Lucious Lyon's last line from Empire season one is keeping us on edge as we anxiously await the second season of the hit Fox series. ET caught up with Terrence Howard, who plays Lucious, at the 2015 BET Awards to find out what fans can expect when the show returns on September 23.
Howard, who won the award for Best Actor on Sunday, teased, "This second season, we're going to find out what turned Lucious into who he is, and he's going to clean up some messes that were left in the last episode."
That last episode had Lucious sitting in a jail cell, so the drama is definitely far from over.
Less than a week ago, show creator Lee Daniels shared a video of Taraji P. Henson (aka Cookie) -- Howard's co-star and fellow BET award winner (she won Best Actress) -- on her first day back to work.
When asked how she feels about her return, Henson said she's "sleepy" and feels like "sh*t."
An understandable reply, of course, given how Henson was recently hospitalized for exhaustion while promoting Empire at the Monte Carlo TV Festival. When the subject came up at the BET Awards, Howard explained what he thought may have happened.
"She probably drank something when we were in Monte Carlo, but it was sad seeing her in there," he said about Henson being in the hospital. "She's much better, all skinny now. I need to get what she had," he joked.