(Warning: This post contains spoilers from the Season 4, Episode 11 of Empire titled "Without Apology." Read at your own risk.)
The lethal-tongued matriarch collapsed in the final moments of this week's episode following an emotionally charged confrontation between Lucious (Terrence Howard) and Andre (Trai Byers), and things are not looking good.
It all went down when Andre finally fessed up to orchestrating the car explosion that claimed one of Lucious' legs and nearly killed Cookie in the process. As expected, the news didn't go over well with the rest of the family — especially Lucious. In a fit of rage, he nearly choked his son to death until Jamal (Jussie Smollett) and Hakeem (Bryshere "Yazz" Gray) intervened, getting their older brother out of the room before things got worse.
With Lucious reeling from the bombshell revelation, it was up to Cookie to calm him down despite her own difficulty processing the news.
"He confessed, Lucious. It's a start. Maybe he's coming back to his right mind," she told him, attempting to find the silver lining of the heartbreaking reveal.
However, it looks like carrying the weight of the family's neverending emotional conflict finally caught up with her. "My baby, my son...he's not capable...Lucious..." she said before doubling over in pain from an apparent heart attack.
With Cookie down, how will the rest of the Lyons handle the fallout from Andre's devastating confession? Especially since they won't have a mediator on hand to stop them from killing each other. And more importantly, is Cooking going to be okay?
See how it all goes down when Empire continues Wednesdays at 8/7c on Fox.