Tyler Perry.com



Our story opens very early on a Monday morning, at the home of Grandma Hattie Mae. Hattie has allowed her daughter and son in law to move into her home with their son Wallie. The morning silence is broken by the ring of the telephone. Hattie is afraid to answer. The bank has given her three days to pay up the mortgage, or the struggling family will be evicted. Tensions are rising for Frank who feels responsible as the man of the house. Frank has been out of work for months, causing the family to be supported by the sole income of Rose who works as a maid for a wealthy real estate giant, Louis Willis.

After months of avoiding phone calls from the bank, Frank finally gets a break when Louis hires him to be a handyman at the Willis estate. Rose is elated that her prayers have finally been answered. Frank is cautiously optimistic, but excitedly prepares for his new job as a handyman. That morning at the Willis home, Floyd, played by Palmer Williams Jr., is hilariously negative about Rose allowing Frank to work for the wealthy couple. Floyd is convinced that Louis’ much younger wife, Diane, will snatch Frank right from under Rose’s nose.

It soon becomes painfully clear that Floyd’s madness was not craziness at all. Diane goes after Frank the moment she sees him. Rose is completely unaware of the depths to which her boss Diane will stoop when trying to satisfy her insatiable appetite for strapping young men. While Rose and Frank consume themselves with saving the home that Hattie has lived in for over thirty years, Wallie has been deeply affected by the fears of being homeless. Only Hattie is aware that Wallie has been running the streets at night. It is not until Wallie is arrested for shoplifting that Rose discovers that her honor roll son has decided to walk a different path.

Frank and Wallie finally face off when Frank overhears his son lashing out about how Frank is a sorry husband and father. Wallie has learned on the streets that all men have a side hustle, and are always able to support their families. It is a bitter pill to swallow when Frank realizes that his son has lost respect for him, and blames him for the family’s impending doom.

It is under these circumstances that the struggling family will have to pray for a miracle when their worlds begin to spiral out of control. Hattie, an old woman who has survived a mountain of challenges, finds herself more afraid than she has ever been. Rose, the strong and virtuous matriarch of her family, stands firmly on her faith when she tells Hattie that she has to meet God for the first time. At the end of her rope, Hattie lifts her arms in a miraculous and desperate show of faith and power. It will take both of the women to battle the principalities coming against their family unit.

Meanwhile Frank is put in a treacherous situation when Diane maligns Rose with lies and deceit, while offering to write a check to Frank in exchange for sexual favors. Frank is tested like never before when he is presented by an opportunity to save his family by betraying the sacred relationship he has with his wife.

Frank’s impeccable character lifts him out of the situation in time to discover that Wallie has become a money making drug dealer. When Frank finally discovers the stacks of cash and drugs, he is ready to give everything he has to fight for his son’s life. Wallie has been so brainwashed by the streets that it will take the strength and love of a tough father to win the heart of his son back to the principles he was raised with.

It almost appears that Diane may have been successful in breaking up a happy home when Louis finally sees his young wife for what she is. Troubled by the truth, Louis must make the hardest decision he has ever had to make. Seeing the love that Frank and Rose have for one another, Louis intervenes to help the couple who are about to lose everything they have. In doing so, Louis experiences firsthand the power and the beauty of a family’s love.

Tyler Perry’s “The Haves And The Have Nots” is a powerful story of love and honor told with honesty and brutal truth. The show features powerful new music written by Tyler Perry, and a cast of extraordinary singers and actors who make the evening a heartfelt experience. Hattie, played by Patrice Lovely, and Palmer Williams Jr. as Floyd offer up enough laughs to keep audiences chucking for the rest of the year.

Send Me Your Thoughts (page 8)

Post Comment
  • coco miam fl

    WOW! Thank you for this suspense show. Please make part 2 with bad girl Candace humbling herself down. Also, let mama Hannah sing her heart out. I need this suspense in a book.

  • tamesha rickmon

    U are just incredible,and my ten yr old son ask me "mama why I dont have a Tyler Perry voice yet",smh he will watch your plays over and over again,thanks for being a inflyence in my childs life

  • Charlotte St. Louis

    Tyler first of you did you job by ending the season on a jaw dropping cliff hanger. Opionion's if your interested, as other's have mentioned, all weak men. I guess 'Benny' will be the only strong man if you choose to let him live....You did a great job with Veronica. What a evil B**** specimen of a Mother. I hope she becomes of lousy drunk and sleep's a stranger. Good idea! Yes ? Lastly, I will not watch the show again if Benny dies :( LOVE YOU TYLER. :)

    • Paula Chicago #1882575

      I too agree Bennie shouldn't die. Excellence and interesting show. I don't appreciate waiting until January, leaving me hanging sooooo long. Overall, you never disappoint me, certainly this is an example of what lies on the inside of a man...brilliance. Thank you. Paula j.

  • Christie Omaha

    I love this show! Katherine and Veronica are brilliant in their roles. Keep up the good work I hope there is a season 2.

  • Leon Baltimore, MD

    Sept. 5, 2013 Terry, I think that the show is great. You are a brillant writer. I do have some "constructive criticism." It seems that most of the Black character fit the regular sterotypes about African-American.i.e., Candance is a whore, but she is a great whore. She plays the role excellently. Hanna is a maid, but again, she is great. I 'feel' her character. She is very convincing. The Black male is gay. The main white men (characters) are taller than the main Black characters, i.e., the two judges and two sons, respectively. Also, the 'bad' or 'poor' black characters or dark-skinned African-Americans. I know that the AA lawyer lady is not. I do not see any 'poor' white people. I would like to so more manifestations of the 'Harringtons' wealth. I would like to see a 'dark-skinned or brown' sister who is upright and positive. You have that part briefly to the light-skinned sister from the church. I would like to see a 'dark-skinned' young brother IS NOT gay. (NOTE: I love Candance, she is so pretty, she is gorgeous. I love any time that she is in a screen) Alas, I probably sound as crazy as the characters in the show... Tyler, again, the show is great. You are a great writer, I love the plots. The actors are great and convincing. The season finale have me wanting to see the next season show. And, that is the point.

  • Barbara Ohio

    I thought the plot and most of the actors were brilliant & couldn't wait to see the next episode. What happen to the conclusion it was confusing and disappointing. After seeing that I felt I had been on a roller coaster ride.

  • Tjuania Desoto, Texas

    Mr. Perry.... I love this show. I teach at night and I can't wait to go home and look at the show. I sometimes have the let the students out...just to look at this show. I absolutely love it!!! Can't wait until you put it on Netflix or DVD.

  • Sharon Illinois

    Tyler, please never listen to the psychotic idiots that try to discourage you or put down your work. This, as everything you do, was a great show. I loved it and trust me, when my husband sits down and watch the same thing that I watch and gets all into it, it must be something really big. I never have time to sit down and watch TV, but this show was just that awsome. I watched faithfully every week and will continue when it resumes in January. I'm sure you have already started writing next seasons shows, but please don't kill Benny. Hanna has been through enough and she would not be able to take loosing him. I know they are just characters, but your audience feels a connection. Thanks again Tyler and keep up the good work, despite what haters say.

  • Lilly new orleans

    Please, please give us a little insight to the next season. I can't wait to find out what happen. BTW, my favorite character, Veronica. Amazing performance. Love and I mean I absolutely love this show.

  • Cookie California

    I am TOTALLY disappointed along with several of my friends that watched the show tonight this episode was a MAJOR let down. A whole lot of something about NOTHING. You placed such a HYPE on BULL!!! As some of the earlier comments this was a disappointment and waste of time. MORE importantly I don't like that your making Katherine WEAK at this episode. But the STORYLINE tonight was not the worth the HYPE!!!!!!!!!

    • Cookie #1870387

      Oops! Just noticed my typos at the end -- so disappointed overall that I couldn't think straight. But you know what I meant to say. Lastly why are all the men in this soap opera so weak????? I do give a shout-out to both Victoria and Katherine. (Just bring back the old Katherine) Oh yeah, Hanna's son can die.

  • Starlynn texas

    I seldom express my personal opinion however I feel compelled to express my disappointment in the finale of "The Haves And The Have Nots" which came across as approximately 19 minutes of rushed, unbelievable drama. This show continues to pump life into racial issues as well. I somehow had higher expectations from this network although I have no idea why

  • Bridgett Jones Short Birmingham, AL

    Tyler!!!!! January ?!...... What the hell?!!!

If Loving You Is Wrong - Tuesdays @ 9/8c on OWN