'Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story' Episode 6: Viewers appalled at injustice, say 'judge should be jailed'
No one was condoning murder, but fans do believe Betty was pushed way past her limits and it was blatantly unfair
Spoilers for 'Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story'
If you've watched the episodes of the series so far, there is one thing you know for sure. Dan Broderick (Christian Slater) had the law on his side from the beginning. In today's Episode 6 titled 'The Twelfth of Never,' Betty Broderick's (Amanda Peet) demands in court turned sour when the judge ruled in Dan's favor resulting in Twitter calling for justice for the real-life incident.
Based on a true story, it is known that Betty killed Dan and his second wife, the woman he was having an affair with Linda Kolkena (Rachel Keller). Viewers were seen calling for action now as the judge apparently is still alive. "$28K? What? What? Oh and two cents. WTF! If the judge hasn't died from old age, he should be sent to prison for the rest of his life. #BettyBroderick #DirtyJohn," tweeted a fan referring to the fact the judge ruled that Betty owes Dan $787,063 and gets only $28,606.
Dan's friends and co-workers were a big help in his situation, as he carefully planned on doing his wife dirty before he told her that he was leaving her. Having an affair for two years and gaslighting her resulted in a very vulnerable wife, and that, he one hundred percent took advantage of. While this all may be true, viewers could not get over the fact that the judge did not see through Dan's clear manipulation.
People were calling for the real-life Betty to be released after watching the court proceedings in this. episode. "So awful what she went thru. And a POS Judge on top of it. Betty should be let out. She’s done her time!! #BettyBroderick #[email protected]_Network," tweeted a viewer with another adding, "OMG! this judge actually nailed the final screws in Dan and Linda’s coffins with that non-settlement. #dirtyjohn."
It's definitely been an awful ride for Betty who was turned out at every instance she tried to explain that Dan's affair with Kolkena is what resulted in the marriage falling apart. She was met with lies from her husband and resistance from a court that is supposed to be protecting the vulnerable. "That judge did Betty so dirty. I’m livid. #dirtyjohn #bettybroderick," tweeted a viewer with another user replying, "Dan, his lawyer, the judge... all the men against the 'crazy' woman. Switch the roles around and this BS would’ve never happened the way it did. #dirtyjohn" bringing in the issue of injustice in law and the rise of patriarchy.
"Wow, even if Betty showed up to court, she had no chance since Dan & the judge are buddies #DirtyJohn," tweeted many fans with the same sentiment. As viewers thought that Betty could have a chance, the episode revealed why exactly Betty decided to buy a gun after the non-settlement. No one was condoning murder, but they do believe Betty was pushed way past her limits and it was blatantly unfair.
'Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story' airs on Tuesdays at 10 pm ET on the USA Network.