‘Empire’ season 3 spoilers: Lucious’ got himself a new rival…

Empire -On a show like “Empire,” your main character is always stronger when you’ve got a worthy opponent for them to face off against. For Lucious Lyon, it’s certainly starting to feel as though that said opponent could be none other than Angelo. The politician will be getting closer and closer to Cookie throughout the first part of season 3, and by the time that we reach the fourth episode of this season entitled “Cupid Kills” (airing on October 12), we’re going to specifically see Terrence Howard prepare to engage in some sort of warfare. Maybe it’s not physical, but Lucious does still have a knack for getting in the heads of others.

For a few more details, take a look at the attached synopsis for the hour:

“Things heat up between Cookie and Angelo (guest star Taye Diggs), so Lucious finally recognizes Angelo as a formidable rival and prepares to take him on. Meanwhile, Jamal is finally able to face Freda Gatz, a big first step on his journey to recovery. Also, Anika goes back to work at Empire and instantly causes turmoil, while Hakeem starts falling for Nessa, even though she might be into a different Lyon.”

There are clearly a few different important things to prepare for in this episode, and seeing what’s going down with Lucious is just one part of it. Now that we know Anika is alive, it seems clear that she’s going to be around to stir up some more drama. Unfortunately for Hakeem, his storyline just sounds like another key example of why the guy just cannot win no matter how hard he tries.

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