Empire (2015–…): Season 3, Episode 17 - Toil and Trouble, Part 1 - full transcript

When Cookie is banned from Leviticus Vegas, she pulls together a team of her own allies to seek revenge on Giuliana and steal her secret weapon. Meanwhile, Jamal is encouraged to put his ...

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I took the liberty of calling the FBI

ahead of time, and I
packed you something,

just to give you a fighting chance.

Casinos, you know.

They have live shows, but our
show itself... is the show.

You betrayed me one time too many.

Boy, you must be off your meds,

thinking you're gonna come
at your daddy like this.

I told you, I'm not doing
that deal with Lucious.

Lucious is not our biggest problem.

It's that bitch, Giuliana.

I thought I'd fly into town

and make sure Lucious and I
were still on the same page.

Inferno is

the Vegas deal, Cookie.

We can't seem to find your daughter.

- What?!
- I want my daughter, man!

All right, let them have it.

♪ How lucky can one guy be? ♪

♪ I kissed her and she kissed me ♪

♪ Like the fella once said ♪

♪ Ain't that a kick in the head? ♪

♪ The room was completely black ♪

♪ I hugged her and she hugged back ♪

♪ Like the sailor said, quote... ♪

Welcome to Laviticus, Las Vegas.

♪ Ain't that, that, that,
that, that, that, that ♪

♪ Goin' in, goin' in,
goin' in, goin' in ♪

♪ Like the fella once
said, said, said, said ♪

♪ Tell me quick, tell
me quick, tell me quick ♪

♪ Tell me quick, tell
me quick, tell me quick ♪

♪ Goin' in, goin' in, goin' in ♪

♪ She's tell me we'll
be wed ♪ We'll be wed ♪

♪ She's picked out a king size
bed ♪
♪ King size bed ♪

♪ I couldn't feel any
better or I'd be sick ♪

♪ Or I'd be sick, be sick ♪

♪ Tell me quick, tell me quick ♪

♪ Goin' in, goin' in... ♪

♪ Tell me quick ♪

♪ Goin' in, goin' in... ♪

I would love to make a toast to you guys.

To Charlotte.

- Oh.
- Without you, none of this would've been possible.

Giuliana and I are forever grateful.

- Ma'am.
- Oh, no, thank you.

No, it's okay. It's
a non-alcoholic cider.

Oh. That's perfect.

Well, I think it's time you people...

I mean, you hip-hop people

have a proper seat

at the table here in Vegas.

I just hope it continues to go smoothly.

Cheers. Cheers.

♪ Tell me quick... ♪

Have a look, sir.

♪ Goin' in, goin' in ♪

♪ Tell me quick, tell me quick ♪

♪ Goin' in, goin' in... ♪

Handle it.


Excuse me, everyone.

I have to attend to something
downstairs for a minute.

Are we done?

Okay, okay, okay.

That's it? Okay.

Let's see. Come on, give me some.

Lucky night.

Yes. I'm betting it all on black, baby.

- Don't matter what number.
- You always bet on black.

I told you not to do this.

What am I doing?

The gaming commissioner
is right upstairs,

and you're not gonna cost us our license.

Mm, our license?

As in yours and mines?

Or are you talking about that bitch

who's dragging you around
by your salty gonads?

Okay, get her out of here.

Don't touch me. I can walk.

Oh, wait, I'm not going
nowhere without my money.

Hey, free chips!


Get your hands off of me! Get off of me!

I will shut this place down!

That goes for you, too,
you irrelevant bitch!

You are canceled!

Get off of me!

Get off of me!

It's times like this

that the family needs to stay together.


And trust me, we are united on this one.

Yes, Hakeem,

and you know it's our top priority

that we find and bring Bella home.

That's the only thing that matters.

Yeah, stay strong, little brother.

That's Bella.

No, no, no, Hakeem.

She got my daughter.

- Hakeem. Get him.
- Keem.

- You took my daughter?!
- Hakeem, stop that.

- Hakeem, wait.
- Excuse me.

Stop, stop, stop!

- It's not her.
- I'm so sorry.

- I'm so sorry.
- Man, it's a little boy.

It's not Bella. Come on.

I'm so sorry.

I'm sorry.

It's okay.

I thought it was her, Ma.

I know, baby. Come here.

Look, take him upstairs
to my office, okay?


That's the third time he's done that.

Every time he sees a
baby, he thinks it's Bella.

Yeah, well, I know the right person

- that could help find Bella.
- Okay.

I'm-a track him down,

and then I'm-a let you
know when I find out.

I got to hit a meeting.

Uh, wait a minute.
Hakeem needs us right now.

Giuliana's waiting for me.

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Inferno is gonna be

the biggest live show
Las Vegas has ever seen.

We're gonna do for the Strip
what Hamilton did for Broadway.

It's gonna be hot.

You got to trust me on this, Charlotte.

Everybody thinks they're gonna
be the next Hamilton, Giuliana.

Look, I've heard this
pitch a million times.

Yeah, but what you haven't
heard is my new music.

No, thank you. I don't drink.

I respect that.

Can I get you some coffee?

No, I don't drink alcohol or coffee.

I'm Mormon.


Silly me. All this time,
I thought you was Mexican.

And I thought you were black,

but I have no idea whether

you're Muslim or
Christian or anything else,

because I don't make
assumptions on your religion

- based on race or ethnicity.
- Wait a minute.

I was just making a joke.

- I wasn't trying to...
- Oh. Sorry.

I have to have lunch
with my old pal Rudy.

Lucious, listen to me.

Make sure this Inferno doesn't
open up the gates of my town

to a bunch of hip-hop
hooligans from hell.


Thank you, Charlotte.

Thank you for coming.

A Mormon?

Yeah, I should've known that.

Okay? My bad. I'm sorry.

It's a little too late for "I'm sorry."

You could've cost us our gaming license.

Mormons run the gaming commission.

We can't afford to offend anyone.

Those the same ledgers from
your office safe in Vegas?

Why are you in my business?

Yes, they are. I take
them with me everywhere.

- They never leave my side.
- Because Mr. Lyon's business

is my business, that's why;
and it's just a question,

- so don't get your panties in a bunch.
- Thirsty.

So, this is what we're spending

to keep the thugs off the premises.

I'm sure that Charlotte is
expecting some sort of melee.

Lucious, he's just so sloppy.

That's just how he dresses, sweetie.


I don't trust him.

Thirst, you like that champagne?


Take it with you.

You're fired.

♪ We came out the darkness ♪

♪ Darkness, darkness ♪

♪ Been through every
problem, we solved it ♪

♪ We got to keep our hope alive ♪

♪ The greatest thing
that came to life ♪

♪ And if we keep it
true to us ♪ Us, us ♪

♪ We can take it much
higher, let's go levels up ♪

♪ Three birds of a feather
flock together, y'all ♪

♪ You see what we can be ♪

♪ Ah, yeah, ah, yeah, ah, oh ♪

♪ We can be different,
together we stand ♪

♪ We got the power
in all of our hands ♪

♪ They build the castle,
now we're here to defend it ♪

♪ Ah, yeah, ah, yeah, ah, yeah ♪

♪ Oh, tragedy's stayed ♪

♪ Trying to break us away... ♪

We need something more, honey.

These lights are boring me.

♪ We're all we got... ♪

Especially coming up right here.

♪ Oh... ♪

Yes! You got to keep your job.

Baby, that's right.

♪ But you know you don't
have to hesitate... ♪


Yes, get me the VIP list for
Jamal's album release party.

I need to add a few names.

♪ We got us, we got
us, we got us... ♪

Add a few names, dummy.

♪ - All I trust.
- All I trust ♪

♪ Through it all, through the rough,
dust to dust ♪
♪ Dust to dust ♪

♪ You got me, I got you, we got us. ♪

Yes, Jamal! That was amazing.

Y'all can chill for just a second, y'all.

- Thanks, Danny.
- Yeah. Thanks.

- Ma.
- Yes.

So, I tried to throw
in there the whole thing

about Keem and the baby;
it just, it didn't fit.

Baby, it was beautiful. Okay?

When Cookie Met Lucious is
gonna be a game changer for us.

All I got to do is set up
a meeting with Steve Cho...

No, Steve Cho is no
longer with our company.

Uh, since when?

Since I hired somebody else.

I want you to meet

Byron Moore.

He's the best PR cat in the business.

And he has some interesting insights

that he shared with me

- about the releasing of our...
- You know what?

- Just-just hit them, man.
- I think we should hold off

releasing When Cookie Met
Lucious for a few months.

- Are you joking?
- Wait a minute, what?

- Why the hell, why would we do that?
- Are you stupid?

- What the hell would...
- Inferno's...

Inferno's market awareness
is through the roof.

Two Empire releases at the same time

- will cannibalize attention from both.
- Man.

- Excuse me, Byron.
- No, man.

Shut your dumb ass up.

Dad, I agreed to do a song with
you, now you're pulling my album?

I'm not pulling your album;
your album's incredible.

But you only get one chance to
release it out into the world.

Why do it under all this competition?

You need your own space.

My own space.

Damn, Dad.

- Jamal!
- I'm-I'm serious, man.

He can't, he can't

pull your album without my...

- Jamal!
- Byron, please go.

Explain it to him the way you
explained it to me, please.

Look, I'm not trying to hurt him.

I'm actually trying
to help him right now.

And I got a bridge in Brooklyn.

Back off, Lucious.

Look, Mr. Moore is the best
PR cat in this business.

- He's worked with Giuliana on...
- Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah!

She recommended him?

Hell no.

Lucious, this company
belongs to me and...

No, it's our company.

It belongs to me and my family.

You keep that bitch out of my company.

See, it's reasons like that

that you're kicked
out of the damn casino.

Are you telling me I can't
come to our casino in Vegas?

It's Giuliana's casino and mine.

And you've been black-booked,

meaning you're prohibited.

You can't enter the premises
of Laviticus Las Vegas.

Hey, where you going? Wh-What happened?

Seems like my work here is done.

What, you want to take a free shot?


I didn't imagine his head
was that far up her ass.

But, look, I'm-I'm in shock.

I didn't see this coming.

Look, for the record,
I respect your gangsta.

You're a good mother.

I'll keep my eyes and ears
open for your granddaughter.

Uh, Thirsty.

Come to my house tonight.

- Huh?
- Yeah.

Having a little get-together.

Think you might like it.

Welcome to the resistance.

You are officially Team Cookie now.

- And this is the team?
- Mm-hmm.

Giuliana has Lucious pinky-tied.

We all know it.

He's cut off family members,

friends, people who've had his back,

all for Vegas, all for her.

And that's why this
team is going to end her.

Yeah, you mean "end" her, right?

'Cause that bitch is cold.

I seen her pull a trig...

Shut your mouth.

No, no, no. You seen her what?

You shut your mouth!

- Hey!
- Hey, hey, everybody...

- Hey!
- Come on!

Get your hands off me!

Everybody, be quiet!

Shut up!

Quit acting like a bunch of bitches!

Thank you, Porsha. Thank you.

Somebody with some sense.

Keep it together.

Now, listen, let me get one thing clear.

I don't want to do this.
I wish I didn't have to.

Giuliana is a cancer.

Not just to Lucious,
but to the entire Empire.

To the family!

And if we don't root that bitch out,

- we all die.
- I'm sorry, Cookie.

I can't do it. I can't
work with this fool.

- I'm out.
- Are you serious?

Oh, Drop, you, too?

Oh, so y'all just gonna
bitch up like that?

Say what you want.

Oh, you just gonna snatch up gifts?


Okay. All right, all right, all right.

So we got eight.

There's eight of us
if, Chicken and Marcel,

y'all still coming to Vegas with Hakeem?

I'm in. You?

Yeah, soldiers. We still got soldiers.

- Now we just got to get...
- No, Mom.

I'm just gonna stay
here and wait for Bella.

No, Hakeem, listen.

There is nothing more important
than getting Bella back.

- Nothing. Right, Jamal?
- Of course not.

But, I mean, I got an album
coming out in ten days.

I will be back in time
for the album release.

Look, this is not a side-hustle here!

If we don't end this bitch,
there will be nothing left

for you, for the album,
for Bella, none of us.

Can't you see that?

Oh, okay.

This is great.

- You know I love you, Ma.
- Yeah.


Great plan, Mom.

Well, that obviously
wasn't the right team.

Obviously not, Thirsty!

Hey, Cookie,

I can get the means to do whatever.

Who else can you trust?

I have some bad news.

I brought you in to explain

that your recording budget has been cut.

The recording budget?

- It's just that...
- Becky, why in the hell

has my hair and makeup budget been cut?

Take a number, sweetheart.
My budget got cut, too.

Um, your budget got cut
because Andre curved your ass.

Do I need to toss you off another stage?

- Oh, my God.
- Oh.

- You want to try again?
- I didn't come here to fight.

Can we please not do this?

I just don't... Hey! Hey!

Hey, ladies, ladies!

Please do not go all "Ten
Duel Commandments" in here.

Okay, everybody got their budget cut.

It's got nothing to do with Hakeem,

and it's got nothing to do

with Andre, all right?

Everything outside of Lucious' Vegas show

has been cut, including
me and my check, okay?

We're all cut.


What do you say we take
care of some business?

It's personal.

Why are you doing that?

No reason.

Did you put glass in here?

For Fatima's bastard.

Did you put glass...

He's not welcome in this house.

Mr. Cousins is here
for lunch with Mr. Lyon.

Miss Leah.

Look, um, lunch is gonna
be a little bit delayed.

We had a little trouble with the kitchen.

Why am I here, and how
the hell did you find me?

I mean, typically, a man in my position

can find just about anybody
that they're looking for,

if they're important enough to 'em.

I mean, that's always been my experience.

But I've searched high and low

to find this one person,
and I keep coming up empty.

As you may or may not know...

Child Protective Services
illegally entered my home

and took my grandchild

on trumped-up allegations
of child endangerment.

Now, apparently she's been
lost in this matrix of paperwork

that they call a system.

And I'm asking you to
use all of your expertise

as an FBI agent...

to find my grandchild.

I will give you whatever you want.

All right, the key to taking
Giuliana down is her ledgers,

which she keeps in a wall
safe inside her office.

There's only one way in and one way out.

And me and Cookie are both banned.

So we're going to

sneak inside a casino and crack a safe?

Look, I know it sounds
a little Hollywood,

but, uh, Cookie has faith in you,

and I believe in being prepared.

Now, we're not talking
about the whole casino;

we're just talking about the VIP room,

- where high rollers do their thing.
- Oh.

Now, there's a security
guard blocking that door.

Carol, you're gonna distract him by using

whatever means necessary.
You cool with that?

Oh, baby, I'm cool with
that. Me and my means...

are good to go.

Yes, honey.

Okay, now, Candace,

you and hubby will get
Giuliana out that door

by Kevin here posing as a high roller.

Blackjack is my middle name. Right, babe?

That's right, baby.


Now, behind this door, there's a hallway

that leads to the vault in one direction

and Giuliana's office in the other.

Now, the door can only be opened by using

a four-digit security code
that gets changed daily.

We get the number, and that
gets us to the safecracking.

Marvin, roll it in.



You got to think of this safe as

a piggy bank on steroids.

It's not that deep.

So who's gonna crack that?

Uh, I'm not a safecra... Look,
I'm not gonna crack a safe.

I'll do it. I used to boost
department stores a lot.

No, ma'am.

Can you back your ass up?

You have the chill disposition we need,

so you will crack the safe, Becky.

Only reason I'm doing this
is because of a helpless,

blameless little girl who
happens to be my blood.

Didn't do anything to
deserve getting caught up

in this ugliness you perpetuate.

This is Sam.

Sam, this is Lucious.

He needs your help with something.

Hello, Sam.

It's nice to meet you.

I'm told that, um...

you might have been contacted by somebody

to forge some documents.

Documents for...

...my granddaughter?

I've never seen that kid in my life.

And even if I had, I don't
dime on paying clients.

He don't dime on paying clients.

Okay, just take your time, all right?

Relax your shoulders, breathe through it.

- So, these are cameras?
- Yeah, just try one.

- Okay.
- Look there. She'll show you.

Don't listen for the
click. Feel the click.

Oh, shut up, shut up. I
almost got it. I got it.


I just... I don't know
about this, Cookie.

Maybe we should just call this off.

No, no, we are not calling this off.

I haven't seen my Kevin
this excited since...

Uh, I don't need to know
what gets Kevin excited, okay?


Honey, I got a blackjack.

Okay, Kevin, we get
it that you like black.

Becky, look at this.

It's just me and you, okay?

Focus. Be confident.

Put your hands on the
dial... and breathe.

Who hired you?

Look, I'm not a bad guy.

You know, some poor orphan kid

needs a shot at a decent life,

I get 'em out of the system,

so maybe they won't
become bottom-feeders.


Are you referring to
these innocent children

that's got no choice of where they are,

thrown in a system... you
calling them bottom-feeders?

People like me and my brother?

How do you feel about that, brother?

I don't like it one bit, brother.

How you feel about it?

It hurts my feelings.

That felt good.

Sorry it took so long
for us to come together.

I'm-a... go and get to a meeting.

Maybe you can get some more out of him.



I'm sorry it took us
this long to get here.

This is called "open
monitoring meditation."

So don't focus on the safe.

You focus on everything that exists.

Be aware of every sound.

Every sound.

Every thought. Every thought.

Every memory... let it flow through you.

Every memory's flowing through me.

You're not touching the
lock, you are the lock.

The lock is you.

You and the lock are one.

I am the lock.

I am the lock.

- I...
- Feel the click!

...am the lock.

I am the lock.

I am the...

All right, get up, bitches!

- Yes!
- We are going to Vegas!

Get up, bitches.

- Pack up your clothes.
- I am the lock! I am the lock!

♪ We can get low, oh, nah, nah, nah ♪

♪ We can get low, oh, nah, nah, nah ♪

♪ Let me be your
friend, baby, let me in ♪

♪ Tell you no lies,
oh, nah, nah, nah ♪

♪ We can get lost,
oh, nah, nah, nah ♪

♪ Take it all off,
oh, nah, nah, nah ♪

♪ Let me be your
friend, baby, let me in ♪

♪ Give it to me all,
oh, nah, nah, nah... ♪


Vegas, baby, yes!

This is my kind of town, guys.

Hey, listen, uh,

when we get done this
little gig we got to do,

I need for y'all to
take me out on the town.

Carol, shut your mouth.

We just met these fools in the lobby.

Hey, wait a minute.

Why y'all turning the music down?

It's me. You can do it from back here.

I'm kind of nervous.

Keep your faith in our plan.

Get it together before
we get with Cookie.


♪ I got the moves, I got the moves ♪

♪ I'm making moves ♪

♪ You gotta move ♪ You gotta move ♪

♪ She made that back move ♪

♪ She made the ... move ♪

♪ I make the city
move ♪ Like whoa ♪

♪ I made the city move ♪

♪ I got the moves ♪ I'm making ♪

♪ I got the moves ♪
I got the moves... ♪

Welcome to Laviticus, Las Vegas.

♪ You gotta ♪
♪ She
made that back move ♪

♪ She made the ... move

♪ I make the city move ♪ I do ♪

♪ I made the city move ♪ I do ♪

- ♪ Give me the ball and I will have to pass it ♪
- Yes!

♪ I ain't passing out
till I'm asthma attacking ♪

♪ I take a plan, then
I back to back it ♪

♪ Hit after hit, check
the batting average ♪

♪ I take the work,
flip it, acrobatic ♪

♪ Got a little time
and a lot of talent ♪

♪ Do a little talking
and a lot of action ♪

♪ Seen the competition,
hmm, not a challenge ♪

♪ I lean, I move, I walk
through in this ... ♪

♪ Packed out but I
can count on my hands ♪

♪ Who I'm-a talk to in this ... ♪

♪ Girls from law school in this ... ♪

Yeah, they paralegals

♪ Barely 21, that's very legal ♪

♪ But they doing ... that's
probably barely legal... ♪

Welcome to Laviticus Las Vegas.

Damn, you look hot, Chicken.

♪ From here on out,
it'll be consecutive... ♪

Lucious and Giuliana?

Upstairs in the club having dinner

with the Mormon boss lady.

♪ For a minute, me, I make the
... that last for infinity ♪

♪ Hop in the booth, man,
that ... like a gym to me ♪

♪ Don't test the
agility, hit your ... ♪

♪ From like way, oh, ways away... ♪

You know you can still let
me open the safe, right?

Shut your stupid ass up
before you blow your cover.

♪ I got the moves ♪ I'm making ♪

♪ I got the moves
♪ I got the moves ♪

♪ I'm making moves ♪
♪ I'm making moves ♪

♪ You gotta move ♪ You gotta ♪

♪ She make that back move ♪

♪ She made the ... move ♪

♪ I make the city move ♪ I do ♪

♪ I made the city move ♪ I do... ♪

Lady luck is with me tonight!

- Bring it on.
- Honey, are you still going at it?

- We got to go.
- Oh, my dear, I'm ahead.

If you want some of this behind,

you better scale up.

♪ Any of the above, now
you harder to find. ♪

A first-class casino
would've comped us a room

and had these winnings
secure in a safe by now.

- You know, just saying.

Sir, madam.

If you would like, we
could put your winnings

- in one of our vaults.
- Oh.

Get off of me! I will
shut this place down!

Get your hands off of me! My name is...!

Seems a little hectic here tonight.

If you don't mind,

I'd like to take a
tour of the vault first.

One moment, sir.

You are canceled! Get off of me!

Get off of me!

Get off of me.

Okay, all right, okay!
Keep your hands to yourself!

High-roller on table four
would like a tour of the vaults.

Meet me at the east security door,

and make sure Cookie
is out of this building.

Yes, ma'am.

I will end your career, bitch!

Get off of me. I can walk.

♪ Oh, oh, oh, oh

♪ Hey, hey, hey, hey... ♪

Lucious. Is everything okay?

Everything's absolutely fine.

Look, I know you've got
concerns about Inferno's crowd,

but I assure you, you'll be
able to bring your husband

and your kids to this place.

My father is a man of
his word, Ms. Frost.

I can assure you.

It's Mrs. Frost.

Oh. I'm Andre Lyon.

We haven't properly met,

but I've heard wonderful
things about you.

I'm quite surprised that you're here.

You know I just had
your mother thrown out.

Are you next?

Actually, I came by to warn you.

Unfortunately, I was too late.

So, I'm Empire's CFO.

If I can be of service to you in any way,

please do not hesitate, let me know.

Thank you. Andre?

- That's right.
- Andre.

Very kind of you.

Did you see that bitch
smirking down at me?

I should've threw my
heel right at her neck.

- I did good, though, didn't I?
- Yeah.

Gave a little, little
Kill Bill meets Casino,

with the ass of Foxy
Brown left up on there.

Uh, don't be looking at my ass.

No, I'm just...

Okay, look, they're headed
to the security door.

Your winnings are
totally secure, Mr. Mason.

All of our security are ex-military.


That's nice to know.

Oh. How grotesque.

Just sit your little debutante ass down

right here, please. Thank you.

Whatever. Which screen is which?

All right, this is Carol, that's Becky,

and there goes your
little hubby right there.

We like to take extra special care

of our high-rollers, like yourself.

How can I speak to him? Grab the mic.

Ooh, I can see that.

Eyes up, Kevin.

Mama's watching.

She too old to be showing
that much cleavage.

- I
- got to beg to differ.

- Those are nice.
- Yeah, you would.

You like them big and fake, don't you?

The vault itself
is state-of-the-art.

Well, as long as it's secure.

Do I look like the type
of girl you can't trust?

All right, listen up, y'all.

six, six,

four, nine.

Becky, you got that?

Six, six, four, nine.

I'm on it.

Right this way.

Give them time to get to the vault.

All right, Carol, it's
your turn. Strangé time.

That's the guy. He's your target.

Go do your thing.

Hey, baby.

You know, a girl really feels safe

with a big strapping
brother like yourself

keeping an eye on things.

Damn, my sister is a ho.

- Mm. Thank God.
- If you're soliciting,

I will call the police. Move along.

Honey, I'm not a working girl.

But you know I can work it, right?

You don't want to come
get a drink with me?

Ma'am, move away from the door.

Uh... wait a minute.

You ain't got to call me "ma'am."

I'm probably younger than your big ass.

- He's not going for it.
- I know.

This is your final warning.

Step aside.

Ain't that a bitch.

All right, you know what, y'all?

I'm about to go to the bar

while y'all figure this out, okay?

Hell no!

Okay, let me think, let
me think for a minute.

Hurry up. My man can't be
entertaining Giuliana all night.

Oh, we're screwed.

How am I supposed to get past
him? He's not gonna budge.

Hold on, I think this
freak is into Becky.

- What?
- Oh.

Hey, Becky, I think
this dude is into you.

G-Go get your flirt on.

I am not trained for that.

Look, I can tell by the way he
stands, he's in the military.

All right? So just talk to
him about military stuff.

And shake your ass, see if
we can get him to "Oohrah."

All right, so, while
she's shaking her ass

and getting him to "Oohrah,"

who's gonna crack the safe, stupid?

- Carol.
- Carol?!

What?! Me?

- What we got. It's what we got!
- Her?!

Ooh, Negro, I know that's not your plan.


To get the flightiest,
flakiest one on the yard

- to crack the damn safe?
- Really?

Look, I could've got my team together,

but you're the one that wanted to have

this little sisterhood
of the traveling attitude

on the road, so let's
just deal with what we got!

You know, cut it out with the $10
jokes, looking like a sherbet pop.

Sit down!

Can we just deal with what we got?

- You know, Sit. Sit!
- Could you just speak English?

This is exactly why I went Asian.

Let me guess. Navy?



Coast Guard?



That's right. Army Ranger.

Oh, you're a paratrooper.


All right, go, go, go,
now. Six, six, four, nine.

- Nice to meet you.
- Pleasure.

Oh, my God, you're so much taller

when you get close to me like that.

- How have you been all night?
- I'm good.

Oh, you guys, I cannot do this.

Carol, you can and you will.

Just get in there and do it!

I'll be out of here soon.

Oh, soon? How soon?

I'm almost done, too.


- Yeah.
- What time?

All right, you're in.

Whenever you're off, I'm off.

Oh, my God.

I'm so bad.

Okay, walk into the room on your left.

That should be Giuliana's office.

Look for the painting behind the desk.

Good. There you go.

The safe should be behind the painting.

Come on, Carol honey, we
don't have a lot of time.

You can do it.


All right, you guys,

listen, I can't do this; my
hands are shaking too much.

- Oh.
- Okay, all right.

Carol, yes you can and yes you will.

I will come in and beat...

Carol? Carol, you got this.

Trying to act like you
a damsel in distress

when I know you got nerves of steel.

I'm telling you, I don't trust me.

Oh, my God.

Okay. All right.

Okay, okay, okay.

All right. I got it.


You got this, girl.

Look, I know I give you flak a lot.

But you made of steel, girl.

You got this.

Okay, Thirsty,

but you gonna have to Mr.
Miyagi my ass through this.

Okay, okay, we got you now.


All you got to do is breathe.

Carol? Carol, are you there?

- Still nothing?
- Nothing.

And nobody saw her.

- Carol.
- Oh, my God.

We lost video feed.

I thought something happened to you.

What happened?

We were scared you got caught.



Is that what we need?

Yeah, the gaming commissioner
gets one look at these,

it's multiple indictments for sure.

Yes, ding dong,

the bitch is dead!

- Yes, baby!
- I knew you could do it.

Told you, I did it! Yeah, y'all.

You know I'm a safecracker, right?

I'm a safecracker, right?

We know you like crack, but
we ain't gonna get into it.

Hey, Cookie!

Fraudulent reporting, money laundering,

consorting with criminals?

This is really bad.

You have seven kids?


I mean...

They must be proud of their mother.

Well, I hope they're proud of me someday.

Right now, they hate how hard I work

and wonder why I can't
be with them at home.

Yeah, I understand that.

Mine are grown, but they
will always need their mama.



Frankly, I'm a bit disturbed
to see that you've left him

at a time of need.

You see, our youngest is going through

a bit of a rough time right now.

Fortunately, I've been
able to handle a few things

while his mother has been here

in Vegas, running around like a banshee.

Your last little stunt cost
us a half a million dollars.

But it's worth it if it means I can

get my gaming license.

So what are we calling this one?

"Charitable donation"?

I don't care what you call it.

But after reading these,
the price might go up.

I didn't know Mormons took payoffs.

Wow. You people really
are prone to stereotypes.

- Come on.
- Now, if you'll excuse me,

I have a lot of work to do.

"You people."

It's okay, come on. Please.

Cookie, let's go.

Come on, you're gonna cost us

some more money.

Wow. You have an interesting family.

"Interesting" isn't the
word I would've chosen.

Well, then.

I guess you're gonna have
to help me find better words.

I'll get to work on that.

You talked to your father, right?

He said he expecting to know
where she is today or tomorrow.

Yeah, I trust him on that.

It's the one thing I do trust him on.

You can trust him, too.

Who I shouldn't have trusted

is that... shady-ass Mormon.

It's my own damn fault.

So, what, she a Mormon, you
expect her not to be shady?

Ma, you just gonna have to dust
yourself off and get back to work.

That's exactly what I'm gonna do.

Now, sit down, so you
can listen to my plan.

- Wait.
- No, no, no.

I got to tell you...
Sit down, boy, listen.

Now, y'all remember
old Byron What's-His-Ass

said we would never be able to
go head-to-head with Inferno.

Well, I want to take them all by surprise

and get out there tonight.

Tonight. Mom...

Look, Coocious, the
promo, still getting, like,

10,000 new streams a day.

Hmm. When Lucious wakes
up tomorrow morning,

I want the press to be all about

how Inferno can't top
When Cookie Met Lucious.

And I want y'all to get
out on that stage, together,

and do a-a APB shout-out.

So people can look for Bella.

In front of all those millions of people.

That's a great idea, right? Come on.

It's a beautiful idea,

- Ma, it really is. But listen.
- I know it is.

I made a decision, okay?

Uh, what is he doing here?

Am I interrupting something?

You're always interrupting something.

And what you make a decision about?

I decided to hold off on the release

of When Cookie Met Lucious
until after Inferno.


'Cause I'm gonna join
Dad's show in Vegas.

Ma, come on, it's a good
thing. It's good for all of us.

You know what I'm saying?
It'll get everybody really hype.

Is that what your father's telling you?

What, you think I'm lying to him?

He doesn't care about you,
boy, he just wants to win.

No, I want us all to win.
That's the whole point of this.

The stuff that he's saying on this album,

I mean, the things
that he's saying to me,

I'm finally hearing him, and
it's something that I think

the critics and that his fans,

if they got a chance to hear it...

- Oh, shut up.
- But they won't get a chance

to listen to what I've heard

if all they're hearing
is noise from Inferno.

Mom, come on. This is
what I've been waiting...

this is what both of us
have been waiting for.

You know, he's actually hearing us.

You know you can't trust him.
You know you can't trust him.

Ma, how you gonna say don't trust him?

When you just told me
to trust him about Bella.

- Boy...
- Yeah.

How can I trust him
about my own daughter?

And that's a baby. Like, that's ten times

more important than our stupid record.

Wait, wait, wait, stop, stop, stop, stop.

Y'all just ganging up on her right now.

She's having a hard time; maybe
she just needs a few minutes

to think things through.

Give her some space.

Mom, please. Come on, don't be like that.

- Mom.
- Just let her go.

She came for me hard,
had her feelings hurt.

Maybe she just needs to lick her wounds.

Okay, here we go.

Come on, my little Bella.

All right.

Hello, Mrs. DuBois?

We just finished our
walk. We're at the gate.

Lucious here.

Leave a message.

Yo, it's Tariq.

I found her. I'm on my way.

Your father...

I heard.

Vegas was a bust.

I was just trying to
get Giuliana arrested.

Don't give up just yet.

No. Dre, I-I'm done.

That's a shame.

'Cause I'm just getting started.

Boy, it's over.

Okay? And I'm... I know
you heard that frosty bitch

is all in your daddy's pocket.

Charlotte may have taken Pop's money,

but she has no loyalty to him.

How do you know who she's loyal to?

We've had our own private conversations.


I'm your mama.

Boy, give me the 411.

All right.

Charlotte doesn't have
a problem taking payoffs

as long as she tithes to her church.

But she is deadly serious

about keeping the thug
element out of Vegas.

Now, anything jumps off,

anything at all,

she will snuff out Inferno

before Pop can even strike a match.


So she doesn't like thugs
running amok in her town.


we'll just have to give her
Biggie and Pac times ten.

I owe you everything.

You found my grandbaby.

Please, don't keep me in suspense.

Oh, never that, my brother.

"Brother." Yo.

A lot's gone down between us, man.

I never thought we'd get here.

Neither did I.


You know, once Bella comes back home,

I think you and me, we
should really sit down

and talk about how we
can look after each other,

the way brothers are supposed
to, you know, as a family.


We should drink to that.

You're not a Mormon, are you?

No, brother.

Yo, you gonna need
all the family you got.

Wait till you find out

where I found Bella.

What in the hell is wrong with you?!


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