‘Empire’: Lucious Didn’t Bail on Kingsley, Tracy – He Didn’t Even Know About Him (Exclusive Video)

And he doesn’t want to fight with you, but he will

Lucious didn’t come to fight on tonight’s “Empire” — but he will.

In TheWrap’s exclusive clip from Wednesday’s episode of the Fox hip-hop drama, Lucious (Terrence Howard) comes to visit his baby mama Tracy (played by guest star Amanda Detmer) to have a frank discussion about their son, Jeff Kingsley (A.Z. Kelsey), whom he only recently learned about.

Lucious does not understand how Tracy could be so mad about him abandoning Kingsley as a child, when she never even gave him a chance to know he had a fourth son. You know, in addition to Andre (Trai Byers), Jamal (Jussie Smollett), and Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) — the legitimate Lyon boys Lucious has with his wife Cookie (Taraji P. Henson).

The conversation doesn’t go as cordially as Lucious had hoped it would, but he’s not ready to back down and take responsibility for bailing on Kingsley.

Watch the clip above.

Here’s the description for tonight’s episode, “A Wise Father That Knows His Own Child”:

As the Feds close in on Empire, Jeff Kingsley seeks the truth about what really happened between Lucious and Tracy Kingsley (guest star Amanda Detmer). Meanwhile, Teri (guest star Meta Golding) and the Lyons pray for Andre’s health, and Cookie faces the truth about her relationship with Damon Cross (guest star Wood Harris). Jamal and Kai reach an understanding, while Hakeem attempts to figure out where he stands among his relationships.

“Empire” airs Wednesdays at 8/9c on Fox.