By Jeremy Carden
Once again, my mother has brought up a very plausible theory about the TV show that gets us excited about Tuesday nights!
Here is the topic of this HAHN Theory Blog: Is Katheryn Cryer dreaming everything that is occurring in the show?
Stop for a second and just think about it (that was what I had to do when my mother brought it to my attention). I know it seems unlikely and confusing to even consider it being plausible. By now, you should know that when I make these blog with theories that seem impossible there are always facts to back up my claims.
My mom and I hashed things out as best we could and it seems that Katheryn has been dreaming everything that has been going on since halfway through Season 1. We have reason to believe this “dream” began at 1 of 2 possible points in the beginning of the series.
1. After Hanna gave Katheryn some weed to smoke, it is possible that it gave her an “extended high” if you will. We all know that she was literally on Cloud 9 after she had her first joint. One of my favorite scenes from the series so far was when Celine was suspicious of a familiar aroma in the house. She suspected that someone had been smoking weed, but she did not know who. At first, she said that if Wyatt were at home then it would be easy to deduce that it was him. However, the only people in the house were her, Hanna, and Katheryn (Jim was at his office).
The part the cracked me up (no pun intended) was when Katheryn came down the stairs with a grin on her face that made her look like the Joker! She asked Hanna to come with her for a second and when they were alone she asked for some more. Hanna refused saying that it was only something to be used when necessary.
If I remember correctly, that was the first time in her life that she had smoked and it is possible she experienced a reaction to being high that made her dream everything that has happened since that moment.
2. Now for the second and more probable scenario, we need to take a look at the time Katheryn was in the hospital undergoing surgery for her breast cancer.
There are many pieces of evidence during this time that made my mom suspect that Katheryn was put into a dreamlike state of mind.
First off, she had to be knocked out before going into surgery and afterwards she was probably asleep as well. So her mind could have slipped away and she has been dreaming everything that has occurred from that point onward. When she wakes up with Hanna at her bedside that would have been the beginning of her dream.
Another time when this could have occurred was when she suddenly started coughing and gasping for air. She asked Hanna to run and get the doctors so that is another possible moment when she passed out and began dreaming everything that has been going on.
Here is the piece of evidence that tipped my mom off to this possibly being a dream; remember when Hanna stepped out of the room and came back in only to see Katheryn fully dressed and standing beside her bed?
My mom said, “Listen, just seeing her jump up like that despite having just gone through surgery and whatnot didn’t make any sense to me.”
I tried to counter that by elaborating on the fact that she was in extreme discomfort because Hanna told her that the doctors said she needed to stay in bed for at least a couple more days until she could get back on her feet.
The reason she rushed out of bed was because Hanna had told her Amanda was in the hospital as well for trying to take her life.
Despite hospital policy, she declined coming out of the hospital room and building in a wheelchair because she needed to put on the facade that she was completely fine. It turns out that was the best strategy because the moment her and Hanna came around the corner, standing in front of her was Amanda, Jim and Wyatt.
I went on to mention that even after Katheryn got home; she was stuck in bed for a couple of days trying to recover from her surgery.
What made our theories come full circle was after I mentioned one extremely important and nearly forgotten piece of the puzzle from Season 1: the video will that Hanna has of Katheryn on camera!
Honestly, how many of you have forgotten about it? I don’t blame you because it was something that only appeared at the beginning of one episode and hasn’t been brought up again since. I believe it was right before Katheryn went into surgery and she had Hanna record it for her.
My personal observation was that the video will was Tyler Perry’s way of foreshadowing the eventual death of Katheryn Cryer.
I know many fans (including myself and my mom) compare the relationship/friendship of Katheryn and Hanna to that of Charlotte and Alice from The Family that Preys movie. That makes a lot of sense because one is a “Have” and the other is a “Have Not.” Most people associate those phrases with a person who is wealthy and another who is not. However, it should be mentioned that in life and most of Tyler Perry’s writing, to be rich is not always about monetary value. It is about soul, family and having the things in life that truly make it all worthwhile.
*In the movie, Charlotte tells Alice that she was was suffering from Alzheimer’s which alters a person’s memory and causes the mind to decline. While this theory is about Katheryn dreaming up everything that is occurring in the show within her own mind. Not to mention in the HAHN, Katheryn is suffering from breast cancer (which Hanna did as well prior to the beginning of the series) and only Hanna knew about it*
According to her will, Jim is to receive not one cent of her money while her children will receive their inheritance which is $12 million. However, if any of them were to battle against the stipulations of the will then they will be immediately removed from the will and their share of the money will go to charity. Either that or it would be divided by the remaining people still listed in the will.
*Keep in mind that I’m writing this entire thing from memory and some of the details are a bit fuzzy in my head. So if I make small mistakes in the details then please be understanding*
Since Amanda is planning on suing her parents for the inheritance based on Katheryn’s will she is to be removed from it!
Putting the evidence together, I do believe that my mom is onto something here with her theory. We finally broke it down by going over how Katheryn “knows” everything that is going on in the world around her or the one she has created in her subconscious.
She knew that Jeffery was gay so that part of her “dream” makes sense because she knew he is attracted to men (and in this case her own son because of the time they spend together while he is in rehab).
Depending on when her dream started (smoking the joint or when she was in the hospital), she knew Candace was having an affair with her husband. She gave her famous #9 speech before going into the hospital for surgery. I told my mom that she knew about the affair long before that because of the “cheap lipstick and perfume” she saw and smelled on Jim’s clothes. The interesting part about this is that it is not revealed to her that Candace is Hanna’s daughter until AFTER she gets out of the hospital. Keep in mind though that Hanna did tell her while she was lying in the hospital bed that she had a daughter and son. While her son (Benny) was a good boy, her daughter (Candace) was one to raise hell.
Katheryn could relate because her son (Wyatt) was the one that raised hell (like Candace), and her daughter (Amanda) was sweet and caring (like Benny) but is innocent and naïve.
She knows David is the opposite of Jim in terms of being a loving husband along with Veronica being an overbearing mother to Jeffery.
Finally, we move on to her children and how this dream possibly made her see the worst of them.
I’m going to go into “nerd-mode” for a second here; if you are familiar with the Batman villain The Scarecrow then you know about his fear toxin. The purpose of this gas is to make anyone who breathes it in to hallucinate and see their deepest and darkest fears brought to the surface.
In Katheryn’s case, it seems that her fears about her children go back to that summer at camp when they were sexual abused by the priests. When affected by the gas, Batman sometimes remembers the death of his parents and feels an extreme amount of guilt because he blames himself for what happened that night when he asked them to leave the movie theater early.
Katheryn feels an extreme amount of guilt because she wasn’t there that summer to protect them. It was Jim who was supposed to be there watching their kids but for whatever reason he wasn’t. During his absence, that was when Amanda and Wyatt were taken advantage of and what resulted in her harming herself while Wyatt drank and smoked his pain away.
Whether it was the weed or the medication that put her to sleep in the hospital, Katheryn’s deepest fears have been brought to the surface and she is dreaming everything that has occurred so far.
She knows that her husband is a cheat, underhanded and will do whatever it takes to come out on top even if it means killing. That explains the part of her dream where Candace is kidnapped and “killed.” She knows about his other 8 mistresses and you could associate fear in that scenario being that she is very afraid of Jim knocking up another woman. Though based on recent episodes, you could deduce that Celine was one of those women who had a child by Jim which explains why she isn’t fired and refuses to quit.
In terms of Wyatt’s behavior and him hitting Benny along with that little girl, her fears would be that drinking and doing drugs would not only affect him but also the people around him. One of the worst things that could happen if he continued on his path of self-destructive behavior was taking the life of another person.
The same could be said about her fears of Amanda’s self-destructive behavior eventually being taking out on another person.
I could go on and on down the list, but I will end it right there because the two of us agreed that there are so many possible scenarios that could come with this theory.
One final thing my mom brought up was that it was just suspicious and strange that Jim would still be running for governor despite everything that is happening in his family. I mentioned that Jim isn’t the only politician (in real life) who has run for office despite not having a skeleton but an entire cemetery in his closet.
So there you have it, Katheryn suddenly jumping out of bed after surgery and Jim running for office despite everything that is going on was why my mom brought up this theory.
The video will Hanna recorded could possibly foreshadow Katheryn’s death, but that has yet to be seen.
Personally, I’ve never been a fan of “coma theories” because I grew up watching Pokemon as a child. One popular theory is that in Episode 1 after Pikachu defeated all of those Spearow with an electric attack, Ash was knocked out and put into a coma. Ever since that episode, he has been dreaming about all of his adventures and that explains why he is still 10-years-old despite the show airing on TV for well over a decade now.
To me it just feels like a slap in the face to the audience because everything they’ve been watching has been a lie, but that is just me. If this is indeed a correct theory, would I be upset? Well kind of, but it is creative writing I will say that much. My mom brought up something like this occurring in an old show called “Dallas.” Yeah, it was way before my time and I had no idea what she was talking about. She explained to me how it was soap opera that was like the HAHN because it had amazing cliffhangers. There was a character she mentioned named J.R. I believe who was placed into a coma or something and dreamed the events of the series for a certain amount of time.
Could Tyler Perry be recreating that scenario in the HAHN? Well it is very likely, but in any case I cannot wait to see if this is a legit theory or not!
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