Remind me to never look into a hillbilly day spa.
On Roseanne Season 10 Episode 3, Roseanne had a lot of issues with the way Darlene was raising Harris, and she definitely made her opinion known in a big way.
I was actually rather shocked at the way Darlene would let Harris talk, not only to her but to Roseanne as well. You would have thought someone like Darlene wouldn't put up with the terrible attitude her daughter was serving to the family; though Harris was acting like a typical teenager.
Her complete disrespect of Roseanne actually made a lot of sense when you look at Harris' age. Thankfully Roseanne decided to enact her own kind of parenting by submerging Harris' head in the sink. Was anyone else cracking up over the whole bit?
You have to give Roseanne credit – even though her parenting style has A LOT to be desired, she at least doesn't mince words when it comes to putting a child in their place.
I know there will be some who think she could have gotten more out of Harris by having a simple conversation with her, but Harris was being downright nasty and disrespectful, and it was high time to show her who the boss was.
Who else figured out rather quickly Harris was probably selling stolen clothes online? It was a plot point which could easily be seen a mile away. While it's an awesome idea to sell clothes from a thrift store, you had to wonder where she was even getting all the money to buy the number of clothes she was selling.
At least Darlene finally realized she was being too soft on Harris, and I surprisingly found myself understanding Darlene a little bit more.
She's a single parent, and she knows she took her kids away from everything in Chicago. Darlene had to know she would have to deal with this eventually especially when it comes to having a teenager in the house.
I am still waiting to hear exactly what happened between Darlene and David. It's a little difficult not to feel some sort of anger when it comes to David, and why he isn't in his kids' lives. All of this stress shouldn't be put on Darlene's shoulders.
Thankfully, we won't have to wait too long for answers regarding David, as he's making his return shortly.
While the main plot revolved around Darlene's parenting, another point touched on Roseanne's knee issues. It was hilarious when Dan presented the chair to Roseanne. I'd probably have the exact same reaction to the chair as she did.
I was thrilled to see much more Dan in this episode. He seemed to not only offer his own observation regarding Harris, but he also was able to add in some wonderful comic relief. You have to admit Dan's heart was in the right place when he acquired the chair for Roseanne.
Of course, Roseanne's bad knee didn't stop Harris from trying to get her grandmother to do things for her when Harris was completely capable of doing them herself. Asking Roseanne to make her coffee – are you freaking serious?! Girl, you got legs and arms for a reason.
The only thing I was confused about was why Becky and even Jackie were included. Now before you go off on me, I love both characters – Jackie is my personal favorite, but it just didn't make sense. It was like they were just thrown in the episode to add a couple more people.
Speaking of Jackie, I know she's always been more of the quirky person, but I don't understand her sudden complete lack of intelligence. While, yes, she did make an astute observation regarding Darlene's parenting style, she still reverted back to being a little on the dumb side.
I am not looking forward to having Jackie constantly making less-than-intelligent remarks when it comes to various things the family gets involved in.
Jackie was a police officer for goodness sakes – she does have some intelligent bones in her body. They could easily give Jackie equal parts quirkiness and intelligence. I guess time will only tell, but I've got my fingers crossed when it comes to one of my favorite characters.
I will say this has probably been my favorite episode of the three. It flowed extremely well, and it reminded me of many Roseanne classics. They retained the bossiness of Roseanne, the heart of Dan, and they showed how Darlene has grown as an adult.
There were still moments of absolute hilariousness – the whole hillbilly thing was fantastic. It also showed the heart of the show which has always been about the Conner family. I'm really looking forward to seeing how the rest of the season progresses.
Now it's your turn to tell me what you think.
Did you think Darlene was being too soft when it came to Harris? What did you think of Roseanne's parenting? Do you want more answers about Darlene and David marriage?
Let me know in the comments below.
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Samantha McAllister was a staff writer for TV Fanatic. She retired in November 2018.