It almost feels like this should go unsaid, but...
We good? Good.
The end of season two of "Empire" left the Lyon family and their frenemies in a series of outrageous situations.
Anika is pregnant with Hakeem's baby! Hakeem's marrying Laura! Hakeem's not marrying Laura! Rhonda remembers Anika pushing her down the stairs and causing her miscarriage! Rhonda and Anika fight on the balcony at Hakeem's wedding!
Someone gets pushed to her death!
Wednesday night's season three premiere kept up the insane momentum of the previous season's finale by diving (not sorry) right in with a major character's death.
IT'S RHONDA, GUYS. RIP, RHONDA.
Fans were not ready to say goodbye to Rhonda.
Many agreed it should have been Anika who plunged to her death.
While some were just left shellshocked after suffering such a significant loss at the top of the episode.
Real "Empire" fans are ~messy bitches who live for drama~ and took Rhonda's death as a sign of a crazy third season.