02/04/2015 11:30 am ET Updated Feb 04, 2015

Why ‘Empire' Gets Bigger Every Week

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Cookie is the greatest character to have slithered across our TV screens in a very long time. Might we say ever?

It’s the way Taraji P. Henson spits her toxic one-liners. It’s the mama bear devotion to her gay baby cub. It’s those fabulous, absolutely hideous clothes. And that name! Her name is Cookie!

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