Everybody knows the only way to gain the upper hand over your enemy is to record a sex tape. So Hakeem pulls a Ray J and lets Camilla help him with his mommy issues again. (I wonder if he told Laura about this scheme.)
As soon as he leaks the sex tape, Mimi drops her Empire stock faster than Keem dropped the mic in his rap battle with Freda. Business Andre scoops up the shares to get Empire back in the Lyons' claws -- using the trust he set up for the son he just lost. This triggers an outburst, but Jamal and Hakeem predicted this might happen and wrote their big bro a sweet song with religious undertones to comfort him.
And it wouldn't be Empire without a jaw-dropping final scene, so Lucious pulls a B 'n' E and catches Camilla staging Mimi's suicide. We only see Mimi's knees, though, because they didn't want to write Marisa Tomei another paycheck, I guess?
Lucious is as cruel to Camilla as Jamal was to him, and tells her to take the poison she dosed Mimi with so that it looks like a murder-suicide. "Rot in hell," he tells her as she downs the unspecified drugs.
It'd be a shame to lose the Whitemans, but all celebrity cameos must come to an end, I suppose. Then again, no doubt Empire isn't above pumping Camilla's stomach next week. Stay tuned!
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