‘The Conners’: Becky Takes on Higher Education in Upcoming Episode

by Chris Haney

In the upcoming episode of The Conners, Becky is focusing on her studies as she continues to succeed in her return to college.

During the last episode, Darlene searched for peace following her recent breakup with Ben. In addition, Darlene struggled with Harris dating Aldo because of their age difference. Therefore she came up with a plan to separate the couple, which backfired immediately. Instead, they ended up moving in together to Darlene’s dismay.

Further, Dan and Louise are on their honeymoon, but they seem to be bored. So they use some virtual reality goggles to spice things up and pass the time. Yet Louise surprises Dan when she tells him that she enjoys quality time with him no matter what they’re doing. While there were plenty of storylines in last week’s episode, it looks like Becky will take center stage in Episode 6.

Becky has returned to college to further her education for the first time in years. She seems to be thriving in college these days and starts thinking about her future plans post-graduation. That’s not exactly the Becky fans have gotten to know over the years. The sixth episode is titled “Young Love, Old Love and Take This Job and Shove It.”

The Conners airs weekly on ABC on Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET. You can watch the latest episodes on ABC’s website or the network’s app. Additionally, viewers have other streaming options. Fans can stream Season 4 on Hulu+ Live, Fubo TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV, and Xfinity.

‘The Conners’ Executive Producer Dave Caplan Talks Life After ‘Roseanne’

While many fans still tune into The Conners each week, there’s no denying the elephant in the room. Considering the show is a spinoff of the wildly popular Roseanne series, it’s no easy feat to move on from the show’s title character. However, that’s exactly what showrunners have done since parting ways with comedian Roseanne Barr.

Executive producer Dave Caplan recently told TVLine that the show attempted to begin to move on from Roseanne in the first season of The Conners. Now that they’re in Season 4, it’s still a topic of discussion as they move the show forward.

“That was a big topic of discussion in the writers’ room, about how much to have that discussion [in these early season 4 episodes]. We took such care during the whole first season after the character wasn’t in the show anymore. And we’ve never shied away from discussing Roseanne Conner’s impact on the family,” Caplan explained.

One of the most difficult transitions is with John Goodman’s character Dan Conner. Showrunners think they’ve allowed his character time to grieve and move on after losing Roseanne. But it’s still a conscious concern that they move Dan’s life forward, but with respect to the role’s past.

“Dan had such a difficult time dealing with her death and moving on, and we felt like we were very thorough there, and very respectful of both the Roseanne character and of Dan’s feelings,” Caplan added.