Empire Photos from "Strange Bedfellows"

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On Empire Season 3 Episode 11, Andre and Shyne set out to negotiate a deal that would allow Empire to enter the cash-flush Vegas entertainment industry. 

Naturally, because this is Empire, things took a turn for the crazy. Enough guns were fired to make Quentin Tarantino proud, and in the end, the last man standing ended up being a woman.

Giuliana Green is ready to do business with Andre, but that's not all she has in mind for the Lyon clan. Will the fiercely protective Lyon matriarch have finally met her match in the wily Giuliana?

If anyone can go toe to Louboutin toe with Taraji P. Henson in the diva stakes. it's Nia Long. Here's to hoping these two fierce ladies meet onscreen sooner rather than later. 

While Andre might be focused on negotiating shady business dealings and plotting the demise of his father, his youngest brother has a very different set of priorities: his 21st birthday.

That's right, Hakeem Lyon can finally order a drink in a bar that isn't Leviticus. 

But it seems that Hakeem's big birthday bash-slash-concert doesn't go entirely as planned. Is this part of Nessa's revenge, or does it have something to do with Anika's secret meeting with Tariq?

We'll find out when "Strange Bedfellows" airs on Wednesday, April 5 at 9/8c on Fox. Until then, check out these photos from the episode! And remember, you can always watch Empire online via TV Fanatic. 

1. The Queenpin of Vegas has arrived! - Empire Season 3 Episode 12

The Queenpin of Vegas has arrived! - Empire Season 3 Episode 12
So begins Nia Long's arc as Vegas queenpin Giuliana Green, who Andre must cozy up to if he wants Empire to grab a slice of the Vegas cash pie.

2. Andre is as smug as ever - Empire Season 3 Episode 12

Andre is as smug as ever - Empire Season 3 Episode 12
Ever since Empire came back from winter vacation, each episode has included at least one photo of Andre looking like the cat that ate the canary. Yet for all his talk about killing Lucious, little has happened on that front so far. Something tells me Giuliana Green is going to be involved as he moves forward with his plans...

3. Has Cookie finally met her match? - Empire Season 3 Episode 12

Has Cookie finally met her match? - Empire Season 3 Episode 12
Well, no...because they haven't met yet. Or at least, they haven't met yet as far as we know. Nia Long hinted in interviews that Giuliana Green is a character from Lucious Lyon's shady past...is she one from Cookie's as well?

4. Are dark days ahead for Anika? - Empire Season 3 Episode 12

Are dark days ahead for Anika? - Empire Season 3 Episode 12
Hey, remember that time Anika threw a pregnant lady down the stairs to force her to miscarry, and then later threw her off a balcony in a fight and killed her? It's hard to feel bad for her and the predicament she's gotten herself into now. She's nearly as bad as the man she married!

5. The latest look into Cookie's closet - Empire Season 3 Episode 12

The latest look into Cookie's closet - Empire Season 3 Episode 12
This set of photos is disappointingly light on shots of Cookie dressed to the nines, so this one of her in a shaggy teal fur coat will have to suffice.

6. Giuliana gets ready for business - Empire Season 3 Episode 12

Giuliana gets ready for business - Empire Season 3 Episode 12
Well, apparently Giuliana is as perpetually smug as Andre, so I'm sure they're going to get along like a house on fire. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if they decided to light someone's house on fire. I'd be even less surprised if said house belonged to Lucious.

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Empire Season 3 Episode 12 Quotes

Cookie: What's that? You getting that ALS again?
Lucious: I never had ALS.

Andre: Are you a singer?
Giuliana: I tried it for a minute. Then I decided talent has no power. I wanted to be the boss.