“Empire” Season 2 Episode 2 aired on Fox Wednesday night (Sep 30).
Cookie and her cohorts (Hakeem, Andre and, regrettably, Boo Boo Kitty) decide to start their own small record label, but their opposing visions make for a bumpy start to the venture.
Meanwhile, Hakeem woos a hot Latina singer for the girl group he wants to form, Lucious hires a new lawyer and records an epic track from inside jail, and Jamal proves to be just as ruthless as his father when making business moves.
Music mogul Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) is the king of Hip Hop. An immensely talented artist, the CEO of Empire Entertainment and a former street thug, his reign has been unchallenged for years.
But, after battling what he believed to be a terminal disease, Lucious challenged his sons (Jussie Smollett as Jamal, Bryshere “Yazz” Gray as Hakeem and Trai Byers as Andre) to compete for his throne — a task made all the more complicated by the return of their mother and Lucious’ ex-wife, Cookie (Taraji P. Henson), who was released from prison.
Now, Cookie and Lucious’ roles have reversed, with Lucious being sent to prison after Season 1, and Season 2 picks up three months after that.
Knowing Lucious won’t be held much longer in prison, Cookie and her allies within the Lyon family make a desperate attempt to seize control of the company. But as the Lyons continue to battle each other, a bigger external threat emerges that could force them to unite.
Watch “Empire” Season 2 Episode 2 Below: