The new clip – watch it above – shows Demi Moore’s malevolent nurse Claudia threatening to slit throats and toting around an ax as Terrence Howard’s Lucious is chained up and hidden away in a log cabin. Shades of Stephen King’s Misery.
And Taraji P. Henson’s Cookie is on the way, ax or no ax.
Take a look at the clip above.
Empire returns Wednesday, March 28, at 8/7c on Fox, with Star immediately following.