On “Empire” Season 4, episode 4, Lucious (Terrence Howard) tries to move on from his past as Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) and Claudia (Demi Moore) assist him with his recovery. Fox

After securing the millions of dollars needed to produce Empire’s 20-For-20 project, Cookie is ready to kick off a monumental moment for the company. But with Lucious doubting who he is and the past hindering the family from moving forward, on “Empire” Season 4, episode 4, the fight to stay on top will prove to be a challenging task for the Lyons.

“Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) announces that the number one album for Empire’s 20-For-20 will be a competition between all of the label’s top artists, which gives Jamal (Jussie Smollett) a bold idea for his newest song,” the synopsis for “Bleeding War” says.

In the promo for the Fox series, the artists seemed unhappy about the idea of competing for the number one album, but they are more than willing to battle for the top spot. In the video, Tiana (Serayah) is seen impressing the judges with her voice and dance moves, possibly securing her the win for an album.

Later on, Andre (Trai Byers) is heard encouraging someone to spread the word, that everyone needs to bring their sharpest weapon to the fight because only one will be left standing. As Andre speaks, an artist is seen walking across the stage and punching another musician in the face. Will this musical competition turn into a violent war?

On “Empire” Season 4, episode 4, Jamal (Jussie Smollett) is determined to create new music. Fox

In the previous episode, Jamal and Becky (Gabourey Sidibe) struggled to see eye-to-eye about how his music should sound, and it looks like the singer has another trick up his sleeve when it comes to creating a different sound.

“On the heels of Bella’s first birthday, the family plans a special ‘Prince and Princesses’ themed birthday party, including a special Prince tribute, but the special day brings back haunting memories for one of the Lyons,” the synopsis for “Empire” Season 4, episode 4 says.

In a sneak peek of “Bleeding War,” it is revealed that Andre will have a difficult time celebrating Bella’s first birthday because the child was born on the same night that her mother, Anika (Grace Byers), killed his wife, Rhonda (Kaitlin Doubleday).

In the video, Andre can be seen telling his parents about the night when Anika pushed Rhonda off of the balcony, breaking every bone in her body. Not long after that, Cookie and Lucious (Terrence Howard) are seen trying to hold him back from attacking Anika.

Bella’s birthday celebration will consist of a Prince themed party with everyone dressing up in some of his most iconic looks. However, the special day may not end as everyone had hoped because Anika shows up to the party with her new friend, Angelo Dubois (Taye Diggs).

“Meanwhile, Lucious is at a crossroads, as he tries to put to rest the anger from his past life,” the synopsis for the Fox series states. In the sneak peek, Lucious is seen telling Cookie that he is going to be a better man and make everything up to her.

Since waking up from his coma, Lucious has slowly been learning about the person he used to be and isn’t pleased about his violent past. Although he wants to move on and become a better man, the patriarch keeps getting reminded about the monster he once was.

In the video, Claudia (Demi Moore) is seen offering to take Lucious on a different path than the one he was once on. Will he accept the opportunity and push his family to the side for a peaceful life?

“Empire” Season 4, episode 4 airs Wednesday at 8 p.m. EDT on Fox.