As we prepare for next week’s season finale, the world of “Empire” is spinning in every direction possible. This week, in the episode “A Man Sinned Against,” we begin with Cookie -- or "Loretha," as the government may call her -- and Candice (Vivica A. Fox) looking for their younger sister Carol in the crack houses of Philly. Apparently that head in a box on Cookie’s doorstep from the start of the season sent her to the dark side… again.
While in the City of Brotherly Love, we delve deeper into Cookie and her family’s strained relationship. Much like Lucious, her older sister virtually abandoned her in jail. But let Candice tell it, it’s because she didn’t have to guess where Cookie was. And she doesn’t do jails.