Gealey’s character has been one of the chief obstacles between Lucious getting back together with his ex-wife Cookie, but even when she puts her role as Anika aside, Gealey isn’t sure she wants to see a reunion between the former spouses. She explained:
There was a point where Grace the person really wanted to have them get back together. But I think now, as you’re seeing the episodes unravel, you’re seeing more and more of Lucious’ personality, and I think the biggest thing that kind of alarms people is we’re wondering, is Lucious able to take care of somebody’s love? And if he’s not able to take care of somebody’s love, then I wouldn’t want Cookie with him, you know what I mean? I want her to be taken care of.