Candy Montgomery admitted to Betty in the previous episode of Love & Death that she had an affair with her husband, Allan Gore. Candy had informed her that the incident had taken place in the distant past and that they were not currently seeing one another. Naturally, Betty didn’t take it well, so she just entered the room and asked Candy to remain where she was. Candy was shocked as Betty exited the room holding an ax, and she was at a loss for what to do.
We saw in Love & Death, Episode 4, that Betty was able to control her feelings and put the ax down. She instructed Candy to only keep Alisa with her for the day and begged her never to return to her home. Even though Betty was attempting to act normally, there was a palpable sense of tension in the air. Betty was already dealing with her own problems, but occasionally she caught herself worrying too much about her connection with Allan. Betty didn’t enjoy it when Allan had to travel for work, so when she found out he was having an affair with the person she trusted with her life, it put her even more on edge. Even though Betty and Candy weren’t the greatest of friends, they still respected, trusted, and admired one another. Betty had an inkling that something was happening between Allan and Candy after she noted that there was something intimate about their body language while they were speaking to each other. Up to that point, she had no concrete proof, and if Candy had disputed the accusations, she would never have been able to back up her claims. Candy was taken off guard by the abrupt way the question was posed to her, and she was unable to tell Betty a lie as a result.
Why Did Candy Kill Betty?
Betty calmed down and pulled an ax out before giving Candy the items she required for Alisa. Candy had the chance to leave Betty’s house, but instead she opted to apologize to her and let her know that whatever she had done was a terrible mistake. When Candy made eye contact with Betty, it appeared to have provoked her, and Betty later intended to kill Candy. Betty used an ax to assault Candy, yelling again that she wouldn’t let Candy have her husband. Candy was able to get a grip of the ax, and she killed Betty out of self-defense (although in reality, her allegations were contested in court). Although we refer to this as self-defense because the court did in reality, what surprises us is why Candy had to strike Betty 41 times. Candy concealed the information that she had killed Betty from the police as well since she was aware of the consequences of her actions. It’s possible that she initially doubted her ability to claim self-defense, which is why she lied to the police.
Candy emerged from the house shaking and terrified by what had occurred. Candy was aware that even in that situation, she had to appear to church and act as if nothing had happened. Even the best actors wouldn’t have been able to remain composed in that circumstance. Although Candy attempted to appear normal in Love & Death Episode 4, tension and anxiety could be seen on her face. Nobody had any reason to believe that the other woman at the church who felt something was up with the way she was acting on Betty.
How Did Allan Come To Know About The Incident?
Candy returned with the children to her house after dropping them off, and she called her husband to inform him that Alisa would be joining them for the movie. Even Pat sensed that Candy had a problem, but he didn’t probe more and gave her the benefit of the doubt. Allan was attempting to call Betty in the meantime, but no one answered the phone, which caused him to become a little concerned. He chose to phone Richard, a neighbor, and ask him to check on his wife because he hadn’t heard from his wife all day. Allan assumed Betty might have left the house as he was informed there was nobody there. Allan called Candy as his agitation increased with the passage of time. Candy told him a fib, claiming that she had met Betty earlier in the day and that she appeared to be in good health. Richard received a call from Allan asking him to visit the garage to see if his vehicles were still there. Allan realized that something wrong had occurred when he noticed that the garage was open and the automobiles were still there. Allan had by this time summoned a number of neighbors, so they all gathered and went into the house where they discovered Betty dead in a pool of her own blood. Candy was just sitting tight in her house, holding her breath, and waiting for the drama to unfold when Allan received word that Betty had been shot.
Did Candy Speak The Truth During The Investigation?
When the police got on the site, they observed Betty’s body and concluded that she had been struck numerous times with an ax rather than shot. They thought it was the work of a crazy person who was probably still at large. The forensics team concluded that the accused killed the deceased in the heat of the moment and that the crime was not premeditated. They discovered footprints in the room where Betty was killed, and after examining them, they concluded that a man did not conduct the crime because the footprints were relatively small. The Sheriff and his deputies were shocked to learn this since they had believed that only a man could have carried out such a barbaric killing because it required a great deal of physical force.
Candy was aware that the police would question her at some point after Allan told her that he had told them that she was likely the last person to see Betty alive. Candy was prepared and had practiced her speech a number of times because she didn’t want the officers to become suspicious. Her interrogation went well, and she was successful in convincing the sheriff and his staff that she was unrelated to the murder. When the police returned, they questioned Allan to see if he could recall any other details that may aid in identifying the murderer. He revealed to the police Betty’s former affair while concealing his own adulterous relationship with Candy.
Allan experienced something near the end of Love and Death Episode 4 that made him feel bad about lying to the police. He believed that by withholding information from them, he was hindering the inquiry, and as he may have been grappling with moral dilemmas at the time, he chose to come clean. Midnight call from Allan to Chief Abbott informing him of his liaison with Candy Montgomery. Chief Abbott appeared to be an accomplished politician, so it wouldn’t be difficult for him to make connections moving forward. We’ll see in the next episodes how the Sheriff and his squad track down evidence against Candy and whether they were successful in getting her to confess to her crimes.