Empire - Season 3, Episode 9 - Rotten Tomatoes

A Furnace for Your Foe




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Episode Info

In the fall finale, Cookie organizes a free park concert in order to help broaden Angelo's mass appeal while he works to win the mayoral bid. Elsewhere, the FBI freezes all of Empire's assets, a move that has major repercussions, as the investigation into Lucious continues.


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
Taye Diggs
as Angelo DuBois
Leslie Uggams
as Leah Walker
Andre Royo
as Thurston "Thirsty" Rawlings
as Chicken
Ajiona Alexus
as Teenage Loretha
Jeremy Carver
as Teenage Lucious
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Critic reviews for A Furnace for Your Foe

Well, Empire's midseason final did not shy away from dropping some big bombshells - but, because this is Empire, I think we would have all been more shocked if there weren't any earth-shattering revelations. (And in Cookie's case, much happier.)

December 16, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This winter finale is a treat and we get actual plot development and reveals and schemezzzz.

December 16, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Empire's midseason finale had a few twists, but nothing so major it was completely unforeseen.

December 15, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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