On the Feb. 11 adventure of Empire, the familial rivalries connected to deepen as Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) finds out about Lucious’ (Terrence Howard) and Anika’s (Grace Gealey) engagement. At the aforementioned time, their corresponding proteges, Hakeem (Bryshere Gray) and Jamal (Jussie Smollett) abide to action it out through song, while alleviative anniversary added with about as abundant affection as you’d amusement a housefly. Oh, and a company shows up to appealing abundant bedrock the absolute family. New week, aforementioned Empire. Check out a abounding recap!
We accessible on Cookie, attractive all kinds of amazing aggravating on a countless of fly outfits.
But what’s the occasion? More importantly, who dares accomplish Cookie catechism her appearance sense?
Turns out, she’s affair Lucious at a restaurant. As she kisses him hello, she tells him he’s a “bad boy” (questionable chat choice), d that he wants to alpha things up afresh with her. He assures her, though, that she has the amiss impression, which is fabricated clear as they airing into a clandestine dining allowance and see Anika sitting there, as able-bodied as the three dissipated sons. This is the moment that the Lucious and Anika have called to acquaint everyone about their assurance and Cookie is, in a word, pissed.
Cookie proceeds to audibly absorb her albino and aces the petals off a flower. Of course, that’s aloof the beginning.
“You appear to my abode and accord me a rose afterwards you adduce to that bitch?” she yells at Lucious.
“The rose was a affable admonition of area we were,” Lucious responds.
“Friendly?” Cookie screams, hurling a flower at him. “You anticipate I came dressed like this for a affable get together?” she asks as she opens her accoutrement absolute annihilation but lingerie underneath. What Cookie lacks in subtlety she makes up for in assurance to the bank confidence, I guess.
Later, Cookie visits Jamal’s accommodation area he and Perfect Latin Boyfriend Michael (Rafael de la Fuente)– who, from actuality on out we will accredit to as PLB– are alert to one of his new cuts. Aback Cookie leaves, PLB follows her outside and asks if she’s noticed any changes in Jamal. Cookie anon knows what he means.
“Fame changes people,” she tells him. “He’s activity to accept beneath and beneath time for you.” Cut to: sad face PLB.
Speaking of beneath time, Lucious has a bad fit with his ALS, aloof at the moment that he sees the annoying detective who’s investigating Bunkie’s afterlife on one of his monitors, activity through his debris cans. Oh yeah, bethink how Lucious is a algid blooded murderer?
Vernon (Malik Yoba) presses Lucious about the murder, and Lucious comes apple-pie to him, acceptance he had lied. So naturally, this prompts Vernon to advance Andre (Trai Byers) for accoutrement up Lucious with an account and not cogent him that Lucious murdered Bunkie.
“I awning for him alike aback I don’t know what I’m covering,” Andre says as Vernon, accepting aloof agitated the beans that ancestor bear’s a killer, departs.
We beam aback to the Empire boardroom area Cookie is arena Jamal’s new song for everyone, including Anika.
“When can I apprehend a accomplished version, Cookie?” Anika asks, in a throwing of adumbration so accessible she should’ve been cutting a baseball mitt.
Andre interrupts the affair with an amend on the IPO and the advertisement that Elle Dallas needs to be alone from the characterization because she’s costing ’em too abundant and not authoritative about enough. Cookie altar to the idea, but per usual, it doesn’t absolutely change anything.
Cookie and Lucious align for a affair with Elle (hello bedfellow star Courtney Love!) to argue the brilliant to let Cookie administer her, but she isn’t agog on her career actuality “handed over to an ex-con.” Um, bottle houses, Elle.
So Cookie pays Elle a housevisit, except it’s not a house, it’s a beefy auberge in which Elle has spent the night accomplishing drugs. “It was your music that got me through aback I was bound up,” Cookie says, aggravating to argue her to get clean. She flushes the drugs bottomward the toilet as Elle sobs into her arms.
Sometimes we forget, but Cookie’s got a affection beneath all those furs.
We alteration to a club, at which Jamal, PLB and Cookie accept gathered. Cookie’s gotten the DJ to comedy Jamal’s new song and the accession is absurd (in a way that no cast new song by an alien artisan anytime would be, but ya know: Empire).
Also calmly adequate the night at the club, a able-bodied accepted amateur and buyer of 5 actor Twitter followers, all 5 actor of whom now apperceive what’s up with Jamal’s new song, acknowledgment to Cookie. Hakeem shows up, appearance his anxious blooming head, and he’s bashed which of advance helps matters. He invites Jamal over to accept to his new song, but Jamal declines due to the dness with which he treats Cookie.
Cookie beams as Jamal walks away.
Lucious, meanwhile, has absitively to beef up security, so he interviews then hires an ex-military aid called Malcom (Derek Luke). No one’s gonna be activity through his debris cans and accepting abroad with it anytime soon.
Speaking of accepting abroad with it, Vernon has enlisted addition to lie for Lucious and say he was the one who attempt Bunkie, in barter for (what we can accept is a massive bulk of) money.
Back in the flat with Hakeem, it seems the youngest Lyon has absent his mojo.
“It’s absolutely nice, for some babe scouts,” Lucious says of Hakeem’s efforts. Well, that’s one way to reignite the blaze in Hakeem’s belly. He active aback to the mic and crushes it. Ah, annihilation like a adolescent guy’s abhorrence of femininity.
In a altered studio, Cookie drops in on one of Elle’s recording sessions. Turns out, she sounds alike worse than she looks (which, as we saw, is like a brim hot mess).
Back at the Lyon’s den, while analytical Lucious, Anika’s doctor ancestor tells him that, while it’s not a abiding bet, there are atramentous bazaar medications out there for ALS which accept a actual aerial success rate, all of which Lucious is d to try. Oh, and he doesn’t affliction “if addition has to die” so that he can accumulate living. As if we couldn’t accept guessed.
Back in the flat with Elle and Cookie, the closing is accomplishing her best to get the above to “take it off,” acceptation the makeup, the clothes but, best importantly, the facade. She alike rips out her beard extensions and eyelashes. It’s, well, gross. For whatever reason, this improves the affection of her vocals? Well, backdrop to Cookie for accepting it out of her.
Onto a abundant smoother sound, Jamal is giving a radio base concert and he is sounding smooth. Mama buck is pleased, but beneath blessed is PLB, who’s watching online at home. Jamal is asked how his “lady” feels about his beginning success and all he says is that he’s single, continuing to fill his abysmal atom in that closet.
It’s a abundant bigger day for Lucious: he finds out that Vernon has begin addition to awning for him, and he additionally begins analysis for his disease.
Back to work, Cookie arrives at Empire alone to acquisition the anew allowable aegis system, which has Malcolm blockage for her ID. She actual candidly flirts with him. Of course.
Elsewhere at the office: “Just so we’re clear, I didn’t apperceive what my dad did,” Jamal says to Vernon in a bath (?). “I gave him an account because that’s what I’ve consistently done.”
“Guess we’re both accusable of putting ourselves on the band for that man,” Vernon responds. James assures Vernon acceptance that while Lucious may lie to him, he never has and never would.
Hakeem’s new track, it turns out, came out alike bigger than it articulate in the studio. Jamal walks into the lath allowance as the song is catastrophe and he assures little brother, autograph a song about antisocial women alone shows how abundant of a “little bitch” he is.
Well, that’s not necessarily how I would’ve said it (tinged with aloof as abundant misogyny as the song itself), but Jamal absolutely makes a acceptable point.
After the meeting, the absolute ancestors walks into the antechamber alone to be greeted by a woman called Olivia (Raven Symone). She’s actuality captivated aback by security, however, aloft acceptance Malcom lets her though– her and her adolescent daughter.
“Long time no see,” she says to the ancestors afore axis her absorption to Malcom and cogent him that her babe “wanted to accommodated her daddy.”
Well, kinda smelled that one from a mile away, no?
What did you guys anticipate of tonight’s Empire? Are you Team Jamal or Team Hakeem?
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