Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson in the "Rise by Sin" episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, May 11 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
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August 16, 2016 6:14 PM EDT

Start counting down the days until Empire heads back to screens this September because the latest trailer released for the hit show promises plenty of drama, especially when it comes to everyone’s favorite tempestuous couple, Cookie and Lucious Lyon, brought to life by Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard.

The preview clip gives viewers a glimpse of the pair in their youth, with a throwback scene of a teenage Cookie and Lucious meeting for the first time, as played by Ajiona Alexus and Jeremy Carver respectively.

In the trailer, Cookie addresses the undeniable bond that she and Lucious share both romantically, musically, and professionally, telling him, “When I first saw you rap, it changed my life.”

Season 3 of Empire premieres on Sept. 21; until then, you can watch the preview below.


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