Meanwhile, Cookie tries to fix her relationship with Anika for sake of the baby. Lucious visits Camilla, who has put something in Mimi's drink to kill her. They perform for and with people on the street. Freda starts a battle with Hakeem, which is really a fight pitting Empire against Dynasty. Lucious is relieved and takes Andre back. Lucious remembers his bipolar mother Leah Walker.
Rhonda tells Andre that she doesn't believe there is a God after the loss of their baby despite her prayers. Lucious has some altercations with Prison Officer McKnight , but his new lawyer Thirsty Rawlings helps him record a track in prison, and also wins the bail hearing against Roxanne Ford. Hakeem later proposes to Laura. Rhonda confronts Anika about her accident, and if it was Anika who pushed her. In order of Anika not testifying, Lucious and Anika get married.
Rhonda starts work at Camilla's fashion house and spies on her for the family. He becomes romantically involved with his hot Latina lead singer Valentina Galindo. Cookie tells Camilla that Hakeem is contracted to Lyon Dynasty and that she would need to buy the company to get him. Andre digs deeper and learns more about his grandmother's mental illness so he can try to understand his own. Empire season 3, episode 15 has a tough act to follow considering what happened a week ago. Cookie's sister Candace turns up about their other sister Carol. Both Lucious and Andre clashes about Andre's decision to release his grandmother from the psychiatric ward.
Lucious and Mimi want to merge Empire with Jago's streaming business Swiftstream. In the end, Lucious finds inspiration for his song with Freda in a terrible childhood memory. In addition, , and were upgraded to series regulars after being billed as recurring characters during season one. It was announced on July 2, 2015, that was cast as Mimi Whiteman, a demanding venture capitalist who becomes embroiled in Lyon family drama. Anika considers suicide, but discovers that she is pregnant with Hakeem's baby. The 15th episode could very well bring the house down — or maybe just the label. He sleeps with her and gets her to reveal that she was only using Mimi.
Crying and distraught, Cookie confronts Hakeem. On July 17, 2015, reported that will join the cast as Thirsty Rawlings, a sharp lawyer who will defend Lucious. Lucious plans his new music video with Cookie. William is an avid gamer who drops slanderous profanity while playing games, a foodie that believes in four unhealthy meals a day, a hat afficianado and a techie. When Lucious announces his new streaming service, Mimi presents her wife, Camilla Marks-Whiteman. Jamal seeks help from Jamieson to avoid being marketed only as a gay artist. Cannon joined the Latin Times team April 2013 and holds a B.
Jamal is working with Ne-Yo on his album and plans a tour with him. Furthermore, in a sneak peek clip Jussie Smollett, Grace Gealey and Taraji P. In the end, Lucious decides to proceed without them at a great cost. He makes a final offer to Hakeem to return to Empire and take the Lyon name back, which Hakeem turns down. Lucious tries to reunite his family at a dinner, but Cookie does not forgive him and wants to pursue Lyon Dynasty.
The season aired on Wednesday at 9:00 pm, the same slot as the previous season. When they finally meet face to face, Hakeem drops the name Lyon. Andre is sent to clear a gang injunction against Freda and blackmails deputy Mayor Alvarez. Freda gets upset with Lucious when she finds out that he's cut her section from the song. Laz calls off his deal with the mobsters. The family gets together for Cookie's birthday. Lucious brings in Skye Summers to work with Jamal and they grow close.
On the , , the season earned a 95% rating based on 39 reviews. One day later, on August 6, 2015, it was also confirmed that would appear as himself. Henson is falling for Lucious all over again and Anika is rushed to the hospital. The police tracks Anika in order to convince her to testify against Lucious. She throws her broken mobile phone against the door, thereby setting the alarm off and alerting the police. Hakeem and Jamal head to a poor neighbourhood looking for Freda.