Cookie organizes a "Free Lucious" concert for her sons to perform at, but secretly aims to impress new investor Mimi Whiteman for her own nefarious purposes. Meanwhile, Frank Gathers, a notoriously violent drug dealer who knows Lucious from his criminal days, is transferred to Lucious’ prison, which causes a hit man friend of Cookie’s on the inside to panic. When Mimi turns her eye toward Anika, Cookie urges Anika to win the investor's favor. Lucious is visited in prison by ambitious state prosecutor Roxanne Ford, who wants to make a deal with him. Jamal’s ex-boyfriend Michael organizes an LGBT award for him, but Jamal is uncomfortable with the flamboyant company, and the two come to new terms. At a board meeting, Cookie, Andre, Hakeem and Anika arrive as a team to announce they have a new direction for Empire — but soon learn Jamal had anticipated their move with help from some others. At her apartment, Cookie receives a box containing a terrifying warning. Fearing for her and her family's life, Cookie asks Lucious for help. When Lucious confronts Frank Gathers, the tables are viciously turned in a surprise show of force. Back at the family mansion, Jamal vows to Hakeem and Cookie that recent events have changed his view of them.