The Cookie Lyon Show—we mean, Empire—returns next month for a third season of rhyme and punishment. Season two ended with an actual cliffhanger (okay, a balcony dangler), and this new season will see the Lyons ward off yet another outside threat while also dealing with their family drama. But, as the teaser reminds us, the family’s never really in any danger as long as Cookie (Emmy nominee Taraji P. Henson) is around. “When I see the fire in your eyes, I know we’re good,” Lucious sighs. And there really isn’t anything the music mogul can’t do, except give up on her conniving ex-husband and Empire co-founder.