A Lyon health scare shakes up Empire; Andre and Jamal try to right their wrongs; Jamal makes a shocking revelation on live TV; Eddie’s motives are questioned when numbers don’t add up; Becky reveals the secret she’s been keeping from J. Poppa.
Wednesday’s episode revealed that the backbone of the Lyon family only suffered a mild heart attack and will be just fine as long as she reduces the stress in her life. But considering that Andre’s (Trai Byers) betrayal still looms over the family and Eddie (Forest Whitaker) is now staging a coup on their record label, following the doctor’s orders won’t be an easy feat.
As she heads down the road to recovery, the health scare will expose a side of Cookie that we haven’t quite seen before, forcing her to really think about her mortality. “We’ve seen her vulnerable before but this is different,” Jussie Smollett told TV Guide. “This whole part of the season really shows Cookie vulnerable for different reasons. She’s scared for her health.”