Taraji P. Henson Teases 'Empire' Return: "All Hell Breaks Loose" (Exclusive Video)

EMPIRE - Terrence Howard - Taraji P. Henson - Season Three Premiere 1 - H - 2016
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Empire isn't pulling any punches for its long-awaited return after the World Series.

In The Hollywood Reporter's exclusive first look at Wednesday's episode, another war is brewing within the Lyon family. But this time it's not Lucious (Terrence Howard) and Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) battling it out. It's Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) and Andre (Trai Byers), after the former finds out about the latter's new romance with Nessa (Sierra McClain).

"They hit it off apparently in more ways than one and when Hakeem finds that out, it doesn't go so well," Jussie Smollett teases.

Henson puts it more slightly more succinctly: "All hell breaks loose."

And that's not all. The behind-the-scenes look at Wednesday's turbulent hour also shows Shine (Xzibit) pointing a gun at a member of the Lyon family, and a surprising move by Anika (Grace Gealey).

Watch the sneak peek below:

Empire airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on Fox.