On the Empire episode “Sinned Against,” Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) has a lot on her plate. She has to deal with her sneaky concert promoter/lover Laz (Adam Rodriguez) and she needs to team up with her sister Candace (Vivica A. Fox) in order to save their sister Carol. Cookie and Candace hire Cookie’s old prison cellmate Pepper O’Leary (Rosie O’Donnell). Meanwhile, gay marketing executive Jameson Hinthrop is supposedly looking out for her son Jamal (Jussie Smollett) who’s tired of being promoted as a gay artist.
Jameson Hinthrop is portrayed by William Fichtner. He’s best known for his roles in the films The Dark Knight, Black Hawk Down (Sanderson), The Perfect Storm (David “Sully” Sullivan), Armageddon (Colonel Willie Sharp), Contact (Kent), and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Eric Sacks). Fichtner is also recognized for his roles in the TV shows Crossing Lines (Carl Hickman), Entourage (Phil Yagoda), and Prison Break (Alex Mahone). Empire airs Wednesdays at 9pm on FOX.