It's Freda vs. Hakeem in the rap battle of the century, but how will this affect his Pepsi endorsement deal or the unborn child he doesn't know about? Life is so complicated!
Cookie's new plan for a concert in the park is no picnic, and her nice romantic dinner with her son is all kinds of weird.
Oh no, Hakeem got kidnapp-- oh wait, no, he's back already. So... what are we gonna do with the next 45 minutes of this episode?
If you think they know how to throw an office party on Mad Men, you ain't seen nothing yet.
When the FBI comes a-knockin', Lucious and Cookie put aside their differences, call a truce, and decide to co-produce a music video together. It doesn't go well.
Lucious invites the family over for dinner to celebrate his homecoming from prison. He's also got a plan to sabotage Cookie's new label and destroy it from the inside out, as if she wasn't doing that already.
Cookie's starting her own studio! With blackjack! And hookers! Or maybe just a crappy girl band. Oh well, everybody's gotta start somewhere.
Lionel kicks off Season 2 behind bars while the rest of his family fights to free him (in public, at least) and to steal his empire (behind closed doors).