The Haves & The Haves Nots- “Norman Hewens”

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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.

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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.

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The Haves & The Have Nots- “Something’s Wrong With Amanda”

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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.

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All Hail The Queen! Renee Lawless dishes on her Past, Life, & “The Haves & The Have Nots!”

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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.

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The Haves & The Have Nots- “Again And Again”

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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.

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The Haves & Have Nots- “The Sarandon Hotel”

"Jeffrey Harrington," portrayed by Gavin Houston
"Jeffrey Harrington," portrayed by Gavin Houston

Candice is alive! The Malones left her on the ground black bagged and crying. They only shot at her to scare her. She gets up and roams through thge dark trying to figure out where she is. Amanda arrives home and immediately faces off with her mother. She storms off and Kathryn questions Jim about the gun. He tries to assure her there is no gun. Jeffery does his best to dump Melissa but she insists on coming up. Upstairs she  admires his apartment and how it is decorated. She makes herself more comfortable and comes onto him. She snatches his clothes off and then begins to take her clothes off. Her aggressiveness scares him, but she straddles him and begins to go down on him! Candice finally arrives back to her apartment building and gets the groundskeeper to let her in. He is surprised to see her, thinking she has moved. Candice goes to her apartment to find it has been completely cleaned out and that Amanda has left as well. She realizes she has nothing and prepares to wage war on Jim.

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The Haves & The Have Nots- “The Vulnerable”

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Shock and awe are the weapons of choice in the latest episode of Tyler Perry’s “The Haves & The Have Nots!” David, like the gentleman he is, escorts a drunken Maggie to her room. She becomes emotional and tries to seduce him more. He tries his best to resist her by bringing up Veronica. She comments on how he always changes to make his wife happy and how exhausting that can be. He finds her some truth to her commentary on his marriage and finally manages to deliver her to her room for the night. David finds hotel life lonely and calls his wife while she is bed. He tells her he wants to come, but needs to know where the Sedan is first. She refuses and wishes him a goodnight before hanging up. He finds the entrance to Maggie’s room all the more tempting. Amanda is pleased with the meal Quincy prepared for dinner and tells him Candice may not come back that night. She compliments Candice on her demeanor and tells him how she is helping her sue her parents. She even tells him how much her inheritance is. She finds herself becoming tipsy, a side effect of mixing her meds with alcohol. He checks her out and tells her she has a “nice ass.” She thanks him, telling him it comes from years of dancing. The two exchange barrages of truth. He confesses he was in prison for three years for murder and she tells him she wants to kill her parents and Wyatt. She shows him her gun and tells him why she wants to kill them. He offers to show her how to use it properly. He intimately shows her and kisses her neck. She tells him to stop or she will shoot him. He dares her to, but agrees to leave and tells her to contact him when Candice returns.

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The Haves & The Have Nots- “The Awakening”

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At long last some good news on Tyler Perry’s “The Javes & The Have Nots”–Benny awakens from his coma! Hanna is overjoyed and reveals what has happened to him. Tony “greets” his son, and is taken aback by his son’s recovery. He leaves in shame as the doctor comes into check Benny out. The doctor questions him, testing his memory. It is completely intact, as he reveals he knew Darlene (the nurse) was watching over him. He tells them he had been waking up on and off the whole time but could not keep his eyes open and knows what everyone near him was doing. He tells them to bring back Darlene back in asks about Candice’s whereabouts. Hanna promises him she will. The doctor checks his body too and it too is completely intact. He and Hanna both see it as a miracle. Jim questions Celine about Wyatt’s whereabouts. She tells him she loves the way he stood up for his son and wishes he was that way with “all his children.” Jim finds Wyatt quietly reflecting over his life, he encourages his son to put everything that has happened behind him. Kathryn tries to comfort him and offer him breakfast, but he pushes her away. His conscience continues to gnaw at him. She promises him everything will get better in time. Jim heads to Amanda and Candice’s apartment to check on his daughter. He finds she is gone and has quit school.
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The Haves & The Have Nots- “Donald”

"Wyatt Cryer" portrayed Aaron O'Connell
"Wyatt Cryer" portrayed Aaron O'Connell

Tyler Perry’s “The Haves & The Have Nots” begin on an unlikely note–Celine actually being a good employee. She alerts Kathryn to Jim’s televised press conference. There, she sees him telling the public about Wyatt’s history and drug problem. Kathryn is taken aback, Jim goes onto say Wyatt did not hit Benny or Lizzie, but instead hit another man named Donald with a Black Sedan AND they settled outside of court. He acquits Kathryn of any involvement and tells the media he would be the first person to turn his son in had he killed anyone. He makes Jennifer’s case into a witch hunt and demand Wyatt be released. At Hanna’s home someone calls and tells her to turn on the television. She sees Jim’s televised confession. Veronica also looks on with glee at the conference from her kitchen. Maggie and Landon look on with amazement as he plays the press for fools, he places further doubt on Wyatt when he reveals the witness against him was under the influence. Celine admonishes Kathryn for Wyatt’s behavior and is angrily dismissed in return. Veronica refers to him as a “clever bastard” before turning the television off. Hanna refuses to believe his story, all the while not realizing Quincy has broken into her home and is standing behind her! He demands to know where Candice is. She gets a bat and demands he leaves her home. Hanna tells him she does not know where she is. He tells Hanna to tell her he is after her. She demands to know where her grandson is, but he does not know. He jacks her up and then abruptly leaves.

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The Haves & The Have Nots- “The Confession”

Tika Sumpters as "Candice Young"
Tika Sumpters as "Candice Young"

Jim and Jennifer (The District Attorney) face off over Wyatt and semantics. She tells him Wyatt has been arrested after confessing to the hit and run. Jim promises any evidence she has received illegally will be tossed out in court, and demands again to see his son. In the interrogation room, Wyatt is taken away to jail in front of his parents. Jim demands he remain silent. Jennifer informs him she is coming for him next concerning the Black Sedan. Outside the Cryers and David are met by a crowd of protesters. Jennifer informs the press it was Wyatt who committed the hit and run. At the hospital, Hanna looks on television to find Wyatt has been identified and charged. She and a nurse converse over the case and Benny’s condition. At the Harrington’s home, Jeffery arrives in a taxi to confront his mother about turning Wyatt in. He pleads with her to save him. Veronica dismisses his request and tells him he is going on a date with a woman next week. He attempts to bargain with her, exchanging the date for Wyatt’s freedom.  She makes no concessions. Jeffery leaves sadly. At an unknown location, Jim’s thugs ready Candice for a forced abortion. She pleads with them to stop, admitting she lied about being pregnant. They cancel the abortion pending a pregnancy test, opting to decide her fate depending on its outcome.

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The Haves & The Have Nots- “You’ll Be Sorry”

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Tyler Perry’s “The Haves & The Have Nots” returns on a  tense note as Kathryn questions Hanna about her involvement in Wyatt’s arrest. She confesses she turned him in to the police, not willing to sacrifice Benny for Wyatt. Hanna is released thanks to Katherine’s connections. The two mothers find themselves at odds over their sons’ well being. They tearfully disagree as Hanna refuses to lie for Wyatt. She confronts Katherine about her guilt concerning Wyatt and her constantly covering up for him. Kathryn reveals Benny is at Mercy Hospital, but refuses to admit Wyatt’s involvement in the double hit and runs. Their talk is interrupted when Jim angrily confronts Kathryn. He threatens her, promising to make her “see” what really happens. Neither refuse to back down in defense of their sons. Hanna thanks Kathryn for help and leaves to see Benny. Jim questions Kathryn about her involvement with Benny’s survival. He admonishes her for putting them all at risk. Kathryn admits she cannot blame Hanna for turning Wyatt in since he actually did hit Benny and the little girl. She begins to suggest they should let Wyatt pay for his crimes. Jim, however, will not hear of it.

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