The two-part season finale of 'Empire' kicks off tonight.

FOX's Ashley Dvorkin reports: 

I'm Ashley Dvorkin with your FOX TV Profile.

The two-part season finale of 'Empire' kicks off tonight. Jussie Smollett and Taraji P. Henson told me their battle with the Dubois family forces the Lyons to band together.

(Smollett) "I think we needed a family to have to battle so that we could have to pull together so that's kind of what we see."

(Henson) "And Yes there is dysfunction in every family in your life actually but what you get to see is that no matter what, when there's a challenge, the family pulls together."

Not everyone is getting along. Andre isn't done seeking revenge against Anika. The two had a big showdown last week.

Given the actors who play them Trai Byers and Grace Gealey are married in real life, it's an interesting dynamic for them:

(Gealey) "To do intense scenes like that, you make sure that you feel safe and that your partner feels safe and so, because of our relationship outside of set, it just makes a scene like that."

As for what's coming up:

(Gealey) "There's going to be a murder. Who that will be... I cannot say."

Ashley Dvorkin, FOX News.

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