Hulu 'Candy' Episode 3 Review: Candy, Allan's affair in focus as series prepares for gritty finish

The trial is yet to be shown and expect at least a significant chunk of the fourth episode to be all about the arrest of Candy Montgomery


                            Hulu 'Candy' Episode 3 Review: Candy, Allan's affair in focus as series prepares for gritty finish
Melanie Lynskey as Betty Gore and Jessica Biel as Candy Montgomery in 'Candy' Episode 3 (Hulu)
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As expected, the affair between Candy Montgomery (Jessica Biel) and Allan Gore (Pablo Schreiber) took the spotlight in Hulu's 'Candy' Episode 3. As far as organized sex and affairs go, the duo nails it as they meticulously plan their infidelity. It's amusing when Candy and Allan discuss the pros and cons of having an affair before lust takes over. The trial is yet to be shown and expect at least a significant chunk of the fourth episode to be all about the arrest of Candy Montgomery.

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Credit where it's due — creators Nick Antosca and Robin Veith keep the human emotions at the forefront of the true-crime drama. Candy's in the affair because of her rather boring domestic life with an equally ignorant husband, while Allan doesn't mind the extra attention that he can provide after failing to understand Betty's condition. This leads to a wild fling which Candy later accurately describes as f***ing Allan. Things change when Betty manages to convince her husband to start attending couples therapy known as 'Marriage Encounter'

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Eventually, Marriage Encounter runs its course, and the couple kind of rekindle their love for each other. Allan calls off his affair with Candy, who seems to be at the receiving end. Not only does she lose a fling, but she ends up watching Betty happy and that, in a way can be looked at as resentment that may or may not have played a role in the death of Betty Gore. It's hard to point fingers here considering emotions are largely at play. Neither of these women are psychopaths who love the sight and smell of blood, but what led to physical violence made the wait worth it.

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'Candy's success is owed to the cast, and Biel shoulders a major load. She nails it as the Candy Montgomery the world has not yet seen. The accent, the bustle, and most importantly, the feelings of what a dreary lifestyle can do to a person are portrayed brilliantly. With two episodes left, 'Candy' starts putting the story together to leave an impact. First points over 'The Staircase'? It just might.

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'Candy' Episodes 1-3 are available for streaming on Hulu.