Season 3

s03e01 / Light in Darkness

22nd Sep '16 - 1:00am
Light in Darkness Summary

EMPIRE picks up exactly where Season Two ended - Hakeem left at the altar, Lucious and Anika married and Anika and Rhonda fighting on the roof - until someone falls. Also, Lucious pursues his music legacy with his streaming service, while clashing with his half-brother, Tariq, who is leading a federal task force investigating him.

3018 have watched this episode

s03e02 / Sin That Amends

29th Sep '16 - 1:00am
Sin That Amends Summary

In an attempt to cope with life after being shot, Jamal teams up with businessman Angelo Dubois, to talk aboutballoon violence and host a summit for awareness. When he tries to perform again, things don't go as planned. Meanwhile, Lucious attempts to win over Cookie, Hakeem starts to record new songs with Shine, and Andre runs into some trouble with the police.

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s03e03 / What Remains Is Bestial

6th Oct '16 - 1:00am
What Remains Is Bestial Summary

Cookie calls in a favor with mega-superstar Kitty to record a new song with Jamal, hoping he will overcome his inability to perform. Meanwhile, Andre runs into some trouble and things don't go as planned. Cookie and Lucious are at odds, Hakeem and Gram fight for Tiana's attention, and things heat up between Cookie and Angelo Dubois.

2830 have watched this episode

s03e04 / Cupid Kills

13th Oct '16 - 1:00am
Cupid Kills Summary

Things heat up between Cookie and Angelo, so Lucious finally recognizes Angelo as a formidable rival and prepares to take him on. Meanwhile, Jamal is finally able to face Freda Gatz, a big first step on his journey to recovery. Also, Anika goes back to work at Empire and instantly causes turmoil, while Hakeem starts falling for Nessa, even though she might be into a different Lyon.

2746 have watched this episode

s03e05 / One Before Another

10th Nov '16 - 2:00am
One Before Another Summary

Lucious and Andre are on high alert as they wait for Shine to retaliate after their latest business encounter went south. Jamal, who has yet to perform in front of his fans, teams up with Hakeem for a performance that he thinks could help him face his fears. Meanwhile, Cookie is caught off-guard during a routine meeting with her probation officer.

2638 have watched this episode

s03e06 / Chimes at Midnight

17th Nov '16 - 2:00am
Chimes at Midnight Summary

Empire is hacked and the leak creates feuds between artists and among the Lyon family. Andre takes advantage of the leak to step up and prove his worth to the company. Meanwhile, Lucious continues to try and drive a wedge between Cookie and Angelo, and Jamal finds himself in a love triangle.

2578 have watched this episode

s03e07 / What We May Be

1st Dec '16 - 2:00am
What We May Be Summary

Cookie looks to Candace for tips on how to plan an elaborate family dinner that will impress Angelo's mother, Diane. Meanwhile, old home videos cause Cookie to face secrets about her relationship with her father that she had tried to hide from her kids, and Andre organizes an unlikely duet.

2553 have watched this episode

s03e08 / Unkindest Cut

8th Dec '16 - 2:00am
Unkindest Cut Summary

Andre sabotages Tiana's big appearance at a fashion event in an attempt to get Nessa into the spotlight. Meanwhile, Tariq works with Leah to try to bring down Lucious, and Jamal works with Philip to get over his PTSD.

2519 have watched this episode

s03e09 / A Furnace for Your Foe

15th Dec '16 - 2:00am
A Furnace for Your Foe Summary

Cookie attempts to help Angelo appeal to the masses and win the mayoral bid, by hosting a free park concert. Meanwhile, the FBI continues to investigate Lucious and freezes all of Empire's assets, which has major repercussions.

2453 have watched this episode

s03e10 / Sound and Fury

23rd Mar '17 - 1:00am
Sound and Fury Summary

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 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.

2322 have watched this episode

s03e11 / Play On

30th Mar '17 - 1:00am
Play On Summary

Cookie tries to move forward with Angelo, while struggling with guilt over her run-in with Lucious. Meanwhile, Leah seeks out Tariq's help in taking down Anika, and Jamal and Tory team up in the studio.

2255 have watched this episode

s03e12 / Strange Bedfellows

6th Apr '17 - 1:00am
Strange Bedfellows Summary

Angelo makes an unsettling discovery and is concerned that Cookie's past isn't in the past and will hurt his chances of becoming the Mayor. Anika is faced with a life-changing decision after Tariq reveals what he is really after. Meanwhile, Hakeem's 21st birthday party takes an unexpected turn.

2263 have watched this episode

s03e13 / My Naked Villainy

13th Apr '17 - 1:00am
My Naked Villainy Summary

Hakeem throws an epic 21st birthday party and live-streams it all on Empire Xstream. Meanwhile, suspicions surrounding Anika's motives put the Lyons on high alert and the arrival of Giuliana gives Cookie a run for her money.

2229 have watched this episode

s03e14 / Love is a Smoke

27th Apr '17 - 1:00am
Love is a Smoke Summary

Cookie gives Lucious unexpected news that makes him feel uneasy about the future. Hoping to make Cookie jealous, Giuliana moves in on Lucious and persuades him to comply with her new plans. Meanwhile, Anika and Tariq devise a new plan and Charlotte Frost holds the EMPIRE Las Vegas dream in her hands.

2153 have watched this episode

s03e15 / Civil Hands Unclean

4th May '17 - 1:00am
Civil Hands Unclean Summary

Angelo's relationship with Cookie turns toxic and leaves her questioning her decisions. Hakeem makes a public plea for Lucious to give him paternity of Bella during his return to Empire Xstream. Meanwhile, Cookie becomes increasingly more suspicious of Lucious' intentions with Giuliana and Empire's future in Vegas, and Lucious and Jamal work overtime to finish their albums.

2173 have watched this episode

s03e16 / Absent Child

11th May '17 - 1:00am
Absent Child Summary

The Lyons fear that the Dubois family is to blame for their latest family crisis, so when no one is willing to give up any information, Cookie takes matters into her own hands. Jamal and Lucious reach a breakthrough in a song on which they have been working, and Andre lashes out. Meanwhile, Cookie sets her eyes on a new plan for Empire in Vegas.

2152 have watched this episode

s03e17 / Toil and Trouble (1)

18th May '17 - 1:00am
Toil and Trouble (1) Summary

When Cookie is banned from Leviticus Vegas, she pulls together a team of her own allies to seek revenge on Giuliana and steal her secret weapon. Meanwhile, Jamal is encouraged to put his album on hold, so as not to compete with Lucious' "Inferno".

2119 have watched this episode

s03e18 / Toil and Trouble (2)

25th May '17 - 1:00am
Toil and Trouble (2) Summary

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.

2106 have watched this episode
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