|Toil and Trouble (Part 2)|
|Season Three, Episode Eighteenth|
|Air date||May 24, 2017|
|Writer||Ilene Chaiken & Joshua Allen|
“Toil and Trouble (Part 1)”
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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- Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon
- Bryshere Y. Gray as Hakeem Lyon
- Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon
- Trai Byers as Andre Lyon
- Grace Byers as Anika Calhoun
- Gabourey Sidibe as Becky Williams
- Ta'Rhonda Jones as Porsha Taylor
- Serayah as Tiana Brown
- Morocco Omari as Tariq Cousins
- Xzibit as Shine Johnson
- Bre-Z as Freda Gatz (absent; credit only)
- Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon
- 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.