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What We May Be 

Cookie needs to plan a family dinner that will impress Angelo's mother; home video pushes Cookie to confront secrets about her relationship with her father; Andre puts together a surprising duet.

Director:

Kevin Bray

Writers:

Lee Daniels (created by), Danny Strong (created by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Terrence Howard ... Lucious Lyon
Bryshere Y. Gray ... Hakeem Lyon
Jussie Smollett ... Jamal Lyon
Trai Byers ... Andre Lyon
Grace Byers ... Anika Calhoun
Gabourey Sidibe ... Becky
Ta'Rhonda Jones ... Porsha
Serayah ... Tiana Brown (credit only)
Morocco Omari ... Tariq (credit only)
Xzibit ... Shyne Johnson (as Alvin 'Xzibit' Joiner)
Bre-Z ... Freda Gatz
Taraji P. Henson ... Cookie Lyon
Phylicia Rashad ... Diana DuBois
Taye Diggs ... Angelo DuBois
Vivica A. Fox ... Candace
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Storyline

Cookie needs to plan a family dinner that will impress Angelo's mother; home video pushes Cookie to confront secrets about her relationship with her father; Andre puts together a surprising duet.

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Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 2016 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

In the episode Cookie is trying to hide her fur to impress Angelo's mother, a member of PETA. In real life, Taraji P Henson, the actress that plays Cookie is a PETA member who has publicly spoken out and even gotten naked on camera to protest the fur industry See more »

Quotes

Jamal Lyon: [to Cookie] You can talk to me. If you love me, you ain't got to lie to me.
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Mama
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Performed by Jussie Smollett
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