The Unkindest Cut
Season Three, Episode Eight
Air date December 4, 2016
Writer Attica Locke
Jamie Rosengard
Director Dennie Gordon
Viewers 7.00 million
What We May Be
A Furnace For Your Foe

The Unkindest Cut is the eighth episode of the third season of Empire and the 38th episode overall. It aired on December 4, 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.


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Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast

  • Juan Antonio as Philip
  • Phylicia Rashad as Diana Dubois
  • Gina Gershon as Helen Von Wyeth

Major/Highlighted Events