Perhaps the most jaw-dropping moment was Olivia's trouble-laden return. Though I craved for my favorite Cheetah Girl (Raven-Symoné) to come back, she could've left the drama where she came from.
Amid all of this, Andre is still in rehab. At the moment he perhaps needs the entire family's support the most, Lucious is nowhere to be found. Andre's visibly withdrawn nature at the empty spot on the couch in a meeting with his doctor is disheartening. Part of me wishes Lucious would have an a-ha moment of realization that he's lacking in the father role, but if he had that this early, what would Season 2 be about?
Meanwhile Andre's rehabilitation is heating up on its own. While working with his music therapist Michelle (played by Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson), Andre appears to be falling for her. At one point, she slinks in between his legs as if to seduce him, but prompts him to pray. I'm interested to see what develops, if anything, between them.
Other moments of note:
— I'm still torn on Camilla and Hakeem's relationship. Every time I see them on screen together, I cringe. I'm not going to take Lucious' stance that Camilla is out for Hakeem's money, but something is fishy. We most likely won't be seeing her in the finale, though, as Lucious had her shipped away.
— Mary J. Blige's quick cameo was cute. I do wish I got a little more of her — without Terrence Howard's vocals.
— Cookie is finally getting the attention she deserves, and from Malcolm, no less. He's the knight in shining (chocolate) armor she needs.