Empire Recap: So That's How Cookie Ultimately Crumbles?

TVLine | 10/15/2019 | Michael Ausiello
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Empire just threw another Lyon to the wolves.

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Tuesday’s episode of the departing Fox drama concluded with a fast-forward sequence that appeared to show Cookie getting blown to smithereens via car bomb. But appearances on Empire — which has a long history of playing bait-and-switch with viewers — can be deceiving (see also: Andre’s terminal cancer diagnosis that wasn’t and last season’s anti-climactic coffin reveal). But even by Empire‘s shifty standards, it’s tough to imagine how anyone — even the seemingly indestructible Cookie Lyon — could survive such an explosion.

The setting and timing of this week’s Cookie-killing flash-forward — it occurred at the Lyon family estate roughly nine months in the future — suggests that her demise is directly linked to husband Lucious’ own previously teased death. As you’ll recall, Empire opened its final season last month which a flash-forward sequence showing the Lyon patriarch taking three bullets to the upper body by an unknown assailant. Given Cookie’s jittery, guilty-as-**** energy as she...
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