Jamal will have his road to recovery after being shot at the end of season two be the focus of the series. Chaiken teased that season three will involve “really examining the journey of Jamal’s recovery.”
The season will also deal with Jamal’s relationship with D-Major. Chaiken said the following:
“We think their story is really worth telling. 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. A lot of gay people know what that moment is about — as do a lot of people who aren’t gay. Some of the stories we tell are pretty melodramatic. I believe in all of them, but Jamal and D-Major’s is grounded in reality. If Jamal can forgive D-Major and understand him, and if D-Major wants to change and to find a way to live more honestly, then there’s hope there for a relationship. They’re really interesting together and they have great chemistry. We plan to see more of them and explore the dynamic. We want to pay attention to the true details of what these moments mean.”
Empire will return to FOX this fall. Are you excited to see what happens next to Jamal? Tell us what you think.