Empire Fall Finale Sneak Peek: Hakeem Brings Cookie to Tears

It’s not every day that Empire‘s Cookie Lyon shows her softer side — and who’d have guessed a return to prison would bring it to the surface?

In the following preview video from Wednesday’s fall finale (9/8c on Fox), Taraji P. Henson’s alter ego gets misty at the Wallace Correctional Facility’s Family Day, as son Hakeem gives a speech about her incarceration — and their recent reconnection.

As with most things Lyon, though, somebody else gets dissed in the process.

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