Terrance Howard say Empire Writers got it all wrong. Terrance Howard has a bone to pick with Empire Writers. You know tonight Empire returns to our living rooms, and I found this pretty interesting. Terrance Howard says that the way the writers had Lucious leave Cookie in jail for 17 years is just wrong. The Lucious he knows would never leave the love of his life in jail for 17 years. Terrance said it was bad writing on the writer’s part. Now that you think of it, he has point. You know Lusious would have bribed somebody to get Cookie out and not let her stay in jail for 17 years.