By Michael Slezak / November 4 2015, 6:57 PM PST
вЂњCowboy, simply Take Me AwayвЂќ is not just a winner because of the Dixie Chicks, it might additionally make an extremely good alternative name for Season 2, Episode 6 of Empire.
Except, this is simply not a whole tale about resting on a pillow of bluebonnets, in a blanket manufactured from stars. Nope, the topics with this story have actually longhorn bulls crudely tattooed between their neck вЂ” and their leader that is undercover Rodriguez’s Laz Delgado, has not simply infiltrated Lyon Dynasty documents, but in addition Cookie Lyon’s heart.
You understand whenever our woman fundamentally understands that Laz was usually the one behind Hakeem’s abduction and brutalization, she’ll make her typical methods look like butterfly kisses. Oh, and she is definitely, absolutely likely to call him вЂњbitch.вЂќ (the only real real question is what amount of 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, however the traumatized youngest Lyon takes their busted-up attention and badly damaged psyche straight to the doorway ofвЂ¦ Boo Boo Kitty! He kisses her like he is wanting to show his manhood, plus it actually leaves me personally wondering if he endured intimate attack during their captivity. (Am we overthinking right right here, or do you have got that unexpected, horrifying idea, too?) straight right Back at Lyon HQ, he blames Lucious and Cookie for just what took place to him, though if they are to be blamed for the popularity which is placed a target on their straight straight back, should not he additionally thank them for that popularity in as well as it self?
Hakeem spirals into a state that is almost hallucinatory he rehearses for a large performance along with his Latina woman team, but behind the scenes, Lucious is negotiating with Cookie to allow their son get back to the Empire label вЂ” although she actually is perhaps perhaps maybe not invited along for the trip. вЂњYou ain’t an employer, Lucious. You a busta,вЂќ she seethes вЂ” but silently concedes he is a busta with good wine, since she exits not merely together with her ex’s cup, but in addition their whole damn bottle. ( Note: Lucious could not also make an effort to concern the Lyon Matriarch’s employer status вЂ” maybe maybe perhaps not having an exit like this.)
At ex-cop Laz’s suggestion, Cookie sets up a gathering using the kidnappers, because of the possibility of employing them as safety information or at the least paying them down вЂ” and figures she can destroy two wild birds with one rock by bringing along Hakeem to reconstruct their self- confidence. All of it goes laterally whenever Hakeem brings a gun and threatens to shoot вЂ” but Cookie virtually 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 track that is new вЂњBoom Boom Boom BoomвЂќ вЂ” but their son quickly 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 mightn’t back have fought, either, and that their life had been worth a lot more than his road cred. Group hug? Well, let us phone it a note and huddle that it’s however going.
DESTINY’S PROBLEM CHILD
Yep, that is Cookie’s nickname for Mirage a Trois, as she helps them get ready for their breakout minute at ny Jam. In the big evening, however, Hakeem freezes up in the sight of Lucious’ taunting face when you look at the market, and it is Laura whom pulls him away from their haze having a next-level vocal sung right to their face. Later on, whenever Anika appears at Hakeem’s apartment, she discovers he is having a вЂњboss-level BGClive profile celebrationвЂќ вЂ” and she’s maybe perhaps not invited. Ouch!
JAMAL’S brand brand NEW BENEFACTOR | Meanwhile, Jamal’s focusing on a track called вЂњDelta John to Alpha OneвЂќ (aka the very best damn thing he’s delivered in most of period 2) and getting frustrated that the Staples Center rejected him for a trip date due to being вЂњtoo slim of a musician.вЂќ He understands it is rule for вЂњgayвЂќ and brings inside the dad’s old enemy Jameson Henthrop (William Fichtner) вЂ” a gay, David Geffen mogul type вЂ” to simply help turn their marketing fortunes around.
FRIDAIS JUST ANOTHER TERM FOR NOTHIN’ LEFT TO GET RID OF | Andre has an epiphany (apparently backed by difficult figures) that Empire’s Ghetto lifetime unit is a Christian label вЂ” bad news when it comes to performers he is about to drop, but very good news for Becky’s illicit love J. Poppa, whom warms to your concept such as a nun hearing Handel’s вЂњThe MessiahвЂќ at Christmas time. The main one musician Lucious claims positively is not cut is Frida Gathers вЂ” even though she concludes an awe-inspiring performance at Leviticus by throwing the face area of a heckler. Lucious tracks her down, informs her he pertains to her more than their own sons (ouch, dude!) and then offers her вЂњBoom Boom Boom Boom,вЂќ to which she adlibs with raw fury and a dose of humor. The lady is seriously good.
COOKIE COULD NEED HELP WITH HER MATCH.COM PROFILE | Cookie ends the hour by turning up at Laz’s home and lastly giving directly into their available flirtation. вЂњMake me personally forget precisely what occurred this week, Laz,вЂќ she sighs, dropping into his arms as вЂњBoom Boom Boom BoomвЂќ not too subtly plays over their makeout session. Nevertheless when guy will take off their 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 whilst the gang users whom kidnapped her son!
exactly just What do you consider this week’s kingdom? Did you suspect Laz had ulterior motives? Noise off below!