FOX released 5 HQ episode stills and a press release for episode 4.17 Bloody Noses and Crack’d Crowns. You can find the stills in the gallery.
Forest Whitaker and Cassie Ventura Guest-Star
Cookie and Lucious fight to keep Empire in the family, as they prepare a livestream concert to crowdfund the amount needed to trump Eddie’s plans. Meanwhile, the success of Jamal’s new anonymous group climbs, Hakeem brings Haven (guest star Cassie Ventura) to the showcase to make Tiana jealous, and Andre is put to the test and must decide between the family or his career in the all-new “Bloody Noses and Crack’d Crowns” episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, May 16 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (EMP-417) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)
Cast: Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon, Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon, Bryshere Y. Gray as Hakeem Lyon, Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon, Trai Byers as Andre Lyon, Grace Byers as Annika Calhoun, Gabourey Sidibe as Becky Williams, Serayah as Tiana Brown, Ta’Rhonda Jones as Porsha Taylor, Andre Royo as Thurston “Thirsty” Rawlings, and Rumer Willis as Tory Ash
Guest Cast: Forest Whitaker as Eddie Barker, Claudette Burchett as Juanita, Chet Hanks as Blake Sterling, Kade Wise as Preacher Azal, Sara Sevigny as Edna Bunnin, Will Kinnear as Leonard Bernstein, Juno as Lonnie, Dustin Laurenzi as Alex, Kurt Schweitz as Ron, Cassie Ventura as Haven Wynn, as Kelly Patel, as Giselle Simms-Barker, Terry Hamilton as Jerry Springer, and Mark L. Montgomery as Jackson Sterling