It looks like Jussie Smollett pulled a little publicity stunt when he had Empire fans gasping at the idea that he would not be returning for season 3. “Jamal Lyon” tweeted,
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time w/ @EmpireFox .I love you all. Truth. Time to make a record and some movies.”
This tweet sent Empire fans into a frenzy as it seemed to suggest his departure from the series following the finale. After last night’s intense episode, fans were happy to see that Smollett was still alive after being shot. Smollett took to social media to explain that he never said he was leaving, he only said that he enjoyed his time there and it was time to expand, both of which he said are true. To comfort fans even more, he said,
“I’ll see yall season 3.”
Do you think Jussie pulled one on fans to get more people to tune in to the finale?
— Jussie Smollett (@JussieSmollett) May 12, 2016