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Empire: When the Gods Laugh

A sharecropper who objects to education uses abusive tactics to keep his son home from school. An embittered sharecropper uses his 19-year-old son as a pawn in bargaining for ownership of the land.

James Gregory plays the tyrannical head of a family of sharecroppers. Suddenly having decided not to allow his son (Roger Mobley) to attend school, his brutality to the boy is witnessed by Connie (Terry Moore) who immediately attempts to put him in his place.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x12
Production Number: 89102
Airdate: Tuesday December 18th, 1962

Director: Robert Gist


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Guest Stars
James GregoryJames Gregory
As Theron Haskell
Jenny MaxwellJenny Maxwell
As Collin Haskell
Roger MobleyRoger Mobley
As Kieran Haskell
Warning: Empire season 1 episode 12 guide may contain spoilers
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