Empire - Season 3, Episode 3 - Rotten Tomatoes

What Remains Is Bestial



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Episode Info

Cookie calls in a favor with Kitty, hoping that recording a new song with the mega superstar will force Jamal to overcome his inability to perform. Elsewhere, trouble strikes when things don't go as planned for Andre; Hakeem faces some competition from Gram for Tiana's attention; and Cookie's relationship with Angelo heats up.


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 Byers
as Anika Calhoun
Grace Gealey
as Anika Calhoun
Kaitlin Doubleday
as Rhonda Lyon
as Tiana
Bre-Z Murray
as Freda Gatz
as Shine Johnson
Morocco Omari
as Tariq Cousins
Taye Diggs
as Angelo Dubois
Leslie Uggams
as Leah Walker
Ben Marten
as Max Perkins
Matthew Yee
as Agent Hughes
Justin Morgan
as Hot Delivery Man
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Critic reviews for What Remains Is Bestial

We're all accustomed to the scandalous episode beginning and endings of this show, and this week did not disappoint.

October 6, 2016 | Full Review…

Lucious Lyon is a force to be reckoned with; he will stop at nothing to get whatever he wants. I was shocked at the opening seconds of Empire Season 3 Episode 3 as this is on broadcast television, but they have pushed the boundaries before.

October 6, 2016 | Rating: 4.2/5 | Full Review…

I know, I know, you spent the last 57 minutes curled up in a fetal position on the living room couch after Lucious had/received that "stroke" in the middle of a conversation with Anika. But that was hardly the climax (sorry) of Season 3, Episode 3,

October 6, 2016 | Full Review…

This week, Empire decided to not just make Lucious an antihero, but also make him straight-up garbage. He's acting more unreasonable than ever and this is a man who murdered someone in the pilot.

October 6, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This week, Lucious is a vampire, Anika is a boss, Cookie is an angel, and Mariah Carey is a kind-hearted diva queen, who finally made her Empire debut -- and who does not, in case you were wondering, have any sort of face-off with our true queen, Cookie.

October 6, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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