Released on May 9, 2022, on Hulu TV, the new American series ‘Candy’ has sparked a few questions in the minds of its viewers. The most important question: Who did Candy have an affair with? Another really popular question amongst the netizens is if the show is based on a real story. We have the answers for you.
But wait, if you haven’t watched the show yet and are planning to watch it, I hope you don’t read any further because I will mention some real spoilers ahead. Please don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Who is Candy, and who does she have an affair with?
The series is based on a true story. In 1984, Candy Montgomery brutally murdered her friend and neighbor, Betty Gore, with an axe. The protagonist later found that she was cheating on her husband with Betty’s husband, Allan Gore. When Betty found out about their affair, she confronted Candy, and that’s when she turned violent. There were 46 wounds from the axe found in Betty’s body. It was a shock to hear that a common housewife and a mother of two kids could kill her friend so brutally.
So, was Allan the only one Candy had an affair with? Maybe not! In the fifth episode of the TV show, we see Candy being questioned on the stands.
She was asked if her affair with Allan Gore was the first one she’d had. We see Candy refusing and saying, “I was with a man from Early November to mid-December” of the same year. She did not give them any names because she didn’t want to run his family. But the viewers have a name. It’s the husband of her friend and business partner, Sherry Cleckler.
In the same episode, Sherry leaves the court immediately after Candy is declared innocent. Pat, Candy’s husband, is also seen taunting her. He said Sherry isn’t in court because she wants to keep her husband away from Candy.
Where is Candy now?
The alleged murderer of Betty Gore, Candy Montgomery, was found innocent by the jury after many hearings. Her lawyers said that she had to kill Betty in self-defence. According to them, Betty was enraged hearing about Candy’s affair with her husband and attacked her with the axe. To save herself, Candy had to attack back.
Proven innocent, she later stayed away from the public eye. It’s known that she and her husband filed for divorce. Nothing is known about their kids. Mr Gore supposedly remarried, and his kids are doing well.
Is the show on Hulu worth watching?
Both the audience and the critics applaud the show. Nick Antosca and Robin Weith create the show. Jessica Biel plays the character of Candy. We see Melanie Lynskey portraying Betty Gore. We see other talented cast members Pablo Schrieber as Allan Gore and Timothy Simons as Pat, Candy’s husband. Their acting is immaculate. Candy has proved to be one of the most engaging crime dramas recently released.