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Season 3

Aired 7 months ago - May 24, 2017

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.

Aired 7 months ago - May 17, 2017

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".

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Yes. I'm betting it all on black, baby.
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Get off of me!
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That's the third time he's done that.
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Yeah, but what you haven't heard is my new music.
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A Mormon?
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I'm sure that Charlotte is expecting some sort of melee.
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♪ The greatest thing that came to life ♪
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Baby, that's right.
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No, Steve Cho is no longer with our company.
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My own space.
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It's Giuliana's casino and mine.
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Look, for the record, I respect your gangsta.
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And that's why this team is going to end her.
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Oh, Drop, you, too?
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has my hair and makeup budget been cut?
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Mr. Cousins is here for lunch with Mr. Lyon.
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Blackjack is my middle name. Right, babe?
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Can you back your ass up?
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Hello, Sam.
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Okay, just take your time, all right?
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Who hired you?
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Every memory's flowing through me.
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♪ We can get lost, oh, nah, nah, nah ♪
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♪ I made the city move ♪
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Lucious and Giuliana?
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A first-class casino would've comped us a room
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High-roller on table four would like a tour of the vaults.
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but I've heard wonderful things about you.
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with the ass of Foxy Brown left up on there.
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Well, as long as it's secure.
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Damn, my sister is a ho.
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but you're the one that wanted to have
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Oh, you guys, I cannot do this.
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Come on, Carol honey, we don't have a lot of time.
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You got this.
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I thought something happened to you.
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Well, I hope they're proud of me someday.
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"Charitable donation"?
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I guess you're gonna have to help me find better words.
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is that... shady-ass Mormon.
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So people can look for Bella.
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He doesn't care about you, boy, he just wants to win.
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to think things through.
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We just finished our walk. We're at the gate.
Aired 7 months ago - May 10, 2017

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.

Aired 7 months ago - May 03, 2017

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. MORE -LESS

Aired 8 months ago - Apr 26, 2017

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.

Aired 8 months ago - Apr 12, 2017

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.

Aired 8 months ago - Apr 05, 2017

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.

Aired 9 months ago - Mar 29, 2017

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.

Aired 9 months ago - Mar 22, 2017

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. MORE -LESS

Aired a year ago - Dec 14, 2016

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.

Aired a year ago - Dec 07, 2016

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.

Aired a year ago - Nov 30, 2016

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.

Aired a year ago - Nov 16, 2016

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.

Aired a year ago - Nov 09, 2016

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.

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to announce you're running for mayor?
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Get your hands off of me!
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Shine, what the hell are you doing?!
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But I'll be back.
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What's with all the security outside my spot?
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And then soon as you're done playing house with...
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- There he is! - Hakeem!
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- You know that. - Not in front of
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that's what I'm-a do for you, okay?
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I actually spoke to Tiana, and that song is not what she wants.
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Well, look, I have good news.
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How you get so corrupt?
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Hey, girl. How you doing?
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Well, the last time I was here,
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You're the best.
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He thinks it's all
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So she's born into this.
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And it'll turn the meek and the humble into a criminal,
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♪ It's you and me over everything ♪
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You know what, bro, you about to piss me off.
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No, you got three.
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You came at us first, man.
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just the other day, he had just said
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Look, Nessa's under a different contract with Empire, but...
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You been talking to my probation officer?
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y'all got some unresolved issues you need to take care of.
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♪ Where there is smoke ♪
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You know, Cookie is going to be pissed.
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the way you and Jamal arranged it, end of story.
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I'm trying to stop one son
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- Shut up, Hakeem. - Boy, you better clean this place up before
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♪ Stand for something ♪
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Looks like the numbers are staying steady.
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♪ Plus Andre sick ♪
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What the hell was that, Hakeem?! What the hell was that about?!
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Somebody plug this back in!
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but we gonna deal with that later.
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It's just business.
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I'm not at liberty to say, but you've been a model offender,
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fighting with you...
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Got Cookie's P.O. to tighten the leash on her, and I can
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Now, I can't tell if it was a coincidence or... or what.
Aired a year ago - Oct 12, 2016

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. MORE -LESS

Aired a year ago - Oct 05, 2016

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.

Aired a year ago - Sep 28, 2016

In an attempt to cope with life after being shot, Jamal teams up with businessman Angelo Dubois, to talk about gun 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. MORE -LESS

Aired a year ago - Sep 21, 2016

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.