|Season Three, Episode Four|
|Air date:||October 12, 2016|
“What Remains Is Bestial”
“One Before Another”
Things heat up between Cookie and Angelo, so Lucious finally recognizes Angelo as a formidable rival and prepares to take him on. Meanwhile, Jamal is finally able to face Freda Gatz, a big first step on his journey to recovery.
Lucious begins to see Angelo as a threat; Jamal takes his first big step towards recovery and faces Freda Gatz; Anika's return causes turmoil; Hakeem starts to have feelings for Nessa.
- 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 (absent; credit only)
- Gabourey Sidibe as Becky Williams
- Ta'Rhonda Jones as Porsha Taylor
- Serayah as Tiana Brown
- Morocco Omari as Tariq Cousins (absent; credit only)
- Xzibit as Shine Johnson
- Bre-Z as Freda Gatz
- Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon
- Kaitlin Doubleday as Rhonda Lyon
- Taye Diggs as Angelo DuBois
- Sierra A. McClain as Nessa
- Ajiona Alexus as Teenage Loretha
- Jeremy Carver as Teenage Lucious
- Jessica Klaas as Sonja
- Denzel Love as Barry
- Juan Antonio as Philip
- Ray Austin as John Holloway
- Samuel Hunt as Xavier Rosen
- Lisa Branch as Vivian Plumber
- Malkia Stampley as Bridget Pearce
- Marika Engelhardt as Gabrielle Gerard
- Daniel Cantor as Judge
- Martin Yurek as District Attorney
- Bryson Thomas as Moonshine
- Lauren Michelle as Gia Copeland
- Jamal pays off a doctor to create a falsified medical report clting that Freda suffered from temporary insanity as well as the fact that her life was in danger during her incarceration in order to get her freed from prison.
- Shine decides to create a betting situation for Nessa's contract, earning Lucious' wrath. Andre convinces Nessa to sign with Empire; angered, Shine storms into the office, although he is beaten and subdued by Lucious and Andre. As retaliation, Shine decides to go to war against the Lyon family.
- Andre and Nessa decide to engage in a sexual relationship.