By Jeremy Carden
Fellow HAHN fans, our show has finally returned to television giving us all a reason to love Mondays. We can now appreciate Monday because we know that the next day will bring up a new episode of our favorite late night drama.
The Waters Run Deep brings us back to our favorite characters dealing with the aftermath of the dramatic conclusion of Season 3.
We see the Haves getting arrested and Quincy got carved like a Christmas turkey by Jeffrey.
Basically, this new episode was covering what the characters were doing to adjust to their new dilemmas.
I will do another blog covering my thoughts on the episode as a whole, but this blog is going to focus on Maggie Day.
The reason that this blog is just now coming out is because I did not want to write while I was angry. Why was I angry with the HAHN back on the air?
It has to do with what happened in this episode, but I will save that “rant” for my next blog. This blog will just be about the scene between Maggie and Landon.
Based on articles posted online by Allison McAtee from interviews, Maggie Day was supposed to appear in only a handful of episodes. However, with some tweaks to the script, Maggie played a much bigger role in the overall plot. While some fans are not fond of her character, I must say that I actually like her.
I am not saying that I like her because she is trying to break apart the “Harrington dynasty.” Overall, I like her character being a powerful woman that is not crazy. However, that is not the case when it comes to this episode.
Maggie did not go psycho, but she pretty much went out of her character.
She has always been the “in the background” type of person who was calm and calculating. I dare say that she was more dangerous than Veronica or Candace because she was not fueled by her emotions. When Maggie saw something (or someone like David) that she wanted, we would see her plan out every move.
She did not do anything without a reason, and she was almost like the female version of David because he told Candace that he is not ruled by emotion. Though this is somewhat disproved when it comes to Veronica…
Maggie is pretty distraught that “her man” was put into prison, and still believes that she can get him to the governor’s mansion. She “believes in him” as she puts it, and Landon is quick to call her out for her bull.
The only other time I have seen her this flustered was when she was trying to hold off the press conference because Jim was not there (he was still in custody by Candace).
Then when she threw all of her cards on the table with Veronica while revealing what REALLY happened between her and David.
Her new plan is to leak a story to the press about Jim covering up Wyatt’s hit-and-run case, and how he has been in some sort of a more than friendly relationship with Veronica.
She then finally gives Landon the photos of Veronica and Benny to use as proof of Veronica being in compromising positions with her clients.
Landon pleads with his boss that she is making a huge mistake because she is only doing this to get with David. He even warns her that the Haves were willing to cover up a murder, and they will come after her with a vengeance.
Maggie then goes into a rant about how she IS the good woman that David deserves. Basically, she is saying that she is a good woman, but she is trying to sabotage David’s marriage. I am not saying that the marriage was already in jeopardy, but she has not right to interfere.
I think it is safe to assume that there have been other “Davids” during Maggie’s career in political as a campaign manager. Why do I say that?
She drops two lines of dialogue that are spread out between the ending of Season 2, and the first episode of Season 4 (the one we saw last week).
When Veronica was in her face about having an affair, she tells her that she is not the first overprotective wife that she has encountered. Last week, Maggie told Landon that none of “her tricks” have worked on David.
It is clear that she has tried to get “her man” in the past, and it might be safe to assume that some of those men were married!
Given that this was the first episode of the new season, I think we all know that this plan is going to backfire in her face either during the midseason finale or the season finale.
She could be the person that dies at the end of this season. We have seen that at the ending of each season, Tyler Perry kills off one (or more) of the characters!
After making it this far into the blog, you are probably wondering why I seemed upset at the beginning of this piece.
I am frustrated because it just seemed out of leftfield for Maggie to suddenly drop the ball so hard. Landon warned her about Jim and Veronica coming after her for that story. Then he even says that she is only doing this to get David, and not because she “believes” in his ability to win.
What really makes me mad is that Maggie ended Season 3 on such a high note. The truth about that night at the hotel was finally revealed to Veronica, she called her out in her own home. Then she revealed that she knew the Ice Queen was having an affair!
I get that seeing “her man” get arrested would have her upset, but she is just making an EXTREMELY stupid mistake that is going to backfire on her.
Veronica has already told Katheryn that she is concocting a plan while sitting in their jail cell in order to get back at Wyatt, Jennifer and everyone else who has disrespected her in the prison.
Can you imagine what she will do to Maggie after that story is released?
Really it comes down to an intelligent character like Maggie doing something that is completely stupid just to make the story move along that plucks my nerves.
She kept telling Landon that “a source” was giving her all of the information that she told him to leak to the press. That sounds like a solid plan, but you have to remember that Veronica will know that it was Maggie.
Last season, Maggie showed Veronica the photos of her and Benny! Veronica is going to somehow come out of that prison like a bat out of hell, and she will bite Maggie’s head off! Again, this is not something the Maggie that I have seen so far would do. She must really think that Jim and Veronica are going to stay behind bars.
All she had to do was continue to sit on the sidelines, and then she could watch things play out in her favor.
Seriously, David would have eventually discovered the affair that his wife was having with Benny. Remember that he told Veronica that cheating on him would be the final straw. He would be the one to end the marriage if she ever cheated on him.
Maggie is going to pop the top of that can by releasing the story. However, how will David feel about that because he told her to not have someone follow his wife anymore?
Her actions might actually end David’s marriage, but I do not think that he will come running into her arms like she might think.
It is probably not in David’s mind to run for office after the story leaks because he is a man of honor. I do not know if he will take some of the blame off of Jim about the hit-and-run cover up, but I know that he will not like that story one bit!
Not to jump off of the main topic of this blog, but I think Maggie’s story is going to negatively affect the Young Family.
Remember that those photos are of Veronica and Benny. They will most likely be posted all over the national television stations just as Celine revealing her children with Jim were.
I think that Hanna will realize that Benny was right about coming to his home with Quincy Jr. The child service people know that her house burnt down, and she might lose custody because she does not have a stable home for her grandson.
She will finally give in (despite her feelings about the house) resulting in her moving into Benny’s house.
Child services will see that Benny has a good job with the towing company, and that the house is paid for providing a nice place for little Q.
However, once those photos get leaked to the press…
The roof is going to fly off of the house because child services will see that Benny was an ex-con involved with his attorney! Hanna will lose it (as always), and they will potentially lose custody of little Q.
Based on the above assumption about how the story will affect the Youngs, I would estimate that the story will reach the presses during the midseason finale.
That is how Tyler typically ends the middle of the series; on a high note that keeps the fans wanting more!
Do you think that Maggie has dug her own grave with her plan? How do you think the released story will affect the Young family? Will David finally be her man, or is Maggie just playing herself?
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