By Michael Slezak / November 4 2015, 6:57 PM PST
Except, this is simply not a whole tale about resting for a pillow of bluebonnets, in a blanket made from stars. Nope, the topics for this story have actually longhorn bulls crudely tattooed between their shoulder blades вЂ” and their undercover leader, Adam Rodriguez’s Laz Delgado, has not just infiltrated Lyon Dynasty documents, but additionally Cookie Lyon’s heart.
You realize when our woman ultimately understands that Laz was the main one behind Hakeem’s abduction and brutalization, she’ll make her techniques that are usual like butterfly kisses. Oh, and she is positively, favorably planning to call him вЂњbitch.вЂќ (the sole real question is just how many times she will drop the b-bomb on their lying, sorry ass.)
But until that delicious comeuppance comes, let us recap the action from вЂњA High Hope for a Low Heaven.вЂќ
HAKEEM’S BACKвЂ¦ OR IS HE? | Lucious and Cookie negotiate Hakeem’s release from his captors using $40,000 in cash, nevertheless the traumatized youngest Lyon takes his busted-up eye and badly damaged psyche straight to the entranceway ofвЂ¦ Boo Boo Kitty! He kisses her like he’s wanting to show their manhood, also it actually leaves me personally wondering if he endured intimate attack during their captivity. (Am we overthinking right right right here, or did you’ve got that sudden, horrifying idea, too?) straight Back at Lyon HQ, he blames Lucious and Cookie for just what occurred to him, though if they are to be blamed for the popularity that is placed a target on their straight straight back, should not he additionally thank them for the fame in as well as it self?
Hakeem spirals into a very nearly hallucinatory state as he rehearses for a large performance together with Latina woman group, but behind the scenes, Lucious is negotiating with Cookie to allow their son get back to the Empire label вЂ” although she actually is not invited along for the trip. вЂњYou ain’t an employer, Lucious. You a busta,since she exits not only with her ex’s glass, but also his whole damn bottleвЂќ she seethes вЂ” but silently concedes he’s a busta with good wine. ( Note: Lucious could not also attempt to concern the Lyon Matriarch’s employer status вЂ” perhaps maybe maybe not having an exit that way.)
At ex-cop Laz’s recommendation, Cookie creates a gathering utilizing the kidnappers, with all the possibility of employing them as safety information or at the least paying them down вЂ” and figures she can destroy two wild wild birds with one rock by bringing along Hakeem to reconstruct their confidence. It all goes laterally whenever Hakeem brings a weapon and threatens to shoot вЂ” but Cookie more or less appears you again! between him and his targets, pleading, вЂњI’d rather die than loseвЂќ
Lucious makes an additional play for Hakeem’s heart, providing him a hot brand new track called вЂњBoom Boom Boom BoomвЂќ вЂ” but their son immediately rejects it. вЂњWith you there is always strings вЂ” or ropes that choke,вЂќ he huffs. In the long run, it is Jamal and Andre who rally Hakeem’s spirits, telling him they’dn’t back have fought, either, and that their life had been well worth a lot more than his street cred. Group hug? Well, let us phone it a note and huddle that it is however going.
Yep, which is Cookie’s nickname for Mirage a Trois, as she helps them get ready for their breakout minute at the big apple Jam. Regarding the big evening, however, Hakeem freezes up in the sight of Lucious’ taunting face in the market, and it is Laura whom pulls him away from a next-level vocal to his haze sung right to their face. Later on, whenever Anika turns up at Hakeem’s apartment, she discovers he is having a celebration that isвЂњboss-level вЂ” and she is perhaps not invited. Ouch!
JAMAL’S brand brand brand NEW BENEFACTOR | Meanwhile, Jamal’s focusing on a track called вЂњDelta John to Alpha OneвЂќ (aka the most effective damn thing he is delivered in most of period 2) and getting frustrated that the Staples Center rejected him for a trip date because of being вЂњtoo slim of a artist.вЂќ He understands it really is rule for вЂњgayвЂќ and brings in his dad’s old enemy Jameson Henthrop (William Fichtner) вЂ” a gay, David Geffen mogul type вЂ” to simply help turn his marketing fortunes around.
FRIDAIS JUST ANOTHER TERM FOR NOTHIN’ LEFT TO REDUCE | Andre has an epiphany (apparently backed by difficult figures) that Empire’s Ghetto lifestyle unit must be a Christian label вЂ” bad news for the musicians he is about to drop, but great news for Becky’s illicit love J. Poppa, whom warms to your concept such as for instance a nun hearing Handel’s вЂњThe MessiahвЂќ at Christmas time. The main one musician Lucious claims definitely can’t be cut is Frida Gathers вЂ” despite the fact that she comes to an end an awe-inspiring performance at Leviticus by throwing the facial skin of the heckler. Lucious tracks her down, informs her he pertains to her more than his or her own sons (ouch, dude!) and then provides her вЂњBoom Boom Boom Boom,вЂќ to which she adlibs with raw fury and a dosage of humor. Your ex is really good.
COOKIE MAY NEED ASSISTANCE WITH HER MATCH.COM PROFILE | Cookie ends the hour by showing up at Laz’s household and lastly giving directly into their available flirtation. вЂњMake me personally forget precisely what occurred this week, Laz,вЂќ she sighs, dropping into their hands as вЂњBoom Boom Boom BoomвЂќ not too subtly plays over their makeout session. Nevertheless when guy will be taking off his hoodie, it is not an incident of sexy вЂњDamn!вЂќ it’s a lot more of an uh-oh/oh-no вЂњDamn!вЂќ He’s got exactly the same tattoo given that gang users whom kidnapped her son!
Exactly exactly just What did you consider this week’s Empire? Did you suspect Laz had motives that are ulterior? Noise down below!