Empire Boss Confirms Who Is Definitely Not in the Casket

TVGuide.com | 3/19/2019 | Keisha Hatchett
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Someone is poised to die at the end of Empire's fifth season, and the question weighing on everyone's mind has been who?

An ominous flash-forward in the season premiere saw Lucious (Terrence Howard) mourning the loss of a mystery person in a closed casket, setting the stage for an overarching mystery that has left us baffled so far. There have been few clues to go off of... until now.

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Ahead of Wednesday's new episode, which finds the Lyon family back in control of Empire Records, Empire boss Brett Mahoney is offering up our biggest clue yet, revealing who definitely won't be in that coffin come season's end.

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"It is not Cookie in the casket. It's also not Becky or Thirsty," Mahoney confirmed to TV Guide.

We weren't too concerned about Cookie — she is the heart and soul of the show, after all — but confirmation that the Lyon family matriarch is safe for now still comes as a huge relief. However, that doesn't eliminate Hakeem (Bryshere "Yazz" Gray), Andre (Trai Byers), or Jamal (Jussie Smollett) from the equation, meaning we might end up losing a different Lyon at the end of the season. Our vote is actually on Kinglsey (A.Z. Kelsey), the newest member of the family and Lucious' sworn enemy. Given what we've seen in the past, few are able to stand up against Lucious and live to tell the tale.

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Although this latest clue definitely brings us one step closer to figuring out who will wind up six feet under this season, Mahoney said viewers won't find out exactly who it is until the finale, which is set to air later this spring. With the show doing away with its cryptic flash-forwards, the remaining episodes of the season will focus on catching up to that...
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