Empire returns and there is even more drama unfolding!!!
Anika (Grace Gealey) cannot wait to get her hands on the Lyon fortune in the upcoming episode of “Empire.”
In this episode titled “My Naked Villainy,” the promo shows Anika slipping and revealing her true colors to her husband while he is sick. Last episode, Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) feared that Lucious was suffering from ALS again. It looks like she is right, as the clip shows him lying on his bed, with a respirator hooked on him. Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) and Andre (Trai Byers) are in the room with him, one of them conversing with the doctor, stating that he has never seen his father looking so frail before.
Cookie is similarly distressed with the situation. Her voiceover states that Lucious is the air she breathes and that they will always be interconnected. Lucious looks at them with glassy eyes, devoid of strength and his usual confidence. When his wife, Anika, comes to visit him, he will know exactly how much she wishes he is dead. The teaser shows her taunting Lucious that if he dies, all the money will go to her. Anika even suggests she start killing him now, yanking at the tubes connected to him. Lucious can only stare at her
The official synopsis reads;
Hakeem throws an epic birthday party and shares it live on Empire Xstream; suspicion surrounding Anika’s motives puts the Lyons on guard; the arrival of Giuliana gives Cookie a run for her money.