Actress Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon in Empire
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Enemies today. Friends tomorrow. Anything can happen when money is involved.

A new 30-second snippet featuring some scenes from the upcoming season of Empire reveals some of the developments taking place with the Lyon family. 

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In one scene, we see that Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) seems to have buried the hatchet with Lucious Lyon’s ex-fiancee Anika Calhoun (Grace Gealey), since they’re seen strutting into Empire Records with Andre (Trai Byers) and Hakeem Lyon (Bryshere Y. Gray) by their side. 

There also seems to be a massive effort under way to drum up public support for getting Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) out of prison. Jamal Lyon (Jussie Smollett) is seen performing at a huge concert with the words “#FreeLucious” emblazed on a screen behind him.

And likely the most poetic scene is the turning of tables between Lucious and his ex-wife, Cookie. She’s seen visiting him in prison. My, how the tables have turned.

Check out a promo for season 2 below:

For many people, Sept. 23 cannot come soon enough. 

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Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele is a staff writer at The Root and the founder and executive producer of Lectures to Beats, a Web series that features expert advice with scarily insightful people. Follow Lectures to Beats on Facebook and Twitter.