Nine months in the future:
Lucious is in his home making a drink and someone pops up behind him and shoots him multiple times.
In the present, Cookie is working on a talk show and can't help sparring with her co-hosts over her family's dire straits.
Cookie owns one of them by saying she was taking cocaine between takes of the show, and they back off from her.
Cookie wants to be a grandma again to this new child, and sets out to find out more about her own life.
But she is forced to meet with Lucious. They bicker over things, and she tells Lucious there is no way he is over her and that he should stop pretending.
In the end, Cookie runs back to Damon.
Meanwhile, Lucious is living a new life with a new woman, but it later emerges that the woman is Damon Cross's daughter.
She calls her father to ask for some money.
Elsewhere, Andre is stunned when Tracy arrives as the new Co-owner of Empire, but she comes in peace and wants to be close to the heart of her son.
Finally, Giselle and Becky struggle to make their new label work, and things only get wore when Becky blindly hires someone.