Empire EP on Rhonda-Anika Cliffhanger Fallout, Cookie’s ‘Pygmalion’ Arc

September 20, 2016 By TVLine TV News

Empire (2015) : S3 : E1

Two women. One high-rise balcony. A violent struggle and a terrible scream. That’s where Empire left its startled fandom at the end of its Season 2 finale last May, as Rhonda went into street-brawl mode in an attempt to get revenge against Anika for previously pushing her down the stairs and causing her miscarriage. Fans will learn if one (or perhaps both) of the fan-favorite characters meets a grim fate within the opening minutes of Wednesday’s Season 3 premiere (9/8c on Fox). And while showrunner Ilene Chaiken is reluctant to give any definitive spoilers, she’s clearly troubled by the thought of a future without Kaitlin Doubleday or Grace Gealey’s alter-egos. “Rhonda and Anika are both such sexy, dark, interesting characters,” Chaiken says with a sigh. “I can’t imagine saying goodbye to either one of them.” Read More