Publicist: Your trial run has been fantastic, and the producers want you to be a permanent co-host. They just need to know that Lucious and Empire are finally behind you. Cookie: That's none of their damn business, baby. Publicist: Is it a problem? Do you even know where Lucious is? Cookie: I don't okay, but nobody gets to tell Cookie Lyon what she can and cannot do. Publicist: Can you stop referring to yourself in the third person? Cookie: Well, Cookie Lyon loves it, so get used to it. Look, I am proud of what my family did with Empire. And Lucious is my husband. Publicist: But you left him. That was your choice. Why not make it public? Cookie: My choice, my damn business.
Andre: I just don't want to let you down. I'm doing everything I can to rebuild Empire back, Pop. Empire is being attacked on all sides. Lucious: That's the nature of a kingdom. It's always under attack, and the problem is, I raised you to be a prince, but a prince has no real power. You only have power when you become king, and as a king, you will have to defend your kingdom by any means. And when the time comes, you'll know exactly what you need to do.