Good news for fans ready to get their Empire fix! We now have a first look at the highly anticipated upcoming third season of the hit Fox series.

Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) and Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) appear to be on good terms at top of the clip.

“As long as you got that fire in your eyes, I know we’re still good,” he told her.

But she doesn’t seem too moved when he goes above and beyond to get her attention.

“What are you trying to? Impress me?” she asked.

In true Lucious form, he couldn’t help but laugh.

Singer Mariah Carey had a cameo and she even told Lucious, “You always have a trick up your sleeve.”

Cookie’s childhood friend turned FBI agent warned her things will “get ugly” as he came for her family. Andre Lyon (actor Trai Byers) was seen getting tackled to the ground in a tux; so it might be safe to say a showdown happened at a major event.

But Cookie sent a warning of her own.

“We will fight fire with fire!”

Check it out.

Still, there are many questions still left unanswered; the main one being who was thrown off the balcony during the season two finale. Anika Calhoun (Grace Gealey) and Rhonda Lyon (Kaitlyn Doubleday) fought literally to the death for one of the ladies. But it’s still not clear who survived.

Interestingly enough, it seems the theme for this season is “Kill or Be Killed.”

Empire returns Wednesday Sept. 21 at 9/8c on Fox.

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