Candy Finale Recap: Betty’s ax murder recreated in minute detail

Candy Finale Recap: Betty’s ax murder recreated in minute detail

Even if you believe Candy Montgomery killed Betty Gore in self-defense, the fact remains that one woman lost her life when she did starving toddler yelled at her, covered in feces in a cot for more than 12 hours.

This is one of the messages of Hulu’s limited series candy, which came to a horrible end on Friday, wants to go home. When the jury found Candy not guilty — in real life and on the show — it felt like she was the popular girl in high school who murdered the president of the National Honors Society and got away with it. Or the cool mom killed the Karen-like mom. At the end of the day, Candy was loved, Betty wasn’t, and that was it.

The producers of candy, but created a few dramatic starlets to give Betty a form of justice she didn’t actually receive. For example, when Jessica Biels Candy gave her perspective on the witness stand, the ghost of Melanie Lynskey’s Betty looked on disapprovingly and said, “That’s it your Story.”

Even more terrifying was that Candy was shown swinging the ax over and over again, and the sound of the metal hacking through Betty’s body was more gross and unsettling than the zombies loudly feasting on meat the Walking Dead. It was like a bat hitting a watermelon combined with bare hands squeezing rotten fruit, and the gory image and Candy’s animal moans were just as unnerving. And that’s the point.

Candy damn showerCandy spoke about how Betty pushed her to murder to save her own life and as a result the wife and mother fell out she life was ruined and that “it hurt”.

Do you know what else hurts? Getting murdered by an axe, never seeing your parents or daughters again, and dying for a stupid reason. Betty’s mother’s tears punctuated all of this, and the drama deserves credit for not making things neat and too easy — for Betty or Candy.

It wasn’t easy feeling sympathy for Candy because she had to live, to change her name and become a psychological counselor. After the trial, she and her family moved away and she eventually divorced her husband Pat. However, Candy suffered a lot of sexism and slut-shaming while standing, from the prosecution and the judge. Amazingly, the jury saw through the court’s gender bias and somewhat overcorrected things by letting Candy get away with it.

Allan quickly remarried, Betty’s parents adopted their daughters, and 42 years later we’re still talking about this disturbing but fascinating case… with an HBO Max/Elizabeth Olsen miniseries to come!

What did you think of the candy Final? Has justice been served? Rate the season in our poll and leave your thoughts in the comments.

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