“The Haves & The Have Nots” began rather steamy as Hanna and Michael almost have sex until Benny walks in on them. Naturally, it spoils the mood and Hanna suggests he leave. She tells him she did almost have sex with him but will not let guilt overrun her life. She is determined to pray for forgiveness, forgive herself, and move on. Benny, however, is very upset at seeing them together and demands he never come around again. Hanna dismisses him and reminds him who the parent is. Elsewhere, Candice demands to know what Veronica has on Jeffrey. He insists she leaves, but she continues to want to know what is going on. She tells him she knew about the incident at the Sarandon Hotel because of a spy she has there. He in turn tells her about Quincy and his antics at The Cryers’ home. She in turn advises him to stand up to his mother.
The Haves & The Have Nots began with a brawl! Veronica continues to wail on Maggie despite David trying to hold her back. When she finally relents he pulls her back into his room and tries to tell her he did not have sex with Maggie. She refuses to believe him. Hotel security comes to investigate the calamity from the room, but Veronica convinces them into believing the loud noises were from she and David in the throws of passion. When they leave, and tiring of games, he insists on coming home, but she dares/threatens him into not doing so. Back in War’s basement, Jim continues to reel from Candice’s minions being on him and taped. She demands he sign over millions of dollars to her, but he refuses citing a gift tax he would have to also fork over. She demands even more money and decides to torture him by electrocuting him!
It’s anything but a happy family reunion when Jim accuses Celine of allowing their son into his life. She admonishes him for his apathy towards the boy. He demands to know how Carlos knows was his father. She tells him he simply remembers him as a child, but Jim demands answers as to what he wants. She tries to tell him he wants nothing but time with him and that he would not extort money from him. Celine is hurt by his ignorance and fights for her son saying they both want what is “fair.” She further berates him for his mistreatment of her in the past and his lavish lifestyle and hints at having a great love for him. She warns him not to push her, especially since she knows so much about him. Hanna arrives home to find Candice still there waiting for Benny. Hanna tells her Quincy did not kill her son, that she feels it in her spirit. She believes he used their son as a pawn to hustle her out of fifty thousand dollars. She promises to find Quincy, but Candice dismisses her. At the campaign office, Maggie gives Jim a new tie and flirts with him. Jim interrupts them and demands she fire Carlos. She agrees and begins to work with them on their speech until Veronica interrupts them and demands to speak with David. She and Maggie face off over David, with the former telling her to go after Jim and leave David alone! Veronica turns around and blames David for Jeffrey and Landon and accuses him of sleeping with Maggie. She demands he come to Katheryn’s dinner and refuses to hand over the Sedan. She also agrees to to stand by him for his campaign, but refuses to allow him to come home. David dismisses her and makes a phone call.
Things seem to fall to Hell for The Cryers as Rachel and her officers prepare to arrest Wyatt, but Jim sends them on a wild goose chase through his home. They find Wyatt in the kitchen. Jim turns the television on to the news revealing Norman Hewens has confessed to Wyatt’s crime. Rachel receives a phone call just the information airs and they reluctantly release Wyatt. Everyone is amazed is Jim has saved his son. At her home, Hanna is taken aback by the news of Wyatt’s innocence. Jim tells Wyatt to move on from his past and this incident. Wyatt asks his mother how did he do it. She simply pretends nothing has happened. Dr. Liston arrives to speak with Amanda.
Katheryn tells the doctors her concerns about Amanda. He promises to speak to her and her parents leave them alone to talk. In his study, Jim fixes himself a stiff drink. Kathern questions how he got Wyatt off. She thanks him for saving their son by insulting him first concerning his actions and marriage vows, but praises him for being a good father. She warns him however, he has “protected them right into insanity.” Jim simply fixes himself another a drink and leaves his study. At the campaign office, Landon sends Carlos to The Cryers’ home with paperwork. Landon apologizes to Jeffrey when he arrives to see his father and asks to see him again. The latter rebuffs his advances. In David’s office, Jeffrey and his father have a heart to heart. David questions him about how he met Landon. Jeffrey apologizes for “embarassing” him and being a disappointment to him. However, David corrects him and tells him he is not an embarrassment. He tells him that him being gay is just a characteristic and that he does not care about his sexuality. He even offers to get to know Landon. He repeats how much he loves him and tells him to give Veronica some time. Jeffrey tells him she is blackmailing him with the Sedan and that he cannot be free until he gets the car from her.
Wyatt questions Celine about Amanda’s whereabouts. He taken back by her apathy towards his sister. Katheryn admonishes her for not acting, but Celine informs her that her adult children are not her concern. At the office Landon fills in a new intern, Carlos, and introduces him to Jim. Landon questions his sexuality, asking him why he was staring at Jim. Jim confides in David about his troubles with Hanna’s case, The Malones, and Candice’s fake pregnancy. The latter warns him about dealing with the Malones knowing one day they will want to collect on all the favors they are doing for him. They discuss their wives and Jim inquires about what is going on with The Harringtons. David reveals the origins of the rift between he and his wife, vehemently denying he did anything with Maggie. Their discussion is interrupted by a call from David’s mother-in-law. Jim seems afraid of her.
Katheryn calls Jim and informs him about Amanda. He admonishes her for not being able to keep their children in the house. Celine gives them a vague description of the man she left with. They begin to argue about how disrespectful she and uncooperative she is being. Before they really get into it Wyatt informs his mother that Amanda has returned. Outside, Amanda invites Quincy in and over later for dinner. Katheryn and Wyatt interrupt their conversation, and asks who he is. She tells them he is her boyfriend as he drives off playing loud rap music.
Tyler Perry knew he had a hit when “The Haves and The Have Nots,” (THAHN) debuted on OWN in 2013. This phenomenal show has garnered record setting ratings, been the subject of much “tea,” and introduced a diverse and stellar cast of actors to the world at large. Each of the cast members portray different, yet realistic characters that are so “in your face,” that you cannot help but love them. However, when it comes to pain and power, one character in particular comes to the forefront–Katheryn Cryer. On THAHN, she is the powerful wife of Jim Cryer, mother to Wyatt and Amanda, and worth fifty million dollars. She loves her family, but keeps them at a distance, because she knows she cannot truly trust any of them. Her poised and cold demeanor, however, hides a woman in pain who is fighting to keep her head above water. With all these bold and powerful attributes, you just know the real woman portraying her has to be equally as outstanding. You would be right! Renee Lawless is a force to be reckoned with. From the stage to Silver Screen, she has sung, acted, and won her way into our hearts.
It’s the same argument “again and again” when it comes to The Harrington Family. Jeffery is surprised to see his mother in the hallway with Maggie and David. She demands to know what he was up to. He is speechless. David steps in and tries to vouch for him. Veronica stifles him and demands to know what he was doing in Landon’s room and demands he comes downstairs. David assures Jeffery everything will be okay and to meet him later at his office. At the valet stop Veronica demands Jeffrey rides with her. She and Landon face off when the latter tries to defend him and offer him a ride. She tells Maggie and Landon off and warns them not to cross her. In the car, Maggie questions Landon about he and Jeffery’s interaction. He demands she let it go. The former comes to the conclusion he is gay and will find out on her own about Jeffrey. Back at the hotel, David tries to comfort Veronica but she pushes him away. David warns their son not to get in the car with her and tells him he does not have to be afraid of her. Jeffrey reluctantly leaves with his mother. At the Cryers’ mansion Byron arrives to see Jim. Celine interrupts Jim and Amanda as they spend time together. Wyatt and Celine are confused by Amanda’s behavior. Hanna and Benny finally arrive home via taxi. He is annoyed to find his grass has been cut and takes a moment to enjoy being home and his surroundings. Hanna wonders how Candice turned out so bad and where her grandson could be. Benny tells her how much loves her and begins to cry thinking about how he almost died.