'Love & Death' Episode 6 Review: Candy's lawyer startles jury with SHOCKING revelation as as the trial begins
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Candy Montgomery is now getting what she deserved and HBO’s limited series ‘Love & Death’ has now reached an interesting juncture. In the fifth episode of the series, we saw Montgomery getting interrogated by the police and becoming the prime suspect in Betty Gore’s murder. She was taken into custody and then released on bail. Between her release from the custody and the trial, a lot of things took place and Candy went to a psychiatrist as well. That was the time everyone realized that she had an abusive childhood because of her mother. But it’s time for the trial to begin and Candy has already become a villain in the eyes of society.
In Episode 6 of 'Love & Death', her lawyer Don Crowder, played a little gamble before the trial actually started and told the members of the jury that Candy (Elizabeth Olsen) “did” murder Betty Gore. Everybody was stunned after hearing that, but Don was not finished. He continued by saying Candy killed Betty (Lily Rabe) while defending herself from her friend and if she hadn’t done that, Betty would have killed her for sure. He also made it clear that the jury will hear the entire story and what happened on June 13th, 1980, from Candy herself. While talking to the media afterward, Crowder told the journalists to buckle up because it will be an intense ride.
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Don takes the jury by surprise
He did that because he wanted to paint a picture that could make Candy a “victim” rather than a murderer. As soon as Crowder said the above-mentioned sentence, people started to think about why Candy did that and if there was a reason for doing such a crime.
In the later part of the episode, Candy was trying to make her feel strong because if she gets broken, she would never be able to live with herself. However, the anxiety of being a part of such a big trial has caught up to her, and started taking medications that should not be taken. While sitting in the lawyer’s chambers, Candy suddenly started talking about how nice the prosecutor looked. Don got to know that Candy is definitely on something and it was revealed that she had taken Serax to calm her nerves. Don was pretty frustrated and said that she can’t do things like this because they need to show how miserable she looks and doesn’t take any kind of medication that could make her look like a villain.
Why did Candy take Serax?
Candy said okay, but she took them again before sitting inside the courtroom. Till this point, Crowder managed to make a case out of the entire trial, but things got pretty problematic for them when the judge asked Don to call his witnesses. Don thought that the day would end after the conclusion of questioning the witnesses called by the prosecutors. Instead, the judge asked Don to call his witness and the only witness had was Candy and she is clearly not ready to testify because of the consumption of Serax. Her lawyer asked the judge to start the proceedings tomorrow, but the judge just gave him 10 minutes and asked him to come forward with his witness.
The episode ends with a close-up of Candy’s face and she clearly is not present in the courthouse. Will she be able to testify? We’ll get an answer to that question when the show returns next week with the series finale.