Empire (2015–…): Season 5, Episode 14 - Empire - full transcript

The Lyon family does everything in its power to support Andre; Cookie and Lucious hash out their wrongdoings; Maya comes to terms with where she stands with Blake and the others; The rest of Empire must make sure the tour stays afloat.

Previously on Empire...

We need to immediately
start you on chemo.

Andre has cancer.

(KNOCKING ON DOOR)

You think I'd miss your performance?

MAYA: I can tell you like her.
She's into you, too.

Are you drinking alone?

I hope not.

Treasure, what are you doing?

No, this is not okay.

You little dirty bitch!



(KNOCKING ON DOOR)

Andre never showed with my money.

He's not the talented one.

(SHOUTING)

(MAN LAUGHS)

Ah, you see Ben Simmons
pass up another jumper?

Man, I don't understand why he
just don't use his right hand.

- Right?
- (BOTH LAUGH)

- Give me a smoke?
- Yeah, yeah, yeah.

What's up, fellas?

- Y'all looking for a light?
- Damn. Lucious Lyon?

I mean, uh,
I'm sorry to bother you, sir,

but we heard the show was great.

- Thank you, brother.
- Yeah.



Make sure you tell all
your friends and your family

to check out the next
and upcoming dates,

because we doing this
for the fans, and it's for free.

And y'all stay safe
and trust the process, baby.

BELLHOP: All right.

KITCHEN WORKER: Thanks, man.
Appreciate it.

- To the Empire.
- Yeah. Did you see that?

That was crazy, man.

Yeah, man.

(LIGHTER CLICKING)

♪ ♪

♪ I'm so tired of playing ♪

♪ Playing with this bow and arrow... ♪

What you doing here?

Is that really what you
want to do right now?

♪ The other girls to play... ♪

Ask questions?

♪ For I've been a temptress ♪

♪ Too long... ♪

Took your ass long enough, man.

- Sorry, sorry.
- (SIGHS)

- You know the routine.
- Yes, sir.

Personal effects burned,
limbs scattered.

(GRUNTS)

LUCIOUS: We can't afford

any mistakes this time.

With Conway and AUSA all over my ass.

♪ Give me a reason ♪

♪ To be ♪

♪ A woman. ♪

(LINE RINGING)

Come on, Cook.

COOKIE (OVER PHONE):
It's Cook, you know what to do.

Damn.

(SIGHS)

WOMAN: Front desk, how
can I assist you?

This is Lucious Lyon. Did my wife

check into another room last night?

I'm sorry, sir, but we don't
have any record of that.

- JAMAL: Wow!
- "If Squeal Street

- Could Talk." See that...
- Disrespect.

Put some respect
on James Baldwin. Come on.

Straight people need to be
stopped, babe. Ain't that right?

Yeah, you must be stopped, too.

- Back up off me.
- Look... Okay,

but Hakeem's taking care
of the production meeting,

and you don't have to be
at your sound check for hours.

(PHONE RINGING)

(GROANS) Jamal...

(GRUNTS)

Yo, I put the "Do Not Disturb"
thing on.

This is your father, Mal.

♪ Girl, don't drown
in the drip, splash. ♪

Yes! That's what I'm talking about!

You see the difference?

CHOREOGRAPHER: Go ahead and
get water, ladies. Good job.

(PHONE RINGING)

(PANTING)

Dad, what's up?

Jamal's meeting you in the lobby.

I need you guys on a plane

and back in New York
at home immediately.

(SIGHS) Okay.

Lucious probably hid his
dirty-ass cash in these walls.

It's supposed to be
my community center.

What is with the mood?

I thought you and Luce would be
riding high off opening night.

I don't owe you or nobody else
any explanations, okay?

I'm grown.

Maybe not,
but that little unwashed face

and last night's clothes
owes to something.

So what, you've been out
all night, huh?

- Did a little horseback?
- Ooh, you... no, but I should hit you...

(PHONE RINGING)

(SIGHS)

I ain't got time...

What's that about?

(PHONE RINGING)

(SIGHS) It's Lucious.

What you want me to do?

He ain't got nothing to say
I want to hear.

Hey, Luce. Listen, right now is
not the... it's not a good time.

(COOKIE SIGHS)

Uh... Wait, Cook.

It's Andre.

Stage IV lymphoma never sounds good,

but, um, but thanks to Teri,
I'm on an aggressive cycle

of doxorubicin.

Anthracycline antibiotics can
have aggressive side effects,

but so far, my symptoms
are all within the range

- of what Dr. Swain expected.
- JAMAL: Dre, I'm sorry, uh,

you know, how are you feeling?

COOKIE: Well, he gonna
feel a whole lot better

now that we in the mix,
'cause, baby, we gonna get

the best doctors in the world,

and they gonna be
at your beck and call.

Ma, I already have a plan.

- It's all...
- LUCIOUS: No, no,

we about to turn this house

into the best treatment facility
that you've ever seen.

That way, me and your mama,
we can be with you

- every step of the way.
- COOKIE: Yes,

and I'm gonna rearrange my schedule.

And that Giselle,
she can finally step up

and-and earn that bogus title,
or whatever she is that...

- JAMAL: We ain't going nowhere.
- I'm not asking for that, though.

- You know what I'm saying?
- Jamal, you got the tour.

What are you talking about?

- Forget a tour, I don't know her.
- JAMAL: Yeah. Ain't no thinking

- about a damn tour right now, man.
- Stop!

(EXHALES)

See, this is exactly why
I didn't want to tell anybody

I was sick.

Empire's entire existence

depends on this tour, and the
tour depends on its headli...

Okay, baby. Baby, baby, please,
don't-don't make yourself upset.

We can talk about this calmly, man.

- COOKIE: Please.
- I need a break.

- Andre, please, come on...
- I need a break, Ma.

LUCIOUS: Andre.

- Andre.
- Dre?

No, hold on. Dre.

Now, do you mind telling me

where in the hell you were last night?

I searched everywhere for you.

JAMAL: Dre? Dre.

- Man, I'm so sorry.
- It's okay.

You know, what-what happened in there

with Lucious and Cookie, I...

I expected that.

It's gonna be a lot
for them to handle,

which is why I need you two

to step up and pick up the slack.

Empire's your birthright.

It's your moment.

Show me you're ready
to lead this tour.

Come here.

Come on, come on.

Come here, Hakeem.

Now, I love y'all.

You hear me?

Always.

I need you to believe

that I'm gonna be fine

so I can believe it, too.

Okay?

Okay?

(SIGHS) Okay.

Look, Cookie,
you got to just-just stop

- and listen to me, please.
- I can't. Dr. Swain's team

will be here any moment
to set up Andre's chemo.

- Okay?
- Look, no, no.

I need you to listen to me.

Nothing happened
between me and Treasure.

- I swear.
- So, then,

she must have tripped
and fallen on top of you.

- Wow, she really is talented.
- No, no. No, no, you...

She was confused about her gratitude,

and she tried something
and made a mistake,

but I stopped her.

I swear.

That sounds real nice.

Just like it sounded nice

when you said you were sleeping
with Giuliana for me.

Honey...

Your words aren't
enough anymore, Lucious.

No, look, I-I need you

to believe me right now. I really do.

That sounds like
a "you" problem, Lucious.

The only thing I have energy for

is to care for our firstborn.

Oh.

That's right.

He's not your firstborn.

NURSE: Blistering around
the IV site is common.

Is it bothering you?

No more than the vomiting.

We've been icing the area every
night to control the swelling.

Um, Doc,

I see you have Andre
on a CHOP regimen.

Why not a CVP?

SWAIN: CVP is an option

for follicular lymphoma,

but given Andre's advanced diagnosis,

the addition of doxorubicin
is essential.

Mm-hmm. Well, um,
what about immunotherapy?

Andre's antibody production
has been strong so far.

After this chemo round,

we'll assess his blood work
to see if he qualifies

for phase 2 of the trial,
and if he does,

we'll incorporate rituximab.

Rituxi...

Oh...

What if he doesn't qualify?

We'll explore every option.

TERI: Here we go.

(ANDRE BREATHES DEEPLY)

Why don't you go on over
to Empire, Pop?

Manage the initial tour reception.

Really.

You all right?

Oh, yeah, Pop. I'm good.

Yeah. Not a bad idea.

- Hey, Cook, you coming?
- No.

I'm right here where I need to be.

Juanita, um,

can you tell them
to bring the car around, please?

Right away, sir.

(COUGHING)

It's okay.

- Where the hell is my jacket?
- What?

- Look, I can't hear you.
- How can you hear anything

with little man coughing like that?

I haven't slept in days.

How am I supposed to bring it
at this open mic tonight?

Well, I'm sorry that our son is
such an inconvenience for you.

So do something about it.

What do you want me to do, Lucious?

We-we can't afford a doctor.

I can't take him anywhere.

Look, you know what I need?

I need your help. Not your lip.

- (ANDRE COUGHING)
- Every second I'm not working on my music,

I'm out on these streets hustling,

to keep a roof over your's
heads. That's me helping.

(DOOR SLAMS)

♪ I got a body like a weapon ♪

♪ It goes b-b-bang bang, bang ♪

♪ And every time that we're together ♪

♪ I drive you insane, insane ♪

- Do you hear that?
- ♪ Got me in ya hand, what'cha gonna do wit'it ♪

♪ Now I need a man
that can aim, let's get it ♪

♪ Get a little trigga happy, daddy ♪

♪ Get a little trigga happy, daddy ♪

♪ But I don't got time for love ♪

♪ Don't got time for love ♪

♪ Keep it movin', keep it movin' ♪

♪ Keep it movin', keep it movin' ♪

♪ But I don't got time for love ♪

♪ Don't got time for love ♪

♪ Keep it movin', keep it movin' ♪

- Dumbass.
- ♪ Keep it movin', keep it movin' ♪

The hell's wrong with you?

BLAKE: I had a rough night, man.

I'll be good,
I'll be good by showtime.

Go... go clean yourself up
or something, go ahead.

Go. Go.

- ♪ Keep it movin'... ♪
- PORSHA: Jamal. Jamal.

Did you see the reviews
for the VIP meet and greet?

Yeah, I'll, I'll get to it.

Also, the dancers are
complaining about their motels.

Porsha, do you really think
this is something

we need to be discussing right now?

Okay.

Porsha. Tell the hotels that

we'll-we'll stay at their
locations on the rest

of the trip if they give us
a discount.

Hey. You killing it. A'ight?
We got this.

TIANA: Thanks, guys.
You can take five.

Tia, it just needs to be louder
in the house. That's it.

- April?
- APRIL: What up, Tee?

Hey, so, the lights?

- Out of control. I can't see anything.
- Yo, Tia.

Thought you might need the boost.

Look. I don't do dairy
when I'm performing,

and I don't repeat mistakes.

Especially mistakes
that name their junk.

So, about this...

There you are.
I've been calling and texting

to get some more
of that mutual respect.

Andre's sick.

He has stage IV lymphoma.

What?

God, I'm-I'm so sorry, Jamal.

Are you... are you okay?
Do you need me to take you...

No, no, no, no.
I have to stay with the tour.

- It's all hands on deck right now.
- Oh. Okay.

- (PORSHA CLEARS THROAT)
- I'm coming, I'm coming.

Wait, hey, hey.
Hey, just take a deep breath.

I can't right now, all right?

Hey, just stay, stay here
with me for a minute.

It's like you said, it's...

it's the Lyon family drama.

Yeah, o-okay, well,
we'll just talk later.

No.

Kai, I loved seeing you
and being with you last night.

It's day one, though, and I
can't even find time for us,

and that just...

that just makes me feel horrible.

- Well...
- And there's...

That, on top of everything else,
would be unbearable.

So I just think that you
were right all along, that...

being a Lyon comes first.

I got to go.

Lucious?

Hey, they told me you here.
I thought you'd be with Andre.

Yeah, I know. I left Andre

in the hands of professionals.

I wish I could say that about Empire.

Excuse me?

We're three months away
from extinction,

and all I see here is handfuls of...

of mediocrity and complacency.

Generating ecstatic headlines
isn't complacency, okay?

The New York Post called us
a "Freenomenon."

Almost every single review
called Treasure the breakout.

Yeah, then we have a problem,
because we're dropping her.

- What?
- Let's just say

she behaved inappropriately
after the after-party,

and she's now a liability
to this company.

Whatever it is she did,

it never made it to the gossip blogs.

Lucious, she's not a liability.

She's an asset.

Okay. Then she shouldn't have
a problem finding another label.

- (GROANS)
- I want to get the entire team together...

I mean from promo to strategy...
and I want to sit down

and talk about the big picture here.

(WHISPERS): Okay.

We're done here.

(QUIETLY): Trust.

(TERI GROANS)

You always have to be on top of me.

- Can you blame me?
- (CHUCKLES)

Uh, Teri?

This is Dr. Seccia.
I had him flown in.

I hear there's some discrepancies

- over Andre's chemo regimen...
- No, there's...

no discrepancies.

Andre's actually already
gotten a second, a third

and a fourth opinion.

None of which
his mother was present for.

I'm here now. So...

Well, I've, uh, I've been here,

and it was, and it still is,
his best option.

Any deviation could jeopardize
his space in Dr. Swain's trial.

Shh, shh, shh. I appreciate
your concern, sweetheart,

but let's hear the doctor out.

He's a specialist.

At-at what?

I-I'm just a nurse?

Now, I-I-I'm sorry,

because I'm the nurse that Andre
trusted his diagnosis with.

Okay. But I'm gonna need you
to watch your tone, okay?

- That's my son.
- And that's my man,

- (COOKIE LAUGHS)
- whose side I've been at

for the past month,
who I fed through a straw,

- who came to me...
- Oh, that's cute, girl.

You fed him through a straw.
Thank you. Thank you so much.

- That doesn't negate everything I've done,
- Ma...

- okay?
- Ma. Ma.

We already have a treatment plan.

- But, baby, I...
- Mm-mm.

We're good.

(ANDRE SIGHS)

(QUIETLY): I'm sorry.

That's quite all right.

I'm fine.

♪ ♪

Push the sound check 15 minutes.
If he can't make it,

- then he gets not one today.
- Hey, yo, Blake's saying

Treasure got fired.

Is that real?

What'd she do, bro?

Giselle just said
"inappropriate behavior."

I guess we can't have fun.

Fun?

Yo, Keem, I swear, man,

sometimes I don't even understand you.

Our brother is literally hooked
up to a chemo drip, and you're

- talking about having fun.
- I'm just doing what he asked me to do.

That's keeping this tour going.

- What, so you reached out to him?
- Nah.

We ain't close like you two.

You know, when Andre was
in prison, he would...

hit me up every single week,

literally just to check up on you.

He loves you.

Try showing him some love, too.

Wait.

What? More excuses? What?

I got a better idea.

So the good reviews hurt us?

Is that even possible?

Demand for free perks and free tickets

is really high...
emphasis on "free," okay?

Nobody is buying the paid subscription

to XStream, and no one
is buying music, either.

Okay, then we need to do
more promotion

about these paid options
at the tour sites.

No.

I mean, what about
auto-enrollment incentives?

BECKY:
No, no, no, look, the last thing

anybody wants when
they're having a fun night out

is to be reminded of future bills.

- They're gonna hate us.
- GISELLE: Yeah, we're gonna

run through that hundred million

faster than Patel's three months.

Which we cannot afford to do, so...

What we can do is we can start
to canvas internationally,

because the data mining thing

wasn't that big of a scandal overseas.

That's what Andre suggested,

and I think we should do it.

(DISTORTED, WHISPERING VOICES)

♪ ♪

Yeah, yeah, keep it going, Philly!

We got a lot going on tonight.
Let me hear you make some noise!

(CHEERING, WHOOPING)

Man, there's some label reps here.

Bunkie heard one guy say
he came from New York City.

- You gotta crush it, Lu.
- Yo, Cookie here yet?

Nah. She's at home with little man.

Vernon, I swear that kid's got
some damn exorcist cough, man.

And now coming to the stage,

Philly's own... y'all
can say y'all knew him when...

Lucious... Lyon...!

(CHEERING)

EMCEE:
I like it, I like it, I like it!

- (ANDRE'S DISTORTED COUGHING)
- COOKIE: I'm sorry that our son

is such an inconvenience for you.

Lucious... they waitin'.

♪ ♪

Lucious, are you going to...

participate in this meeting
you demanded?

I need to be someplace.

COOKIE: I understand how valuable

your time is, Dr. Seccia.

But look, everybody's emotions
were just running high.

I-I know I can still
make this worth your while.

Please?

- (DOOR OPENS)
- Thank you.

Well, look at what
the UPS delivered me.

My own custom...

punchin' bag.

Look, Cookie, if...
if that's what you need,

I completely understand.

I didn't come here
to ask you for anything.

Listen, if I was in your position,

I would've dropped me, too.

Except for I would have done it

publicly, with a blowtorch.

Trying to give me some ideas?

Look...

Cookie, I wanted to come by today

and let you know that it
was completely my fault.

My... deadbeat manager convinced me

that my music wasn't enough
to get the attention

of the men that mattered.

He said that I had to convince them

I was worth their time
before they could take a listen.

Lucious was different.

He just wanted to help me.

You both did, and I ruined that.

And I am so sorry.

I'm sorry, Cookie.

I'll leave.

Hold on.

What you did was stupid...

and painful.

But most of all,
it was dangerous, girl.

You know how many people
would be happy

to take advantage of
a sweet little thing like you?

And not to mention

what I could have done
to your little ass.

I don't want you to leave Empire.

W-Wait, you're...
you're not gonna drop me?

You got some growing to do.

And clearly, you've
been through some things,

so we gonna get you
somebody to talk to.

And then you're gonna
get your little ass

back in the studio and you
gonna make me some hits.

Yes, ma'am. (CHUCKLES) Thank you.

- Thank you so much. I...
- Mm-hmm.

I promise, Cookie,

whatever it takes to get
your trust back, I got you.

Thank you. Thank you.

- Thank you.
- All right, all right.

- Go on over there.
- Okay.

Thank you.

(SIGHS)

(SIGHS)

What is going on in here?
What is she doing?

- My job.
- I wouldn't have to

if you didn't keep burning
grease into my pans.

Mm...

Cookie, what's wrong?
Is this about Andre?

Is he getting worse?

(SIGHS) Worse than stage IV cancer?

(LAUGHING): Are you serious?

No, this is not about Andre.

Once again, this is about Lucious.

It's about this morning?

Cookie, what happened?
Honey, are you in trouble?

I thought Lucious did something
so unforgivable,

that I... I tried to do the same.

So what you do? Go get yourself
another man, baby?

(CHUCKLES)

Mm, Cook.

I don't know what I was thinking.

(CHUCKLING): And the joke's on
me because, for the first time,

Lucious is innocent. (SIGHS)

I-I just wanted...

I was so quick to believe the worst,

you know, Carol?

I guess I wanted it to be true.

I need to go tell him

- and-and make him understand.
- Whoa, whoa, wait.

Wait a second. Are you trying
to stay in this marriage?

Of course.

All right, honey, well,
you have to listen to me

because someone like Lucious,

he don't understand
something like this.

- I got to tell him.
- No. No, no, no.

Cook, you cannot tell him nothing.

(SIGHS)

(COUGHING)

(COUGHING)

What happened to your open mic night?

I ditched it.

How's Dre doing?

(ANDRE COUGHING)

He's not getting better.

That's 'cause he's got the croup.

I called every clinic in town.

They said we got to get him outside.

What?

Pop?

You came back.

Damn right I came back.

It's not easy seeing my boys sick,

especially you.

Yeah, I wouldn't want to see me
like this either, Pop.

Did I ever tell you

about the first time that you
got really, really sick?

Me and your mama, we had just

started getting over, um,

the loss of our first child,

and you had this cough,
but we didn't know what it was,

so we're calling over
to all these emergency rooms,

and this one nurse,
she got on, she got on the phone

and she said,
"What you need to do here,

"you need to wrap the boy up,

take him outside so that you
could breathe in the cold air."

And, man, it was cold, it was cold.

So what's the point of this?
For all of us to get sick?

Did you have a different
suggestion that I didn't hear?

What, is cough syrup not
good enough for you?

- (COUGHS)
- We're out there for, like, an hour.

Your mama's freezing. She's crying.

Lucious, please.

LUCIOUS: And I'm praying,
and looking down at you.

It's gonna be okay, buddy.

I got you, okay?

You looked up at me, and it was

almost like you knew that
I needed you to get better.

I still need you...

to get better.

(EXHALES LOUDLY)

Hear me?

I don't want to be a burden, Pop.

How could you ever be a burden to me?

You're my son.

I would kill...

to defend you.

And it's not gonna be easy
seeing you sick,

but I don't care how bad it gets.

I will be your strength.

There is nothing

that you can say to me

that I will not understand.

There's no darkness I haven't felt.

There's no sacrilege I can't handle.

You understand me?

Say it.

I understand you, Pop.

And you'll beat this.

Yes, sir.

Yes, sir. (BREATH QUIVERING)

(SIGHS)

There you go.

Oh, Jamal, we got a couple
back-up generators on standby,

but they won't be here
for a couple hours.

All right, so they get here,

and we'll be on our way
to the next city?

That don't make no sense.

♪ ♪

Mm. Turning over a new leaf, huh?

You know, I'm just, uh,
picking up some new flavors

in case somebody wants another bite.

(LAUGHS) Okay.

- Clever.
- You should try it.

Hey, yo, yo, Carli, um,
you know what a rider is?

- Yeah.
- It means, like, the stuff

that I requested, like this
right here, this-this ham...

it's what I wanted,
so if you want some,

just put it on your own rider.

So bill me, Blakey.

Bill you? 20%. How about that?

- Here we go.
- MAYA: Can you believe this?

I mean, he's not even
gonna try to be chill

about Tiana in front of me?

- Yeah, yeah. Jamal?
- Give me one second, okay?

- Can I have Treasure's slot?
- What? Uh...

Hey, Jamal, listen, they can
have some gas generators here.

Hey, where were you
the other night with the...?

But how much do you care
about the fire code?

- Jamal?
- Jamal?

- Do you want to call her your bitch?
- Oh!

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)

Yo. Yo, Blakey,
why are you hollering at me?

- I'm not thirsty! I'm good.
- (INDISTINCT CHATTER)

What are you gonna do about it?

- Get out of my way!
- What are you gonna do about it?

- (MIC SQUEALING)
- Aah! What the hell?!

Everybody shut the hell up!

Second damn night.
This is what we about?

Y'all need to take your fighting

and your stupidity and put it aside.

'Cause the Trust Tour is about
more than that. It has to be.

Anyone of y'all
that ain't down with that,

please take your asses and roll on!

Our fans, your fans... they got stuff

going on in their lives that
we ain't never gonna know about.

But they got their asses
up out of bed this morning,

and they're coming
to see us tonight, so every time

that you go out on that stage...
every single time...

you be their hopes, you be their
dreams, you be their escape.

Now... can you handle that?

- (OVERLAPPING MURMURS)
- I said, can you handle that?

- ALL: Yes!
- (HAKEEM CLAPS) Come on, team.

Every single crew member,
come on, bring it in.

All hands on deck, on three.

For Andre.

One,

- two, three.
- ALL: Trust!

(APPLAUSE, CHEERING, WHOOPING)

(SIGHS)

(ELEVATOR BELL DINGS)

Cookie, I was surprised
you wanted to see me.

You know,
you went dark after you left.

Um, did anyone see you come in here?

Just security, but legal
has me here to sign paperwork

for the community center,
so, we're covered.

It has to stay that way, okay?

Look, Damon,

what happened,

you can't tell anybody.

♪ Give me a reason ♪

♪ To be ♪

♪ A woman ♪

(PANTING)

♪ I just want to be a woman ♪

♪ It's all I want to be ♪

♪ Is all woman... ♪

- Yeah. (LAUGHS)
- Okay.

♪ For this is the beginning ♪

♪ Of forever and ever... ♪

Wait. Wait.

- You want to take it slow?
- No, no, no. This ain't right.

- What?
- This is not right.

- I can't do this.
- Hey.

- Oh, come on.
- ♪ It's time to move over... ♪

You're sure?

- Hey.
- This isn't right.

This isn't right. I'm sorry.

You think that little of me?

Of course
what happened was just for us.

Okay, look. (CHUCKLES)

There is no "us," okay?
So stop saying that.

You wanted me, Cookie. Come on,
man. Ain't no shame in that.

Look, look, look,
none of that matters now.

My son Andre...

has stage IV lymphoma.

I'm sorry. I'm sorry to hear that.

- I know that pain.
- (SIGHS)

I feel like...
it's my fault, you know?

I feel like...

I was disloyal to my family and...

and now my son has to pay.

Let me stop you right there.

You're not that important.

Excuse me?

When my daughter was diagnosed
with cancer,

I thought the same thing.

(SIGHS HEAVILY)

I've done some bad things, Cookie.

My reckoning is inevitable.

But the idea that my daughter
would have to pay the price...

man, that was unbearable.

(EXHALES)

What do you do to stop...

feeling like this?

Watching her fight,

it made me realize
exactly how small I was.

And I didn't have the power
to control her illness.

And neither do you.

You hear me

when I tell you this, okay?

You are not important enough
to cause any of this.

What do I do?

You be there for your son.
Whatever he needs.

(EXHALING): Okay.

Thank you.

I'm here for you
if ever you need to talk.

Okay.

And...

you don't have to worry
about anything else from me.

(SIGHS)

♪ Now I need a man that can aim,
let's get it ♪

♪ Get a little trigga happy, daddy ♪

♪ Get a little
trigga happy, daddy... ♪

We're-we're fine, y'all.
It's cool. Thank you.

♪ Bless, oh ♪

♪ Bless, bless, oh... ♪

Y'all, I just need to get centered.

KAI: I think you've
made enough demands.

Look, you can't make any more

unilateral decisions
about our relationship.

- Relationship?
- Yes.

- We're back together.
- Jamal, you're on in two.

Just, uh, wait, uh...

Yeah. Please?

Look, I don't know
where my life is gonna be

in the next couple months,

and I don't even have control
over that.

Which is exactly why you need
someone who's rational

to keep you from making
crazy, rash decisions.

They're not im...

Look, I-I love you and
I appreciate what you're doing,

but it's just...

How would this even work?

Look, we're gonna figure this
whole thing out together, Jamal.

All right? And I-it's gonna be
challenging and-and dramatic

and, yeah, we're probably gonna
have a bunch of fights.

Then why would we do it?

Because, as soon
as I saw you again, I knew.

I'd rather have your mess
than someone else's easy.

♪ And every time that we're together ♪

- ♪ I make you say my name... ♪
- I got to...

I got to...

You're my home, Jamal.

Now, put this back on.

♪ ♪

ANNOUNCER: Philadelphia, are you ready

for Hakeem and Jamal Lyon?

(AUDIENCE CHEERING, APPLAUDING)

(CHEERING, WHISTLING)

- WOMAN: We love you!
- (CHEERING)

JAMAL: We love you so much.

Um, you know,

there's not just two Lyon brothers.

We have a big brother,

and his name is Andre Lyon.

There would be no Trust Tour

and there would be no Empire
without our brother.

So, Philadelphia, this is our home.

Please.

Please help us out
to let our brother know

just how very, very, very loved he is.

- (LOUD CHEERING)
- Here we are.

(CHEERING, WHOOPING)

♪ Some times in our lives ♪

♪ We all have pain ♪

♪ We all have sorrow ♪

♪ But if we are wise ♪

♪ We know that there's ♪

♪ Always tomorrow ♪

- ♪ Lean on me ♪
- ♪ Dre ♪

♪ When you're not strong ♪

♪ And I'll be your friend ♪

♪ I'll help you carry on ♪

- ♪ For it won't be long ♪
- ♪ Yeah ♪

- ♪ Till I'm gonna need ♪
- ♪ Uh-huh ♪

- ♪ Somebody to lean on ♪
- ♪ I got 'em ♪

- ♪ Just call on me, brother ♪
- ♪ Just call ♪

- ♪ Just call on me, brother ♪
- ♪ Just call ♪

- ♪ Just call on me, brother ♪
- ♪ Just call ♪

♪ When you need a hand ♪

♪ We all call on me, brother ♪

- ♪ Just call on me, brother ♪
- ♪ Just call ♪

- ♪ Just call on me, brother ♪
- ♪ Break it down ♪

- ♪ When you need a hand ♪
- ♪ Yeah ♪

♪ You know da vibes,
I'm by your side ♪

♪ They say it's war, I'm down
to ride dat Lyon pride ♪

♪ I got your back like you got
mine through the hardest time ♪

♪ I'm so amazed we in this maze
that God designed ♪

- ♪ It's all aligned, it's all divine ♪
- ♪ Hey ♪

♪ The joy and pain,
the sun a shine 100 times ♪

♪ Enjoy the rain ♪

♪ It's sort of strange,
but I feel blessed ♪

♪ When I should've been real
stressed, it was designed ♪

- ♪ To define the real test, it'll be fine ♪
- ♪ Oh, no ♪

♪ Just keep climbing,
the hill gets a little rough ♪

♪ At the top, but never buckle
or stop 'cause when you down ♪

♪ And you out, that's when
they mumble and plot ♪

♪ Ain't no comfort in growth ♪

♪ That's when they come
for your spot ♪

♪ Whether you love me or not,
I got to provide ♪

♪ For what's mine and honor
the system assisting ♪

♪ Those who desire my time ♪

♪ My soul, heart and my mind ♪

♪ My blood brother, my kind ♪

- ♪ Lean on me if you need me ♪
- ♪ Brother ♪

♪ Everything gon' be fine, yeah ♪

♪ Lean on me ♪

♪ When you're not strong ♪

♪ And I'll be your friend ♪

♪ I'll help you carry on ♪

- ♪ For it won't be long ♪
- ♪ Nah ♪

- ♪ Till I'm gonna need ♪ - ♪ Yeah ♪

♪ Somebody to lean on ♪

(AUDIENCE CHEERING)

♪ ♪

♪ Oh, this is for my brother ♪

♪ I love you like no other ♪

♪ Ooh... ♪

♪ No matter what
you're going through ♪

♪ Lean on me ♪

♪ I'll be there for you ♪

♪ Ooh... ♪

♪ I love you, Andre ♪

♪ Yeah ♪

♪ We all love you, brother ♪

♪ We're right here for you ♪

♪ Feel it ♪

♪ We love you. ♪

(AUDIENCE CHEERING WILDLY)

(PHONE RINGING IN DISTANCE)

Miss Cookie? Dr. Seccia's on the line.

Would you like for me
to conference him in

when Dr. Swain arrives
with the test results?

Uh, that-that won't be
necessary, Juanita.

Andre has everything
and everybody he needs.

(ANDRE COUGHING)

- (SIGHS)
- (COUGHING)

(TRAIN WHISTLE BLOWS IN DISTANCE)

I hear a train.

Ah. Ah.

You hear a train, baby?
You hear a train?

Oh, my God.

- That's my boy.
- (CHUCKLES)

Thank you.

For what?

I never thought I'd have all this.

I'll never let this go.

(SIGHS)

(DOORBELL RINGS)

Hey.

Baby.

I really don't give a damn what
that doctor has to say.

I'm not giving up on our boy.

And I'm not gonna give up on us,
either.

Do you understand me?

I know.

I believe you.

I'm so sorry, Lucious.

(SIGHS)

Dr. Swain.

- (COOKIE SIGHS)
- (SIGHS) Dr. Swain.

Thank you so much for coming.

Mr. Lyon, Mrs. Lyon.

Andre.

How are you feeling?

Uh, well, my nausea's held steady,

but the fatigue is slightly abating.

- The hair and nail loss is consistent...
- Andre.

Just be honest.

I feel terrible, Doc.

That's great news.

That means the chemo is working.

Oh! (CHUCKLES)

- (EXHALES)
- (GASPS)

- Your full blood count came back robust.
- (WHOOPS)

You've qualified to move onto
the next phase of the trial.

- (TERI WHOOPS)
- (SIGHS)

- Do you mean it?
- Yeah.

TERI: Yes. They mean it. (LAUGHS)

Thank you.

Yes. Mm. (LAUGHS)

(SIGHS)

(SIGHS)

Lucious?

Hmm?

Can we talk?

Baby, we can do anything
you want to do.

Well, you know that night, uh,
with you and Treasure.

Well, you know what I was thinking.

Yeah, but that's all in the past now.

And Andre's getting better,
and... we're good.

I got something I need to tell you.

What, baby?

What?

I love you.

I love you, too, baby.

I love you so much.

(SIGHS)

You were a very difficult one
to track down.

I cannot wait to see

how you're gonna make it up to me.

KINGSLEY: Why would I help you?

Associating with the FBI
destroyed my career.

Because I'm the best shot you've got

in taking down your father,
Lucious Lyon.

That is what you want, isn't it?