The WORST Episodes of Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 8, 2019

Written, directed and produced by Tyler Perry, "The Haves and the Have Nots" is a drama series following the dynamics of the affluent Cryer family and the impoverished family of Hanna, their housekeeper, and the obstacles and secrets that exist within both families.


#1 - Morning

Season 5 - Episode 42

Wyatt takes the witness stand intent on revenge.

star 6.00
3 votes

#2 - Enough

Season 5 - Episode 41

Jeffery tries to handle the Justin situation amicably.

star 6.33
3 votes
The Surgeon

#3 - The Surgeon

Season 5 - Episode 37

Veronica is simmering, and someone is going to get burned.

star 7.00
1 votes
Power Struggle

#4 - Power Struggle

Season 5 - Episode 38

Justin focuses on Jeffrey with laser-like intensity; Katheryn gets a taste of what it's like on the other side of the tracks.

star 7.00
1 votes
Sugar Mamma

#5 - Sugar Mamma

Season 5 - Episode 18

Officer Justin shows Jeffery just how serious he is about being with him.

star 7.04
25 votes
The Black Dress

#6 - The Black Dress

Season 5 - Episode 24

David learns Erica's fate while being rushed to the hospital; the truth about Uncle Vinny's accident comes out, and the Malones now have a new target.

star 7.11
19 votes
The Black Man....

#7 - The Black Man....

Season 5 - Episode 29

Jim tries to save Wyatt from jail, and Jeffrey deals with an unexpected guest.

star 7.14
7 votes
The Big Surprise

#8 - The Big Surprise

Season 1 - Episode 1

As Judge Jim Cryer comes home early to attend his surprise 50th birthday party, he discovers that his mistress, Candace, has befriended his daughter, Amanda, and is attending his family dinner. Jim is completely unsettled when he realizes that Candace will be staying with them for the weekend.

star 7.16
221 votes
Directors: Tyler Perry
Writers: Tyler Perry
Fifteen Minutes

#9 - Fifteen Minutes

Season 5 - Episode 43

The Harringtons and the Cryers must join forces in order to save them all.

star 7.20
5 votes
The Rabbit and The Water Moccasin

#10 - The Rabbit and The Water Moccasin

Season 5 - Episode 14

Wyatt learns just how much trouble drugs can get one into.

star 7.29
14 votes
The Third Quarter

#11 - The Third Quarter

Season 5 - Episode 15

Benny wants to return the money to the Malone's but discovers it's not that simple.

star 7.29
24 votes
The Chosen

#12 - The Chosen

Season 5 - Episode 31

star 7.30
10 votes
The Criminal

#13 - The Criminal

Season 1 - Episode 8

Benny prepares for his date by asking to borrow a car but is arrested and charged with drug possession after falling trap to someone's malicious intent. Amanda seduces her professor to raise her grade.

star 7.30
126 votes
Searching For A Mother's Love

#14 - Searching For A Mother's Love

Season 5 - Episode 2

Benny and Mitch risk their lives to save victims of a horrific auto accident; Justin professes his love and lust for Jeffery.

star 7.35
96 votes
The Broken Washer

#15 - The Broken Washer

Season 5 - Episode 17

star 7.36
25 votes
March For Justice

#16 - March For Justice

Season 1 - Episode 25

Tony is ecstatic when the judge ends up ruling in his favor. Hanna has to beg Tony to keep Benny on life support.

star 7.41
109 votes
The Set Up

#17 - The Set Up

Season 1 - Episode 9

It is revealed to Hanna that Benny happened to be behind the wheel of Candace's car. David reveals how he participated in the set-up. Katheryn ends up having a bond with Hanna regarding their issues.

star 7.41
111 votes
Playing In The Deep End

#18 - Playing In The Deep End

Season 1 - Episode 2

star 7.44
188 votes
The War Room

#19 - The War Room

Season 2 - Episode 2

Candace holds Jim captive in Warlock's basement and uses the opportunity to take incriminating photos of him. Meanwhile, Wyatt's discovery of Jim's text messages confirms that the would-be governor had affairs with both Candace and Celine, sending Wyatt into a tailspin. Elsewhere, David has resolved not to cheat on his wife. As he leaves Maggie's adjoining hotel room, though, he finds Veronica waiting for him in his room, and, enraged, she viciously attacks Maggie. At Hanna's house, Benny discovers his sister is missing and leaves to search for her.

star 7.44
80 votes
Protecting Wyatt

#20 - Protecting Wyatt

Season 1 - Episode 22

Jim does everything in his power to keep Wyatt from going to jail. Tony confronts Hanna and serves her with court papers.

star 7.45
101 votes
What Are You Doing Here?

#21 - What Are You Doing Here?

Season 1 - Episode 13

Information is discovered by a detective that links Benny and Tony. Veronica continues to work toward answers for Benny's case. Laura is kept away from Wyatt by Jeffery.

star 7.45
104 votes
Unanswered Calls

#22 - Unanswered Calls

Season 1 - Episode 20

Jeffery begins to realize that Wyatt may be responsible for killing Lizzie, the little girl whose death has dominated the local news coverage, as well as for critically injuring Candace's brother, Benny. Wyatt begs Jeffery not to expose his secret, and Jeffery promises not to. At the courthouse, Candace tries to secure Amanda's inheritance, but her threats against Jim fall on deaf ears. Will she go to the press with her story? Later, Maggie tells Jim to wait to announce his candidacy for governor, and urges him and David to attend Lizzie's funeral to help subdue public outrage over the girl's death. Jim agrees to go while keeping his secret that Lizzie was killed by his own son, Wyatt. Finally, Jeffery tells Candace that Benny—whom she has been anxiously trying to reach but to no avail—was hit by the same driver that killed Lizzie, and she rushes to the county hospital to find her brother.

star 7.47
91 votes
The Black Sedan

#23 - The Black Sedan

Season 1 - Episode 17

Candace manipulates Amanda into standing up for herself and suing her parents for her inheritance. Meanwhile, Hanna is at the hospital frantically trying to see her son, Benny, and speak to doctors about his condition. While at the hospital, Hanna meets Michael and is moved by his grief. Michael's granddaughter, Lizzie, was, like Benny, also a victim of a hit-and-run. Later, the Rev. Waters reveals that the same driver who hit Benny also hit little Lizzie, who later dies in surgery. Elsewhere, Candace invites Jeffery to live with her and Amanda, and encourages him to live a life out of the closet.

star 7.48
93 votes
Maggie's Plan

#24 - Maggie's Plan

Season 1 - Episode 24

. As Maggie prepares Jim to run for governor, she warns him not to withhold information from her about his personal life that could damage the campaign. Meanwhile, Veronica, who is concerned about the image of her family under the spotlight of the gubernatorial run, gives Jeffery an ultimatum about concealing his sexual orientation. However, despite his reluctant acceptance to adopt his mother's code of conduct, Jeffery goes on a surprise date with Landon, a man he met at a gay bar. Later, Maggie presents Katheryn and Veronica with a plan to eliminate Candace as a problem once and for all. Will they have the stomach to do what their husbands' campaign manager is asking of them? Finally, Tony wins his case to have Benny taken off life support.

star 7.49
98 votes
A Southern Brawl

#25 - A Southern Brawl

Season 2 - Episode 3

After pulling Veronica off Maggie, David fails to convince his wife of his innocence. In Warlock's basement, Jim's torment continues at the hands of Candace. Meanwhile, Celine has an unsettling interaction with Wyatt. After seemingly making a pass at her, he reveals to Celine that he knows about her affair with his father. And, twisting the knife, he proceeds to inform her that Jim has also been sleeping with Candace. Later, Hanna and Michael have a romantic encounter at her house that puts her willpower to the test. Finally, enraged by her husband's perceived affair, Veronica pays a visit to Jeffery's apartment, where she places the blame of her failed marriage at the feet of her stunned son. Her confrontation is cut short by the appearance of Candace, who brashly announces that she's staying at Jeffery's place—and unwittingly invites Veronica to set nefarious plans into motion.

star 7.49
85 votes