Empire ended its rough second season with a major character’s death...or did it?

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At this year’s winter installment of the Television Critics Association press tour, I overheard a snatch of conversation between a few good-and-drunk “d-boy” types from Fox. I was breezing past, so I got none of the context, but what I did hear stuck with me: “We already have a telenovela, and it’s called Empire.”…