By Jeremy Carden
What a finale! We finally come to the end of Season 2 and now fans are wondering; who got shot?
Since Jim was kidnapped and taken away by Warlock’s crew, we know that he was not a victim of the shooting. It narrows the field down to 3 (potentially 4) victims of Amanda’s game of Eenie, Meenie, Miny, Moe.
Those victims are limited to only Wyatt, Katheryn, Amanda and potentially the baby inside of her (since Professor Cannon raped her in Season 1). Remember the positive pregnancy test that Jim found at Candace’s apartment wasn’t hers so it had to be Amanda’s.
Right off the bat, it is assumed by MANY fans that Amanda is the victim. She was running around with the gun pressed against her head going from room to room after Eenie/Wyatt, Meenie/Katheryn and Miny/herself (that was why she had the gun pointed at her own head) had been accounted for. However, Moe/Jim wasn’t there so she was clearly confused about what to do. It is very likely that she tripped over herself and fell which caused the gun to fire resulting in her accidentally shooting herself. I’ll go more into that scenario later.
You have to pay CLOSE attention to what is going on because the camera angles and Amanda running down the hall from one room to the next is to make you lose focus of where she actually went!
That plate on the table in the hallway is the MOST important thing to pay attention to!
Misdirection came into play so we don’t know who got shot. Here is my own personal gripe; Amanda wouldn’t know if Jim was in the same bedroom as Katheryn prior to him being kidnapped.
Remember those two have been sleeping in separate bedrooms, but sometimes we have seen Jim sleeping on the settle, but Katheryn sleeps alone in the bed. In Episode 1, when Wyatt comes home from rehab with Jeffery, Katheryn says that the guest bedroom would be prepared for him but he insists that he and Wyatt would share a bedroom due to the rehab program.
So we can most likely assume that Jim has been sleeping in the guest bedroom for quite some time. In the finale, Amanda runs around the house opening the bedroom doors to the “players” in her game but we never see her go to a guest bedroom to open any door where Jim might be.
With that being said, the picture above looks like she is going to run straight into Wyatt’s bedroom and either shoots him or she shoots herself (by accident).
Back in the episode when she first plays the game, Jim is coming down the hallway and stops in front of Wyatt’s open bedroom door.
Amanda is surprised that someone aside from herself would be awake at that hour. Jim says that he just came back from the kitchen. Considering he was walking down the hallway and sees Wyatt’s bedroom, we can assume that Wyatt’s bedroom is one of the first bedrooms that a person would pass by after coming up the stairs. I know there is a back stairwell too because in Episode 1, Celine told Hanna to use those stairs to avoid walking through the house since Katheryn doesn’t like “seeing the help.”
In any case, let’s just say that if you walk up the stairs you’ll pass Wyatt’s room and then turn to go down the hallway and you’ll be at Katheryn’s bedroom.
Now in terms of Eenie, Meenie, Miny, Moe; Moe/Jim was missing! Technically speaking, since Jim wasn’t at the house then that means Moe would be Wyatt; “Eenie/Wyatt, Meenie/Katheryn, Miny/Amanda…” See what I mean? Amanda would have to start over from Wyatt and he would be the one who gets shot.
However, Amanda is crazy so maybe she got frustrated since Jim wasn’t there and that ruined her game or she did go back to her parent’s bedroom and shot Katheryn instead since she was also in the place that Jim SHOULD have been if he was there.
Now if Katheryn was the person who was shot then trust me that would create a huge plot for Season 3 to go off of. I cover that entire scenario in this blog called “Did Amanda Shoot Katheryn?”
It covers everything from Katheryn’s will, whether or not Jim will run for governor (or if David would take his place), how it would affect Hanna and so on. I would have included it in this blog, but it is TOO long and it deserved its own post. So I would highly recommend that you read that blog as well.
I think it is safe to assume that Jeffery would have a major breakdown if anything happened to Wyatt. If Amanda did shoot Wyatt then Jeffery would probably kill himself out of grief because he loves Wyatt!
Now if Amanda ended up shooting herself then I think she would either be dead or her baby would die. Either way, someone is going to find out that she is pregnant but by who still remains a mystery unless a blood test or something reveals that it was Professor Cannon! I’ll bet most of her family and friends will assume it is Quincy since they have been seeing each other (for a couple of days).
Anyone remember him? The law school professor who raped Amanda but the last time we saw him was when he was stabbed in the back (literally) by Amanda. Yeah, something tells me that he will make an appearance sooner or later once again.
To bring this blog to a close; let’s breakdown the scene of the crime scene moment by moment to see if we can figure out who was shot!
You know what time it is right? You’ve guessed it; BATMAN TIME! I went into full “detective mode” and I’ve watched the clip “Who Got Shot?” on Youtube in both normal speed, fast forward and slow motion at least a dozen times to see if I could make sense of the final scene!
Let’s start from the beginning shall we?
1. For starters, Amanda comes from the side hallway to Wyatt’s room. That means her bedroom is down the hall from Wyatt’s. PAY ATTENTION TO THAT PLATE ON THE HALLWAY TABLE!
2. She enters Wyatt’s bedroom and points the gun at his head (not going to lie…I thought she was going to shoot him right then and there!)
3. She leaves Wyatt’s room and heads down the hall; THAT PLATE!
4. While passing the plate, at the end of the table there are photos and a hallway light that she has to pass in order to get to Katheryn’s bedroom.
5. Amanda enters Katheryn’s bedroom to make sure she is accounted for. Why she doesn’t try to find Jim before starting the game is a mystery to me…
6. Amanda zooms down the hallway back to Wyatt’s room! *That plate on the table proves it*
7. She starts singing…
8. Back down the hall *That plate!*
9. Next is Katheryn…
10. Amanda herself is up next which is why the gun is pointed at her own head
Now here is where things get mixed up!
11. Notice that PLATE! The camera SHOULD be showing us Amanda running out of Katheryn’s bedroom with the gun pointed at her head. Instead she is exiting Wyatt’s bedroom with the gun pointed at her head! Again it all goes down to that plate on the table being the clue that you should be paying attention to.
12. Need more proof? She’s running OUT of Wyatt’s bedroom! Go up to #6 and you’ll see that it is the same room she is running towards when she starts going Eenie!
13. The way Amanda is rubbing her gun-free hand up against her head, it seems like she is somewhat frustrated. Perhaps it is because Moe (Jim) is missing and that is throwing off her plans?
14. Back to Wyatt’s room…
15. Coming from Katheryn’s room…
16. Alright and the LAST scene we see before the camera goes outside is her rushing towards Wyatt’s room
17. The shot heard round the world!
So that is the entire scene of Amanda with her gun from start to finish! Honestly, it isn’t quite clear WHO was shot because she was running back and forth. Again, it is most likely because of Jim being absent. Most people think that the window we see the flash coming from is actually a hallway window meaning that she probably tripped up from running too fast and the gun went off. Either that or she was hysterically going even more into insanity since Jim wasn’t there and just shot herself.
Something else to take note of is that when going to Wyatt’s room; Amanda simply walked over to his bed with the gun pointed at his head. However, in Katheryn’s bedroom; Amanda had to CLIMB in and out of the bed! When she would climb out, she would have the gun pointed at her head or Katheryn’s head depending on what word of the song she was on. She never looked where she was placing her feet when climbing out of the bed. I guess you could say that she climbed out of Katheryn’s bed backwards because she would have her eyes focused on Katheryn instead of where she was putting her feet when she climbed back out.
It is very possible that when she was running back and forth with the gun pointed at her own head, that she tripped over her own feet or Katheryn’s bed sheets which caused the gun to go off.
Based on the angle of the light, it seems like Amanda was facing the window. Remember that when she came into Wyatt and Katheryn’s room, she was standing on the side of them where their faces were looking the other way in their sleep. It seems like based on where she’d be standing, the window was in her sights when she entered a room. So if she shot herself in Wyatt or Katheryn’s room (on purpose or by accident) she’d be standing over them and the flash could be seen from the window.
Just look at how HIGH the flash can be seen from the window. I don’t believe we’d be able to see the FULL flash from the gun if she was laying beside someone (Katheryn). I think she was standing up and holding the gun over their head so that might explain why we saw a full flash instead of a small or portion of the flash! It is possible that she is holding the gun up to her own head and BOOM!
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens. Again, based on how high that flash looks; Amanda was probably standing over her mom or brother and shot herself.
Finally, look back up at the photos when I broke apart the entire scene of her running from room to room with the gun. Notice anything strange? When she was in Katheryn’s room, she’d have the gun pointed across from the back of her head. While in Wyatt’s room, she’d have the gun pointing down. That is because she’d have to climb beside her mom, but stand over her brother. When it came to her own head, she’d have the gun pointed directly at it. So just the angle of the flash and the positioning of the gun says a lot about what actually happened.
When you look at it from a different perspective, Candace requesting that Jim gets kidnapped actually SAVED his life! It was from Candace and despite having a new cellphone (she bought one using some of the $5,000 that Warlock gave her) it is very likely that she was able to keep her same phone number which is why “Candace (mobile)” popped up on Jim’s phone.
So there you have it my friends, the finale of the Haves and the Have Nots Season 2!! Do you think anyone was actually killed? If so, who do you think Amanda shot?
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