|Chimes at Midnight|
|Season Three, Episode Six|
|Air date:||November 16, 2016|
“One Before Another”
“What We May Be”
When Empire is hacked, the leak creates feuds between the artists and among the Lyon family; Andre tries to prove his worth to the company; Lucious is determined to divide Cookie and Angelo; Jamal is caught in a love triangle.
- Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon
- Bryshere Y. Gray as Hakeem Lyon
- Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon
- Trai Byers as Andre Lyon
- Grace Byers as Anika Calhoun
- Gabourey Sidibe as Becky Williams
- Ta'Rhonda Jones as Porsha Taylor (absent; credit only)
- Serayah as Tiana Brown
- Morocco Omari as Tariq Cousins
- Xzibit as Shine Johnson
- Bre-Z as Freda Gatz (absent; credit only)
- Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon
- Taye Diggs as Angelo DuBois
- Sierra A. McClain as Nessa
- Andre Royo as Thirsty Rawlings
- AzMarie Livingston as Chicken
- Tobias Truvillion as D-Major
- Romeo Miller as Gram
- French Montana as Vaughn Cooper
- Juan Antonio as Philip
- Matthew Yee as Agent Hughes
- Samuel Hunt as Xavier Rosen
- Empire Entertainment is hacked, with numerous emails leaked to the public, including a nude selfie of Cookie.
- Andre and Lucious later trace the hack to Gram, Tiana's ex-boyfriend, who has evidence of it on his computer. Lucious then arranges for Shine and his boys to deal with Gram, unaware that Gram was a scapegoat set up by Andre, who is the real mastermind, having paid Vaughn to hack Empire in order to become President of Empire X-Stream.
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