The Outspoken King While Jamal decides to hire Cookie as his manager, Cookie convinces him to perform his latest song at Laviticus, the location where Hakeem is slated to perform. Jamal has a very good relationship with his nephew, Sammy, and they enjoy each other's company. His step mother done the impossible to prevent Yousif from undergoing the sex change treatment and after the operation she did not give up either.
Blair - Sweet Desire A flashback shows Jamal visiting his mother in jail as a child. Arab women, especially in the Gulf region, do not know much about Indian women except the disadvantaged poor ones who were forced to work in their homes under hellish conditions. Ads By Traffic Junky.
Nusrat's father, Hakim, attempts to convince Jamal to let Nusrat divorce Ahmed but Jamal shoots him in the arm as a warning and forces Nusrat to return to Ahmed. Olivia shows up at Empire with her and Jamal's daughter, Lola and disappears.
However later in the episode, Jamal is accidentally shot by Freda Gatz at the ASA's as she meant to shoot Lucious after finding out he is the one responsible for her father's murder. Bassam's solution works and Jamal is grateful his son's wedding did not get attacked.
Unknown to Jamal, Bassam is disillusioned with his brother's leadership and begins to organize a coup to depose Jamal. He was also the interim CEO while his father was incarcerated.