Lucious (Terrence Howard) and Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) will likely find their way back to each other's arms in the second half of the current season of "Empire."
The newly released promo for season 3B shows the estranged couple sharing heated kisses and embraces although they are both committed to other people. Lucious is still married to Anika (Grace Gealey), but he has no problem playing around with Cookie and letting his wife witness everything. In the teaser, Anika looks ready to throw up when she sees her husband and Cookie in bed. Lucious' determination to bring back Cookie into his life may not surprise the fans. He has always claimed that they belong together and that he has no intention of letting her go.
Cookie is currently in a relationship with Angelo (Taye Diggs). The dashing politician adores her and they seem to like each other a lot. Cookie learned though that Angelo was not being entirely honest with her. He has a dark past and it was Lucious who discovered it. He told Cookie that her boyfriend was involved in a DUI case and that someone died because of him. It has been previously teased that Cookie would not make any hasty action but would have a serious talk with Angelo about the truth. If she is already with Lucious in the promo, does it mean she has broken up with the Dubois heir?
Meanwhile, the Lyon kids will likely react differently in case their parents are indeed back together. Jamal (Jussie Smollett) may be the one who will require little explanation from them. He knows Cookie still loves his father. Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) will likely not care about it, while Andre (Trai Byers) is a different matter altogether. The eldest sibling is planning something with Shyne (Xzibit) and Nessa (Sierra McClain).
Executive producer Sanaa Hamri hinted to TVLine that Lucious should watch his back at all times.
"Lucious should really, really worry — and here's why. The hack Andre pulled off a couple episodes ago with French Montana's [Vaughn], Lucious had no idea that Andre had anything to do with it. Andre is going to be able to weave a web that could most probably or possibly take Lucious down. He's going to do whatever it takes by any means necessary. Lucious is that way as well. And what I think people will enjoy is wondering if Andre is now even more Machiavellian and powerful than Lucious," the EP said.
"Empire" season 3 will return in March 22, 9 p.m. EST on Fox.