Empire season 3 returns with its spring premiere episode next Wednesday, where the love and hate relationship between Lucious and Cookie will get even more fierce. Rumer Willis guest stars as musician Tory Ash.
Ahead of the spring premiere, here is a short recap of what happened in season 3's mid-season finale chapter titled, A Furnace For Your Foe, that aired on 14 December 2016.
Jamal made a comeback to the music stage in the episode was forced by Lucious and Cookie to enter rehab. Also, Cookie found out that her boyfriend, Angelo was arrested for a DUI, 30 years ago, after driving his car into a lake and leaving a girl he was with to drown.
Meanwhile, Meanwhile, Andre Lyon's took a dark turn as he bid farewell to his dead wife Rhonda and teamed up Shine to take down Empire and kill his father, Lucious.
The mid-season premiere chapter is titled Sound & Fury, which will air on 22 March at 9pm EST on Fox Network. A promo for the episode released previews Lucious and Cookie's "epic clash".
The video opens with Lucious confronting Cookie. "You love me but you are not ready to deal with that kind of truth," he tells his former wife. Then we see Cookie saying, "He's got a power over me that I might never be able to break."
Later, she is seen telling her current boyfriend, Angelo, "I still have feelings for him", to which Jamal comments, "That's a twisted kind of love, right there." In the promo we see Cookie entering and trashing the Empire office with a baseball bat, as she furiously tells Lucious, "You built this Empire on my back," and later adds, "When I said I am done with you, I meant it."
The promo ends with Lucious and Cookie almost kissing. The official synopsis for episode 10 reads as follows:
After launching a deadly missile at Angelo, Lucious announces his new music project, Inferno, and puts everyone on notice - especially Cookie, who then vows to knock him off his throne for good. The two engage in an epic clash - fueled by a history of love, loyalty and betrayal. Meanwhile, Jamal befriends musician Tory Ash (guest star Rumer Willis) during his stay in rehab, Andre continues with his plan to take over EMPIRE, and Hakeem and Tiana battle Nessa for a spot in the music showcase.