Guest Recap by Glow
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. With preparations for Thanksgiving, cooking, and family time I didn’t watch this episode of Empire until today after sleeping half the day away. I continue to run hot and cold with this show but this episode has me excited about what’s to come.
We again have celebrity guests. Alicia Keyes and Rosie O’Donnell. Alicia, of course, plays a recording star named Skye Summer and Rosie’s character is Cookie’s former prison mate who now works as a baker. There is also the added bonus of Lee Daniels, the show’s Creator and Executive Producer, who plays himself.
We pick up with Cookie and her sister Candace (Vivica A. Fox) in Philly searching for missing sister, Carol, who has left her kids with Candace and is off on a bender. While walking the streets looking for Carol we get to see the relationship dynamic between Cookie and Candace. Cookie’s hair, long and sleek with an off center part, is fabulous. I wonder if it’s from Porsha’s Go Naked Hair line. Cookie’s big red fur coat is not my favorite but I digress. The interaction of the bougie sister and the ex-con, streetwise sister is entertaining and often funny. They eventually find Carol with help of Cookie’s ex prison mate. Carol, looks like crap and responds to demands to get in the car by throwing up on Candace’s shoes. After being confronted by her sisters Carol is left with decision to come home with either of them. Carol opts to leave her kids with Carol and go home with Cookie, whose real name is Lorethia and the name Candace calls her. Candace is clearly not a favorite of either sister. We do learn that Carol did something while Cookie was in prison that would not make Cookie happy. Continue reading