Empire returns this coming Wednesday, September 26th at 8pm.

And it seems like Cookie will return to her role as a mentor to a young female singer, seen in the promo singing a touching song.

Jamal seems a-okay since his past traumas with drug addiction and PTSD from various shootings. Hopefully, we’ll see how the Lyons create a new record company in their own way.

I sincerely hope this season doesn’t involve the Lyons getting revenge on someone else, like Eddie Barker and his crew. I’d rather see the family succeed in business and personal life, without much conflict surrounding their loss of Empire as a company.

I hope that Hakeem is alive, and Andre is able to combat his everyday struggles with bipolar disorder. I can sympathize personally with these struggles myself, and many days are an uphill battle.

Enjoy the promo for yourself below and be sure to tune in next week for a new season of Empire.