The drama on Fox's new hit series Empire will be kicked up a notch in the upcoming episode slated to air Wednesday, March 4.
While Anika is livid with Cookie and Lucious for sleeping together, Cookie's issues with Anika get even more intense. Cookie finds out that Anika is hiding a "big backstabbing secret" of her own.
It's possible that it's Anika's choice to spike Cookie's artist, Elle's (played by Courtney Love) drink before the big investor showcase in the episode that aired last week. Anika was clearly threatened by Cookie when she helped Elle, who is a recovering drug addict, make her big return to the music scene.
On top of that, Cookie and Lucious' sons, Andre, Jamal and Hakeem, all take "drastic measures" in efforts to keep the family business Empire Entertainment. They realized how big the stakes are now that Lucious has told them he was dying of ALS. Viewers might also be happy to hear that Hakeem is warming up to Cookie.
A synopsis for the episode called Unto The Breach reads: "It's an all-out war when Cookie uncovers Anika's big backstabbing secret, and Lucious must come face-to-face with his longtime rival, Billy Beretti (guest star Judd Nelson). As the Lyon family rallies to save Empire Entertainment, all three sons take drastic measures: Jamal gets close with famous artist Delphine (guest star Estelle), Hakeem works hand-in-hand with Cookie and Andre is pushed way beyond his limits in the all-new Unto the Breach episode of EMPIRE on Wednesday, March 4."