Written by | Ray Cornelius 

“Empire” starlet Grace Byers congratulated her husband and co-star Trai Byers on social media this week for acting his ass off in this week’s emotional episode.  Like many of you, I was in disbelief when it was revealed that Byer’s character—Andre—and his relationship with Teyonah Parris‘ character—Pamela Rose—was a figment of his imagination and never existed at all. It was a definitely plot twist I never saw coming and had me completely captivated and devastated at the same time. It’s just one of the many scenes Lee Daniels has used on the popular series to bring about the awareness of mental illness in the Black community.

Lee or Trai deserve an Emmy or Golden Globe Award this season for that amazing performance/episode.  Check out “The Reconstruction of Pamela Rose” below and don’t forget to tune into “Empire” this Wednesday at 8 p.m. on FOX.

Photo Credits: Instagram/Trai Byers and LadyGraceByers