Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots Theory: Will David Sleep with Maggie?

By Jeremy Carden

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Now while most people were stunned by the Season 2 finale ending with Amanda shooting someone within the Cryer Mansion, others were wondering about whether or not David would commit adultery.

David is viewed as the polar opposite of Jim Cryer in many ways, and the last thing viewers would expect him to do is cheat on his wife Veronica. However, given the way that she has been acting the entire season…most fans would not be surprised if David really does sleep with Maggie!

Do I think that David will sleep with her?

I’m going to say yes, but there are a couple of reasons for that. Looking back to earlier episodes in Season 2, both David and Jeffery were placed in tough situations by Veronica. She forced Jeffery to go out with Melissa and the two of them were drinking.


This lead to them going back to Jeffery’s apartment (although he did not want her there) and she forced herself on him which resulted in drunken sex. Do I think she raped Jeffery? That’s another blog for another time…

Comparing that to David moving out to the Sarandon Hotel due to Veronica’s behavior, we have ourselves a father/son tragedy!


The thing about Maggie is that despite being drunk (like Melissa); she gets to David on a psychological level. She knows how to push his buttons (both in a good and bad way). Many fans could not believe that David would give in during a moment of weakness.

I knew from the moment he decided to take that drink with Maggie that things were going to go south. Remember that for his wife’s sake, he hasn’t had a drink himself for years because she was a recovering addict herself.

Then in the finale, he pulls “a Jeffery” and has a double which is a strong drink and add on the fact that Veronica refused to answer his call while he was in his hotel room led to a recipe for disaster. Keep in mind that David was officially fed up with Veronica at this point. Not to mention the fact that she was blackmailing their son this was another reason that David was pushed over the edge.


A few episodes prior, Veronica caught these two coming out of David’s hotel room and she generally assumed that he was sleeping with her. Due to the fact that David lied to her several times back in Season 1 when he was trying to cover Jim’s affair with Candace, Veronica’s trust in him has been tainted ever since.

We could really see the temptation that David was going through in the finale due to the fact that he had spoken his peace with Jeffery despite the fact that he is gay. He tells his son that he must be happy and be free no matter what (including his mother’s threats). When he walked off after Veronica asked if him telling Jeffery that sacrificing everything to make someone else happy was a reference to her, it pretty much solidified the fact that he was done! Perhaps in Season 3 we will learn what it was exactly that David sacrificed, but I know I’m curious to find out.


Considering that Maggie knew exactly how to read David despite his lies covering up how miserable he was, him drinking and Veronica not answering the phone…well it was a recipe for disaster.

Thinking about how much time was dedicated in the finale to the Harrington family and David spending time with Maggie, I really think that he sleeps with her. I think it would be ridiculous if he didn’t considering all the time he took starting at the door opening it and walking into Maggie’s room.

I don’t think that David would have slept with Maggie if he wasn’t both upset AND drunk (sort of drunk anyway), but in this case I think that he will sleep with her. Keep in mind that Maggie asked if David wanted to sleep with her the other night, and she said he was lying when he said no because she could read his body language.

Alright, so let’s say these two do sleep together! How would things go from there?

Well here is an interesting theory about what happens in Season 3 if these two do sleep together;

Both wake up the next morning and they are stunned that they actually slept together. Remember they had both been drinking so that was one of the reasons they got in bed together. The first time David managed to brush off Maggie’s advances, she comes to his room the next morning (finally sober) to apologize for trying to seduce him.

I think David would be very surprised and disappointed in what he has done. Maggie will be pleased, surprised and somewhat ashamed but she would have finally gotten what she has wanted for so long.


Keep in mind that Jim is kidnapped so he won’t be making an appearance at the press conference to announce that he is running for governor. Well that all depends on whether or not Candace lets him go so he can make his announcement. The only reason that I think she would let him go is if she meets his random demands so he can go free.

Let’s say that Jim does not make it to the announcement and David is the only one to show up for his announcement to run for Lieutenant Governor. Veronica is going to show up to stand by his side in order to be in the spotlight. However, let’s take it a step further and say that David announces that HE is the one who runs for governor!

Why would this happen?

For a few reasons:

  1. Back in Season 1 when David gives Jim a speech about sacrificing personal desires on the altar of destiny, Jim says that HE should be the one who should run for governor.
  2. The former governor in not so many words said that the state of Georgia was not ready for a black governor.
  3. This is the best one; Maggie asked David if he was jealous of being in Jim’s shadow. David boldly replies that he is comfortable in his own sin and accomplishments without any jealousy towards Jim. Maggie said that was indeed truth, but if they slept together then I’d say her influence would make him say that he is running instead of Jim.

It would be hilarious for Veronica to try and stand beside him during that moment! Thinking about how he and Maggie slept together and she is trying to ride the coattails of David after putting him and their son through hell.

David had been seen making phone calls to Veronica’s mother so it might be safe to assume that at some point she will appear in Season 3 to help straighten things out.

Something tells me that at some point in the new episodes if David tries to rekindle his marriage, Maggie will turn into Celine (after a brief affair she will feel ignored and become obsessed with David) and that will make things even more difficult for David.

Not to mention Jeffery and his feelings towards this! He still loves his mom, but is feeling so trapped by her. If he finds out his father cheated on her then I fear the worst…


David talked with Veronica about how most kids who are homosexual tragically commit suicide because that would be easier than coming out of the closet. Veronica says that Jeffery is too strong for that. I think that was a ridiculous statement coming from her because if you ask me, I feel that she has “beaten him down” so much with verbal abuse that he is very fragile. The struggle of him living in the closet all of his life and Veronica’s controlling nature takes away pretty much all of his strength.

I really don’t want to think that Jeffery will commit suicide, but just keep in mind that this show has a way of foreshadowing major events in small dialogue scenes…

Bluntly put, if David does sleep with Maggie then he will find himself in a “Jim-like” state but he didn’t go into the gutter to find what he was looking for like Jim. As Maggie put it; you should sleep with someone who has as much to lose as you do.


Keep in mind that Veronica does not believe that David did NOT sleep with Maggie prior to the end of Season 2 so as far as she is concerned her husband is a cheater.

What do you think about this theory; did David sleep with Maggie? Will he announce that he is running for governor? How will Jeffery deal with this if David DOES sleep and Maggie and he finds out about it?

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