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At the end of season 1 Lucious finally accepts Jamal and puts him in charge of Empire. Lucious and Jamal's relationship has improved by the show's second season. Lucious is territorial about Jamal's career, preventing him from working with Cookie and encouraging him to break up with Michael.
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While Lucious has improved he still has work to do when it comes to accepting Jamal's sexual orientation. Although Lucious saw beyond Jamal's homosexuality in naming him his successor to head Empire, Lucious' reaction to Jamal and Skye hooking up reveals that the former CEO of Empire still has a substantial amount of work to do. In Empire's mid-season finale Lucious states, "Ain't that a bitch" after he finds out that him and Jamal have both been nominated for American Sound Awards.
However later in the episode, Jamal is accidentally shot by Freda Gatz at the ASA's as she meant to shoot Lucious after finding out he is the one responsible for her father's murder. It is also revealed in the same episode that either Lucious or Jamal won the award that they were nominated for. Cookie Lyon mother Cookie is Jamal's mother. In Empire's first scene of the show's initial season, Cookie is released from prison and her first stop is Jamal's house showing how close the two are despite Cookie's 17 years behind bars.
Cookie and Jamal share a special bond and Cookie will do anything to help Jamal achieve his goals.
Although the two are close Jamal never told Cookie about his relationship with Michael. Cookie is surprised to find out about the relationship in the show's first episode but she makes it clear that she loves Jamal no matter who he decides to date.
After Lucious puts Jamal in a trash can for wearing heels Cookie rushes to retrieve her middle-son, letting Lucious know that he has lost his mind. Jamal remembers instances like these and loves Cookie for always having his back. With Cookie and Jamal attempting to hide their relationship from Hakeem and Lucious the two were unable to share their love for each other as frequently as they wished and they missed out on opportunities to create the spectacular music they are known for.
It will be interesting to see if Jamal decides to leave Empire and join Lyon Dynasty. Andre Lyon brother Andre Lyon is Jamal's older brother. In the show's first season Andre was a different person. As Cookie and Lucious' oldest son, without musical talent, Andre doesn't think that Lucious will give him the opportunity to lead Empire Entertainment.
As a result, Andre decides that he must take extreme measures in order to prove his worth. Andre's wife, Rhonda, made things worst constantly encouraging him to take actions that would negatively impact his brother to make him stand out as the most-worthy of the three to takeover company.
Andre has come a long way since the show's initial season. The confession doesn't sit well with Hakeem at first but Jamal immediately forgives Andre and then Hakeem follows suit. While the two don't interact much they have each back as seen when they came together to help Hakeem overcome being kidnapped.
It's not preaching, it's not telling you the way you should feel about a certain issue, but it is giving you options. Lee [Daniels] holds up the mirror to us as human beings. Show runner Ilene Chaiken said "We're going to go places with Jamal that are unexpected and that you've never seen a television show go -- certainly not on a broadcast television show -- with a gay black character Maybe not with any gay character, frankly. The things my father said to me because of homophobia frightened the devil out of me.
He continued, "What we're really trying to do It's crushing someone that could be beautiful. In addition, Jamal is black and he is a part of the hip-hop community. This is a "very, very big deal and it's a huge story to tell" Chaiken said. That was a show! Henson who played Cookie and admits that the "dynamic between Cookie and Jamal" stems from their real life friendship. Because of his determination, Lucious realizes Jamal is the one most like him, despite the fact that he is gay. He's standing his ground.
He's not afraid of Lucious, and that speaks volumes as to the man that he is and about the man he's becoming" Smollett said. Gray is because of his closeness with his cos-stars.
Jussie Smollett said that he is very close with his co-star de la Fuente, and that comes across onscreen. However, the dynamics of that loving relationship would change when Jamal starts "changing. Though Jamal's is not in love with Olivia, "it was what he felt he needed to do and another way that Lucious handled the puppeteering of Jamal early on in his life.
However, Olivia's sudden reemergence in the wake of his new success makes everyone suspicious. At the same time, Jamal is struggling to balance his success with his relationship when he passes up the chance to acknowledge his sexuality and his relationship with Michael interview.
When the family is confronted by Olivia's abusive boyfriend Reg, "It's Jamal's moment where he has fallen in love with this child so quickly.
Those scenes are jarring and painful to watch—but also necessary. In regard to the writing for Jamal, Kelley L. Kennedy continued with "for a show steeped in a genre that has a history of homophobia, "Empire feels groundbreaking. But in the realm of television and radio it could be. Jamal, however, orders everyone out of his father's house, as they all conspired against him.
Rhonda and Andre leave, but Hakeem is hesitant, as the house isn't even Jamal's. Cookie tells Hakeem to go and that she'll deal with Jamal. Jamal, however, tells her to get out, which causes Cookie to slap him twice, with tears running down her face. As she leaves, Jamal shuts the door on her. Hakeem is busy holding auditions for his girl group, where he meets Valentinaa Latin girl who shows that she can sing.
However, she has no desire to be a part of a group. Andre crashes the auditions telling Hakeem off for holding auditions without asking them, but Hakeem states he doesn't have to ask permission. Andre tries to talk to it with Cookie, telling her that Hakeem needs to record music as his album is locked to Empire. Cookie calls it the dumbest name ever, while Anika praises the concept.
Hakeem talks to Tiana about being part of the girl group that he's making, but she denies the offer.
Jamal tells him that Hakeem is family, and tells him to remain at Empire. Hakeem agrees only if Jamal brings Andre and Cookie back, but Jamal wants to take baby steps. Cookie steps out and notices Jamal and Hakeem in the car, but Jamal rolls the window up and orders the driver to drive off. Hakeem is in his bathtub with Valentina, where she tells him that she would be in his girl group if it was at Empire, since Empire is hip hop legendary. Cookie wonders if that is legal, but Hakeem adds that he doesn't care.
At Jamal's apartment, Jamal sings a song he dedicates to Hakeem. He asks Hakeem to come back to Empire, but Hakeem reveals that he doesn't want to. When Jamal inquires about the album, Hakeem tells him that he leaked it online, prompting Jamal to tell Hakeem that he will sue him.
He tells Jamal that one day he will perform and outsell Madison Square Garden, and when he does so, he will hook Lucious and Jamal up with tickets. Cookie has managed to rent a bigger space from a Jewish company which will become the new headquarters and recording studio for Lyon Dynasty. As Hakeem joins her to clean up the place, they both hear Lucious' new song on the radio. Hakeem is surprised that his father was able to release a song from jail, and tells Cookie that Lucious will come for them.
As he leaves with Cookie, Valentina asks him to give her a shoutout for her Twitter. After performing a Bout 2 Blowhe sits down for an interview, where he talks to Sway about leaking his album online. Sway asks him what Lucious thought about it, but as Hakeem hasn't spoken to him yet, Sway calls Lucious. Lucious, who is surprised at the news, simply tells Sway that Hakeem needs to grow up.
When Sway asks if Hakeem could get the girl group on his show within the week, Cookie tells him no, but Hakeem promises him anyways. Over at their studio, Hakeem is struggling to have his girl group work. Cookie asks for them to redo the hook, but Hakeem does not appreciate his mother butting in, and wants her to trust him like how she would Jamal.
Valentina initially refuses to sing as Hakeem did not give her a shoutout, but after he calls her pretty she gives in.
At Laviticus, Jamal is performing for the audience with Miami rapper Pitbull. Hakeem sings Dynastytalking about taking down the Empire, and refers to himself as the lion and his father as the cub. Hakeem's girl group argues, but later Cookie whips Valentina and the other two girls into shape, Hakeem strolls in and is amazed by his mother's ability to get them in shape, and asks where she learned this skill from, to which Cookie replies that she learned it in prison.
Everyone is there except Valentina, who is running late. Lucious walks in, telling Cookie that he's crashing her event as she did to him, but tells him that their event is cancelled since he bought out Apex Radio.
He quickly tells Cookie and Hakeem that they shouldn't be surprised, since they know all about him. Valentina then walks in. Hakeem apologizes for his father messing up her appearance on the radio, but Lucious tells him that he signed Valentina.
Valentina apologizes to Hakeem as she goes up to perform solo. Lucious reminds Cookie that as Empire now controls the radio, it would make it much harder for Lyon Dynasty's songs to be played, and tells them that their company is done for.
As Cookie walks out and Lucious calls Hakeem a "little baby lion cub", Hakeem then walks out with silence and anger while Lucious watches Valentina and laughs over his victory. However, as Cookie tries to leave, the Feds arrive with a warrant to search the premises. Thirsty tells them that the entire ordeal won't be over until they find Vernon Turner and convince him not to testify.
He also tells them, that for the sake of public image, they need to stop feuding and make it seem like that they're all in this together. At Hakeem's trailer, Lucious comes in with a beat he's made specifically for Hakeem and asks Hakeem to listen to it, which Hakeem refuses to listen to. Later Hakeem listens to Lucious' beat and agrees that it's dope, but refuses to return to Empire and manage Valentina. Lucious tells him that he needs a resourceful label behind him, and that Cookie isn't reliable, as she hasn't been seen for half an hour.
At the video shoot, the painter shows Lucious and Jamal the finished product. Lucious praises Jamal, which stirs an intense about of jealousy in Hakeem. Lucious calls Hakeem a mama's boy, which infuriates Hakeem.
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Lucious tells Hakeem that he chose Jamal instead of him since Jamal doesn't need his mama to work. Hakeem takes a knife in anger and stabs the painting and demands they continue the shoot, a move that impresses Lucious. While shooting, Jamal and Hakeem get into a fight.
Jamal punches Hakeem in the face, at which point Hakeem trips Jamal to the floor. Hakeem then grabs a baseball bat and stands up, and prepares to swing at Jamal's face, to the gasps of everyone else. Hakeem doesn't swing, but asks why everyone is shocked and declares that the Lyons were never a real family, and leaves the shoot.
Later, Hakeem sits at a fancy bar, where he types a text message apologizing to Jamal, although he deletes it and doesn't end up sending it. Then he hears Laura, a Latin singer, and smiles as he notices her talent. Hakeem tells Tiana to show Laura to the studio and kisses Tiana on the cheek before he walks away. Laura sees this and asks Tiana if they're together, but Tiana tells her that Hakeem is like that with all the girls.
Hakeem hugs Laura from behind and kisses her on her lower neck, asking her if she feels him.
Laura, disgusted, leaves, telling Hakeem that she's not like other girls, and that she should have known better. Andre and Hakeem go over to Jamal's apartment, where Hakeem is surprised that he wasn't invited to Jamal's party, evidenced by wine glasses and Becky being knocked out on the sofa. Andre confesses to his brothers that he arranged for Hakeem's goons to rob Jamal and pinned it on Hakeem back in " Dangerous Bonds ".
Jamal is hurt that his brother would go that far, and Hakeem is aghast since Jamal almost died that day. Andre simply states that he was sick then and he was sorry, and he is forgiven by both Jamal and Hakeem. He invites the two to his baptism, to which Hakeem states he'll come, but Jamal is wary due to the fact that he may be told to "pray away the gay".
Andre tells Jamal that even if the church is against homosexuality, he is not, and asks Jamal to come to support him, and not the church. Meanwhile, as Laura is walking in order to catch a train home, Hakeem pulls up next to her. He apologizes, adding that he's never met a girl singer who wasn't down with him. Laura tells him that she doesn't care about the money or the fame, and that all she wants to do is sing and make people happy.
Hakeem tells her that his driver will bring her home and that he'll catch a cab, but not before telling her that he won't ever overstep his bounds, and that he respects her.
Later as Andre is successfully baptized, Cookie holds Jamal's hands, which Hakeem notices. Hakeem then goes on a run around the park topless. However, he is then kidnapped and dragged into a van.Lola ft jussie smollet
He is thrown on the sofa, and the kidnappers change their attire and masks. Hakeem manages to get the sack off, and notices bull tattoos on all three of their backs. When he provokes them by calling them a bunch of cowboys, he is pistol whipped in the head so hard, he begins from the corner of his left eye. She is unable to go through with their rehearsal due to his absence, but after trying to call him a second time, she receives a video of Hakeem being restrained.
Lucious sees her phone and states that he did not do this; he and Cookie then leave to get Hakeem back. When the kidnappers send a video of Hakeem as proof, they tell Lucious to drop off the money in a trash bin near a welding spot, and that they'll drop Hakeem off three blocks west. Hakeem, who is freed, wanders the streets in a dazed manner, still bleeding from his wound. As she opens the gate and heads to the front door of her house, Hakeem waits in the side; he pulls her in and kisses her, and pushes her against the door, as Anika smiles and welcomes the affection.
Later that night, Hakeem walks into Lucious' house, where his parents and brothers are waiting for him, along with a doctor. They pester him with questions, but he rebuffs at them angrily, stating he's fine. The doctor asks to check him over, but Hakeem tells him that all he has is a jacked eye; the doctor, however, tells him he wishes to check for "other signs of abuse", implying sexual abuse Hakeem also responds that he's straight twice.
As Hakeem is led to another room, Cookie notices that Anika is calling him, but Andre tells her to leave him alone for now. Hakeem enters the other room and takes off his shirt, where both the doctor and Cookie notice that he's been branded with the bull tattoo.
After being checked over, the doctor states that he's fine. Lucious pays the doctor and sends him on his way, but Hakeem lashes out at his father, claiming that they pretend to be a white pickett family when in reality, they're the opposite. He also blames his parents, telling them that he wouldn't have been kidnapped if he wasn't their son. He then leaves Lucious' house, with Lucious telling Cookie to give him a few days off.
He then lashes out at the girls for ruining the song he wrote, adding that they sound like static. Later, Hakeem is trying to escape into his music and practice his rap verse, but is once more distorted, clearly traumatized by his kidnapping. He lashes out, and manages to punch a mirror. He calls Cookie, but Cookie simply tells him that she's in a meeting with security, and he hangs up on her.
Cookie then sets up a meeting with the guys who snatched Hakeem and brings him with her, since she thinks he needs the trip in order to feel like "a man" again. However, as they walk in, Hakeem pulls out a gun, asking the guys who's a little bitch now a callback to when the kidnappers called him a little bitch after pistol whipping him.
Cookie pleads with Hakeem not to pull the trigger, and walks in front of him, telling him that if he pulls it, she'll take the bullet, as she'd rather die than lose him. One of the guys slowly begins to reach for his gun, but as Hakeem lowers his, Cookie grabs it, spins around, and pushes it against the leader's forehead. He tells Cookie that their security fee is now being doubled, but she fiercely tells him that if he messes with her, her family or her artists ever again, they won't ever hear the knock on the door Cookie threatening to kill them.
She then says "welcome to my street, bitch! Lucious pulls up to the alley, where he plays Hakeem a beat, and offers it to him on a USB with no strings attached.