By Michael Slezak / 4 2015, 6:57 PM PST november
вЂњCowboy, simply simply Take Me AwayвЂќ is not only a winner by the Dixie Chicks, it could additionally make an extremely good title that is alternate Season 2, Episode 6 of Empire.
Except, this is not a whole story about resting on a pillow of bluebonnets, in a blanket manufactured from stars. Nope, the topics of the story have actually longhorn bulls crudely tattooed between their neck вЂ” and their undercover leader, Adam Rodriguez’s Laz Delgado, has not simply infiltrated Lyon Dynasty documents, but in addition Cookie Lyon’s heart.
You understand whenever our woman ultimately understands that Laz was the main one behind Hakeem’s abduction and brutalization, she’ll make her usual methods look like butterfly kisses. Oh, and she actually is definitely, favorably likely to call him вЂњbitch.вЂќ (really the only 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 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 entranceway ofвЂ¦ Boo Boo Kitty! He kisses her like he is wanting to show their manhood, also it renders me personally wondering if he endured intimate assault during their captivity. (Am we overthinking right right here, or do you’ve got that unexpected, horrifying idea, too?) right 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’s placed a target on his back, should not he additionally thank them for the popularity in and of it self?
Hakeem spirals into a nearly hallucinatory state as he rehearses for a huge performance along with his Latina woman group, but behind the scenes, Lucious is negotiating with Cookie to allow his son return to the Empire label вЂ” although she actually is perhaps perhaps not invited along for the trip. вЂњYou ain’t a boss, 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 even make an effort to concern the Lyon Matriarch’s employer status вЂ” maybe maybe maybe not having an exit like this.)
At ex-cop Laz’s suggestion, Cookie creates a conference because of the kidnappers, utilizing the possibility of employing them as protection 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 rebuild their self- self- confidence. All of it goes laterally whenever Hakeem brings a weapon and threatens to shoot вЂ” but Cookie essentially stands you again! between him and his targets, pleading, вЂњI’d rather die than loseвЂќ
Lucious makes yet another 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 really is Jamal and Andre who rally Hakeem’s spirits, telling him they mightn’t have battled right back, either, and that their life ended up being well worth much more than his road cred. Group hug? Well, let us phone it a huddle and note that it is nonetheless moving.
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 the big apple Jam. From the big evening, however, Hakeem freezes up during the sight of Lucious’ taunting face when you look at the audience, and it’s really 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 вЂњboss-level celebrationвЂќ вЂ” and she’s perhaps maybe not invited. Ouch!
JAMAL’S NEW BENEFACTOR | Meanwhile, Jamal’s taking care of 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 musician.вЂќ He understands it is rule for вЂњgayвЂќ and brings inside the daddy’s old enemy Jameson Henthrop (William Fichtner) вЂ” a gay, David Geffen mogul type вЂ” to greatly help turn their marketing fortunes around.
FRIDAIS ONLY ANOTHER TERM FOR NOTHIN’ LEFT TO REDUCE | Andre has an epiphany (apparently backed by difficult figures) that Empire’s Ghetto lifetime unit is a Christian label вЂ” bad news for the musicians he is intending to drop, but very good news for Becky’s illicit love J. Poppa, whom warms into the concept just like a nun hearing Handel’s вЂњThe MessiahвЂќ at Christmas time. Usually the one artist Lucious claims positively can not be cut is Frida Gathers вЂ” even though she finishes an awe-inspiring performance at Leviticus by throwing the facial skin of a 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 COULD NEED ASSISTANCE WITH HER MATCH.COM PROFILE | Cookie ends the hour by showing up at Laz’s home and lastly giving directly into his open flirtation. вЂњMake me personally forget precisely what occurred this week, Laz,вЂќ she sighs, dropping into their hands as вЂњBoom Boom Boom BoomвЂќ not subtly plays over their makeout session. Nevertheless when guy will take off their hoodie, it is not an instance 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 people whom kidnapped her son!
exactly just What did you consider this week’s kingdom? Do you suspect Laz had ulterior motives? Noise down below!