'Empire' check-in recap: 'Out, Damn Spot'

February 12, 2015 3:11 AM

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I decided this week would be a good week to check in on FOX's "Empire," since it's the runaway juggernaut of the spring, single-handedly forcing TV networks to treat diversity as a potentially lucrative trend, at least until they program three or four "diverse" shows in the fall and they fail and network heads are like, "Well, it turns out viewers didn't really want diversity" and they go back to giving Eddie Cibrian the lead in things, as if Eddie Cibrian was ever actually even a trend, so much as a person with perfectly appealing dimples and better abs than I would ever possess even if I had a personal trainer and near infinite time in which to do crunches, watch "Peaky Blinders" and eat nothing but those little carrots, which confuse me since was it really so cumbersome to eat full-sized carrots?

Little did I realize that Wednesday's (February 11) episode, titled "Out, Damned Spot," would also work effectively as a season or series finale.

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