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4 September 19th, 2016 Empire Season Three Teaser From EP Ilene Chaiken: “Lucious and Cookie Have An Unexpected Adversary”

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When the season three premiere of Empire goes down this Wednesday at (9PMET/8PMCT) on Fox, viewers will learn if Anika or Rhonda plummeted to their death! But the fallout is only one major plotpoint fans of the sudsy series can look forward to.

Chief among a key throughline in the new season: “Lucious (Terrence Howard) and Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) have an unexpected adversary”, revealed Empire EP Ilene Chaiken to TV Line.  “You should look for it right away, but you won’t see (the adversarial nature) ’til much later. But again, you should be looking for it all along. ”

Meanwhile, Cookie will be in story with the incoming Taye Diggs, who will play a potential new love interest for her. “It’s a Pygmalion story that’s unique to Cookie, ” Chaiken teased.  “We wanted to see and tell a story for Cookie that we’ve never told before. And if you think about Cookie in Season 1 and all she faced, we wanted an arc that was just as big, that talked about facing new challenges.”

As for another major series character, Jamal as played by Jussie Smollett, seems his road to recovery after taking a bullet meant for Lucious last season still will plaque hm.  Chaiken related: “We wanted to talk about the meaning of that incident in Jamal’s life and in the world, and look at the process of coming back from that. It’s going to be a long and harrowing journey, and it’s going to be a journey that brings him into an even sharper reckoning with his family and Lucious’ own darkness.”

So, who do you think is Cookie and Lucious’ unexpected adversary who will reveal themselves at some point this season?  Who is going to die in the season opener, Rhonda or Anika … or do you think somehow they are both alive?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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  1. James R. Poissant says:

    Can’t wait for the new season to begin—I do love this show!!!

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    su0000 replied

    I’m ready !!!!

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  2. Omar says:

    I will continue to watch for a few episodes and if it continues the way it was last season, I will stop!! This show went from being a well written exciting show in season 1, to a poor written mess of a show with boring storylines.

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  3. Rebecca1 says:

    I hate myself for watching because it glorifies thug life. And GH fans complain about Sonny and Julian? This show celebrates the “ghetto” and how people from there gained their fortune…by violence…shootings, killings…constant threats. We see it in real life when rappers kill other rappers. And then last night’s episode including Mike Brown as one of the fallen…he was a criminal who attacked a police officer…he played, he paid. While the acting is great, the singers too…it’s very closely modeled after real life in the gangster/rap world. And millions of fans of the show probably think that’s cool….

    I also don’t like, also one of my complaints on GH, that death and loss are barely expressed. Rhonda died and no one blinked an eye except Andre. Okay, the others blinked. And the band played on.

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