Publicist: Your trial run has been fantastic, and the producers want you to be a permanent co-host. They just need to know that Lucious and Empire are finally behind you.
Cookie: That's none of their damn business, baby.
Publicist: Is it a problem? Do you even know where Lucious is?
Cookie: I don't okay, but nobody gets to tell Cookie Lyon what she can and cannot do.
Publicist: Can you stop referring to yourself in the third person?
Cookie: Well, Cookie Lyon loves it, so get used to it. Look, I am proud of what my family did with Empire. And Lucious is my husband.
Publicist: But you left him. That was your choice. Why not make it public?
Cookie: My choice, my damn business.

Look, Andre, if you can't fight for yourself, then I will fight for you.

Cookie

Lord knows, I want to be so mad, but I am too happy that you're alive. So, you were really trying to say goodbye to me at the roller skating rink, Andre? I wish you would have told me what was going on.

Cookie

Becky: Yeah, just Tiana can open and then throw it to Devon.
Giselle: Yeah, that works.
Becky: Also, I know we're in crisis right now, but I just want to be honest with you about something.
Giselle: Go ahead.
Becky: OK, so Def Jam offered me a job.
Giselle: Ew.
Becky: And unless the Empire fans come back, I'm gonna be forced to take it.
Giselle: And walk away from all this Black Girl Magic?

Cookie: You gotta have hope.
Andre: There ain't hope for someone like me, ma.

I'm always going to love you, no matter what.

Andre

These checks are bouncing harder than Cardi B's butt in her twerking video.

Porsha

This is the best way. I want to die on my terms.

Andre

Cookie: Can I call you Cookie?
Conway: Can I call you Bitch?

Did I ever tell you about the first time that you got really sick? Me and your mother, we had just started getting over the loss of our first child, and you had this cough. We didn't know what it was. We were calling all these emergency rooms and this one nurse, she got on the phone and she said that you need to wrap the boy up.

Lucious

Cookie: We might lose Andre, Lucious.
Lucious: No, don't you say that, Cookie.

This is a recording device, you're going to have the satisfaction of knowing you're the one who took down Lucious Lyon.

FBI Agent

Empire Quotes

Cookie's coming home.

Cookie

I started selling drugs when I was 9 years old in Philadelphia. I did it to feed myself. But it was the music that played in my head that kept me alive when I thought I was going to get shot. And it was the melodies that I dreamt about that keep me warm when I was sleeping in the streets.

Lucious