjoyed watching them beat the everliving crap out of him, because he definitely had it coming after all the people he's popped off on with no consequences.

I especially liked the way Andre still got in that one last kick even after Shrine, signed the contract. I was like , "Yeah! Beat his a@%!"

Jamal tries to perform in front of a crowd again

Anyways, sorry. I just had to get that out. Now onto the next spoiler. We're going to see Jamal, decide to go ahead and team up with Hakeem to try and pull off a very special performance that, if successful, will finally help Jamal get over his fears and the current problem he has, which will get him back to performing in front of a crowd again.

Cookie gets a shock

Then to cap off the spoilers for this episode, we're going to see a situation with Cookie's latest probation meeting, totally surprise her, especially since it's supposed to just be a routine meeting. So, yeah. That sounds very, very interesting. We're also going to see Taye Diggs, back in action as character: Angelo Dubois, who's making a play for Cookie, right now. Rapper ,Romeo, will also be back on the scene as Hakeem's rival, Gram, so that should lead to some intriguing scenes.

New spoiler clip delivers more details

Alright guys. That's all the spoiler dish that FOX would give up for this particular episode in their press release.

However, they did deliver a spoiler promo clip a couple weeks back. I've included it (below) if you haven't seen it yet. It's very intense and definitely features a couple more details about this episode.

For instance, Shrine is spotted getting Andre, seemingly all alone, so he can point a gun at him! Hakeem is seen, spending more time with his daughter. A major police raid, takes place. Cookie puts Hakeem in his place, again. Tariq is spotted back on the scene to give Lucious some more Hell, and more. Be sure to check it out, below.

Episode 5 is tentatively scheduled to air on November 2nd

Right now, episode 5 is tentatively scheduled to air next Wednesday night, November 2nd, 2016 at 8pm central time on FOX.

I say tentatively, because if the current 2016 MLB World Series goes to a game 7, we might have to wait until November 9th to see this episode. Hopefully, that won't be the case, but it is a possibility, so just make note of that, and stay tuned.

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