Empire Recap: Boom, Boom, Boom. Do not Return To Their Place

Empire Recap: Boom, Boom, Boom. Do not Return To Their Place

By Michael Slezak / 4 2015, 6:57 PM PST november

“Cowboy, just simply Take Me Away” is not just a winner by the Dixie Chicks, it could also make an extremely good title that is alternate Season 2, Episode 6 of Empire.

Except, this is simply not a whole tale about resting for a pillow of bluebonnets, in a blanket manufactured from stars. Nope, the topics for this story have actually longhorn bulls crudely tattooed between their neck — and their undercover leader, Adam Rodriguez’s Laz Delgado, has not simply infiltrated Lyon Dynasty documents, but additionally Cookie Lyon’s heart.

You understand whenever our woman fundamentally figures out 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 actually is positively, absolutely likely to call him “bitch.” (the only real real question is what number 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 “A High Hope for a Low Heaven.”

HAKEEM’S BACK… 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 of… Boo Boo Kitty! He kisses her like he is wanting to show their manhood, also it will leave me wondering if he endured intimate attack during their captivity. (Am we overthinking right right right here, or do you have got that unexpected, horrifying idea, too?) right 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 back, should not he also 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 together with his Latina woman group, but behind the scenes, Lucious is negotiating with Cookie to allow their son return to the Empire label — although she is perhaps perhaps maybe not invited along for the ride. “You ain’t a employer, Lucious. You a busta,” she seethes — but quietly concedes he is a busta with good wine, since she exits not merely along with her ex’s cup, but in addition their entire damn container. ( Note: Lucious couldn’t try to question even the Lyon Matriarch’s boss status — maybe perhaps perhaps not having an exit like this.)

At ex-cop Laz’s recommendation, Cookie creates a gathering using the kidnappers, aided by the possibility of employing them as protection information or at the very least paying them down — and figures she can destroy two wild birds with one rock by bringing along Hakeem to reconstruct his self- confidence. All of it goes laterally whenever Hakeem brings a weapon and threatens to shoot — but Cookie essentially appears between him and their objectives, pleading, “I would instead die than lose you again!”

Lucious makes an additional play for Hakeem’s heart, providing him a hot track that is new “Boom Boom Boom Boom” — but their son promptly rejects it. “With you there is always strings — or ropes that choke,” he huffs. In the long run, it really is Jamal and Andre who rally Hakeem’s spirits, telling him they mightn’t back have fought, either, and therefore their life ended up being well worth more than his road cred. Group hug? Well, let us phone it a huddle and note that it is nonetheless going.


Yep, that is Cookie’s nickname for Mirage a Trois, them prepare for their breakout moment at Big Apple Jam as she helps. Regarding the big evening, though, Hakeem freezes up during the sight of Lucious’ taunting face in the audience, and it is Laura whom pulls him away from a next-level vocal to his haze sung straight to their face. Later, whenever Anika turns up at Hakeem’s apartment, she discovers he is having a “boss-level celebration” — and she’s perhaps perhaps maybe not invited. Ouch!

JAMAL’S brand NEW BENEFACTOR | Meanwhile, Jamal’s taking care of a track called “Delta John to Alpha One” (aka the very best damn thing he is delivered in every of period 2) and getting frustrated that the Staples Center rejected him for a trip date due to being “too slim of an artist.” He understands it really is code for “gay” and brings inside the dad’s old enemy Jameson Henthrop (William Fichtner) — a gay, David Geffen mogul type — to greatly help turn their marketing fortunes around.

FRIDAIS ONLY ANOTHER TERM FOR NOTHIN’ LEFT TO GET RID OF | Andre has an epiphany (apparently supported by difficult figures) that Empire’s Ghetto lifestyle unit must be a Christian label — bad news for the musicians he is likely to drop, but great news for Becky’s illicit love J. Poppa, who warms into the idea like a nun hearing Handel’s “The Messiah” at Christmas time. The only musician Lucious claims positively is not cut is Frida Gathers — even though she stops 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 provides her “Boom Boom Boom Boom,” 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 house last but not least giving directly into his available flirtation. “Make me personally forget precisely what took place this week, Laz,” she sighs, falling into their arms as “Boom Boom Boom Boom” not too subtly plays over their makeout session. However when guy will be taking off their hoodie, it is not an incident of sexy “Damn!” it’s a lot more of an uh-oh/oh-no “Damn!” He’s got equivalent tattoo due to the fact gang users whom kidnapped her son!

Just just What do you contemplate this week’s kingdom? Do you suspect Laz had ulterior motives? Noise down below!