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.
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.
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...
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?
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!
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.
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.
Hakeem's big day - Empire Season 3 Episode 12
This episode is set to feature Hakeem's 21st birthday party, which sounds guaranteed to be the most hilarious party imaginable. From this photo, I can see they've resurrected the excellent Hakeem version of the Empire logo for the occasion, of which I wholeheartedly approve.
Jamal makes a bad fashion choice - Empire Season 3 Episode 12
This shirt is hideous, plain and simple. Perhaps Jamal's birthday gift to his little brother was to make himself look like a total dork in comparison. There is no other excuse for wearing a shirt with glowing music notes on it.
Jamal and Tiana take the stage - Empire Season 3 Episode 12
Unlike Jamal, Tiana looks absolutely fabulous, so at least one of them brought their style game to Hakeem's big day.
Empire State of Mind Season 3 Episode 12
Serayah looks amazing as always, but i feel bad for the backup dancers who got stuck in those silly Statue of Liberty outfits. They look like they should be handing out flyers for discounted tour bus tickets on Fifth Avenue.
Brothers in arms (and footwork) - Empire Season 3 Episode 12
It's always nice to see Jamal and Hakeem getting along. The two of them could create some great music together if they'd just stop feuding and competing for a moment.
Oh no, what happened this time? - Empire Season 3 Episode 12
It wouldn't be a Lyon family celebration without at least one person looking highly distraught about something. I'm going to assume it involves Nessa and Andre seeking revenge after these two crashed Nessa's showcase.
Yeah, things aren't looking too good... - Empire Season 3 Episode 12
What do you think just happened to make Jamal, Hakeem and Tiana look so stressed out? Are Cookie and Lucious fighting in front of everyone again? Is Nessa prancing around, trying to steal the show? Did Anika bring the fed along to the celebration as a plus one?