Is Cookie Lyon about to meet her most worthy adversary?
Empire returns for the second half of season three this week, and the drama is about to hit the fan! In a sneak peek from Wednesday’s spring premiere, the Lyons pay a visit to the recovering Jamal (Jussie Smollett) in rehab, where Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) gets an unpleasant surprise from her son’s newest friend.
Rumer Willis guest stars as former hotshot singer Tory Ash, and their first encounter at the rehab facility doesn’t go so well. It’s clear from the clip that Cookie and Tory are not going to be BFFs.
“From what Jamal’s told me, I’m surprised all the Lyon cubs aren’t in rehab,” Tory zings.
“Don’t try me, little girl -- not today, please,” Cookie responds, taken aback by Tory’s fearlessness.
“Cookie, I could try but I think I’d rather wait and try Lucious instead,” Tory fires right back.
It’ll be a family affair for Willis on Empire, which has already been renewed for a fourth season. (By the way, you’ll hear Willis show off her pipes!)
Her mother, Demi Moore, will join the hip-hop drama in a recurring role, first appearing in the season three finale as a “take-charge nurse with a mysterious past” and will become “treacherously entangled with the Lyon family.”
Empire returns Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.
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