'The Haves and the Have Nots' Season 8 Episode 1 Review: Is Candace really pregnant? Premiere raises questions

'The Haves And Have Nots' returned with a bang and brought with it a slew of questions and plot twists


                            'The Haves and the Have Nots' Season 8 Episode 1 Review: Is Candace really pregnant? Premiere raises questions
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The wackiest soap opera 'The Haves and the Have Nots' is back. There are 20 different storylines in this chaotic show, with some of them just leading... well, nowhere. Anyway, at the beginning of the Season 8 premiere, Alyssa plays David (Peter Parros), after he sleeps with her (we still don't know why he did that, but ok). She runs out of the house screaming rape, and then he drags her like a cat back in.

She manically starts laughing and says that it was all for revenge. Apparently, David separated her from her sister years ago, and she's been simmering since. Well, David is no fool because he was once Veronica's (Angela Robinson) husband, and he plays her recording back to her. So, if you were expecting any drama on that front, you can relax, because David got out of that rabbit hole quite quickly.

Though the question is, why does David get set up so easily, in the first place? And what is his affinity with crazy and diabolic women? Speaking of diabolic women, we come to Veronica, who is busy with her new boy toy, Samuel. She has her reasons of course, apart from sexual pleasures and stealing him away from his wife, she feels that he's onto something. Samuel seems to be on good terms with Derrick, Hanna's rapist, as we realize later.

When Derrick calls Samuel and asks him what he's upto, Samuel doesn't give a straight answer. Worse, for Samuel, when he goes home, he is too tired to notice his wife in lingerie and that annoys her further. Does Samuel have plans to get with Veronica? Well if he does, he's as dumb as a doll because that woman will chew him and spit him out in seconds.

Meanwhile, where is Candace (Tika Sumpter)? There was so much talk and speculation about her supposed pregnancy but she wasn't even seen in this episode, though Charles was. Charles is still moping about her to Landon. Honestly, the Landon scenes generally are a waste of time and energy because nothing comes from watching him trying to track Candace, either. 

On the other hand, Hanna is being followed and tracked, though she isn't having it. She hits back, and when she does, she hits hard. Her accountants are trying to play her as well, and being the bull-headed woman she is, she stays one step ahead. However, the episode ends on a cliffhanger, as Derrick turns up at her house.

Also...Wyatt isn't dead. But you all must have guessed that because that guy will never die. 'The Haves And Have Nots' airs on Tuesdays at 8 pm.

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