Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

FOX has released a sneak peek of this week’s episode of Empire featuring award winning TV and film actress Alfre Woodard as Cookie’s mama Renee. In February, RC  reported that Woodard and Taraji P. Henson would be reuniting again as mother and daughter for the show.

If you have been keeping up with the current episodes, Cookie has been dealing with a lot including her checkered past and time behind bars. In last week’s episode, she received a surprise visit from a former cell mate (played by Henson’s real-life best friend Ptosha Storey) regarding her “freinemy” Poundcake (played by Tony nominated Broadway actress Da’Vine Joy Randolph).

Cookie also recently suffered a heart attack which prompted Lucious ( Terrence Howard) to call upon her sisters—Candace (Vivica A. Fox) and Carol (Tasha Smith). It was only a matter of time before “mama” would eventually enter the picture.

Check out the clip below of Renee handling Cookie as only she can:

Empire airs at 8 p.m. EST on FOX

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