Sound & Fury
Season Three, Episode Ten
Air date: March 22, 2017
A Furnace For Your Foe
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You want war? Fire a shot.

—Lucious Lyon

Sound & Fury is the tenth episode of the third season of Empire and the 40th episode overall. It first aired on March 22, 2017.

After launching a deadly missile at Angelo, Lucious announces his new music project, Inferno, and puts everyone on notice - especially Cookie, who then vows to knock him off his throne for good. The two engage in an epic clash - fueled by a history of love, loyalty, and betrayal. Meanwhile, Jamal befriends musician Tory Ash during his stay in rehab, Andre continues with his plan to take over Empire, and Hakeem and Tiana battle Nessa for a spot in the music showcase.


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Major/Highlighted Events

  • Lucious Lyon releases his new album, Inferno.
  • Cookie Lyon exposes Leah Walker's identity to the public.
  • Tiana Brown and Nessa Parker get into a physical altercation after Tiana and Hakeem hijack Nessa's performance during a live showcase.
  • Anika Lyon is giving the Head of A&R position.
  • Jamal Lyon meets another rehabilitated celebrity named Tory Ash and they both escape rehab.
  • Cookie and Lucious get into a physical altercation at Empire, after Lucious gives Anika the A&R position and says that she (Anika) is the DNA of Empire. The two share a passionate kiss, before Cookie breaks it off.


  • As of this episode, Grace Byers's character Anika is referred to as Anika Lyon instead of Anika Calhoun.
  • This marks Cookie and Lucious' first physical fight, as well as their first and last kiss in Season 3.



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