What We May Be


Episode Info

Cookie turns to Candace for help planning an elaborate family dinner that will impress Angelo's mother; at the same time, old home videos from Cookie's childhood force her to face the truth about her father. Meanwhile, Andre plans an unlikely duo.


Terrence Howard
as Lucious Lyon
Taraji P. Henson
as Cookie Lyon
Jussie Smollett
as Jamal Lyon
Bryshere Y. Gray
as Hakeem Lyon
Trai Byers
as Andre Lyon
Grace Gealey
as Anika Calhoun
Grace Byers
as Anika Calhoun
Bre-Z Murray
as Freda Gatz
as Shine Johnson
Morocco Omari
as Tariq Cousins
Taye Diggs
as Angelo DuBois
as Chicken
Birgundi Baker
as Teen Carol
Lawnyae Marie
as Teenage Candace
Ajiona Alexus
as Teenage Loretha
Jeremy Carver
as Teenage Lucious
Angela Yee
as Herself
Ray Austin
as John Halloway
Phylicia Rashad
as Diana DuBois
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Critic Reviews for What We May Be

Yes, Empire continues to deliver drama as delicious and decadent as your grandma's pecan pie, and... Episode 7 was a prime example of it at it's best. Why was it so good? Even more than Empire normally does, "What We May Be" focused on family.

Dec 1, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

I think Ray Austin -- who plays Cookie's father, John Holloway -- is phenomenal.

Dec 1, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

You might want to sit down before you read this oh-so-shocking revelation: When Empire put Cookie Lyon at the center of an episode, it got the best episode of its third season so far.

Dec 1, 2016 | Full Review…

After dinner, Phylicia says that she can tell why Angelo admires Cookie, but if she hurts her only son, she will destroy her. A success as far as any first meeting with a significant other's mom goes!

Dec 1, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…