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The best thing on Empire this week was the reasoned take of Lucious (Terrence Howard) regarding the leaked images of Tiana (Serayah McNeil) and her girlfriend kissing. This caused a minor scandal as Tiana and Lucious's rapper son Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) has been publicly courting Tiana.

Said Lucious:

Let it get to you. Get into it. Let's look at it from a mathematical perspective: Your girlfriend has a girlfriend. Add that up. Two girlfriends. That's a mathematician's dream. It's trigonometry.

If you say so.

My colleague Caity Weaver pointed out to me that throughout this scene, Lucious was holding a palette, as he was interrupted while painting a lion on an extra's back. Lucious's tiny palette was the second best thing on Empire this week.

The third best thing on Empire this week was "Drip Drop."