The wait is finally almost over. Empire returns tomorrow night and the countdown to the end begins! How will Cookie, Lucious, and their family, friends, and foes conclude their stories?
Empire Set To Return
Entertainment Hub has a sneak peek courtesy of a promo released by Fox (see above). “Empire’s final season is epic,” promises Taraji P. Henson (Cookie). When last we saw Cookie and Lucious (Terrence Howard), they were being held at gunpoint by White Tracy (Amanda Detmer).
“Mine is the last voice you’re ever going to hear,” promises a pistol-packing Tracy. But that’s not the only drama going on! Watch for the love triangle with Tiana (Serayah), Devon and Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) to hit new heights.
Also, Andre (Trai Byers) has been blacking out, leaving Kingsley (A.Z. Kelsey) in charge. How will Andre respond when he fully realizes what’s been going on? The promo promises surprise after surprise and reveal after reveal as the final episodes commence, taking the show to a May series finale.
The Big Return
Tomorrow’s episode is titled Can’t Truss ‘Em. Per the show’s IMDB page the cast is set to include: Skylan Brooks (Quincy), Keesha Sharp (Dr. Paula Wick), Leslie Uggams (Leah Walker), and Diamond White (Lala).
As previously reported, one character who won’t be back is Jamal as his portrayer, Jussie Smollett, has not been invited to reprise his role of the Lyon middle child due to the scandal in which he’s been accused of faking the racial attack on him last year.
“We’re not going to bring Jussie back to the show,” Fox entertainment president Michael Thorn said in January at the Television Critics Association press tour. “As hard as a decision as that was, for us — and when I say ‘us’ I mean the network, the studio, and the producers — it felt like it was in the best interests of the show and the cast.” Empire returns Tuesday, March 3 at 9 p.m. on Fox.