Empire Season 2 Spoilers: Cookie & Jamal Poised To Reconcile

If you weren’t happy about the way things ended between Jamal and his mother in the Empire season finale, the show’s writers agree with you.

In an interview with TVLine.com, showrunner Ilene Chaiken admitted that separating Jamal from his mother was a heartbreaking decision but one that had to be made and hinted that this will be rectified when the show returns for its sophomore season.

“It was very tough for us — heartbreaking, even. And that was our intention,” Chaiken said. “But I still believe in that relationship… and I would like to think that the underpinnings of that relationship, which is the most profound and tender one in the show, will somehow lead to something of a rapprochement between them.”