The season premiere of Empire came in a new direction and the suspense has sprung up again. Episode 2 of Season 4, The Circle still got the Lyons hovering under the Lucious’ amnesia.
Cookie is hell-bent on getting rid of Claudie if she finds anything fishy about her. Lucious is been taken to the journey of the past and this is apparently making him softer. Snapping back from the bad things he’d committed, he feels bad about himself and scared that people around could turn him into a monster. He doesn’t want Claudie to leave, she seems to be only one he trusts at the moment.
Anika finally got freed from jail, thanks to Thirsty and Cookie who maliciously made it appear like Tariq threatened to kill her and she was only being defensive.
Jamal Lyon isn’t on good relationship terms with Becky as the interim A&R of Empire, he is conforming to the changes she’s effecting to his record. Same with Hakeem, but he didn’t stress it as much as Jamal.
Andre in his usual habit of hitting on random women in the course of business got involved with another again. But this turned out to be different from his usual ones.