Cookie will try to start her own recording label after a failed attempt to take over Empire Entertainment on the premiere of “Empire.”
Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) will be joined by her crew of Anika (Grace Gealey) and her sons, Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) and Andre (Trai Byers).
In episode two of the Fox’s hit series’ season 2, Lucious (Terrence Howard) appears to be released from jail. The show’s trailer shows him talking to son Jamal (Jussie Smollett) as they try to keep their company.
Hakeem will also find new love this season.
“Empire” showrunner Ilene Chaiken told TVLine that Hakeem will have new love interest – a character named Laura – and she will appear in episode four.
“I don’t know that I meant to call her [Laura] a major character, but she’s a major talent. Certainly, she’s someone I wanted fans to be aware of because we’re excited about her music and her story — she plays an important relationship role as a love interest for Hakeem,” Chaiken explained.
Laura was teased in the official plot synopsis for episode two, titled “Without A Country,” which reads:
“Cookie and her cohorts 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.”
Meanwhile, V. Bozeman will also debut her new song, “Hourglass,” in episode two, the International Business Times reported. Bozeman was first seen in “Empire” season one pilot episode where she performed “What Is Love.”
Vevo will release “Hourglass” video on Sept. 30, while the single will go to radio on Oct. 5.
Don’t miss “Empire” season 2 episode two airs Wednesday on Fox at 9 p.m. ET.
“Empire” season two premiere last week scored 8.7/27 among 18-49 adults, and record breaking 20.8 million total viewers.