That’s wedding bells you hear for Jamal and Kai.
On Wednesday’s episode of Empire, the two characters who just reconciled aren’t wasting any time in getting hitched. EW has exclusive first look photos from Jamal (Jussie Smollett) and Kai’s (Toby Onwumere) big day, which includes Chaka Khan performing and Becky (Gabourey Sidibe) officiating.
Speaking to EW ahead of season 5, Smollett shared his excitement over the story line between Jamal and Kai, which also included the reveal of Kai being HIV-positive.
“I think that this season we found a way to break new ground and do something that has never been done on television before and kind of speak about and to the people that I represent and that I care about so deeply,” he said back in August. “Pay attention to Jamal’s storyline this year, man, it’s going to be groundbreaking. You ain’t gonna see anything like it. I will say this, it’s never been done on television. You’ve never seen two black men in this way.”
Coincidentally, Jamal’s wedding will be Smollett’s last episode of the season, and possibly ever. The actor was removed from the final two episodes of season 5 following his arrest in relation to an alleged attack against him. The charges were subsequently dropped, but his future on the series still remains unclear.
Empire airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.