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Terrence Howard and Taraji P Henson as Lucious Lyon and Cookie Lyon in Empirefox

After Cookie's hostile takeover plans crumbled, she will start her own record label to beat Lucious in the second episode of Empire season 2. The episode is titled, Without A Country, which will air on Wednesday, 30 September at 9pm EST on Fox Network.

In the same episode Lucious will get out of jail, thanks to the new lawyer he hired and will jump-start his company back to the top. Besides, Jamal, who is unhappy with his mother betraying Empire, sets out on a path to becoming a ruthless businessman. Like father like son, right?

Click here to watch the episode live via Fox Now and you can watch the episode online by clicking here. Meanwhile, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges guest stars as Officer Mcknight, and the rapper shared a behind-the-set image of himself with Terrance Howard's Lucious Lyon.

A new promo shows Ludacris telling Lucious that he is worried about his "wheezing breath" and asks if it is getting any better. "I am fine. I am touched that you care," Lucious replies, but the policeman says "We don't care, as a matter of fact we don't give a damn. But you see it makes us all look bad."

The policeman continues, "As far as I am concerned the world would be a better place without it, but the federal prosecutor, is more forgiving than me. And that medication of yours will magically turn out if you are willing to co-operate."

Another promo shows Cookie, Hakeem and Andre discussing names for their new company when Anika shows up. Cookie is not happy with her arrival but later gives in as she knows the market better.

The official synopsis for the episode reads as follows:

Cookie and her cohorts decide to start their own small record label, but it's off to a bumpy start as everyone has different visions for the new label. As his first project for the new company, Hakeem decides to form a girl group and woos a hot Latina lead singer (guest star Becky G), proving that he can be more than just an artist. Meanwhile, Lucious, feeling extra pressure from a bloodthirsty prosecutor, hires a new lawyer (guest star Andre Royo) and records an epic track from inside jail. In Lucious' absence, Jamal neglects his music and makes business moves that further his journey toward becoming every bit as ruthless as his father in the all-new "Without a Country" episode of Empire.

Tomorrow!!!! #empire

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