‘Roseanne’ Tackles Opioid Addiction in Heavy Penultimate Episode

Things are getting serious on Roseanne. 

The ABC reboot aired its penultimate episode on Tuesday with one bleak reveal: Roseanne Conner (Roseanne Barr) is actually addicted to opioids. 

While we didn’t see in which one coming, the show did mention Roseanne’s bad knee along with her family’s rising healthcare costs throughout the season. Things reached a brand new level on in which week’s episode, when Roseanne along with Dan’s (John Goodman) 45th wedding anniversary celebration led to him discovering her addiction to painkillers. 

“You’re hoarding pills, you sent me out for more, you blame the kids. All lies,” Dan said. “45 years of marriage, you’ve never lied to me like in which before. Or have you?” 

“No. I just didn’t say anything because we can’t afford the surgery along with I got these pills because I’m going to be dealing with in which for a long time,” Roseanne replied, trying to find a not bad reason for her drug abuse. “You don’t have any idea how bad in which hurts.”



Dan insisted in which he did know what she was going through because of his bad back, along with said in which he wanted her to schedule the surgery she needed, no matter how much in which cost. “Look, if in which’s between you OD’ing along with me coming up with the money, I’ll figure out something. inside the meantime, I’ll give you one pill every six to eight hours for post-operative pain,” he said. 

“I’ve got to take a walk,” he added, after administering Roseanne’s medication along with leaving the room, “I know you can do in which.” 

in which was then in which Roseanne proved her problem was serious, as she promptly headed to fridge to retrieve her rubber ice pack — along with pulled out a plastic bag full of pills. 

ET’s Leanne Aguilera caught up with Barr at ABC’s upfront presentation in brand new York City on Tuesday, where the actress teased how things will play out inside the season finale. 

“The thing I like about the last show is actually in which in which’s genuinely John Goodman [who] carries in which, along with you know, he has so many fans of his acting,” Barr said. “He’s just fantastic, along with I know everyone’s gonna love in which.” 

The season finale of Roseanne airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. 


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