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

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 30, 2021

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.

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#1 - Enough

Season 5 - Episode 41 - Aired Feb 26, 2019

Jeffery tries to handle the Justin situation amicably.

star 6.83
6 votes
Sugar Mamma

#2 - Sugar Mamma

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired Jun 19, 2018

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

star 7.08
53 votes
The Black Dress

#3 - The Black Dress

Season 5 - Episode 24 - Aired Aug 21, 2018

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 7.10
48 votes
The Big Surprise

#4 - The Big Surprise

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired May 28, 2013

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
251 votes
Directors: Tyler Perry
Writers: Tyler Perry
The Rabbit and The Water Moccasin

#5 - The Rabbit and The Water Moccasin

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired May 22, 2018

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

star 7.17
42 votes
Someone Special

#6 - Someone Special

Season 7 - Episode 14 - Aired Sep 8, 2020

star 7.17
6 votes
The Black Sedan

#7 - The Black Sedan

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 7, 2014

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 7.17
121 votes
The Third Quarter

#8 - The Third Quarter

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired May 29, 2018

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

star 7.19
52 votes
A Home For Q

#9 - A Home For Q

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Aug 18, 2015

Candace learns that Hanna is seeking custody of Q; and the Cryers and Harringtons try to convince the D.A. that Wyatt's taped confession is a misunderstanding.

star 7.21
163 votes
Father's Day

#10 - Father's Day

Season 7 - Episode 19 - Aired Oct 20, 2020

star 7.25
4 votes
The Criminal

#11 - The Criminal

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 9, 2013

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 7.32
127 votes
March For Justice

#12 - March For Justice

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 4, 2014

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

star 7.35
137 votes
The War Room

#13 - The War Room

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 13, 2015

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 7.35
108 votes
The Set Up

#14 - The Set Up

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 16, 2013

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 7.35
139 votes

#15 - Moles

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired Jul 10, 2018

star 7.36
55 votes
The Right Cocktail

#16 - The Right Cocktail

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired May 15, 2018

Wyatt once again finds himself in a life-threatening situation.

star 7.37
52 votes
Protecting Wyatt

#17 - Protecting Wyatt

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Feb 11, 2014

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

star 7.37
129 votes
No Honor In This Game

#18 - No Honor In This Game

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Jun 5, 2018

star 7.37
51 votes
What Are You Doing Here?

#19 - What Are You Doing Here?

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 13, 2013

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 7.38
132 votes
Searching For A Mother's Love

#20 - Searching For A Mother's Love

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 16, 2018

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

star 7.38
97 votes
Unanswered Calls

#21 - Unanswered Calls

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Jan 28, 2014

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 7.39
119 votes
Playing In The Deep End

#22 - Playing In The Deep End

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired May 28, 2013

Jim has repeatedly requested that Candace leave the family's home, but she continues to disobey him by staying with Amanda.

star 7.39
216 votes
The Surgeon

#23 - The Surgeon

Season 5 - Episode 37 - Aired Jan 29, 2019

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

star 7.40
5 votes
Power Struggle

#24 - Power Struggle

Season 5 - Episode 38 - Aired Feb 5, 2019

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 7.40
5 votes
A Little Bird

#25 - A Little Bird

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 22, 2020

star 7.40
5 votes