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Andre: This meeting and deal are off.
Becky: Okay, not what I was expecting.
Giselle: What's going on, Andre?
Andre: Your fingerprints are all over that stunt Tiana pulled. You met with her, unsanctioned, and put a bat on your back.
Giselle: Because that was our bright idea to get you to agree to a collab with our artist?
Becky: Exactly, and you know that this collab is going to rehab Tiana's career. You've seen me do this with artists for years.
Andre: I'll get Tiana back on track without the help of your little label.
Becky, Giselle: Oh, little label.
Andre: Which won't be working with Tiana or any Empire artist ever.
Becky: Gladys, hey!
Giselle: Don't say Hi to Gladys, we don't work at Empire anymore. We run Bossy Media, remember?
Becky: Excuse you, I was well-loved here.
Giselle: But, she's not your co-worker anymore.
Becky: I know. We are the competition.
Giselle: This is a negotiation, so when Andre tries to pat our heads.
Becky: No one's patting my head.
Giselle: Shut that condescension down.
Giselle: Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
Becky: Of course I am. Let's get a brick and bus all these windows.
Giselle: Or we just sign Tiana right from under him.
Becky: I'm actually not thinking that at all.
Donna: Is that why you haven't sent mom or dad money, for the last three months? They depend on it.
Becky: Okay, this is over, I know that Donna. I spoke to mom and dad, and told them that when I get the money, that I would be giving it to them, okay?
Donna: Well, I've been picking up your slack. You're welcome.
Cookie: Damon! You're cutting off my circulation.
Damon: Shut up!
Cookie: Why are you doing this, please?
Damon: Why am I doing this? Why am I doing this? You serious, or are you playing dumb on me? Look! You, right there, you see you? You playing dumb. You like to play dumb. You need to know, you need to know why I'm doing it. You got my information in your phone, right? And I'm stupid enough to want to give your ass the world. Hell no, I swear to god, I'm gonna blow your damn brains out.
Kingsley: Congratulations, little bro. A new Lyon cub in the den, I am so proud. What, no hug? I missed you, man.
Andre: Yeah, this isn't happening. This is my anti-rejection meds causing hallucinations.
Kingsley: Don't do that, Andre. We're brothers. We got a lot to do. You're going to need me if we're going to keep Empire.
Kingsley: We both know the old man's coming back. He killed me when I took the throne. You want that to happen to you?
Andre: You shot yourself, Kingsley.
Kingsley: He drove me to that. You, with your mental health challenges, you're vulnerable to his attacks. We have to secure the legacy for our little prince in there. Let's talk.
Teri: Our Angel. We're so, so happy to have you.
Andre: Yes we are.
Cookie: What's this, the third coming of Christ?
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.
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.
Tracy: Hey, Andre. Maybe you should make an announcement about me?
Andre: Tracy, I... what are you doing here?
Tracy: Where else would I be? I'm Empire's newest co-owner. Hi.