Empire season 3 has gone on a week-long hiatus and will return with new episodes next Wednesday (26 April) at 9pm EST on Fox Network. The upcoming episode will continue on the heels of the complicated love triangle between Lucious, Cookie and Angelo.
Episode 14 is titled, Love Is A Smoke and the official synopsis reads as follows:
Cookie gives Lucious unexpected news that makes him feel uneasy about the future. Hoping to make Cookie jealous, Giuliana (guest star Nia Long) moves in on Lucious and persuades him to comply with her new plans. Meanwhile, Anika and Tariq devise a new plan and Charlotte Frost (guest star Eva Longoria) holds the EMPIRE Las Vegas dream in her hands in the all-new "Love Is A Smoke" episode of Empire.
A promo for the episode shows Cookie telling Lucious that Angelo may pop the question anytime soon. She says, "Angelo has been hinting, he would propose to me." Lucious tells his ex-wife, "Whatever he and you got, ain't nothing compared to what we had!"
The promo also features first look at Eva Longoria guest starring as Charlotte Frost, the director of the all-powerful state gaming commission, who will look over Andre's business plan. The video ends with Angelo going down on one knee with a ring in his hand, as he asks Cookie, "I want to spend the rest of my life with you Cookie. Will you marry me" as she just looks at her boyfriend, with dilemma written all over her face.
Fans know that Cookie is still in love with Lucious, as the couple got intimate in the recent episode, but the question remains– Will Cookie say yes to Angelo?
Executive Producer Ilene Chaiken previously dished to HollywoodLife about Lucious and Cookie's love and hate relationship.
Chaiken told the outlet, "There's a thin line between love and hate, and for these two, it's more than that. It's all out war, but they walk so close to that edge that you know they're still grappling with all of those emotions."
"They will be played out over the course of the season. There will be complications between them and more complications in the form of other love interests. By the end of the season, they get to a very interesting place," the showrunner added.