Andre Lyon conquered the Big C, but can he outsmart the Big T?
Empire‘s advanced cancer-survivin’ mogul — now firmly entrenched at the helm of the family biz in the wake of daddy Lucious’ vanishing act — is thrown a bit of a curveball during a company meeting in next week’s Season 6 opener. In the midst of looping the staff in on a number of recent successes, Andre is taking aback when Tracy waltzes in with an announcement of her own.
“I’m Empire‘s newest co-owner,” the mother of Andre’s late half-brother Jeff Kingsley, giddily declares.
In last May’s Season 5 finale, the crack addict previously known as “White Tracy” warned the Lyon fam that her decision to donate her son’s heart to then-ailing Andre, and thus save his life, came with strings attached. Showrunner Brett Mahoney later confirmed to TVLine that the character’s threat would prove to be a major “factor” this fall, adding, “When she [said], ‘It’s not going to be easy’ and ‘It’s not going to be cheap’ she meant it.”
Press PLAY above for a sneak peek at Tracy’s pink-stiletto’d entrance, and then hit the comments with your hopes and dreams for the new season of Empire, which kicks off Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 9/8c on Fox.