“Empire” executive producers gave away major spoilers for the coming season 3 as she revealed that Freda Gatz will make a comeback.
EP Ilene Chaiken told TV Line in an interview that the young rapper is still part of the show and will return for “Empire” season 3.
“Freda will be in Season 3,” the executive producer said. “She’s part of our story. It’s not over.”
It can be recalled that Freda Gatz got locked up in jail after she accidentally shoot Jamal in the chest, which was initially intended for Lucious.
Freda and Jamal has developed a growing friendship that even the latter can understand where Freda was coming from. As described by a Melty report, Freda Gatz and Jamal have shared “fun, light-hearted, and sincerely endearing” moments.
“Jamal understand she’s a victim, but he still has to deal with the fact that she shot him,” the EP continued. “It was a hugely traumatizing event that she perpetrated on him. But he believes in her and in the mission of ending the cycle.
She also hinted another spoiler saying that Jamal will do something to address Freda Gatz’ plight in the coming Empire season 3.
Jussie Smollett will also not leave the show, debunking earlier doubts. Ilene Chaiken also confirmed that his character Jamal Lyon will be the focus of the “Empire” season 3.
It will shed light on Jamal’s recovery after he was shot. “He comes out of the hospital after being shot, but he’s clearly not recovered physically, and certainly not psychically,” she said.
Chaiken also added some spoilers about the budding romance of Jamal and mega-producer D-Major. The producer had an outrage in one scene where he accused Jamal of advancing on him. Chaiken said that this scenario is grounded by reality as she know a lot of gay, as well as straight ones, who can relate to this storyline.
“We think their story is really worth telling,” the executive producer said. “[The angry outburst] that happened between D-Major and Jamal in the penultimate episode will be pretty hard to come back from. But it’s also very real.”