‘Candy’ Episode 4 Recap, ‘Cover Girl’ —Surprise Guest Star [Spoiler]

Hulu’s Candy Episode 4 recap revolves around Candy’s (Jessica Biel) husband, Pat Montgomery (Timothy Simons), but the entrance of Justin Timberlake overshadows his performance. Luckily, Simons loved working with the singer-songwriter. Find out what role Timberlake played in the latest true crime episode alongside his wife, Jessica Biel

‘Candy’ Episode 4 recap: Pat Montgomery fully supports his wife, Candy Montgomery

Episode 4 of Candy on Hulu opens with Pat finding out about Candy’s affair with Allan Gore (Pablo Schreiber). He blames himself and gives her a card and flowers. Then viewers watch as he testifies in her trial that “she’s a nonviolent person.”  

‘Candy’ Episode 4 recap: Justin Timberlake plays Deputy Steve Deffibaugh

Candy Episode 4 shocks fans with a surprise appearance from Justin Timberlake around minute 6:00. A deputy gets a phone call in a dark room and slowly gets out of bed. Viewers don’t see that the person is Timberlake until he goes through his clothes in the closet. Then he looks straight at the camera, but he’s still not recognizable as the NSYNC pop icon fans all love. He has a dark mustache and an 80s haircut. 

In the next scene, he emerges from a police car as Deputy Steve Deffibaugh. He has a Southern drawl, and his hair is combed, but the sideburns are apparent. He begins taking photos at the crime scene to determine what happened to Betty Gore (Melanie Lynskey). 

His fellow officer moves evidence while he takes pictures and finds out what happened. Timberlake’s character is puzzled by the fact that the murderer hardly cleaned up, left the murder weapon behind, but took the time to take a shower.

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The morning after Betty Gore’s death 

Candy slowly gets up out of bed the following day in episode 4. She seems like she’s in pain. Later that day, Betty and Allan’s daughter, Christina, is still at their house. Pat begins to come up with jokes to make the kids laugh. 

Allan comes home to reporters at his house. When he gives his testimony to the officer, he admits that Betty had an affair but claims he never did. The Deputy takes down Candy’s name. Since there’s no forced entry, it seems like it’s someone they knew.

Candy and Pat bring Christina home, and Allan breaks the news to her. Candy wraps Christina in a too-long hug with Allan. Then, Miss Elaine (Jamie Anne Allman) visits Allan and tells him to get a lawyer. 

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After the visit from Elaine, Allan begins to worry that the police might suspect him, so he calls the Deputy and throws Candy under the bus! He spills all of his dirty secrets, explaining that he took out a large sum of money and was having an affair with Candy. When the Deputy asks why he ended it, Allan tells him that Candy was in love with him, and Allan reconciled with his wife. 

‘Candy’ Episode 4 recap: Candy Montgomery tries to cover up what she did to Betty Gore

Later in episode 4, while Candy and Pat are about to make love, the Deputy calls to ask Candy to come down to the station. At the station, Candy tells the officers that she ended the affair with Allan because it had run its course. They notice that her fingernails are broken. They take pictures of her hands, fingerprint her, and take photos of her feet and shoes with blood on them. 

Raúl Esparza as Don Crowder holding Jessica Biel's arms as she plays Candy Montgomery in 'Candy' Episode 4
‘Candy’ Episode 4: Raúl Esparza as Don Crowder and Jessica Biel as Candy Montgomery | Tina Rowden/Hulu

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Timberlake’s character, Deputy Steve, asks Candy if she killed Betty Gore and if she would take a polygraph test. Then, Pat celebrates Father’s day with his kids and Candy. Meanwhile, Allan used too much detergent and had bubbles coming out of his dishwasher. The local news station broadcast reported that a friend was a suspect, so Candy cut up her flip-flops and tossed them in the trash.

On Monday, Candy goes to her lawyer friend from church, Don Crowder (Raúl Esparza). He insists that she not take the polygraph because her nerves are already shot. On Tuesday, Candy helps out at Allan’s house for the funeral. The baby starts crying, and she has several flashbacks. Allan notices that Candy’s shoes are the same size as the hole in the linoleum floor. 

Pat Montgomery tries to swing an ask 41 times

By Wednesday, the police had found a fingerprint in Candy Episode 4, which makes Pat believe they can put the entire ordeal behind them. Meanwhile, Candy confesses to Don Crowder that she did it. He’s excited about the fantastic self-defense case he’s about to build. 

Although Pat stuck by Candy’s side, he wonders if she could have killed Betty when he notices her cut-up flip-flops in the trash. So, he goes out to the garage and grabs an ax. Pat feels its weight and tries swinging the ax at a tree stump. After 10 times whacking the stump, he looks exhausted. At 32, he doesn’t look like he can go on anymore. He’s physically exhausted and out of breath, although viewers often see him jogging throughout the series.

Justin Timberlake appears again in the final episode of Candy on Hulu Episode 5, which airs at 9 p.m. PT on May 13, 2022, on Hulu.

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