Monday, May 16, 2022

What I’m Watching: Candy (Penultimate Episode)

Candy: Season 1, Episode 4 “Cover Girl” (B)

It's crazy to think how obvious it seems that Candy is the one who killed Betty. The police, played by unexpectedly familiar faces Justin Timberlake and Jason Ritter, immediately thought that she was worthwhile enough as a suspect to have her come in for questioning and then ask her about doing a polygraph after bluntly posing the question. The idea that she's somehow trying to claim self-defense will surely be difficult if not impossible to argue, but her lawyers seemed excited about the prospect if only because it’s so unusual. Pat discovering Candy’s affair by looking at the cards was followed up by a totally different story during his testimony where he said he got her flowers and understood that she needed a friend in Alan. While he’s always ducking out to go for a fun and seems like a great father and husband, he’s not in control of this relationship and seems to be quite subservient. He was understandably not happy with the sight of Candy comforting Allan in the wake of Betty’s death, but he still didn’t step in to say anything about it. Wielding that axe over and over again to understand what it would feel like to do it was an intense experiment, one that, given his testimony, will convince him that his wife is guilty and likely encourage him to act to protect her. Allan confessing to his affair after the fact because he thought it would make him look guilty did not achieve the effect he wanted because, even if we know he didn’t do it, he now just looks much guiltier.

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