Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots Theory: Did Veronica Put A Hit On Herself?

A quick HAHN video about whether or not Veronica has fooled us all with a hit on herself that resulted in Maggie being taken out!

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Tyler Perry’s The Haves and The Have Nots Theory: The Waters Run Deep Review

By Jeremy Carden

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If you have read my blog about Maggie screwing herself over in the last episode, then you knew that this blog was coming.

At this point, I have watched the new episode 4 times already!

Honestly, I felt a bit “meh” after watching it. The first time that I watched it, I did not feel that I watched it as critically as I should have in terms of looking for clues to fuel my theory blogs. I was feeling the hype just because my favorite show was back on television!

The next day, I watched the show 2 times, but I still had an uneasiness feeling about it. Finally, I rewatched the episode today before writing my blogs before next week’s episode.

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Honestly, you can breakdown the 45 minute episode into this small list:

  • 3 minutes recapping the previous season
  • 10 minutes of Jeffrey whining while Candace tries to calm him down
  • 5 minutes of Benny trying to convince Hanna to come to his house
  • 3 minutes of Hanna trying to convince Benny that the house is evil
  • 3 minutes of Veronica and Katheryn arguing against everything while entering the prison
  • 3 minutes of David and Jim silently entering the prison
  • 3 minutes of Jennifer playing Wyatt to testify and get him some of his inheritance
  • 30 seconds of both the male and female “Haves” groups reacting to phrase “cavity search”
  • 4 minutes of David and Jim threatening each other
  • 4 minutes of Veroninca concocting a plan to get herself and Katheryn out of prison
  • 20 seconds of Quitta leaving Quincy voicemails about if he got Benny or not
  • 2 minutes of Jennifer convincing the guard that her plan against the Haves will work
  • An unforeseen amount of time (probably the entire episode) of Veronica plotting her revenge
  • 8 minutes of Maggie and Landon going back and forth over leaking a story to the media

I can sum up the episode with just one word; setup.

As expected, this episode was supposed to be the setup for what is to come during the rest of Season 4.

Here is my problem with that; we saw characters who received great character development during Season 3 slam right into the wall during this episode!

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The main characters that I am referring to are Maggie and Jeffrey. If you would like to get all of my thoughts on Maggie, you can read about it here. It is a blog dedicated to Maggie essentially digging her own grave by putting out the story about Jim and Veronica.

Both Maggie and Jeffrey got a good deal of character development last season, but now they have relapsed into the trap that most characters on this show fall into; stupid decision-making!

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Again, you can get my full thoughts on Maggie in my other blog. You could tell that she was making a rash decision JUST to make a rash decision about leaking out that story! Landon was quick to call her out MULTIPLE times, but she still was willing to have the nation know that Jim covered up Wyatt’s hit-and-run charges alongside Veronica who was having relations with her clients (Benny).

He kept telling Maggie that they covered up a murder, and they are capable of anything. This includes coming after her in a rage over her actions. When told that she should not underestimate Veronica, Maggie replied that she should not underestimate her either.

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Seriously, Maggie was always at the top of her game, and by the end of Season 3; she had Veronica right where she wanted her. All she had to do was sit on the sidelines, and she could have let the rest fall into place. Instead, she is signing her own death warrant.

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Jeffrey is another character that stood up to Veronica, and then to person that he loves (Wyatt)! Basically, he has had enough of anyone giving him crap for his homosexual lifestyle. Even though his mom had him in an arranged marriage and trip to parenthood; Jeffrey had enough!

After Quincy nearly beat him to death last season, Jeffrey flips the script by stabbing the thug to death to save Candace’s life! What a way to end the season for Jeffrey right?

Unfortunately, this new bad ass Jeffrey is replaced with a 5-year-old version of himself. You know the Jeffrey we saw back in Season 1…

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I can understand that someone like Jeffrey would react to his first kill in a similar fashion to what he did in the episode. However, it was his constant complaining and dumb decisions that made me cringe!

The argument that he and Candace had about calling the police and what they would do reminded me of that episode of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air  when Will was talking to Carlton about why the cops pull over black people in nice cars.

You have one black person who was born on the other side of the tracks, but knew how the system works (Will/Candace). The other black person lived a pampered lifestyle, and felt that they knew how the system worked (Carlton/Jeffrey).

I do not know if the cast or Tyler Perry wrote that bit into the episode, but props to whoever came up with that!

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Looking at the scene again, I could not tell whose side I was really on. At first, I was with Jeffrey because he was talking about how it was self-defense.

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However, Candace used that lawyer brain to good use with terminology and facts to back up why calling the police was a bad idea. The final nail in the coffin for me was when she said that Veronica could use this to her advantage to keep Jeffrey wrapped around her icy fingers.

Overall, Jeffrey is the kind of person I would not want to be lost anywhere with or get into any trouble with because he would either panic, snitch or does something dumb to give us away…

Again, I get that he was not thinking straight, but he was about to walk out of the front door covered in blood!

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I cannot fault him for not wanting to move the body because I cannot stand the sight of blood, but Candace can’t move Quincy herself! I just hope that he can man up for a little bit, and help Candace get through this rather than slow her down.

What I wanted to see happen was Jeffrey being shocked at the murder, but got reassurance from Candace that it was alright. Then she could have brought up the fact that Quincy nearly killed him before last season when he did not tell him where Candace was hiding. This could have made Jeffrey a bit more secure knowing that he stopped a murderer from hurting anyone else.

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Jeffrey (still shaken) would have calmed down for the moment. However, during random moments throughout the season, he would have flashbacks and nightmares of the killing. This would cause him to find a way to cope. Perhaps with alcohol or even drugs as his crutch because there might be a chance that addictive genes flowed from Veronica into Jeffrey.

Jim called out Katheryn for blaming her raging alcoholic father as the reason that Wyatt is prone to pick up a bottle. The same could be true for Jeffrey since his mother was addicted to pain pills once, and stayed away from alcohol for years because she was also addicted to the bottle.

Any of these scenarios would have been great character development rather than Jeffrey whimpering and possibly snitching on what went down in Candace’s house.

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Seeing characters that are intelligent, but make dumb decisions just for the sake of making dumb decisions does not appeal to me. It makes it feels as they do it on purpose to put themselves in vulnerable positions for the sake of moving the plot along.

It reminds me of Jim going outside to meet Candace in the front yard only to be kidnapped by Warlock’s crew. Not to mention Candace agreeing to meet the overly compliant Jim in the park at night only to be kidnapped by the Malones.

Basically, characters who are in control allow their emotions to get the better of them which results in them screwing themselves over.

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Maggie is desperate to get David’s named cleared, and to get him out of prison. Jim was looking for comfort after getting his ass handed to him by Quincy. Candace was distraught after Benny died, and she thought that she had nothing left to lose. That was why she made the demands to Jim, and revealed that she was carrying his child. Remember that she thought Benny was dead before it was revealed that Katheryn had him moved to another hospital.

I just hope that this theme does not continue to repeat itself in future seasons because it does not make the characters look good in my opinion.

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Wyatt is getting played by Jennifer, and that is really all I have to say about that. I think that he is being a bit too compliant with everything she is telling him. Her vendetta is against Jim, but she is also trying to get justice for Little Lizzie.

Seriously, if Wyatt testifies that he was the one to hit Lizzie, but his parents and the Harringons covered it up; where does that leave him?

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Jennifer promised him immunity, but where is he going to go? The Haves were arrested on television, Jim’s outside kids with Celine was broadcasted all over national television and the original story about the hit-and-run quickly traveled across Georgia.

Everyone in the U.S. will know Wyatt was the one to do the crime, but I still do not get how he won’t get any time!

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Wyatt might not be doing drugs anymore, but alcohol is his new crack. He was already an alcoholic, but this is ridiculous! I bet he will have a field day while his parents are in prison over the weekend.

Basically, he is fine with getting payback for what they did to him, and Jennifer is using him for her own purposes.

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I think Hanna HAS to come to Benny’s house because he made a good point about child services knowing that her house burnt down. What is she going to do?

They will not allow her to maintain custody after learning that her and Quincy Jr. are staying at a motel.

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Quitta is wondering where her brother is without knowing that he is bleeding out on a floor. Not sure if she knew the location of Candace’s house, but she might be in more episodes if she does know.

However, Quincy probably went to Hanna’s house and then Candace’s. My guess is that Quitta is in the dark about the location of the house; at least for right now.

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Did anyone notice Quincy’s chest move a couple of times, or think that his hand moved when his phone was ringing?

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Obviously, the long-awaited Jim vs. David fight is coming. These two went back and forth the entire episode either verbally or through body language.

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David has made it clear that if anything happens to his wife; Jim is gonna get it.

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Jim wants nothing to do with David because he covered for Veronica about what she did to Wyatt.

I think that David and Katheryn are the MOST DANGEROUS characters in the series. Katheryn told Candace that she does not want to awaken the true bitch in her.

David told Veronica that sometimes he can be a son of a bitch. Then he told Jim that he is a good friend, but a better enemy. Also, he will unleash an enemy the likes of which he has never seen. He says that line a few times in the episode. I’m assuming that is his new catchphrase. Remember when it was “I’ll handle it?”

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We saw in the preview for next week that if anything happened to her son, Katheryn was going to give Veronica something to fear!

I am telling you that these two are slow to anger, but they will win every time! David has already yanked the $7.4 million rug from underneath Candace’s feet.

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Funniest part of the episode was obviously the banter than Veronica and Katheryn had while entering the prison. From removing their jewelry, Veronica taking off her hair and the threat of a cavity search; I was dying from laughter!

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It was an interesting dynamic to see them behind bars. Especially for Jim because he made Wyatt endure the same treatment last season.

Considering that the Haves will most likely be jail for the entire weekend, my guess is that the midseason finale will be when they are released after they get on the phone with one of their legal partners.

Around that time, the story of Jim teaming up with Veronica to cover up the hit-and-run charges will be released which will fan the flames of vengeance. This will lead to the second half of the season which will again lead to some deaths!

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Candace pulling out the garbage bags from the counter under the sink had me rolling as well. at least she did not pull out a bag filled with 20 other Wal-Mart bags! Don’t lie, we all have those somewhere in our houses…

This is just my own speculation, but I would also love to get your theories in the comment section below.

I know this blog seemed harsher than my other theory blogs, but I really want the show to do well. I want it to get better and better with each season/episode.

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Instead of adding more and more to the plot, I would like for old (or even forgotten) plot points to be revisited and resolved before adding more to the story.

Don’t worry, I will still watch the show, tweet and write these blogs. I just don’t want to ignore some flaws in the series by being a fan boy. Hoping that there are some surprises around the corner that not even I expected to keep my blood flowing!

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What did you think of the episode? Will the pace pick up in the next few episodes? Did you like the character shift in Maggie and Jeffrey?

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Tyler Perry’s The Haves and The Have Nots Theory: Candace Gets the Haves out of Jail

By Jeremy Carden

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January 5th will be here before you know it, and Season 4 will be gracing the screens of our televisions once again. I am truly excited to know that it is now officially less than a month before the HAHN makes it glorious return!

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Recently, I posted a meme on Facebook and Twitter outlining the last 3 blogs that I would do before the show came back.

Thankfully, I was able to come up with a blog topic that I never thought of until today! I still plan on writing blogs about the 3 topics above.

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It is a theory about Candace doing something that is highly unexpected of her. My prediction is that Candace gets the Haves (Jim, Katheryn, David and Veronica) out of prison!

You are probably wondering why in the world she would do something “nice” like that. Not to mention, I think it is also going to be a bit difficult for her to do such a task given the circumstances:

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  1. It is unknown whether or not Professor Cannon gave Candace a new letter allowing her to skip to the bar exam before he was killed. Remember that when Jim had movers take Amanda’s things from Candace’s apartment, he also had Candace’s possessions taken as well; including the original letter Cannon gave her in exchange for telling Amanda to stop stalking him. Candace did call him to ask for a new letter, but it is never mentioned if she got the letter from him off-screen.

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  1. Candace and Jeffrey have enough on their plate with Quincy’s (potentially) dead body on the floor!

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What would make Candace even want to help out the Cryers and Harringtons?

I think it comes down to 2 reasons that may or may not end up being linked together:

  1. Hanna forces her daughter to do something to help the Haves
  2. Candace has her own motives for wanting to get them out of jail

Why would Hanna make Candace get them out of prison?

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Remember that Candace never explained to Hanna and Benny how she came into that much money (millions of dollars), and at some point she will have to tell the truth. I can imagine that Hanna would not find out about everyone being sent to prison until she goes to work the next day.

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True, she does not have a house and have Quincy Jr. in her care at a hotel (or motel). If she does not go to work, I can imagine that she will do something in order to give Quincy Jr. a place to stay. Aaliyah said that she would come back for a home check, and Hanna will need something to present to them to secure that little Q is in her custody.

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She will go to Benny’s house, admit that her house was destroyed by Quincy Sr. or ask Katheryn for the help that she turned down a few episodes ago.

After finding out that her boss is now in jail, the secrets will have to come out of the closet.

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Hanna is still in the dark about the Haves covering up for Wyatt hitting Benny and Little Lizzie. Wyatt almost told her, but Veronica stopped him before he could.

Going back to what I said before, if Hanna does find out about Candace extorting the money from Jim; she will make her get them out of jail as reparations for what she did (not sure if that will happen if she knows about the cover up of Benny being run over).

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Candace would have her own reasons to get them out of jail. It would be “nice” to at least get Katheryn out of prison. Benny would have been dead if Katheryn did not help to move him into another hospital! Candace was even surprised when Benny told her about that.

I am not sure why she would get David and Veronica out of jail. Unless Jeffrey pulls the “if I didn’t save you when I did; Quincy would have killed you” card making her do it!

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Jim on the other hand…

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Candace has no money at this point, and it is really because of David sending Brandon (Oscar) into her life to take it back. Her fury is directed at Jim (mistakenly), and she could keep him in jail.

I think that she will visit him with a choice to make. Of course, each time Jim is not in a position where he can come out on top. She will get him out of jail on the condition that he gives her money (either the same amount or more than she originally took), or he rots behind the prison bars.

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Let’s say he agrees in order to be released, she still has the photos and sex taps from the War Room as blackmail to check him in check. I can imagine that Jeffrey finds out about her parents being locked away (thanks to Wyatt) on TV or something, and then Candace finds out.

She will use this to her advantage in order to get what she wants (money and revenge). In any case, I have explained why she will potentially get them out of prison. Now, I have to speculate on how she is going to pull this off.

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I mean if she does not have the letter from Cannon, she will have to cram to pass the bar exam. She could work with Maggie or someone in order to get a “fake” degree to be the lawyer representing the Haves.

Remember that when Tony had Hanna in court for Benny to be taken off of life support, Candace walked into the front of the court in an impressive display of knowledge that held the final court decision off (without her degree!).

As Hanna told her, if she really put her mind to her law studies, she would make an amazing lawyer some day! This would be her chance to do it because of the stakes being so high.

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Wyatt said that he would testify against his parents and the Harringtons in court. Will he admit to the hit-and-run charges in a public courtroom? If so, how in the world will Jennifer make it so that he gets no jail time?

Can you imagine Candace in court representing the Haves, and she is performing a pretty good case making it appear as if they are really going to be released.

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However, Wyatt makes a surprise appearance during the case to go to the stand. Candace finds out why Wyatt is there and is shocked to learn that he hit Benny! Jeffrey knows about this but has not told Candace…

Either way, this is going to be very interesting in the grand scheme of things! How do you think this will go down?

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Will Candace help the Haves get out of prison? Will the Haves be stuck behind prison bars? Will Candace get her revenge on Jim? How will Candace react when she learns about Wyatt hitting Benny? Can Candace regain her lost fortune?

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Tyler Perry’s The Haves and The Have Nots Theory: Will “Oscar” Return?

By Jeremy Carden

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January 5th will be here before you know it, and I will try to fill in the gap as much as I can with my blogs! I have to help keep the HAHN community on their toes while thinking about what we were left with after the Season 3 finale!

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The topic of this blog will focus on Brandon; the asset recovery agent better known as Oscar. He swept Candace off of her feet this season, but then pulled the rug from under her feet as well!

Despite his name being Brandon, I am still going to refer to him as Oscar during a majority of this blog because he was called Oscar for almost every episode that he was seen in before the finale.

My #1 question when thinking about this topic is not about Oscar or what he does. I mentioned in a blog awhile back that he was working for David, and I was right about that!

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It really is not a surprise that he did what he did because we know that David was going to pull one over on Candace at some point. Remember that he told her that he stalks and studies his prey before pouncing on them!

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Even though he got Jim’s money back (really Katheryn’s money); their friendship is null and void.

I am curious why Oscar decided to go to Candace’s house after he had already retrieved the money from her bank account.

After their phone conversation, Oscar should have known better than to go to the home of a black woman that he had just screwed over!

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I think the funniest part was the fact that Candace and Oscar had this lovely communication together. Candace was really feeling him, and you could tell that their “relationship” was changing her for the better. She still had that independent sass, but she let him into her heart which was a first for her.

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Then to hear her go ghetto over the phone when she “knew” that he had something to do with her empty bank account, I was literally rolling because the bad bitch had returned!

Brandon might have dealt with many women in the past while doing his job, but it seems clear that he has never dealt with a true black woman before. Seriously, if I heard a woman’s voice like that over the phone, the LAST thing that I would do is go over to her house!

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You knew that she was not playing about her money! I mean the last time that they saw each other; you could feel the chemistry between the two. Then he sent her all of those flowers to show that he missed her.

When he came into the house, Candace had a knife behind her back! Then after some verbal blows from each side, it seemed that Oscar was able to confirm that Candace’s money was not really her money after all.

Alright, so he said that while she was sleeping; he was able to know everything there was to know about her by going through her computer. Then that line about her being busy as an escort to make that much money must have worn her out…

Man….

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Wow, I could not believe he said that! Even though he said the sex was great, he just kept going on about how easy she made everything in order to find out who she REALLY was.

Then Candace went for the stab, Oscar caught her hand and wrestled her to the couch!

My reaction:

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I was curious if he was trying to rape her on the couch, I mean if you look at the position they were in…

She kept screaming for him to get off of him, and he kept saying that the sex was great. Perhaps it was just to overpower her to the point that she could not stab him.

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Then a mystery man pulled Oscar off of Candace, pinned him against the wall, punched him and grabbed Candace while she was trying to escape.

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The first time I watched the episode, I was thinking that it was Jeffery because it was a black hand that grabbed Oscar’s shoulder. However, it was Candace’s worst nightmare; Quincy!

After the assault, Oscar sprinted out of there while he left Candace to her fate. Then he went to David and Jim’s campaign off to deliver the information to David.

He tells him all about the expenses and information that he received from her computer before departing.

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I do not think that we have seen the last of “Brandon.” Considering that Candy Cane does not let go of those who have screwed her over, I think Oscar had better fly to another continent to have a chance of escaping Candace’s wrath. Honestly, I do not even think that would be enough…

Her attention is now on Jim in order to reignite the flame signifying the war between them. The same can be said for him because he told David that after his family situation is handled, he will make Candace pay for Amanda’s death.

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Basically, these two are angry at the wrong people! Candace should be furious at David for screwing her over, and Jim should be furious at Professor Cannon for raping his daughter. He did manage to have his executed, but that is still not enough because he wants Candace to pay.

Needless to say, these 2 will once again collide during Season 4. However, both of them have a lot on their plates to deal with now before another round of their battle can begin.

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For starters, Candace has no money and no job! Not to mention there is a “dead body” in the middle of her floor!

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Jim has just reclaimed her mantle as a potential front-runner for governor, but he has just been taken into police custody by the D.A.

They both have a lot to take care of before they can attack each other, but there is no telling who will be caught in their crossfire this time!

Where does this leave Oscar?

I really do not see why he would return, but just like Quincy “dying”…I think there is more to the story that we have yet to discover.

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My guess as to why he returned to Candace’s house was simply to keep playing the game that he was Oscar, and to get the verbal confirmation that Candace was a con-artist like he is (well that is his professional career).

These two are actually more alike than they might care to admit. Maybe they were made for each other! However, I still would not have recommended going back to her house especially after he had gotten the money!

One possible reason that he might show up again is if he is named as the person who murdered Quincy! I’m just saying that unless Candace and Jeffery can discard the body; they will need some sort of alibi!

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There is a dead body in the house, and they are both drenched in blood. True, Jeffery committed the murder as an act of self-defense, but there is still a lot to resolve with that.

Candace might try to pin Oscar as the culprit because Jeffrey knew he was the only other person that was coming over to Candace’s house that day before he got there. However, “Oscar” was a false persona so if she tried to pin it on him…that might prove to be difficult for a man who technically doesn’t exist.

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Do you think that Oscar/Brandon will return in Season 4? Will Candace get revenge on him for taking back the money that was never really her money to begin with?

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Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots Theory: Jim’s Campaign Speech

By Jeremy Carden

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This blog is not really about theories, but it is a breakdown of Jim’s campaign speech in the Season 3 finale. The speech was Jim’s way of taking Celine’s assault on his public persona by flipping the script!

He basically used his exposed affair and outside children to his benefit to return to the positive side of the voters. Love or hate him, you have to admit that Jim knows how to play a crowd!

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During his speech, the bloodbath that he ordered had finally begun.

The only victim who made it out alive was Veronica, and it could be argued that it was because she and the rest of the “Haves” clan got arrested by Jennifer.

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You could compare this to when Candace had Jim kidnapped the night that Amanda was going to shoot someone in the house. Remember that Jim was “Moe” in her twisted game, and that most likely meant that he was the one who would have gotten killed.

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Jim had one of the killers hiding out in Veronica house, and when she came into her new home; she was going to be shot without anyone knowing. In a strange twist of fate, Veronica should be grateful that she was taken into police custody instead of being killed.

However, it has yet to be determined if the sniper will still be hiding out in her house until she does come home. Seriously, who think that Cryers and Harringtons WON’T get out of their current situation?

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Moving onto the speech, it was one thing that Jim was practically telling one lie after the next, but I would have to say the other character’s made this scene. If only there were thought bubbles coming out from Veronica, Katheryn and David during the speech!

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You could tell how they felt about Jim’s words based on their facial expressions. What I will do from here is breakdown Jim’s speech, and talk about each subject during his time at the podium. I will talk about what Jim says, the character’s reactions to his words and the killings.

I had to listen to this speech about 6 times in order to type it out correctly, but it was worth it for the purpose of discussing it with my faithful readers. Everything marked in bold represents Jim’s lines during the speech.

Here is how the speech started:

As I’m sure you can imagine, I’ve had to think long and hard about what I’m going to say up here today. But before I say it, I would like to first thank my lovely wife Katheryn for staying beside me all of these years. And of course our daughter in her absence here although never ever far from my heart, and our son Wyatt.

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From the start, you can tell that it appears that Jim is about to announce that he will abandon his run for office. He was trying to start off on a positive note by acknowledging his wife who had been with him despite the affair, and then point out his children by Katheryn. Overall, it seems that he was trying to gain sympathy before getting into the meat of his speech.

I need to let you know that I am not a perfect man not by any means. I am a man who has made a lot of mistakes, but I am a man who owns his mistakes.

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During this portion of the speech, we get to see Terrell murdered by having his throat slit by a prison guard.

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Afterwards, Toxic is held down by several guards as he gets stabbed to death in the chest.

The line “A man who has made a lot of mistakes, but I am a man who owns his mistakes.” could be linked to Jim’s mistake of putting Wyatt in a “fake prison” setting, and then not listening to Katheryn’s warnings about getting him out of there.

Remember that if he had taken Wyatt out of prison when Katheryn told him to, Toxic would not have been able to get in Wyatt’s sex to sexually assault him.

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Jim “owned” his mistake by having Toxic killed, but that still did not take away Wyatt’s emotional scars from the incident.

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Yes, it is true. I had 2 sons with a woman that I used to love. This is a woman who was once kind and gentle. A woman who saw me through some very rough times during my marriage when my wife and I were going through some very difficult periods.

Yes, it is true that when I broke it off with this woman I was not there for her chi-…my children.

This is something that I have to live with, something that I have to deal with, and something that I will be sorry for the rest of my life. My only hope is that one day I can get to really meet these fine young men.

One day I can begin to right that wrong, and who knows perhaps even maybe be able to be some sort of a influence for good in their lives.

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Celine was watching this part of the speech intensely on television from her home. My one question is whether or not she is buying what Jim was saying. He had just came to her house to have sex with her as revenge for what she did to him by exposing his affair and his outside children on television.

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Makes you think about whether or not she will still trying to get “even” with Jim because she thinks he will really try to get to know Little Jimmy and Carlos. However, you have to remember that he is giving that “little bastard” a very small amount of child support.

My heart aches…my mind races when I think of all of the things that I have done wrong. 

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The scene of Professor Cannon being killed is probably my favorite of the 3 killings that took place. I am not “happy” because he got what he deserved for raping Amanda. However, it is the scene itself that had me smiling.

It was the fact that it was planned so beautifully! You get his attention by having a young attractive female with her hood up playing the role of the damsel in distress. She was parked right next to his car, and was pretending to have some car trouble.

Knowing that he was attracted to young women, Jim had it planned to catch the professor off-guard. Something else to note about Jim’s speech was that the killings and whatnot going on were personify his lines.

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For example, he said that “his heart ached.” This lined up perfectly with Cannon being shot a few times in the chest by the woman.

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We move onto the police at Benny’s towing company to take away the Black Sedan. That lines up with Jim’s like about how his mind races about everything that he has done wrong.

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He was wrong for trying to cover up Wyatt’s hit-and-run charges, and now it is eventually coming back to bite him!

Then he gets into the part of the speech where he is done feeling sorry for himself, and tries to get the public to see that he has done good despite his many mistakes.

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But you know what? I have also done some things, not very many, but some things right. And with your permission I would like to touch on just a few of those right now.

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As a judge, I have managed to put some of this state’s worst criminals behind bars forever. Ironically, Veronica got Quincy (one of the state’s worst criminals) on the other side of those prison bars…and then Benny did the same thing.

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I helped build a community center for the elderly. With my wife’s charity, we’ve dug wells in Africa, we’ve build hospitals, we’ve built homeless shelters, we’ve built schools.

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At this point, Maggie is both surprised and frustrated that Jim has not thrown in the towel. Not only that, he is truly working over the crowd in his favor.

We were on the front line of the earthquake in Haiti. We’ve spent millions of dollars helping underprivileged children. We have been instrumental in bringing medical supplies to the farthest reaches of the farthest continents.

Yes, I am a man who has made many mistakes, but I am a god-fearing man. I am a man who goes to church. I am a man who when he makes a mistake he comes out and he says it unless he is blindsided on television by someone who has an agenda.

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Katheryn’s face during this scene was priceless! It is important to mention that the ONLY time we see this man in church was during Little Lizzie’s funeral!

He got a taste of the power of Jesus when Hanna comforted him after he told her to leave his house for having a cleaning crew clean Amanda’s room.

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And her agenda is simply to destroy me, but I will not let that happen because I am only human. And I hope that you will not let that happen either. That is why I am here today to ask you, no no forget that I am here to plead with you; don’t let this other agenda win vote for Jim Cryer come election day.

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I also want to mention that Veronica’s face after Jim mentioned his career being destroyed by someone with an agenda really stuck with me.

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During the Harringtons’ Q&A session to buy time for Jim to arrive (the first televised campaign that was cancelled due to Amanda’s death), she was blindsided by Landon. The gay activist on the scene had an “agenda” that almost made Veronica crash and burn, but she was able to make it out like a champ.

That is why I think that she made that face because Jim did exactly what she did!

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Yes, I’ve made mistakes. Yes, my life is in shambles sometimes, but my business has grown each and every year. That is what this state needs; someone who can grow the business in this state each and every year. That is what I am not quitting, that is why I am standing here in front of you to tell you that yes Jim Cryer IS running for governor of the state of Georgia.

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Overall, Jim’s speech did what he wanted it to do. It made him regain a positive image to the public, and this was based on the roar of applause that he received after his speech.

This meme sums up my initial reaction after listening to Jim’s speech:

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Basically, the man was telling one lie after the next…

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Also, Katheryn coming to his side was a sign of unity to express that she is with him no matter what. She certainly knows how to play the role of the understanding wife (at least to the general public).

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David, Maggie and Veronica know that Jim’s political revival means that their plan of getting David to run will be more difficult however; he plans to run on a separate ticket.

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Now that they’ve all be arrested, I am interested to see how things play out. Not just for how they manage to avoid jail, but what it will do to Jim’s campaign now.

What did you think of the speech? Did you want to know what the other characters were thinking while listening to Jim’s words? Do you think being arrested will help or hurt their run for office?

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Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots Theory: Is Hanna a Good Christian?

By Jeremy Carden

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Is it just me or is it getting too darn hot in here? Yeah, I know I’m going to catch a lot of heat for this blog…

Honestly, I’ve wanted to write this blog since the first few episodes of Season 3. However, I felt that it was important to wait for the entire season to end before working on this. For the sake of character development, I placed this topic on my to-do-list after the finale aired.

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One of the biggest debates going on between HAHN fans is about the type of Christian that Hanna really is. Does she represent a real Christian woman, or is she simply a Bible-carrying hypocrite?

Before I move to the next section of the blog, I want you to take a few minutes to watch the video below:

It illustrates the kind of “Christian” that Tyler Perry wrote for the series, and the role that Crystal Fox has been bringing to life onscreen.

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Do I think that Hanna is a good Christian?

I think that Hanna IS a Christian. Who am I to judge Hanna on whether or not she is a good Christian?

The only person who can truly judge on her being a good or bad Christian is God!

Like everyone who has ever lived, Hanna has some things about her past that she is not proud of. She lived a life that was not pleasing to God. We do not know a lot about her pre-Christian life, but we know that she was very similar to the way that Candace is now.

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Benny and Candace have different fathers, and Hanna used to run around with a lot of men (some married). At one point, one of these “boyfriends” raped Candace when she was a little girl (I think she was 5).

After that dramatic event, Candace began to change into the woman that she is today.  Hanna said that Candace was ashamed of her for being a maid, took her income tax money one year to buy a laptop and began lying to her about everything.

Then Candace was nearly killed by a pimp, and after taking her daughter back into her home; the Young family was threatened by that pimp because he said he would kill them all. However, this unnamed pimp was eventually killed himself before coming after Candace and her family.

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Moving forward, Candace got together with Quincy and had a baby. Hanna took care of the child for 2 years, but Candace came to take back her son. She was then tricked by Quincy into thinking that paying him $50,000 would be the “price” needed for her to leave him for good with her son.

She gave him the money, but was told that on a fishing trip; Quincy threw their son into the river which resulted in him being killed.

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Of course, we know that Quincy nearly beat her to death because Benny went to pick her up. However, she was beaten beyond recognition to the point that he walked past her when he arrived to get her. That led to Benny foreclosing on Hanna’s house for the $50,000 to give to Candace, and the doctor bills that she needed after recovering from her assault.

One of the few other things that we know about Hanna’s pre-HAHN life was that she had a sister who died from a drug overdose.

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What does any of this have to do with Hanna’s Christianity and faith?

It is important to cover her past, the present (what we’ve seen in HAHN Seasons 1-3) and her possible future.

Hanna is a human being just like the rest of us! For any readers who are Christians (like myself), it is important to realize that there is a never-ending struggle between balancing faith and human nature.

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If Crystal Fox is reading this, I want her to know that she is OWN-ing (pun intended) the role of Hanna! As she stated in the video, she did not have any intention of trying to play a perfect Christian, and I think she is bringing the role to life.

I am writing a detailed blog about a fictional character, and that goes to show the incredible talent that goes into the HAHN. The cast and Tyler Perry truly bring these characters to life.

With that being said, let’s take a look at Hanna’s development from Episode 1 to the finale of Season 3. Strap yourselves in because we have A LOT of ground to cover. Speaking of humanity, I am a human myself. If there are any important events or scenes that I overlook (not purposefully), you can inform me in the comment section below.

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Season 1, we quickly see that Hanna is a trustworthy woman. She is aware of who she is, where she came from and her faith in God. It is clear that Benny is her baby, but Candace is like the child that she failed with.

Hanna is a very independent woman, and her house is clear evidence of that fact. You could tell that her life (after becoming a Christian trying to make an honest living) was spent working to pay it off. That was why she was so hurt when she found out that Benny foreclosed it, and then when it was destroyed by Quincy.

Overall, she is a hardworking woman that wants to make an honest living. Even by being a maid, she is cheerful about what she has even if it does make her a “Have Not.”

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She was the first person to truly show Katheryn Cryer what it was like to have a true friend. Hanna’s faith and friendship were the reasons why Katheryn was able to make it through her battle with cancer.

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After Benny was placed in jail under false pretenses (everything planned out by David and his detective), Katheryn was able to get Veronica to assist Hanna. During this time, there was a real strain that widen the gap between Hanna and Candace. She wanted her daughter to tell the truth because Benny was caught in a bind due to her own deceptive ways!

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The scene with Hanna praying with David has to be one of the most powerful moments in Season 1! That proved to David that Hanna was NOT planning on destroying the Cryers from the inside out with Candace’s assistance!

Similar to Candace, Hanna did not have a good relationship with Veronica. She pretty much turned her nose up at the maid, and Hanna was not a fan of her uppity attitude. Thankfully, the two appeared to be in a better place after Veronica got Benny out of jail. Wow, I’m glad that was worked out! Hopefully, knowing ruins this new found mutual respect between these two strong black women of different social statuses!

 

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Oh wait…

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Despite being a maid, Hanna really cared about the well being of Amanda and Wyatt. This was shown when she was concerned about Amanda when she was in the hospital, and when Wyatt almost tricked her into getting drugs for him.

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Season 1 was a good way of setting up who Hanna is as a mother, friend, Christian and person. She has her shortcomings (but who doesn’t?), but does not allow them to get in the way of who she is.

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Now, I will get into Season 2! Throughout this season, Hanna is basically discovering that those close to her are not people she can fully trust. I will get into her interactions with Tony and Celine because they are prime candidates for this subject!

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During Season 1, we learned that Tony is Benny’s deadbeat father. Hanna was not mincing words with the man, and it was clear that there was no love lost between these 2. There was almost a connection between them when he said that he could somehow assist Benny with getting out of jail because he was railroaded.

What could have been a positive turn for his relationship with Benny and Hanna, it is later discovered that he only wanted to be a part of Benny’s life in order to find out if he would be the right donor for him to get a new kidney.

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His selfish side came out even more when he wanted Benny taken off of life support in order to obtain a kidney. Then with him taking Hanna to court in the midst of her grief over Benny, and then putting her in jail because it was assumed that she hid Benny; Tony ruined any chances of getting connected with the Youngs.

Not to mention that he lied to Benny’s face about why he wanted him taken off of life support. I do not believe that we have seen the last of Tony, but as far as Hanna is concerned; it wouldn’t matter to her if she never saw him again.

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It really hurts me to go into Hanna’s friendship with Celine. Their “is proof that you cannot call everyone a friend, and those close to you might end up giving you a colder shoulder than wearing a short sleeve shirt in the wintertime!

The two have known each other for a couple of years, and they seemed to help each other in difficult times. However, when Hanna cleaned Jim’s shoes…we learned that Celine was very territorial of him for some reason.

From that point on, there was tension between the two because Katheryn was giving Hanna the attention that she never received from her. It was truly every maid for herself once Hanna was given the position head of staff position within the Cryer Mansion.

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The climax of their tension was when Hanna and Celine got into a catfight!

Hanna’s only friend at that point was Katheryn, and their friendship was tested after she learned that Wyatt was the one to hit Benny. Then with Jim trying to make Hanna think that she was crazy by saying that she did not hear what Wyatt said after he came home high, Hanna was through with the Cryers.

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Things took an even darker turn when Hanna told the police that Wyatt hit Benny and Little Lizzie. Even though Katheryn moved Benny to a private hospital and got Hanna out of jail; Wyatt was arrested and the two friends were once again at a crossroad.

It was great to see the two rekindle their friendship towards the end of the season when Katheryn offered Hanna her job back!

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Hanna was overjoyed when Benny was released from the hospital (despite some personality defects that have yet to be addressed), and her baby was home once again.

We see Hanna get into a love triangle of sorts with Byron and Michael. Byron was a detective hired by Jim to watch Hanna, and to see if she would drop dime on Wyatt. It was sad to see the two get so close, but then he ended up betraying Hanna.

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The other sad thing to witness was that Hanna pushed away a good man (Michael), but was letting the snake in the grass (Byron) get close to her.

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Once Quincy was released from prison, Hanna was assaulted by the evil brought into her home by Candace. This caused even more tension between her and Candace because Candy Cane was the reason he came to her house in the first place!

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Overall, I think that Season 1 established that Hanna was a woman of faith. Season 2 was a true test of that faith.

You have to think about Hanna literally having everyone in her life betraying her or using her in some way. Then Benny was on the brink of death for nearly the entire season, and he was the only good thing about her life.

I feel that this season showed that Hanna is a Christian, and even though she knows that God knows best; understanding why He does what He does is not always an easy task.

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She really felt alone during this season without letting anyone assist her (except Byron), and even when Candace tried to lend a helping hand it was a tense situation. It truly was a good buildup for the Hanna that we see in next season.

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Finally, we get to Season 3! The opening scene of the season was Benny’s “Welcome Home” celebration. Fans were outraged to see Hanna (a Christian who was drinking and dancing the night away) during the first 5 minutes after the opening credits!

Personally, I had no problem with her drinking a couple of beers and having a good time. Seriously, this was one of the first times that we’ve seen a smile on the woman’s face since Season 1!!!

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After everything that she went through in Season 2, Hanna deserved to relax, have fun and enjoy herself for just one night!

There was one particular moment during the episode that had me curious. It was when she told a saddened Michael to relax and enjoy the celebration of her son’s return home. The only reason I was puzzled during this scene was because of a what-if scenario.

What if…Michael’s granddaughter was the one who lived, but Benny was the one who died? Let’s say Michael held a party for Little Lizzie’s return home, and he invited Hanna to come to the festivities? Would she be able to lighten up and have a good time despite her grief?

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My guess is no given how she was acting when she thought Benny was going to die. To be fair, she was living in a reality with all of her “friends” using, lying or betraying her in some way.

One of the biggest events of the early episodes of Season 3 involving Hanna’s character was her almost having sex with a drunken Michael; she was about to go all the way until Benny walked in on them.

Was she in the wrong?

Again, she is a human and she even pointed out to Michael that she would have given into the flesh if Benny had not walked in on them. Most fans call Hanna a hypocrite for shaming Benny for his sexual encounters with Veronica.

Seriously, I’m not making excuses for what Hanna ALMOST did with Michael. However, the circumstances were different!

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Benny was having sex with a married woman! Yeah, I know the Ice Queen is old enough to be his mother, but age is just a number…

I will get more into Hanna’s speech to Michael after Benny walked in on them later in the blog because it really falls in line with what I have to say about Candace.

Later on in the season, Hanna tells Michael that she can’t see him for awhile. It is just until she gets right with herself (and God) after what they almost did. She was not in a place where she could handle being in a relationship or being “friends with benefits.”

In hindsight, I think that she was pushing away a good man. However, I give Hanna props for being honest with Michael AND herself. There was no need in pursuing a relationship if she would not be able to give it her all. Her mind was truly distracted with Benny and her missing grandson.

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Moving away from the Young household, Hanna’s next form of development came after discovering Amanda’s dead body. She was there for the Cryers when they needed it the most. Hanna was a true friend to Katheryn, and was there by her side from the time she walked through the door until she was allowed to go home after the police were there.

If anything, she is one of the few people who can calm down both Wyatt and Jim! I went into this in another blog, but the scene between her and Jim was one of the highlights of Season 3. Her Christianity truly showed when she comforted Jim after he told her to leave his house after she got a cleaning crew to cleanse Amanda’s room.

I really don’t have much to say here other than Hanna bringing God into the Cryer house when they needed it the most.

Katheryn’s trip to Hanna’s house was another great scene that shows Hanna being there for her friend when she needed it the most. She truly is the glue that helps to keep the Cryer family together.

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I guess you can say that the next highlight of Hanna’s character development was when she went to Candace’s hotel room with Benny. This scene was when it was revealed to Benny (and the viewers) about what happened when Candace was molested by one of Hanna’s boyfriends.

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Honestly, I think this was the climax of Hanna’s character development in terms of her relationship with Candace (before her grandchild was brought into the show). She told her that she did not approve of what she was doing with her life, and it would all end to a dead end. Hanna knew that all of Candace’s wealth came from ill-gotten funds.

Of course she was right, but she loves her daughter! That hug she gave Candace was real, and for Candace to breakdown into tears was a sight to see! To be fair, Candace was shocked by her mother’s words and actions.

I could see where this was coming from because the only other times that she lifted a finger to Candace was to slap her.

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That scene to me was Hanna saying that despite your sinful ways, I love you more than you know. She feels that Candace can become a good person, and after seeing her battle Tony in the courtroom for Benny’s life; Candace has the skills to do some real good!

Moving a bit further towards the end of the finale, I feel like Hanna kind of contradicted this powerful scene. I think that Hanna jumping to the conclusion that Candace was the reason behind her house being destroyed was just a major step backwards from what we saw in the hotel room.

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It is hard to believe that she loves her daughter when she instantly assumes the WORST about Candace. Seriously, go back and watch the episode before the finale along with the first 10 minutes of the finale. Hanna jumps down on Candace extremely hard, and I really did feel sorry for her.

The downside was that Candace was telling half-truths to Benny and Hanna about everything that she had recently acquired. She was telling the truth about being legit when it came to the subject of paying for the houses, car(s) and Tow Company.

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However, she refused to tell how she came into her money…

Hanna did not mince words when it came to the subject of Candace getting her a car, and knowing that she would not accept it by giving it to her personally. That was why she had Erica sell it to Benny, and he gave it to Hanna.

She was not buying it, but for once…Candace was thinking of her mom. That was a truly sweet sentiment, but how she got the money for the vehicle was not.

After discovering that Candace has no money, Hanna and Benny left Candace to her own devices. We then see Hanna refuse to stay in a house that she knew was not bought by ill-gotten money.

Overall, we saw Hanna take the highroad by stating that she loved her daughter no matter how. However, I feel like she backtracked during the last few episodes of Season 3.

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You must admit that despite everything, Hanna will not tolerate anyone mistreating her child. Remember that she put her foot down when she discovered Candace being held hostage by the Cryers. Candace seems to be the fork in the road when it comes to her friendship with Katheryn.

Funny how some fans view Hanna’s refusal of anyone else hurting her child, but she lays her hands on her when she chooses (mostly through physical hits). Finding a black woman who has never struck her child is like trying to find a woman that Jim has not slept with…

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The final subject of this blog is going to cover Hanna and Quincy Jr. It goes without saying that Hanna is the BEST person to take care of him, and I know that subject has caused a rift between HAHN fans.

I’ve said it on Twitter, multiple blogs and Facebook posts; Hanna IS a better “mother” than Candace.

Hear me out, Hanna has made mistakes and is somewhat responsible for how Candace turned out. However, Candace IS capable of becoming a good person. Just as Hanna did, Candace can change her life around for the better. Hanna pointed out multiple times that Candace has not had that “awakening moment” in her life that will make her give herself to Christ.

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This is one of the primary reasons that there is a rift between her and Candace. If you ask me, Hanna is somewhat haunted by Candace. Her daughter is pretty much the living embodiment of Hanna’s past life, and looking at Candace must be like looking at past self in a mirror.

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Candace’s presence makes Veronica’s skin crawl because of the same reason. The two are more alike than they would care to admit, and Candace is the “Have Not” version of Veronica when you compare the two.

I honestly do not feel that I need to go into a full explanation of why Hanna is the better caretaker for Quincy Jr. because I have stated it in past blogs.

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The bottom line is this: Candace knew that her son was alive, but instead of looking for him with her many contacts, she was living it up in New York with Oscar!

Just that one statement alone should tell you where her true allegiance lies; with herself! Again, I do think that she has the potential to become a loving mother, and a good person. However, that has not happened yet…

During the “Quincy Jr. Saga”, Hanna’s character was a bit strained in terms of her doing some lowdown things in her favor. Things like getting Aaliyah the social services worker to bend the rules in order to increase her chances of getting her grandson. I mean the woman almost lost her job because of Hanna.

Not to mention, Hanna was quick to tell her about Candace’s evil ways. I mean that was a mother talking bad about her child, BUT you have to realize that it was done with Quincy Jr. in mind.

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Given the circumstances, I can see why she did what she did. The last time Candace took him away, he was being abused! As the doctor stated, if Benny had not brought him to the hospital when he did…he might have died from his wounds being infected!

Some fans did bring up a good point about Hanna having Quincy Jr. would have been no better than Quincy having him. The reason behind that is Quincy made their son think that Candy Cane didn’t want anything to do with him. Hanna might have done something similar in terms of keeping him away from Candace.

I can see where the fans are coming from because in either scenario, Candace would have still been separated from her son. However, I think that after Hanna saw a true change in her daughter, she would have allowed her back into Quincy Jr.’s life.

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My biggest concern is her house being destroyed, and a sight visit is fast approaching! I wonder how Hanna is going to get out of this mess!

In the end, Hanna reminds me of my own mother in some ways. She is a strong black woman with a fear of God in her heart. However, she is also a parent (a black mother!) and she does not mess around!

If you ask me, she IS a Christian in my book! However, she is rough around the edges like a lot of people. She has her faults, but who doesn’t?

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Do you think that she is a Christian or a hypocrite?

Like what you read? Then be sure to follow me on Twitter (@jccarden) because on Tuesday nights at 9 PM I’m on there tweeting during each new episode of the #HAHN! I also have a Facebook page dedicated to my blog posts and HAHN memes as well! Also follow my blog so you can enjoy my new articles when they are posted. 

 

Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots Theory: Do You Feel Sorry for Candace?

By Jeremy Carden

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With the Season 3 finale finally over, I have been asked about which blog will be posted first. There have been so many things going through my mind since Tuesday night, and I have not written a blog because it is difficult to know where to begin!

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The most requested blog from my readers is on the subject about my feelings towards Candace. More specifically, I have been asked whether or not I felt sorry for what she went through in the finale.

Considering that 3 seasons have come and gone, I will mainly focus on Season 3 (with some evidence from the previous 2 seasons). There is just so much to cover, but I feel that most of her real character development came from Seasons 2 and 3.

I am referring to her being abducted by the Malones, seeking revenge on Jim and her behavior throughout the most recent season. As you can see, it is a blending of the second part of Season 2 and the majority of Season 3.

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At the start of Season 2, Jeffrey warned Candace about messing around with the Cryers. It was during this time that Candace revealed a bit about her background. She told Jeffrey that she fears NOTHING, but he was quick to call her out for that. He mentioned that it was a scary thought to even process. A person who fears nothing has nothing that they care about or love. That was a truly defining moment, and it makes a lot of sense when you think about it.

Overall, I think it is safe to assume that Quincy Jr. and Benny are the two things that she will protect with everything that she has. This was what I originally thought until we saw that Candace’s fears Quincy more than she cares about anything.

Remember that Candace split the scene after learning that Quincy had been to the hospital. However, it was not mentioned that he attacked Aaliyah and took documents from her purse. We know that it had the location of Candace’s house, and that is why Quincy knew where she would be in the finale.

Instead of going in the room to see her son, Candace left the hospital in a hurry. It was plain to see that her fear of Quincy trumped everything else. I mean there were a few cops in the hospital after he came the first time. This was the final straw that broke the camel’s back, and that is why Hanna was given custody of Quincy Jr.

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After her experience with the Malones, we know that Candace fears death. No matter how fearless she “pretends” to be in order to intimidate her enemies; Candace is not as invulnerable as she tries to be.

She was literally in tears while pleading for her life before one of the Malone boys pulled the trigger (right next to her head). I thought it would have been a major wakeup call for her, and that she would finally begin to see the error of her ways. Jeffrey’s words had come to pass about the Cryers being ruthless, and she lost everything when she returned to her apartment. Jim had removed Amanda’s things along with Candace’s possessions.

However, she went right to Warlock for a plan to exact revenge on Jim! This confirmed that she had learned nothing from her last encounter with Jim except for how to get back at him.

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Her role in the later part of Season 2 was simply her on the run from Quincy until she had the right time to strike back at Jim. We caught glimpses of her fear of Quincy when Warlock told her that he was out of prison, and after she found out that Amanda was “dating” him.

Now we move into Season 3, and this is the part of Candace’s story arc that makes me feel a bit like “she got what she deserved” when I look at the things that happened to her towards the end of the season.

Fans are going on and on about how Candace didn’t deserve this, Candace didn’t deserve that and whatnot.

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It is almost as if everyone has forgotten about her abducting Jim from his home, and had him in the “War Room” during the night before his press conference.

Think about ALL of the things that she did to him before finally letting him go:

  • She recorded the entire thing
  • He was sexually abusing and making him worship her
  • Strapped him to an electric chair
  • A horde of transsexuals came into the mix for photos
  • Numerous contracts giving her his car, a statement of him being insanely in love with her, etc.
  • Extorted $7.4 million from his bank account

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Overall, Candace broke Jim’s spirit! It was bad enough that he received a beating from Quincy the night before, and now Candy Cane broke him down even further!

That bus pass and his experience in the ghetto was something that I am sure he will never forget. The icing on the cake was finding out his daughter had killed herself the night that he was kidnapped.

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However, it is worthy of note that if Jim was not kidnapped; Amanda was going to shot him because he was “Moe.”

Back to Candace, she now has millions in her bank account. What is she going to do now?

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Towards the halfway point of Season 2, she told Jeffrey that she was moving down to Atlanta to start over (it was mentioned that Quincy’s mother had moved down to Atlanta; keep that in mind for potential plot material in Season 4).

War told her that with some money in her pockets and Quincy out looking for her; Candace’s best move would be to split town.

Instead of listening to the wise thug’s advice, she decided to stay in town. Her reasoning was to live it up in Jim’s face. We all know that the best revenge is rubbing success in another person’s face right?

Too bad that led to her getting knocked down flat on her face on multiple occasions in Season 3…

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After acquiring her ill-gotten funds, it appeared that Candace did not have any plans about getting involved with another man for quite some time. That was until Oscar entered the picture, and even Candace was quick to call him out for not being who he appeared to be.

Eventually, she allowed him into her life by giving her advice on auctions. This eventually led to the two getting into bed until Hanna knocked on her hotel door looking for Benny.

She then cuddled with Oscar the entire night, and then went to Hanna’s house the next morning.

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Similar to her being abducted by the Malones, I was under the impression that Candace would tone down her ways after learning that her son was still alive. She was originally under the impression that Quincy Jr. was killed by Quincy.

Sadly, this was not true at all…

The morning of Amanda’s funeral, Candace went to Hanna’s house and was informed that her son WAS still alive!

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Hanna said it best by telling Candace that instead of going to Amanda’s funeral (where she had no business going in the first place); she should be using her “resources” to find out where her son was! I will get into this point later because it speaks so much truth.

Maggie, David and Jeffrey said that with Amanda dead and the Cryer family in mourning; Candace had no reason to go to see Jim!

According to Candace, she just wanted to “pay her condolences.” That was basically her poking the dog with a stick as David put it. Now Candace has done some lowdown things throughout the series, but this was just too much if you ask me.

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The man who you extorted money from and humiliated had just lost his daughter! Not to mention she was indirectly responsible for her suicide by using her as a pawn to get at Jim.

Honestly, this is another argument in itself because of the “he said/she said” debate regarding Professor Cannon. You know the scenario of what would have happened if Candace did not persuade Amanda to try and “seduce” Cannon into giving her a makeup exam in the first place; would she have gotten raped?

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It truly was a disgusting sight when she was throwing herself in front of Jim and Katheryn. Jeffrey, Wyatt and Hanna were trying to get her away from the Cryers. Even David and Veronica were trying to get her to leave the cemetery because she had no business there to begin with.

Finally, Katheryn invited her to the mansion. Hanna and Jeffrey told her to NOT enter that front door…

We all know it led to her being knocked out cold with that bottle, which she deserved!

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She actually told the truth for once (well a half truth) about Amanda killing herself most likely as a result of being raped. However, she made it seem as if it was Jim’s fault by saying that Amanda was not doing anything that anyone else was doing in order to pass. That made it seem like Jim told Amanda that while she was in the hospital after trying to take her own life through a pill overdose.

It was actually her being raped by Cannon, and THEN taking those pills that made Amanda go into the hospital! Candace was flipping the script to make Jim feel guilt for the situation!

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From there, Candace got closer and closer to Oscar. Another thing that made me want Hanna to gain custody of Quincy Jr. came in the form of Candace going to New York with Oscar.

Why is that a bad thing?

She KNEW her son (who she thought was dead for the past 3 years) was alive, and traveled from Georgia to New York instead of looking for him!!! Say what you want about Hanna being a fake Christian or a hypocrite, but down at the core that woman loves and cares for that little boy more than his own mother does!

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Hanna took care of him for the first couple of years of his life (2 or 3 years), but Candace came and took him back. This led to him being “killed” by Quincy (really in Quita’s “care” for 3 years while Quincy was in jail).

For Candace to have the nerve to try and get custody was something else. Yes, I know that she is his mother. It actually appeared that she was going to take care of him A LOT better than she did after taking him away from Candace all of those years ago. She had a nice house, money and was on route to become a lawyer.

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However, we all know that those things were achieved through extortion, greed and cheating. None of those things were acquired the through hard work and honesty.

Hanna said it best when she told Candace that she could provide Quincy Jr. with a stable home and love because he was the apple of her eye. The only danger that I saw with him staying with Hanna was that Quincy would be looking around for him at her house. This turned out to be correct after he drove a car through it!

Candace has far too many enemies, and the fact that her house was bought under such false pretenses means that it would eventually fall (her money is gone so she can’t afford to keep it!).

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Again, I do not doubt that Candace loves Quincy Jr. but she is more in love with her dangerous way of living and a fear of Quincy that trumps even her own son!

Finally, I can get into the finale itself! I have wanted to write on this for awhile. Hanna and Benny confronted Candace about her quick rise to the “Have” status.

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In the near future, I will write a blog about Hanna’s character throughout Season 3. For now, I will say that she did come down a bit too hard on Candace. She did not give her the benefit of the doubt, but has Candace actually given Hanna any proof of doing something for someone other than herself?

The proof is in the pudding, and Candace has never been seen stirring a bowl…

Hanna was a bit quick to blame Candace for destroying her house. I will admit that was a bit harsh, and even Benny called her out for it.

For once, Candace WAS telling the truth to Hanna and Benny. However, she was only revealing what she wanted to. I mean she told them about the amount of money she acquired. Not to mention the cars, houses and tow company were legit.

They were paid for in a legit fashion, but the way that she got the $7 million was not!

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Benny eventually sided with his mother after finding out that Candace lied to him about where she worked. I have an older sister, and I know when it comes to siblings there is a relationship. It is one thing to lie and hide things from our parents. However, when one of us lies to the other about something; it is a problem! It makes sense why Benny felt betrayed after everything they had been through together.

He went behind Hanna’s back to foreclose on the house to pay for Candace’s hospital bills after being beaten nearly to death by Quincy. Then he lied to Hanna about how he got the house/tow company, and that was out of character for him.

Now for Candace to lie to him about her job and how she bought all of these new things really pierced him through the heart!

Within the first 10 minutes of the episode, Candace lost her connection to her family. Then it was discovered that one of the few men that she has trusted in her life had now betrayed her by taking her money (Oscar).

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After finding out that Oscar was a fraud, she attempted to murder him. He then tackled her to the couch, and just as it appeared that she had been rescued by an unknown friend; it turned out to be Quincy.

I guess that if anyone was going to beat on Candace, Quincy was going to be the only one to do it!

For what seemed to be 20 minutes of a merciless beating, Jeffrey came into the house and carved Quincy’s back like a Thanksgiving turkey! That was where Season 3 came to an end, and a pool of blood was expanding on Candace’s floor.

Alright, now the question remains about how I feel regarding Candace’s fall in the season finale.

Do I feel sorry for Candace?

Yes…and no…

I am not saying that as a copout answer, but I do feel like a seesaw when thinking about the question.

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Overall, I am not a person who goes “HA, YOU GOT WHAT YOU DESERVE!” (Most of the time…) However, Hanna said what goes around comes around. Candace has been on the top for this entire season, and it was good to see her knocked from her high horse (literally).

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The same can be said about Veronica, but I think her comeuppance will come soon or later. We got a taste of this during Maggie’s visit to her house in the episode before the finale.

I was ok with her losing the money because it was not hers to begin with, but I still cannot see why Oscar willingly went back to Candace’s house after taking the money. I know his career is about reclaiming assets for the people he is hired by, but I am assuming he has never dealt with a “mad black woman” before. If he had, I am sure that he would have known better than to go to her house!

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Another blog I will do soon is going to be on my thoughts about Oscar being revealed to be a false persona. Don’t worry if you feel that I did not discuss it a lot in this post, but I will get to it soon enough.

I was a bit saddened to see her heart crushed because Oscar was probably the first man that she had ever felt something for instead of conned. However, she was broken just as Jim was earlier in the season.

Candace’s beating was frightening to see, but I think the worst part was seeing the fear in her eyes. I mean her family walked out on her, all of her money was gone, the man she began to fall for turned out to be a fake and unknown to her was Hanna getting custody of Quincy Jr.

However, I feel that none of that compared to Candace’s fear of Quincy becoming a reality when he stepped out of the shadows.

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The way that she attempted to flee, but was thrown down to the floor was heart wrenching to watch. Sure she was getting beaten, but hearing her cries for Quincy to stop made me cringe.

It truly was a horrifying thing to witness! Again, she did have a lot to answer for, but even I couldn’t take watching it finally happen.

You could just see the fear in her eyes as Quincy wrapped his hands around her throat…

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Now that Quincy has died (still not sure if he is really dead), she now has to find a way to dispose of the body and deal with Jim (because she thinks he is responsible for Oscar). Season 4 will open up with Candace having to deal with far more problems than solutions.

With all of that being said, I do not feel sorry for Candace in the sense that she got what was coming to her; the money being returned to its rightful owner, her family learning the truth behind her lies, etc.

I did feel sorry for her nearly being beaten to death because that is something no one deserves to go through. Especially when a man is putting his hands on a woman!

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Then seeing someone that she finally opened up to turning out to be a façade was a tough pill to swallow as well…

Candace lost pretty much everything except for her life in this finale.

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When you think about it, Candace went through almost the same thing that Jim did. Remember in the Season 2 finale, Celine was told off by Jim when all she wanted was for him to be a father to Carlos. Jim wrote her off as someone who just wanted money, and he did not want to have anything to do with her or his son(s). This was right after he covered up Wyatt’s hit-and-run charges with Norman, and he then lied to Amanda’s face about his affair with Candace.

Sad to say that was the last time that he ever saw his daughter alive, and for him to have lied to her…Jim truly regretted that decision…

That was when everything started to fall apart for him in the finale. Like Candace, he was beaten down by Quincy. His lies were starting to come into the light in front of his family, and his life began to crumble as well. Like how he lost his daughter, most of “his” money (really Katheryn’s) and his political career.

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Candace “lost” her son to Hanna, “her” money is gone and her law career is in shambles thanks to her never getting another letter from Professor Cannon (before he got killed) allowing her to skip to the bar exam.

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Veronica is coming out as one of the front runners of the show in terms of “the one character you love to hate.” However, the main plot of the series is still revolving around Jim and Candace.

Deep down, I believe that no one is above redemption. Candace still has the chance to see the errors of her ways, and start living a life pleasing to God. That is what Hanna told Benny, and why she did not believe that she had a real job.

She said it best by telling Benny that when a person truly has a godly experience and breakthrough; you will see a true change in them and how they are living their life. Candace has yet to see the light as Hanna did in the past. This is why Hanna does not trust Candace, but I will get into that subject in another blog.

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I do believe she can become a good mother and person, but she has to realize that her current way of living is not good for anyone; especially herself!

I am very interested in seeing where things will go for Candace in Season 4. Needless to say, I think the same can be said for everyone of us!

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Do you feel sorry for Candy Cane?

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