Toil and Trouble (Part 2)
Season Three, Episode Eighteenth
Air date May 24, 2017
Writer Ilene Chaiken & Joshua Allen
Director Sanaa Hamri
Viewers 6.94 Million
Toil and Trouble (Part 1)
Noble Memory

Toil and Trouble (Part 2) is the eighteenth episode of the third season of Empire and the 48th episode overall. It first aired on 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 wreck havoc on the opening.


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Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Highlighted Moments

  • Lucious breaks it off with Guiliana, as he was only using her for Cookie.
  • Lucious, having a change of heart, tells his sons that he and Cookie are retiring and he gives Andre the key to his office, and tells him that he is now the CEO.
  • Andre, who had a bomb put in Lucious' car, tells Shine not to go through with it, and Shine ignores him. In an attempt to save Cookie, Lucious pushes her out of the way and hits his head. Four months later, Lucious wakes up from his coma, having absolutely no memory of his sons and Cookie or what happened to him.
  • Leah frames Anika for murdering Tariq, which was her plan to get rid of Anika.