Welcome to the Lyons den, Jeff Kingsley.
Following last week’s drama, “Empire” returns with a new Season 5 episode tomorrow. And if the clip above, which is exclusive to TheWrap, is any indication, it’s going to be a really awkward night, as Lucious, Cookie and their boys, welcome Empire Record’s new data-driven exec into their home to break bread.
Everything is fine and dandy — Cookie is bragging about her new social media influencer status and everyone is teasing Jamal about his new engagement — until Jeff brings up Lucious’ drug dealing past. Yeah, let’s just say collaborating to help Three Black Divas make a comeback is clearly not as easy as Giselle probably hoped it would be.
Here’s the official description for the episode, titled “Treasons, Stratagems, and Spoils”: In an effort to bridge the gap between Lyon Family Management and Empire, Lucious must play nice with Jeff Kingsley, so that the two companies can get girl group TBD back on the map. Meanwhile, Jamal grows frustrated with Cookie when she tries to steal his London artist, Wynter (guest star Joss Stone), out from under him, Andre works with the mother of one of his old inmates to help free her innocent son and Cookie realizes her sister is in danger.
Watch the clip above.
“Empire” airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Fox.