I binged all day one Saturday from Season 1 to the current season. Why? Because I couldn't get into this show at first. Spending one night with my sister watching the craziness of Veronica Harrington got me intrigued. Now, I am so hooked. This season was a roller coaster ride but it kept you wanting more.
The season had 23 episodes. Due to the longevity of this season, we got two season premieres, mid finale and a season finale. For my season refresher, I unusually go into full details of each storyline. However, you would be reading for days. So, here's what I am going to do. I will give a brief summary of each episode except the season finale. The season finale will be a full refresher.
(0PENING SEASON EPISODES)
*S3Ep1: The Water Runs Deep
Candace and Jeffrey figure out what to do with Quincy's body. The Cryers and the Harringtons spend time in jail. Maggie and Landon discuss her feelings for David. Jennifer helps Wyatt gets his inheritance. Hanna stays at a hotel with her grandson. The police arrive at Candace's house.
*S3Ep2: To Hell and Back
Nosey neighbor sends the police to Candace's house about a car parked in front of her house. Quita is looking for her brother Quincy. She also learns about the hit on Veronica. Benny visits Hanna at the hotel. Katheryn and Veronica share girl talk about prison behavior. Wyatt enjoys having the house to his self. DA Jennifer offers David a deal. Jim ask David to make a promise about his wife. Jeffrey has an uncomfortable encounter with Officer Justin.
*S3Ep3: The Payback
Quincy isn't dead yet. He asked Candace to help save his life. Officer Justin wants to have a sexual experience with Jeffrey even though he seems to be homophobic. Quincy won't tell Candace what's wrong with her son. War learns that Candace has big league money. Hanna needs a stable home to keep her grandson. Baby Q needs his medicine. Maggie leaks pictures of Veronica's affair with Bennie and gets David release from jail. DA Jennifer makes moves to shake up the Cryers and Harringtons. War visits Candace and gets violent.
*S3Ep4: Blood is Thicker Than Water
Candace has a dangerous enemy name War. Wyatt takes his drug test. Maggie demands David's release from DA Jennifer. Mitch and Benny discuss business options. Katheryn and DA Jennifer has an interesting discussion. Veronica and Jeffrey are placed in a cell next to David and Jim. So many secrets exposed while sitting in jail cells. Bennie finds Candace at home with Quincy's dead body.
*S3Ep5: Your Time is Up
Benny helps Candace dispose of Quincy's body. Candace has to find Jeffrey. David still defends Veronica despite all she has done. David was released from jail. David learns information about the hit on Veronica. Maggie is questioned by David. Jeffrey agrees to testify against his mother only. Quita locates Quincy from the tracker on his phone. Baby Q condition has gotten worst. Wyatt and Jeffrey talk about why he turned both of their parents into the police. Candace finds out Wyatt hit Benny and Jeffrey knew about it. Baby Q passed out.
* S3Ep6: Making Millions
Mitch feels Benny is slacking on pulling his share of the work. Benny has other problems on his mind. Wyatt passed his drug test. He is happy about getting his inheritance. Jeffrey is worried about Wyatt having all this money. Benny buries Quincy in Candace's backyard. Hanna is told Baby Q has lupus and asthma. David is trying to protect Veronica, but she will not tell him where she lives. Jeffrey can't find his car keys. Pearl tells Jeffrey that Candace is in the house with two men. David asks Brandon to find out where Veronica lives and who she had an affair with. Candace tries to convince Benny to sue the Cryers. The police call Quita about having her car at the impound. War threatens to kill Benny if Candace doesn't get his money. David and Maggie have sex.
* S3Ep7: A Front Row Seat
Maggie tells David she wants him, but David wants the women he married. Maggie will cause her David. Katheryn is released from jail, but Veronica and Jim still seat in jail. Katheryn can't get any judge to release Jim. Candace and Erica realize Brandon marked her. David arrives at the tow yard looking for Benny. Mitch calls Benny giving him the heads up.
* S3Ep8: Unexpected Visitors
Quita and Dylon sit outside Candace. Quita had no idea the house belong to Candace until she pulled up. David calls Benny trying to have a man to man conversation with him about his affair with Veronica. Veronica is informed by DA Jennifer that Jeffrey agreed to testify against her and only her. To add salt to the wound, she tells Veronica that Maggie got David release from jail. DA Jennifer makes a statement that makes Jim concerned about Wyatt. Hanna arrived to work yo find Wyatt passed out on the couch. The house was a mess, and a prostitute waits for her money. Wyatt tries yo get Hanna yo admit she knew it was him in the hit and run accident. She thanks him for not letting her think she was crazy. Candace assaults Aaliyah, the social worker. She knows she helped Oscar (Brandon) take her money.
*S3Ep9: I Choose My Son
Pearl calls her son, Officer Justin on Quita and Dylon. Quita and Dylon break into Candace's house. Quita finds Quincy's phone under Candace's couch. Veronica is released from jail. Quita and Daylon get caught by the police. Jeffrey shows up, and Pearl points him out. Quita tells the police she doesn't know Jeffrey. The police tell her he is the guy that had her car. Quita asked Jeffrey where her brother is? Officer Justin takes Jeffrey inside Candace's house for questioning. Candace meets up with Landon. Back at Candace's house, Jeffrey is uncomfortable in Officer Justin's presence. As Veronica is being released, a brief encounter with Quita peeks her curiosity. Quita tells Veronica do not go home; Get me out, and I will tell you why. Officer Justin attacks Jeffrey. Jeffrey gets the upper hand on Officer Justin which resulted to a gun being pointed at his head Landon thought Candace was setting him up on a date, but she brought thugs. Landon confesses on what role he played helping Oscar (Brandon). Jeffrey discovers Officer Justin isn't homophobic after all. Katheryn's actions of covering up the hit and run caused her friendship with Hanna to end. Hanna quits her job at the Cryer's mansion.
*S3Ep10: Beg For What You Need
Candace comes home and find Jeffrey and Officer Justin in her house. Candace tells Jeffrey Quincy's body is buried in her backyard. Unfortunately, Benny buried Jeffrey's keys with the body. Candace tells Jeffrey he has to seduce Officer Justin for their freedom. Hanna searches the Cryer's mansion for money since Katheryn refuses to pay her last check. Wyatt is at the Sharandon Hotel having a party, getting high and drunk. Veronica learns from Quita there is a hit out her. She also tells Veronica about the bleached floor stain at Candace's house. David is still worried about Veronica. Lloyd tells Katheryn DA Jennifer has gotten Wyatt his inheritance money. Katheryn heart is broken for losing her friendship with Hanna. Mitch finds out about Benny's affair from the newspaper. David gets Benny's Towing phones cut off. Candace warns Benny to stay away from War. Shocking to Candace, War is at the tow yard and heard her. Candace tried to get Benny to sue the Cryers again. Benny tells her he will think about it. Jim learns from Katheryn that thanks to DA Jennifer, Wyatt has his inheritenace money. David begs DA Jennifer to see Jim. He still trying to save Veronica. Benny and Candace speak to a lawyer about a lawsuit. If Candace can get Michael and his daughter, the lawsuit will work. Hanna arrives at the hospital to see Baby Q. Aaliyah tells Hanna she lost custody of Baby Q. Hanna see her face and knows Candace did something to her. Erica gets fake deeds for Candace to mortgage everything. Veronica calls Maggie for a meeting at her house. Horse still sits waiting for Veronica to arrive home.
*S3EP11: 48 Hours (MID FINALE)
War moved up Candace dead line after slapping her around. Since she tried warning Benny to stay away from him, she has 48 hours to have his two million dollars. Erica saves Candace from War's wrath. Seeing War has Erica very scared and shaking. Candace is told that the girl Jasmine who War killed was Erica's sister. Erica tells Candace do what she need to do to get War his money. Erica gives Candace the fake mortage paperwork. She also tries to convince Candace to leave Baby Q with Hanna. David is still trying to save Veronica's life from the hitman. Veronica arrives at Candace houses. She splashes a formula that detects blood stains. Jeffrey and Candace has the wrong person knowing their secret about Quincy. How do Veronica know? They wonder! Katheryn threatens DA Jennifer. Wyatt is unreachable. Hanna interrupts the lawsuit meeting with Candace, Benny, Michael, and the lawyer. Candace secret is revealed about how she got the money. Hanna begs Candace for Baby Q. Candace and Hanna fight physically. Hanna washes her hands of Candace. Lloyd talks to Jim about Candace's request for a two million dollar loan. Jim gave permission to approve the loan. Maggie arrives at Veronica's house.
(MID-SEASON PREMIERE EPISODES)
*S3Ep12: My Friend Maggie
Veronica sets Maggie up to get murdered. Jeffrey and Candace tries to figure out how Veronica found out about Quincy's murder. Candace learns from Jeffrey her brother is sleeping with Veronica. Jeffrey begins to breakdown. Wyatt is found dead in his hotel room. Jim sets Candace up to lose everything. David thinks Veronica is dead. Mitch witness War sexually assault Candace. Benny questions Candace about where she got the 7.4 million dollars. Jeffrey meets Officer Justin's wife and learns she is the judge on his mother's case. David beats Jim up in his cell.
*S3Ep13: Criminology 101
Jeffrey seduces Officer Justin. David finds out Veronica isn't dead but Maggie Day is dead. David learns Jim called off the hit on Veronica. Hanna gets the news that Baby Q is in temporary foster care. DA Jennifer gets a call about Wyatt. Katheryn is in need of a friend, she calls Hanna. David serves Veronica divorce papers. DA Jennifer sees Wyatt dead.
*S3Ep14: Giving Candy to a Baby
DA Jennifer blames herself for Wyatt's death. Nosey neighbor (Pearl) thinks Benny is harassing Hanna. She also gives Hanna all the tea on the ins/out of Candace's visitors. Hanna confronts Candace about Baby Q's whereabouts. Landon is upset about Maggie's death. Thanks to Pearl, Hanna thinks Candace did something to Quincy. Candace and Benny talk about Pearl's cameras. David apologizes to Jim. Hanna comforts Katheryn as she is told Wyatt is dead. Benny ends his affair with Veronica.
*S3Ep15: The Apple Tree
Katheryn tries to process the death of her son. Candace gets an uninvited guest, War. Mitch questions Benny about his bond with War. Benny's business still has no phone service. War visits Benny for the day. Mitch confronts Candace about her troubles with War. He also makes a call to get rid of War. Candace gets the two million dollars. Jeffery has another sexual encounter with Officer Justin. Jeffrey is being forced to ask Melissa to marry him. Hanna tells Jim that Wyatt is dead.
*S3Ep16: The Heart of a Man
Jim ask Hanna the details of Wyatt's death. Benny tries to leave the office but War prevents it. Mitch begins his plan to get rid of War. Melissa and Jeffrey argues about her intentions. David arrives at Veronica's house to protect his son. Veronica tells David and Jeffrey that Wyatt's is dead. Candace pay War what she owes him. Veronica and Jeffrey arrive at the Cryers to give their condolences. War is arrested for drugs and money in his car. Veronica gets upset seeing Jeffrey cry over Wyatt's death. Hanna comforts Jeffrey and that bothers Veronica. Veronica belittles Jeffery. Jeffrey stabs his mother in the chest. Omggg!!!
*S3Ep17: An Accident
Hanna calls the ambulance for Veronica. David visit Jim in jail. Jim ask David to go ID Wyatt's body. Jeffrey starts to lose his mind after stabbing his mother. David visit DA Jennifer who is more worried about him then discussing Jim's case. She does give the okay for David to ID Wyatt's body. Jeffrey calls Officer Justin for help. Jeffrey confines in Officer Justin about stabbing Veronica. David discovers Wyatt isn't dead. Candace gets Benny to call Hanna for information. The ambulance arrived at the Cryers for Veronica. Veronica has implants and that is what saved her life. Candace finds out from Jeffrey that he and Officer Justin is at her house.
*S3Ep18: A Tragic Assumption
DA Jennifer arrives at the Cryer's mansion. Katheryn learns Wyatt isn't dead. Hanna tries to convince Katheryn to go see Wyatt at the hospital. Hanna offers to go check on Wyatt. Erica sees Oscar and gets confirmation from Candace that it's really him. Candace arrive home to find Jeffrey and Officer Justin in the backyard. Candace calls Benny to alert him they may have a problem. Erica gets a phone placed in Oscar's car. Officer Justin tells Candace and Jeffrey that Veronica isn't dead. David and Hanna gets the status of Wyatt's condition. Veronica tells David their son stabbed her. Erica takes Candace to Oscar's location. Benny threatens Jeffrey to get David to turn his business phones back on. Jeffrey gets good news about Wyatt. Mitch rolls up on Erica and Candace outside the Cryer campaign office. Mitch inform Candace of Benny's issue with David and about War being arrested. War is placed in a cell next to Jim Cryer.
*S3Ep19: I Am Wolf
Candace and Mitch talks about what he did to War. Candace needs Mitch to back off, he just gave her a death sentence. Oscar (Brandon) arrive at the campaign office. David visit Jim with good news. Hanna update Katheryn on Wyatt's condition. Hanna puts the phone to Wyatt's ear so Katheryn can talk to him. Jeffrey apologizes to Hanna. Hanna gives Jeffrey uplifting wisdom. Jeffrey visits Wyatt at the hospital. Candace learns David was behind her mark set up. David had been marked by Candace with Erica. Hanna sees her grandson at the hospital. Oscar (Brandon) gives David a gun. Veronica comes face to face with Jeffrey in Wyatt's hospital room. Veronica threatens Jeffrey. She demands him to be at her house for an unwanted engagement dinner. War finds out by Jim, Candace lied to him again about how much money she extorted. Benny and David have a fist fight.
*S3Ep20: Back in Business
Mitch breaks up the fight between Benny and David. David learns Mitch's family ties. David turns Benny's Tow Yard phones back on. Candace educates Erica on the type of women that interest David. Hanna reaches out to Candace about Baby Q. Benny's towing is back in business thanks to Mitch. Erica fake relationship break up lands her the first encounter with David. Candace followed Oscar (Brandon) to his home. Pearl shows Hanna a picture of Quincy at Candace's house. Hanna begs Candace for custody of Baby Q. Candace bargains to give Hanna custody of her son; if she gets Benny to sue the Cryers. Lloyd tells Jim about Candace fraud on her loan paperwork. Katheryn leaves Hanna five million dollars in her will. Candace admits she is a broken woman. She tells Jeffrey she is giving her son up for adoption. Hanna kidnaps Baby Q from the hospital.
*S3Ep21: The Fugitive
Benny finds the police at his house. He calls Candace and they both think it's about Quincy's death. Benny offers to take the charge for killing Quincy. The police shows up at Candace's house. Benny and Candace finds out Hanna has kidnapped Baby Q. Melissa and Jeffrey argues about how he treats her. The police searches Benny's house for Hanna. Katheryn is questioned by the police about Hanna. Jim calls demanding that Katheryn go see Wyatt in the hospital. Turns out Katheryn lied to the police. Hanna and Baby Q is hiding out at the Cryer's mansion. Benny has the police following him. Mitch tries to get answers out of Benny. Benny finds out from Hanna that Candace use her son as a bargaining item. Quita learn her friend Zena has been recording conversations for Veronica. Katheryn finally visits Wyatt. Oscar (Brandon) tells David he is being tracked and has to leave town. Veronica goes see David wearing a blonde wig. Benny is at Candace house at the right time. Lloyd visits Candace to discuss forge documents of Benny's signature for her loan.
*S3Ep22: The Silk Handkerchief
Benny finds out Candace has mortgage his tow company and both of their houses. Candace had 24 hours to come up with two million dollars or lose everything. Candace tells Benny the entire truth starting with the beginning of meeting Jim Cryer. Benny doesn't believe nothing Candace said. Due to the heartache Candace has caused him, Benny makes Candace give custody of Baby Q to Hanna. Katheryn informs Jim of Wyatt's condition. They also discuss getting that money back for the bank. Erica plays damsel in distress to get David's attention. Candace and Benny goes to DA Jennifer's office to get Hanna's warrant dropped. DA Jennifer brings Quita in her office to question Candace about Quita's accusations. Erica and David enjoys a car ride. Hanna is free of all charges. DA Jennifer is suspicious of foul play by Candace. She sends a detective to question Candace's neighbors. David asked Brandon (Oscar) to dig up information on Erica. Detective Blake gets all the information he needs from Pearl to get a search warrant for Candace's house. Katheryn attempts to get control back of Wyatt's inheritance. Officer Justin calls Jeffrey wanting to know is there anything he needs to know about his friend Candace. The warrant has been issued to search Candace's house.
*S3Ep23: Promises Kept (SEASON FINALE)
The highest rated show for Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) ended with a bang. This season of The Have and The Have Nots was the number one primetime original cable series among all viewers and African American women demographic. The season finale had 3.74 million viewers. Why? Because the season finale gave you nothing but life and don't get out your seat moments. Let's recap the finale.
All secrets about to come to a head. Katheryn Cryer will end this season showing you how and who to fear. Katheryn had been trying to get control over Wyatt's inheritance. Lloyd stops by the mansion to let her know DA Jennifer has had her court order overturned. Wyatt in still in control of his inheritance money. Erica and David has a first date. Erica may be a good con, but I have a feeling she is going to fall in love with David. Jeffrey and Candace secret of Quincy's death are about to be exposed. We can thank Quita for that. Officer Justin calls Jeffrey and alerts him that a warrant has been placed to search Candace's house. He wants so help Jeffrey but want to know there something, or somewhere he should be checking. Now I am not so sure about Officer Justin. I don't think Jeffrey should be trusting him. He too unpredictable. A frantic Jeffrey tells Officer Justin to check the backyard. He then tells him if any keys should be found, he must find them. As Jeffrey sits by Wyatt's sides trying to reach Candace, he takes a moment to apologize. He apologizes to Wyatt for his mother setting him up to be raped in prison. Little did Jeffrey know, Katheryn was in the room. Yass, she finally found out Veronica's secret. Katheryn already knows Veronica isn't a friend to her. I don't think she ever imagined her being this devious, especially to her child.
From this point, a bomb has been lit inside of Katheryn. She heads to the jail and confronts Jim. Once she arrived, she got straight to the point. Jim wants to know how she found out about Wyatt's rape. Katheryn can't believe he is protecting Veronica. Jim sees a look in Katheryn's eyes. He recognizes that look at it isn't pretty. Although Jim claims he was protecting Katheryn, she tells him to rot in jail. Katheryn gets Veronica to set up a meeting with her and DA Jennifer. As her lawyer, Katheryn tells Veronica to be there as well. Veronica is preparing for her dinner party, so she hesitates, but she did give in. Little do Veronica know, her hold on Jeffrey has been unleashed. Veronica smacks Quita for messing up her plans. Since Candace and Jeffrey's secret is about to be exposed, Jeffrey will not propose to Melissa. Veronica is certifiable crazy. Your son is gay, accept it. Benny thinks Candace has lost her mind and lies so much. He questions Mitch about War assaulting Candace and Mitch planning drugs in his car. Mitch confirms Candace's story. Mitch also finally tells Benny the truth about his family ties. Benny is happy Mitch had Candace's back and his back, but it was all for nothing. Benny lets Mitch knows Candace's mortgage the tow company and his house. Will Candace fix this problem or will Mitch reach out to his family? Candace finally catches up with Oscar (Brandon) and beat him with a pole for her money. Poor Benny, he believed in his sister so much. He trusted her, and she betrayed him. He sits heartbroken as he tells Hanna Candace has cost him to lose everything. He expected Hanna to say I told you so but she didn't.
Veronica gets DA Jennifer to agree to meet with Katheryn. With all this excitement brewing, who would have known that Katheryn would be the one to open your mouth with an OMG moment. Veronica, Katheryn, and DA Jennifer meet at the Cryer's mansion. Katheryn asks DA Jennifer to help her get control over Wyatt's inheritance. Jennifer refuses and has a side bar share of words with Veronica over David. Katheryn snaps her finger to remind them she called this meeting. She tells Veronica she knows about her setting up Wyatt's prison rape. Veronica tries to deny, but Katheryn tells her I know. Even funnier when Katheryn called her a cockroach. Lmao!!! Katheryn assures Veronica that today, you will learn how to fear and who to fear. Once again, Katheryn asks Jennifer to return Wyatt's inheritance. Jennifer answer of no caused her life to end. Katheryn shot Jennifer several times as Veronica sat there screaming and in fear. Katheryn turned with the gun still in hand, pointed at Veronica and said, "Now you get me off." Katheryn is a bad mother.. shut my mouth.
The season ended with Katheryn throwing the gun on the couch, repositioning her flower centerpiece and going up the stairs. Veronica was sitting on the couch looking at a dead District Attorney and the police inside Candace's house. How can you not be ready for the new season after all this drama? Stay tuned and get ready for Season 4 on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at 9 pm on the OWN.
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