EMPIRE 3×09 “A Furnace For Your Foe” Photos
THE DRAMA KEEPS ON COMING ON “A FURNACE FOR YOUR FOE,” THE MID-SEASON FINALE OF EMPIRE
“A Furnace For Your Foe” — 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.
Empire stars Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon, Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon, Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon, Bryshere ‘Yazz’ Gray as Hakeem Lyon, Trai Byers as Andre Lyon, Grace Byers as Anika Calhoun, Gabourey Sidibe as Becky, Ta’Rhonda Jones as Porsha and Serayah as Tiana, Bre-Z as Freda Gatz, Xzibit as Shine Johnson and Morocco Omari as Tariq Cousins.
(Empire airs at a special time, followed by the premiere of Star, the new series from Empire co-creator Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy.)
Guest cast includes Kaitlin Doubleday as Rhonda Lyon, Taye Diggs as Angelo DuBois, Leslie Uggams as Leah Walker, Andre Royo as Thurston “Thirsty” Rawlings, Eric Lane as Drop, Sierra A. McClain as Nessa, AzMarie Livingston as Chicken, Ajiona Alexus as Teenage Loretha, Jeremy Carver as Teenage Lucious, Ezri Walker as Zeah, Juan Antonio as Philip and Tobias Truvillion as D-Major.
Empire is a powerful drama about a family dynasty set within the glamorous and sometimes dangerous world of hip-hop music.
The show revolves around the Lyon family and their media company, Empire Entertainment. The founder, Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), is the king of hip-hop, but his company and reign are constantly threatened by his family, including his ex-wife, Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson); his sons, Jamal (Jussie Smollett), Hakeem (Bryshere “Yazz” Gray) and Andre (Trai Byers); and a volatile and competitive music industry.
The drama returns in Season Three, as the battle continues for the Soul of Empire. Each member of the Lyon family must cope with the events that were set in motion in the Season Two finale. Lucious pursues his music legacy with his streaming service, while also clashing with his half-brother, Tariq (Morocco Omari), who is leading a federal task force investigating him.
Cookie aims to start over, in pursuit of her own happiness – a series of flashbacks reveal how Loretha Holloway became Cookie Lyon and how Cookie met Lucious.
Meanwhile, the Lyon brothers – Andre, Jamal and Hakeem – all are determined to overcome the events of last season and move on, but the choices they face will become a battle for the soul of the Lyon family.
“A Furnace For Your Foe” airs Wednesday, December 14 at the special time of 8:00 PM ET/PT on FOX.