Empire (2015) s04e11 Episode Script

Without Apology

1 Previously on Empire Lucious' security will rush him out the back entrance trying to protect his ass.
- That's when we get him.
- (GUNSHOT) There's been a shooting.
I think someone is dead.
You should go be back with your baby mama with your clown ass.
We're broke.
You, me, the other ex-wife.
- It was a Ponzi scheme.
- Let me handle this.
I'm trying to save Dwight, not hurt him.
What you have is not love.
You're toxic.
LUCIOUS: I decide who I am, not her.
(GASPS LOUDLY) Oh, God.
I have to tell him.
To be rolled out and then shaped Sometimes a thing breaks But I'm out to find it too So the rest of it's on you (SONG DISTORTS, FADES) ANDRE: Move! Move! Get away from the car! (EXPLOSION) Please don't hate me.
- (EXPLOSION) - Lucious! The bomb I-I tried to kill you (GASPING) (PANTING) Oh, hell no.
- (ELEVATOR BELL DINGS) - So what else is on the agenda? I need you to use all your police contacts to get me all the information from the night my car blew up.
Well, look, look, I got the files, but, uh, it's a dead end.
Anything in particular you're looking for? Yeah.
(WHISPERING): Witness statements.
Especially those given by my family.
- I want to see Andre's.
- Are you serious? - Okay, what's this about? - I don't know.
A feeling and maybe a nightmare, but it's something I got to explore.
Well, I got you.
(SIGHS) Feels good to be back.
Uh, Porsha, call Eddie and, uh, - see where we are with rehearsals.
- Okay.
I thought, since I'm back COOKIE: Mm.
(LUCIOUS SIGHS) Oh, man, I missed this.
Not as much as I missed you.
As a matter of fact, when you coming back to my bed, woman? Oh, Lord Jesus, Lucious.
We've been through a lot these past couple of days.
Yeah, man.
Forget that crazy bitch Claudia (CLEARS THROAT) and all that stuff she went through.
Yes, she was crazy and a bitch, but she said some things in that cabin, and you and I said some things that I just really can't get out of my head.
You're my one, I'm your one.
Now what? Just let me think about it, Lucious.
Give me some time.
I got a lot of work to do.
Uh, Cookie, Becky and the A&R team waiting for you downstairs.
See? Work.
Don't forget Kelly Patel's - coming by today.
- Wait.
Kelly Patel, - the tech giant? - Yes.
And if he likes my proposal, we got the money for the back end of our 20 For 20.
Just got to get that ink on the contract.
LUCIOUS: Not bad.
You just gonna let him take the throne back that fast? His face is on the label.
Look, he's hungry to make some noise.
Let him roar.
Don't get it twisted.
I still run this bitch.
(INTRO TO "BEAUTIFUL" PLAYS) We ain't like we used to be We used to love each other No.
Really? God, no.
Yes.
And I love this for the next look.
Just keep the belt, but lose the jacket.
- (SCOFFS) - What's left but to recover - We could have been so beautiful - So beautiful Lovin' in the night, so beautiful - Hop in the ride, so beautiful - Live the life Tell me what you like, so beautiful - Time of your life, so beautiful - Let's go Give it to ya right, so beautiful - Huggin' ya tight, so beautiful - Yeah - We could have been so beautiful - Yeah Dead smiles, dead vibes, split ties, why, why - Why? - Did they all die, like wait - Like wait - Can they be fixed or nah - Oh, yaa - Oh, yaa 'Cause I really wanted to try with you With you - I really wanted to shine with you - With you She looks good.
I told you I'd get her snatched for the gods.
- Well done.
Thank you.
- You're welcome.
'Cause I'm a lion and I'm not lyin' I'm over here without you and I'm not dyin' And if you look up, you probably see me flyin' And since you jumped out the plane, I became the pilot It's kind of funny how life goes 'Cause me and you were such a light show But then the power got cut and it was beautiful Before the power got cut I gave up on you when you gave up on us - We could have been so beautiful - So beautiful Lovin' in the night, so beautiful And I see the way you look at her.
Is she about to be wife number four? What makes you think I'm done with wife number three? Oh, whatever.
You're looking pretty damn good in this pantsuit.
- You know what? - Mmm.
- Don't even try to charm me, Eddie.
- Mmm.
Sexy.
I'm not here for any of that.
I'm just here to get what I'm owed.
You got it? - Trust me, you will.
- Hmm.
We could have been so beautiful.
MAN: That's a cut on rehearsal.
Take five, everyone.
(INDISTINCT CHATTER) GISELLE: But what is the plan? Because we are running out of time.
The bank Once I make Tiana Empire's MVP, I'm gonna push through a couple of deals here that put me back on top.
Us back on top.
Oh, so now we're talking about us? I just want my money, Eddie.
I want my money.
All right.
- WOMAN: Yo, Tiana.
- Thank you.
I seen how you looked at me on stage today.
That was acting.
That's called "I miss you," idiot.
Listen, I'm sorry how I acted.
I didn't think I would see Bella again.
Yeah, well, if you ever treat me like that again, it's on to the next.
- Eddie.
- What's up, man? My man, thank you for holding things down.
EDDIE: Anything for family.
Want to introduce you to Kelly Patel.
The king of Silicon Valley? He needs no introduction in this house.
(CHUCKLES) Glad to see that you're back running things, Lucious.
LUCIOUS: It's really nice to be back, man.
- It is.
- KELLY: So, Eddie tells me you've got a hell of a deal for me.
- Absolutely.
Uh - Hold up a sec, Cook.
I want to run this by you.
Now imagine this with your next generation of phones and computers, if it came with a free subscription to Empire XStream.
Free? Well, we're gonna give it to you at a discounted rate so you can pass it on to your customers as a perk.
EDDIE: It's a perfect marriage between Empire's hipness, your hot tech.
The synergy will generate millions.
Where's the data to back that up? And quite frankly, I'm not certain if Empire is a good fit for me.
Well, why don't you let me get my people to run these numbers by you, and you'll see the fit.
Why waste time? - Pardon? - Look.
(CHUCKLES) You already know how our demographics mesh up.
Otherwise you wouldn't be here.
Now, if you would like to negotiate how much we're going to sell XStream to you for, then let's talk.
But don't pretend like you don't want this deal.
You and the whole damn world knows that Empire is the king of cutting-edge entertainment, and that's exactly what you want for your company.
It's true.
Hell yeah, it's true.
So are you in or out? Yes? This is gonna be fun.
Hell yeah, it's gonna be fun.
(LAUGHS) - EDDIE: There he is.
- KELLY: Welcome back to the game, Eddie.
EDDIE: I'll run Kelly through some details.
- Lucious.
It was a pleasure.
- My man.
- I know.
- Sounds good, boss.
- Thank you.
- Thank you very much.
Are you sure we can pull this off without the Lyons' drama? Nothing to worry about.
That's all behind them.
I appreciate you bringing me home, man, but don't you have rehearsal for the showcase? (CHUCKLES) Yes, I do.
However, more importantly, I have only one big brother.
So welcome home.
This was the last place I saw Pamela.
She was so damn real.
Hmm.
EDDIE: If this deal with Kelly Patel's gonna go through, we're gonna have to be squeaky clean.
- Uh-huh.
- No scandals, no no bad press.
What bad press? Come on, brother.
Your kidnapping, - Hakeem's messy custody trial - Not to mention Jamal beating up his ex and then killing Angelo.
- All right, all right, all right.
- PORSHA: Hey.
I got some bad news, and it ain't looking good.
Oh, God.
Every time Porsha comes in here with that tablet, something done went wrong.
What is it now? My cousin works for TMI and got ahold of a teaser clip of TBD.
Who? The Three Black Divas.
LUCIOUS: Wait a minute, wait a minute, I dropped them from the label years ago.
The full interview go live tomorrow, and it ain't lookin' pretty.
BROOKE: TBD was one of Empire's first groups.
I mean, Lucious even gave us our name.
So when we heard about Cookie Lyons' 20 For 20 project, we thought we would get a call, but clearly, she doesn't understand how important we are to Empire's history.
TASHA: That's 'cause while we were climbing the charts, she was somewhere making license plates.
- Wow.
- DENISE: And her man - was dipping his pen in company ink, - Okay.
- so to speak.
- TASHA: Listen, Cookie ain't talkin' - about the Empire sweatshop, - DENISE: Right.
where they locked up young musicians - until they produced a banger.
- Mm-hmm.
So we're announcing our reunion album.
It's gonna spill all the tea - on Empire.
- And any label that wants the reunion release can buy it for the right price.
EDDIE: Empire sweatshops.
If this interview drops, Kelly Patel's gonna go bye-bye, and this whole deal's gonna be dead.
No, I'm gonna fix this No, no, no, no, no.
I'll fix this.
Becky, Porsha, come with me.
BECKY: All right.
- (EXHALES) Oh, God.
- We got to get this under control.
MAN (ON P.
A.
): Attention, shoppers.
Now performing, it's the Three Black Divas.
You should be Stronger than me You've been here seven years Longer than me DENISE: Don't you know You're supposed to be the man? Not pale in comparison To who you think I am DIVAS: You always want to talk it through I don't care COOKIE: This is sad.
- DIVAS: I always have to - I mean, it's sad, - sad, just sad.
- Comfort you when I'm there But that's what I need you to do Stroke my hair MAN: Tyler! TASHA: 'Cause I've forgotten All of young love's joy Feel like a lady - Ooh, oh - And you my lady boy - (FEEDBACK) - My phone's dead.
- (MUSIC STOPS) - Talk out - I won't - Check, check.
- (CHUCKLES) - Hello? - Oh, my God.
It cut off.
- Get, get, get You should be stronger than me Yeah, yeah You should be stronger than me You should be Okay, Brooke still has vocals, but they definitely need some new material.
Oh, girl, they need more than new material, honey.
- They need some new wardrobe.
- Mm-hmm.
- And some new wigs.
- Girl.
- Mmm.
- (PORSHA LAUGHS) You should be Stronger than me.
- (APPLAUSE) - Thank you, - thank you.
- Clapping for this? Welcome to Cord's grand opening.
We got some free gift bags for you.
Everybody just take one.
Here you go.
Thank you so much.
Welcome to Cord's.
Welcome to Uh-uh.
Don't act like you don't know me.
Not with my name all up in your mouth in the interviews.
Anything you have to say to us, take it up with our publicist.
Girl, you're singing in a damn mall.
You can't even afford a publicist.
Gimme that.
This is for you.
I knew it.
I told you they were gonna try to sue us.
We are not afraid of any lawsuit.
It's called free speech, sweetie.
Open it, sweetie.
(GASPS) Remember those? That's a contract.
For your reunion album.
What makes you think we want to Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.
I gotta hear this.
Well, see, underneath all of that anger of yours, I see a comeback.
- (INHALES, SIGHS) - A really big comeback.
Those are the best terms you gonna find anywhere.
One condition, though snatch that interview before it airs.
Okay, guess I'll see you in the studio.
Uh-uh-uh-uh.
I have a condition of my own.
Is it contagious? (CHUCKLES) We need an apology from Lucious.
He knows what for.
Get us that and you got yourself a deal.
We'll be in touch.
(SIGHS) Come on, let's get ready for the second set.
Hey, hey, hey.
What's up, Uncle Eddie? - Working on something? - Yeah.
We'll have to knock the socks off of this Kelly Patel at the showcase tomorrow, so I was thinking about doing something new maybe previewing one of my new songs.
What you think? Jamal, Kelly's not an artist.
He can be, you know, just a little bit uptight.
You understand? It's not some crazy song.
What's the problem? Given your involvement with the, uh Angelo death, it might be better if you sit out the showcase.
That's a joke, right? Just until the ink dries on this tech deal.
You'll be right back in the spotlight.
Oh, I see.
So now all of Empire is expected to bend over to be in business with Kelly Patel.
My parents want me out? No.
Not at all.
They'd never ask you to do that.
I'm coming to you, and I'm telling you what's best for the deal, and what's best for your family.
It's entirely up to you.
You decide.
We'll talk later.
Yeah.
BROOKE: Wow, they spread this out for us.
DENISE: Yes, they did.
BROOKE: And don't be putting nothing in your purse, like you usually do have some class.
Ladies, ladies, ladies.
Y'all look well.
(BROOKE SCOFFS) Lucious Lyon.
Look at you.
You haven't aged a day.
Nope.
More like 20 years.
(LAUGHTER) Um, forgive my tardiness.
I decided to stop and commemorate our reunion with, um, a couple gifts.
Open them, please.
Oh, wow.
LUCIOUS: Three lovely crystal chalices for three lovely divas.
Cookie said that you guys felt that you were owed an apology, and I would like to say, sincerely, if there's anything that I've done in my past that has offended you in any way, I am very, very sorry that you feel like that, and I hope that we can now be friends and make music together.
(LAUGHS) That's what you call a "faux-pology.
" What the hell else did you expect, Brooke? We haven't heard anything about sabotaging our album back in the day.
Probably as sorry about that as you are about kicking Tasha out the group because she got too fat.
Wait, what? - That's what that was? - You was thick.
- You looked good, though.
- I was thick, and I did look good.
No, you know what? What you need to be apologizing for is letting that jailbird ex-wife of yours run the show, and cutting us out of 20 for 20.
Wait, no.
No, let's not bring Cookie into any of this, all right? Oh, now you're all concerned about Cookie.
We held you down and kept the lights on up in here.
- You kept my lights on? - BROOKE: Oh, yeah.
Oh, and I'm sorry, wh-where was Cookie when you were feeling lonely and, uh, needed a little company? (CLEARS THROAT) (SIGHS) Okay, I see where this is going.
- Mm, do you? - It's going nowhere, because, um, maybe you guys aren't aware of it, but after my accident, I don't remember anything that happened before that.
(LAUGHTER) LUCIOUS: But if you want a "sorry," I will give you a "sorry.
" I am so sorry that, um, Three Black Divas is ancient history.
- That's low.
That's low.
- We're done.
Okay, you know what? You can stick your little showcase where the sun don't shine, 'cause we already got an offer from Phil Weiss's label.
He's gonna release our diss track and burn your ass to the ground.
Well, that's cute, because I can fit his promo budget in my sock.
It's better than standing taking this bull.
Let's go.
Well, do that.
Um, but, Denise? Time has been very favorable to you.
Not you.
- Oh - TASHA: Let's go.
You smiling? You Sm Oh, my God.
Are you smiling for real? I can't believe you.
(OVERLAPPING CHATTER) Lucious, you had one job.
One job.
You keep asking me to come back, but you can't even do what I ask you to do, Lucious.
I don't want this, I need ginger ale.
I can't drink that mess.
(SIGHS) I been telling you, we don't need them bitches.
It's not about them.
It's about me always doing something for you, but when I ask you to do something for me, you All you got is excuses.
That ain't true.
Those bitches are somewhere recording a diss track right now with some other label.
A diss track that we can't even keep Kelly Patel from hearing.
Just when I was five minutes from solving one problem, we got another one, thanks to you.
I've been solving problems over here at Empire for 20 years.
I don't need somebody to tell me how to do my business.
Your business.
I can't with you, Lucious.
You know what, this whole ordeal got me so nauseous.
No worries.
Me and Eddie will call those girls tomorrow to fix your mess.
- (CHUCKLES) - But you better pray that they are calm, because if not, this Kelly Patel deal is dead.
Ain't nothing dead, baby.
And I'm gonna show you how to get this thing done the old-fashioned Empire way.
(PLAYING MELLOW SONG) Sorry, I thought it was empty.
I'll go.
You don't have to go.
I ain't really working.
Yeah, I heard that you dropped out of the showcase.
You okay? Sit down.
Yeah, I just feel, like, radioactive around here now.
Well, I am pregnant.
- Yeah.
- Becky.
(CHUCKLES) Mm, no.
What'd J Poppa say? - You didn't tell him? - (WEAK LAUGH) No, he's just he's just so extra-Christian.
(JAMAL CHUCKLES) If I told him, he would want me to have it.
Oh, I see.
Yeah.
Got it.
So, you don't want it? I really don't know what I want.
You know, I I dreamed about exactly everything - that's finally happening for me.
- I know.
And it's just the beginning.
(CRYING): And I worked really hard to get here.
And I am so sorry, my emotions are just everywhere.
And I-I know that we haven't talked in a really long time, but I really, really missed you, and I didn't know how to tell you, but you were the only one I wanted to talk to.
Aw come here.
Come here.
- BECKY: I love you.
- JAMAL: I love you just as much.
TIANA: Time of your life - Whoo - TIANA: Give it to you right Huggin' ya tight We coulda been so beautiful.
That's solid.
Perfect.
You see? Hard work pays off.
(CHUCKLES): Thank you, Eddie.
All right, this is what we're gonna do.
The VMAs are gonna be the coming out party for your new look and your new sound.
Gonna book you on a worldwide tour.
- Kimmel, Fallon, and Colbert.
- (CHUCKLES): Oh, what? But you're gonna have to be all in.
You're gonna have to eat, sleep and breathe music.
I am so grateful.
I'm all in.
Are you sure about that? 'Cause I saw you lip-locked at the rehearsal with Hakeem.
I couldn't believe it.
Tiana.
Tiana, look at me.
You don't got time to be distracted.
Got room for only one man in your life, and he's sitting right in front of you.
You understand? - ASSISTANT: Mr.
Lyon? - Yes? The ladies are here.
Oh.
Please send them in.
(GRUNTS) Ladies, thank you so much for coming.
Please have a seat.
(BROOKE CLEARS THROAT) So, they tell us we're finally getting a royalty check.
Ladies, you know Phil Weiss.
He's the owner - of Righteous Records.
- (CHUCKLES) I see what this is.
Now that we have a label deal, you want to apologize for real? Well, it's too late.
COOKIE: Hey, sticky fingers, this ain't the dentist's office.
Put those back.
And you, my friend, you need to pull back on that divatude, 'cause I think - you got it twisted.
- LUCIOUS: I'd like to say that, after a brief but healthy negotiation, Empire has acquired Mr.
Weiss's label.
- It was a lot of money, girls.
- BROOKE: Wait - So what does that mean for us? - It means we own yo' ass.
But we have a contract.
Which is now the property of Empire.
COOKIE: Your name, performing right, and copyright now belong to us.
- I'm-a call our lawyer.
- LUCIOUS: His punk ass is on Empire's payroll as well.
Now, effective immediately, you three are not allowed to perform at a car wash, a baby shower or a bar mitzvah without the express written permission of Empire Entertainment.
This is how it's gonna work, Divas.
You're gonna take back that diss track immediately.
And you're going to apologize, and this is what you're gonna say.
Come here.
Word for word.
So I'm gonna need you to memorize it.
And you're gonna perform at the showcase with smiles on your face.
And if all goes well, we will keep our word and give you your reunion album.
See, I think you ladies still got it.
And Empire will go all out, but you got to play nice.
I think that's "check.
" Oh, and before you leave, will you be so kind as to apologize to my queen? 'Cause without Cookie, there is no Empire.
- BOTH: Sorry, Cookie.
- Sorry.
Accepted.
Drag your ass to rehearsal.
Uh, with smiles, ladies; we just saved your careers.
LUCIOUS: I think that's "checkmate.
" It was great doing business with your shady ass.
(LUCIOUS CHUCKLES) Damn, that felt great.
I will call Eddie, and he can call Kelly Are you okay? Uh (CHUCKLES) I guess I'm just a little dizzy from, um, inhaling all that smoke from putting all the fires out.
How many times have I told you I'm back? Over a hundred.
Yeah, well, I'm not telling you anymore.
I'm telling you we are back, you and me.
You need to remember that we're a team.
Can't be doing deals without me.
Me, remember Cookie Lyon? You're unforgettable.
I know.
Brother Andre? We've missed you, son.
I reached out after Rhonda's passing.
I didn't think I'd find any comfort here.
God betrayed me.
God would never betray you, Andre.
Mm.
Why are you here, Andre? Family's having a welcome home dinner for me.
And the thought of them sitting there, smiling at me, after all I've done is hurt them It's too much.
What did you do? (CLICKS TONGUE) Mm.
Excuse me.
If you can't confess your sins to God, then confess to those you've harmed.
It'll make you whole again.
What if I don't deserve to be whole again? (CHEERING, APPLAUSE) Thank y'all for coming to the 20 For 20 Showcase! Yes! Are you ready for some more Empire music?! - (CHEERING LOUDLY) - I got a surprise for y'all.
Do y'all remember the Three Black Divas? - Well, baby, they are back! - (CHEERING) And they are bigger and better than ever, honey! Feast your eyes on this! (CHEERING) I was hearing it in the streets You was out here loving somebody but me Giving all my loving to her and to she And you know it ain't cool Oh, no And I ain't too blind to see How it goes down, looking at every piece Ain't take long, puzzle became complete Now I'm cool on you They still got it.
Used to be so down, I was for you All day, but the truth gon' come through To the light like it always do - I see - I saw So don't call, don't try to come 'round here Sayin' sorry, we're done, all done here 'Cause ain't nothing you can say to me at all And you should know that I ain't feeling you no more It's a damn shame Used to be my boy Be my love But I can't rock with you Well, well.
Look who's out the nuthouse.
I'm surprised the doctors released your ass so quickly.
What do you want, Shine? I just want to make sure my name's not coming out of your mouth.
Our arrangement still stands.
I'll handle my business, and you handle yours.
- (SONG ENDS) - (CHEERING) EMCEE: Who's ready for more 20 For 20? Yeah, next up, give it up for J Poppa! (KISSING) (GIGGLES) You know, you're my ride or die, T.
Me and Bella, can't imagine no days without you.
(CLICKS TONGUE, CHUCKLES SOFTLY) So, uh (GASPS) Will you marry me? Oh, my God.
(CHUCKLES SOFTLY) Oh, my God.
Um Keem, you know I've never loved anyone until I met you.
And I love Bella like she's my own.
Then say yes.
But we just made up.
I-I need time to think about this.
Think about? What you need to think about? I can't have any distractions right now.
This ain't a distraction.
I'm sorry, Keem.
- (AUDIENCE CHEERING) - There she go.
Look at you, baby.
I didn't know you were here.
Did you hear 'em out there like, "J Poppa!" I got to talk to you, okay? What is it, baby? Huh? (SIGHS) You know, we both have so much going on.
With your career and my career.
Yeah, it's great, right? We're both rolling together like we should be.
No, no, no.
You are not hearing me.
Sometimes you meet the right person, but at the wrong time.
Screw timing.
All right? Do I look like I care about timing? (LAUGHS) - I'm in love with you.
- No, please.
I cannot do this.
I don't think that we should see each other anymore, and so No.
(SIGHS) Please don't make this hard.
I'm really sorry.
I'm sorry.
Becky.
Becky.
- At least ten percent.
- Uh, ten percent.
- Ten percent.
- Oh.
GISELLE: Well, here's to ten percent.
Here's to ten percent.
(ALL LAUGH) If only all of our partnership launches went this smoothly.
Look at that.
Both companies up double digits in after-hours trading.
The Street loves this deal.
It's a natural fit.
(GISELLE SIGHS) I don't mind saying, I'm excited.
(CHUCKLES) Me, too.
So, you're ready to move forward, then? When do we tell the Lyons that I'm buying Empire? Leave the Lyons to me.
Well I have a board meeting in Palo Alto at 7:00 tomorrow, so Always a pleasure.
My love.
- So good to see you.
- You, too.
(GISELLE CLEARS THROAT) - Yes! All right.
- (EXHALES) That's what I'm talking about.
Mm.
I forgot how fun you were.
Daddy's gonna get you all the money you want, and then some.
Pour me some more champagne.
Oh.
But don't stop.
To Andre.
Like the Lyon you are, - you roared your way back to life.
- Champagne? To you, Andre.
- JAMAL & HAKEEM: To Dre.
- COOKIE: Dre.
COOKIE: You know, your father and I have been talking, and we want you to know that nothing's going to change.
We still believe in you.
So, at the appropriate time, your mother and I are still going to hand the business over to you and you will have the reins of Empire.
COOKIE: Just like we discussed in Vegas.
ANDRE: Yeah, but-but that was before.
LUCIOUS: Like we said, no time soon.
But when you're ready you deserve it.
JAMAL: Yeah, so shut up, Dre.
- Yeah, you the one.
- Yes, indeed.
What's wrong? - Nothing.
- JUANITA: Dinner is served.
COOKIE: Yeah, let's eat.
You followed my recipe for that mac and cheese, right? JUANITA: Yes, Miss Cookie, I did.
COOKIE: Then it should be good.
Um this is supposed to be a celebration.
Why all the long faces? Jamal, what's wrong with you? - Mom, nothing, I'm eating.
- Boy.
I mean, I don't really appreciate being benched.
Well, that's funny coming from you; you're the one that asked to sit out today.
COOKIE: The deal went through, anyway, Jamal.
Pick your lip up.
Hakeem, what's your damn problem? I asked Tiana to marry me.
Lord Jesus.
Well, I guess y'all talking again.
I love her, and now that I got Bella back, - I'm ready to lock it down.
- LUCIOUS: You know what? - I, for one, approve.
- COOKIE: Okay.
Let's just find out what she said.
- Hakeem.
- She said she had to think about it.
Oh.
What? Why everybody made that face? Baby, sometimes when people say they'll think about it, it's just a a nicer way to say no.
Really? But if two people are destined to be together, then you'll find your way.
Keep your head up, Hakeem.
Nice cleanup.
Andre.
This party's for you.
You haven't touched your food.
Uh, Pop, may I have a word with you? In private? Of course.
I-I w-went to church today.
Tried to make peace.
I know what it's what it feels like to feel incomplete.
I mean, ever since the explosion, losing my leg, and my mind, I keep having these dreams, you know more like nightmares where I'm trying to (SIGHS) put all the pieces together.
But it's like this puzzle, it seems like something's missing.
That's what I want to talk to you about, Pop.
Yeah, I know, um Thirsty said that Giuliana was overheard threatening me before the explosion.
Now, I know Giuliana.
But a car bomb that's-that's too complicated for her.
That takes somebody a little more cunning.
More calculating.
I need to tell you something.
I've been keeping this from you.
I can't keep it anymore.
It's okay.
Just say it.
The reason that you almost died, the car bomb it was me.
(QUIETLY): It was you? You planted the bomb? Yeah.
I tried to call it off, Pop.
I wanted to believe that love made me save you, but I know the real reason is because you gave me the company.
(GUN COCKS) I made my peace, Pop.
You do what you have to do.
I won't stop you.
I'm sorry.
(YELLS) Are you out of your mind?! What the hell is? You almost killed your mother! You almost killed your mother! - What is happening?! - BOTH: Dad! - What the hell is wrong with you? - He's got a gun.
- Dad! - You almost killed your mother! - LUCIOUS: It was him! - COOKIE: Get off of him! It was him! - It was him! - Get him out of here! It was him! (LUCIOUS YELLING) It was him! "It was him," what, baby? He tried to blow you up.
He tried to kill us.
(BOTH PANTING) Okay.
Okay.
(LUCIOUS PANTING) (QUIVERING): It was him.
(CRYING): It was him.
My beautiful little boy tried to kill me because I wouldn't give him my Empire.
He's not well, Lucious.
He's sick.
I know that.
That's why he's still alive.
(SIGHS) He planned this, Cookie.
He almost killed you, and that's why I'm so angry.
You don't think I'm angry, Lucious? Huh? I mean, if this is true, then I'm-I'm just as heartbroken as you.
Wait, wait, "If"? He admitted it.
Don't you know, for the rest of my life, every step I take, I'm reminded that my my boy wanted me dead.
All right, man, keep it 100.
Tell us those pills ain't out your system yet.
What, so he imagined this, too, like his girlfriend? No, it's real.
I did it.
HAKEEM: We grew up in a violent crib.
Dad was shady as hell.
Oh, so Lucious made him do it? Look, that's not what I'm saying.
I'm just trying to make sense of this mess.
You know, one time, Lucious put a gun in my hand (SCOFFS) - and told me to shoot him.
- You know what, man? We could sit here all day sharing evil Lucious stories.
The son of a bitch threw me in a trash can when I was a kid.
He made me marry a girl blah, blah, blah.
Put it in a damn song.
I went to sleep a thousand and one nights dreaming about putting a cap in his ass, but I didn't.
You want to know why? Because you don't kill your father! Okay.
Look, man, if I could-if I could take it all back, and-and give up my leg for his, give up my life for his, I'd do it I can't! At least I told him.
I told him.
Yeah, at least.
I guess you should just feel all better about yourself now.
I'm out of here.
HAKEEM: I don't know who you are, or what you turned into, but somebody stole our big brother.
LUCIOUS: I don't know what to do with him.
If you love me like you say you do, Lucious, just please, don't hurt him.
I'm just so disappointed because I don't I don't know our boy.
Who is he? Well, don't act like we don't have blood on our hands.
Hey, this ain't on us.
We had nothing to do with this.
Are you sure? Huh? Because you pitted your sons against each other when you thought you was gonna die.
Yeah, but that was then, I mean, and we worked past that, babe, we we were gonna be a family, and now, how in the hell can we ever even imagine being a family again? He confessed, Lucious.
Okay? That's a start.
Maybe he-he's coming back to his right mind.
No, I think you living in a fantasy, hon.
My baby, my son he's not capable Lucious Hey, you Hey, hey.
Hey.
Hey, hey, hey.
Hey, baby, you okay? Come here, come here.
Come on, come on.
Are you okay? What's wrong? I c-can't catch my breath.
Juanita! - Hold on.
- My arm.
- Hello? - 911.
What's your emergency? Hello.
My wife, uh, um, my wife Something's wrong.
I need an ambulance.
I need an ambulance.
Please send an ambulance