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Light in Darkness



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Episode Info

Season 3 picks up with Hakeem left at the altar, Lucious and Anika newly married, and someone falling off a roof during a fight. In other storylines, Lucious wants to make his streaming service a huge success, but his half-brother Tariq becomes a distraction as he leads a federal task force investigating him.


Terrence Howard
as Lucious Lyon
Taraji P. Henson
as Cookie Lyon
Jussie Smollett
as Jamal Lyon
Bryshere Y. Gray
as Hakeem Lyon
Trai Byers
as Andre Lyon
Grace Gealey
as Anika Calhoun
Grace Byers
as Anika Calhoun
Kaitlin Doubleday
as Rhonda Lyon
as Tiana
Bre-Z Murray
as Freda Gatz
as Shine Johnson
Morocco Omari
as Tariq Cousins
Leslie Uggams
as Leah Walker
as Himself
Ajiona Alexus
as Teenage Loretha
Jeremy Carver
as Teenage Lucious
as Chicken
Birgundi Baker
as Teen Carol
Lawnyae Marie
as Teen Candace
Ivan Ellis
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Critic reviews for Light in Darkness

Not since the days of Marie Antoinette has a cake-bearing woman been asking for such a complete and total takedown as Lucious Lyon's mother on this week's Empire.

September 22, 2016 | Full Review…

This season premiere may not be as dynamic as the last two, but Empire continues to be as strong as ever in creating an engaging plot and delivering bold performances.

September 22, 2016 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Have you picked your jaw up off the floor after that action packed hour? After months of finally waiting Empire Season 3 Episode 1 picks up right where Empire Season 2 left off.

September 22, 2016 | Rating: 4.8/5 | Full Review…

Empire is back for Season 3 and, oh boy, is it a doozey. This week is no light-hearted affair with very few (if any) laugh-out-loud moments. After a summer off, the show dives right into the drama.

September 22, 2016 | Full Review…

Cookie, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on Earth as it is on Swift Stream. Empire! Praise be! This episode is ah-mah-zing.

September 22, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

I'm still holding out for a real fresh start for Cookie, who's run ragged in this less than triumphant return.

September 22, 2016 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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