Cookie and the rest of the family are surprised after Lucious makes an announcement about himself and Anika. Later, Cookie vows to Jamal she will aggressively promote his new song, while Michael worries that Jamal’s newfound drive will alienate his boyfriend from him. Privately, Vernon confronts Lucious about Bunkie, causing a rift between Vernon and Andre. When Cookie complains about Anika threatening to drop Empire star Elle Dallas from the label, Lucious asks her to manage the strung out diva. Meanwhile, Vernon goes to lawyer Lamont Harris to arrange a shady deal. Increasingly concerned about Empire’s security, Lucious meets with Malcolm Devreaux, an ex-Navy Seal. Soon after, Lucious takes a meeting with physician Dr. Luther Mason, who has an enticing offer for him. At Leviticus, Cookie schemes to turn Jamal’s song into a hit. Promoting the new single at a radio interview, Jamal dodges the question of his dating status, which upsets an already vulnerable Michael. Meanwhile, an angry Hakeem tries his hand at recording his own new track. Just when Jamal’s fortunes seem to be turning, someone from his past shows up with shocking news that could cripple his career.