Warning: the following contains spoilers from the premiere of the series of The conners. If you have not yet seen, you can mark this page and return once you have done so. Proceed with caution.
Well, the cat is finally out of the bag.
The conners It has been released on ABC and has brought the resolution to one of the most frequent questions during the summer: How will they explain it? Roseanne Barrthe absence? After all, not every day a program tries to write its main character and the woman who created it, basing it on his own life. But the toxic behavior of Barr from Twitter left ABC and the producers with no other option, so, in order to keep hundreds of people employed, Roseanne turned The conners.
And answer? It's almost exactly how the bustling Barr said he would be. Granny Rose died of an opioid overdose after all. Although it took a minute for us and the rest of the Conner clan to learn the truth.
It had been three weeks since Roseanne's funeral, with the family eating casserole dishes provided by friends and family and still believing that Rosie's sudden death was simply a heart attack. The whole family still seemed to be in various states of shock: Dan (John Goodman) not sleeping in his bed because that's where Roseanne died, Jackie & # 39; s (Laurie Metcalf) immensely obsessed with rearranging the kitchen, Darlene (Sara Gilbert) and Becky (Lecy Goranson) are trying to put family finances in order.
But a call from one of Jackie's friends in the coroner's office: she can be a life coach now, but remember, she was a cop for a good part of RoseanneOriginal career: revealed that the official cause of death was actually an overdose. It turned out that Roseanne had not managed to control her addiction to pain pills after all. And when Becky revealed that she had found a bottle of prescription pills from a Marcy Bellinger in Roseanne's closet. "Damn, that's all I wanted from Mom's closet," he said. Dan had someone new to blame for his wife's tragic death.
He soon began driving around the city with a sign attached to his truck, thanking Marcy for the pills that killed her "loving wife Roseanne." But like Marcy (played by the surprise guest star). Mary Steenburgen!) appeared before the threshold of the Conners, with her eyes watery and drunk, begging Dan to take the sign that had turned her into a pariah in the city, Jackie revealed to Darlene that she had found another cache of pills in the bag of ice in The freezer. It was enough for Dan to realize that this was not Marcy's fault, not really. His wife took the pills of her own free will, after all.
At a particularly goal moment, while Darlene told Dan with tears of tears that she wished she had known and could have helped her mother, Goodman offers a line that also felt like a cathartic cancellation of Barr. "She was going to do what she was going to do," he said. "She never heard a damn person in her life." Get it?
As for the second mystery, the case of the new sequence of credits, they were deployed in the final moments of the episode when the family sat down to have a traditional American breakfast. And in the end, when the camera traditionally returned with Barr and his laughter, he focused, instead, on Goodman and Gilbert.
In spite of not being so surprising, thanks to the limited options to be able to write to Barr in a credible way Y his own loose lips, the premiere is actually a solid episode. Goodman, Metcalf and Gilbert had the opportunity to test what professionals, with Metcalf breaking up on the owners of corn cob in the kitchen, being one of the most emotionally affective moments of the episode. What's more, it's amazing how quickly the program could show that it did not need Barr to remain a good program. In fact, one could argue that, without it, it is even better. After all, when the antics off of a person's screen do not suck all the oxygen out of the room, everyone has a chance to breathe better.
But enough of what we think, it's time to hear from you!
The conners It airs on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. in abc.