The Conners (Season 3)
3.01 – Keep On Truckin’ Six Feet Apart
(October 21, 2020
Directed by Jody Margolin Hahn | Written by Bruce Helford
The Conners are dealing with the pandemic and financial troubles; the Lunch Box is closed for everything but takeout and delivery; Becky and Darlene are forced to search for additional income at the newly reopened Wellman Plastics plant.
3.03 – Plastics, Trash Talk & Darlene Antoinette
(November 4, 2020
Directed by Jody Margolin Hahn | Written by Dave Caplan
Darlene isolates herself from her co-workers at Wellman Plastics, leaving them with the impression she is an elitist snob; Louise decides to teach Harris an expensive life lesson; Jackie is determined to keep the restaurant running.
3.04 – Birthdays, Babies and Emotional Support Chickens
(November 18, 2020
Directed by Fred Savage | Written by Bruce Rasmussen
It’s Beverly Rose’s first birthday — but it’s not all cake and candles — when Becky and Emilio disagree on what kind of party they should have; Jackie is introduced to someone who wants to be more than friends.
3.05 – Friends in High Places and Horse Surgery
(November 25, 2020
Directed by Fred Savage | Written by Jana & Mitch Hunter
Darlene’s friendship with a manager at Wellman Plastics lands her in an awkward situation; Louise’s brother tries to win over Jackie by making a thoughtful gesture, creating uncomfortable tension.
3.06 – Protest, Drug Test and One Leaves the Nest
(December 2, 2020
Directed by Lynda Tarryk | Written by Debby Wolfe
Harris’ job is in jeopardy after she joins a protest she strongly believes in, which leads to tense discussions within the family; when Jackie visits Wellman Plastics, she discovers that the company is instituting supervised drug testing.
3.09 – Promotions, Podcasts and Magic Tea
(January 27, 2021
Directed by Gail Mancuso | Written by Amy Fox
Darlene is promoted to line supervisor at Wellman Plastics, causing Ben to become dejected over his own stalled career. He reacts by quitting his grocery job and spends $400 on media equipment to produce a regular web podcast about food and true crime. Darlene is dismayed Ben never consulted her but later supports the endeavor, realizing its importance to him. At a family poker game, Louise mentions having used a “magic” herbal tea during her rock band touring days. Jackie and Neville later try the hallucinogenic brew together, causing extreme reactions in both. After recovering, Jackie, appreciating Neville having helped her, sees them possibly having a future together.
3.13 – Walden Pond, A Staycation and The Axis Powers
(March 24, 2021
Directed by Jody Margolin Hahn | Written by Emily Wilson
Dan feels helpless when Louise refuses to let him put himself at risk for her; when Jackie learns the competing restaurants are posting negative reviews about The Lunch Box, she recruits Neville to help her confront them.
3.19 – Jeopardé, Sobrieté and Infidelité
(May 12, 2021
Directed by Jody Margolin Hahn | Written by Dave Caplan, Bruce Helford, Amy Fox
Darlene makes a decision about her trip to Hawaii, leading to a heated encounter with Barb; Becky gives a presentation on addiction to Mark’s class.
3.20 – Two Proposals, a Homecoming and a Bear
(May 19, 2021
Directed by Jody Margolin Hahn | Written by Dave Caplan, Bruce Helford, Bruce Rasmussen
Big changes are coming for the Conners, with not one but TWO proposals. Plus, Jackie uses her “JEOPARDY!” infamy to her advantage.