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as Lucious Lyon
as Cookie Lyon
as Jamal Lyon
as Hakeem Lyon
as Andre Lyon
as Anika Calhoun
as Rhonda Lyon
as Freda Gatz
as Shine Johnson
as Tariq Cousins
as Angelo Dubois
as Leah Walker
as Max Perkins
as Agent Hughes
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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