The Conners Season 5 Will Include Major Family Revelation


The executive producer of The Conners previews a major family revelation in season 5. Heading into its latest run of episodes, the hit spinoff is set to include a few arrivals and departures. It’s been previously announced that The Conners will dig into its parent show’s history, bringing back an original Roseanne character for an appearance. Although it’s not clear who this character will be, it’s been noted that they date back to the early episodes of Roseanne. There’s also an effort to have Estelle Parsons reprise her role as Bev, a character that has not been seen since the show’s third season.

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On the non-returning side, however, Michael Fishman will not be back for The Conners season 5 in a main cast member capacity. Fishman, who played DJ on Roseanne and the spinoff, could still make guest appearances. As for how DJ’s absence will be addressed, it will be mentioned that the character is visiting his wife Geena, who is stationed overseas. Although, given the latest tease from executive producer Bruce Helford, it’s possible that DJ will want to get on the phone to catch up with the Conner clan.

In an interview with TV Insider, to preview The Conners season 5, which debuts September 21 on ABC, Helford previewed that a major family revelation awaits fans. It’s indicated the reveal happens a few months after the events of the season 4 finale and that it will have an unsettling effect. “There will be a major revelation about the history of the family where everybody’s going to go, ‘What?!’” the executive producer says.

Helford doesn’t say what the twist is or when it will take place. However, it seems to be the case that the reveal won’t be too long after audiences last caught up with the ABC comedy. As part of The Conners season 4 finale, there were plans for a triple wedding but not everything went smoothly. Darlene and Ben, Jackie and Neville, and Harris and Aldo all looked ahead to walking down the aisle. But, ultimately, Harris calls it quits with Aldo, given their disagreement over whether or not to have children. The episode was more positive for the two other pairs, who officially get married in a joint ceremony.

Could it be the case that the newlyweds return from their honeymoons to less than welcome news? It wouldn’t be the first time that The Conners interrupted a happy occasion with a hard dose of reality. But, just as well, it could be the case that the surprise Helford promises is more lighthearted and weird in its nature, drawing laughs from both the audience and the characters. It’s just a question of which approach the writers choose to take.

Source: TV Insider

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