I almost feel bad for Annika. She's caught on to the fact that Lucious only proposed to her to get her father to lie for him. What I can't figure out is why she didn't tell him to fuck off. I understand that she's spiteful and vengeful, but she could be all of that and still leave Lucious. A few episodes ago, someone on here mentioned that it seemed like Lucious was a prize for Annika. After this episode, it seems that way to me too.
I have a different take on the Camilla situation than most of you. Cookie is excellent at reading people. She knows that Camilla doesn't really care about Hakeem. That's why she went off on her. Of course, she should let Hakeem learn that the hard way (which it seems like he may have), but she's fierce when it comes to protecting her kids - not that she's not often out of line when she does so.
I don't buy Rhonda's pity party. She was all for selling herself when she thought it would be someone sexy. She only had a problem with it when the guy was disabled. She most certainly has the right to choose her sexual partners, but to make Andre feel bad for something that was 100% on board with is a terrible thing to do. All she had to do was say "This wasn't what I thought it was. Don't ever set me up with someone like that again."
I think if Cookie knew that Andre wanted to be a part of the family song, she would make sure he was in the studio with them. I don't think she has any idea that his lack of musical talent makes him feel inadequate. I also don't think she has any clue that his life is less than perfect.
That being said, Lucious was right to object to Andre's acting CEO proposal. It was a plot to take over the company. And Andre has done his best to pit his brothers against one another and sabotage their efforts to prove themselves to their father. I don't have any sympathy where that is concerned.
At the same time, Lucious has clearly fucked him up. Andre has learned from his father how to be underhanded and he can play games better than his father because he's so intelligent. Yet, all of that intelligence falls away when he comes face to face with the fact that his father, whom he has lied for and protected, even from a murder charge, doesn't love him.
I feel for everyone on this show, except for Lucious who is a complete asshole.