Cookie and Lucious have made a bunch of sacrifices together and now they are about to make a big decision in Empire season 3 finale. Episode 18 is titled, Toil and Trouble, Part 2, which airs this Wednesday (24 May) at 9pm EST on Fox Network.
The official synopsis reads as follows:
As Lucious gets ready to launch EMPIRE Las Vegas with Giuliana at his side, Cookie pulls together her own team of allies to wreak havoc on the opening. The final five minutes will leave viewers speechless in the second half of the all-new, two-part "Toil and Trouble, Part 2" season finale episode
The Lyon family took Los Vegas by storm in the pre-finale episode, which ended with Lucious' mother killing his half-brother Tariq (Morocco Omari). Showrunner Ilene Chaiken spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about what happens next, and whether someone else will die in finale chapter.
She told the outlet, "You should always be concerned that someone else might die. There's certainly another death dangled because Andre is still planning to kill his father. Whether that happens remains to be seen. But life is fleeting in Empire land.
Chaiken teased that the finale will be a total reset for the show. She explained, "By the end of the finale, you'll know what the total reset is, and it involves all of our characters. Each of them has a new drive or adversary or challenge. It involves the introduction of the Demi Moore character, and that's all I can say without just totally spoiling the whole finale."
A promo for the episode shows Lucious telling Cookie, "Both of us made a bunch of sacrifices baby. You sacrificed 17 years for me. You are the love of my life."
Lucious chooses Cookie over Juliana and they reveal a big news to their 3 sons, Jamal, Andre, and Hakeem.
"Your mother and I have something we want to share with you." says Lucious as Cookie adds, "We made a decision," and adds "big one". The promo ends with a big car explosion.