September 17, 1996 12:00 am
Roseanne goes on a spiritual odyssey in front of the TV. After walking out on Dan in the heat of anger, Roseanne is now holed up at Jackie's, mesmerized by the sitcom couples she grew up with on That Girl, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and I Dream of Jeannie. Meanwhile, back at the Conner house, Dan is listlessly puttering around fixing things -- but he'd rather ""fix things"" in his marriage. And, much like the TV couples occupying Roseanne's thoughts, Dan and Roseanne just might discover that they're better off together than apart. In the coda, Jackie realizes that they have won $108 million in the state lottery.
September 24, 1996 12:00 am
The Connors win the biggest lottery payoff in state history but insist they're still ""just folks.""
October 1, 1996 12:00 am
Newly wealthy Roseanne indulges in daydreams involving Hugh Hefner and an appearance on the Jerry Springer Show in which she imagines her dreams â€“ and even some of her nightmares â€“ coming true thanks to the lottery winnings.
October 8, 1996 12:00 am
While Roseanne and Jackie anticipate indulging themselves to unlock their ""divine female essence"" at a luxury spa, Dan is just plain morose -- and finally admits why: nagging worries about a family member, his institutionalized mother.
October 15, 1996 12:00 am
A Moldavian prince descends on Lanford with one purpose in mind: to romance Jackie. It seems he's developed a royal crush on her after seeing her briefly on TV.
October 22, 1996 12:00 am
Roseanne and Jackie fight the battle of the bulge during their sojourn at a luxury spa, where past-life regression therapy brings out the imagined warrior in Roseanne.
October 29, 1996 12:00 am
Absolutely Fabulous glam gals Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley (in character as Edina and Patsy) are among the few down-to-earth participants in Roseanne's outrageous Halloween outing. They're guests at an Upper West Side soirÃ©e, where new multimillionaires Roseanne and Jackie have gained entrÃ©e into New York society. But for grandmother-to-be Roseanne, a witches' coven soon comes into play â€” a la Rosemary's Baby â€” and bizarre happenings begin to involve a very pregnant Darlene.
November 12, 1996 12:00 am
A visit with the wealthy Wentworths on Martha's Vineyard gives the Conners a glimpse into new friend Astrid's dysfunctional family. And before long, the Conners are teaching the snobby elitists some truths about real life.
November 19, 1996 12:00 am
Roseanne battles a group of women-hating terrorists who hold her family and a foreign diplomat hostage on a train to Washington, D.C.
November 26, 1996 12:00 am
The absence of Dan, a series of family squabbles, and a shocking revelation by Bev mar the Conners' first Thanksgiving as a rich and famous family, and they start to realize that money does not necessarily buy happiness.
December 3, 1996 12:00 am
Bev pays a visit to her free-spirited mom in search of answers, while Roseanne awaits Dan's return with trepidation, fearing he might not recognize the place -- or her new look.
December 17, 1996 12:00 am
After a long stay in California with his mother, Dan returns home for Christmas and he, Roseanne and the rest of the family begin to realize how fortunate they are to have each other and how much they have to be thankful for as the old year ends.
January 7, 1997 12:00 am
Jackie forces Dan to reveal some devastating news to Roseanne: he's been having an affair in California with a nurse who cared for his mother. Meanwhile, D.J. wants the job of videotaping Darlene giving birth; and Jackie must face a harsh truth about her own love life.
January 14, 1997 12:00 am
As Dan packs his bags to leave, Roseanne drowns her sorrows in fast food while driving aimlessly around Lanford, and D.J. finds a soul mate to share his troubles.
January 28, 1997 12:00 am
When a heartbroken Roseanne locks herself in her room and won't come out, her family and friends all try in their own unique way to help her get out of her funk. Friends and family try an intervention after they're unable to rouse a listless Roseanne out of bed, where she's been for four days amid piles of junk food, depressed over Dan's affair.
February 11, 1997 12:00 am
At a party at the swank Lanford Country Club, Roseanne forges a surprising bond with Edgar Wellman, Jr., the son of her hated former boss. When he reveals some shocking news about the future of Lanford, Roseanne realizes she may be the only one who can save her hometown.
February 11, 1997 12:00 am
After they wrap up the Wellman Plastics buyout, Roseanne doesn't know what to do when she finds herself deeply attracted to Edgar Wellman, Jr., and realizes that he is equally bewitched by her.
February 18, 1997 12:00 am
Bothered by rumors about Roseanne and ""that Wellman guy,"" Dan sweeps by to take Roseanne out for a ride. Roseanne and Dan begin to take the first tentative steps toward putting their marriage back together. But their reconciliation is disrupted when a frantic call comes in from Jackie: Darlene has been suddenly rushed to the hospital.
February 25, 1997 12:00 am
When Darlene gives birth to a very premature baby, the doctors offer very little hope for the child's survival. But Roseanne sets out to prove that love, affection and human contact are better than any medicine.
March 4, 1997 12:00 am
Jackie and Mark take in a female wrestling match; D.J. is not prepared when he realizes he may be about to have his first sexual experience when a night of watching videos with Heather turns into a night of passion; and Bev introduces Leon and Scott to her new ""friend,"" a boozy lounge singer named Joyce.
March 18, 1997 12:00 am
Roseanne learns some truths about the price of fame when two high-powered television programmers bombard her with all sorts of bizarre ideas about how network and cable TV would tell her life story. Roseanne is appalled to learn that one wants to sanitize her life and the other wants to spice it up. At the same time, Bev is happily telling stories about Roseanne to a friendly florist, unaware that he is actually a tabloid reporter.
May 13, 1997 12:00 am
Dan's eccentric mom heads straight for Lanford after she's released from hospital, claiming to be cured. Problem is, Dan thinks she's trying to kill him.
May 20, 1997 12:00 am
Darlene and David bring home their new baby. Roseanne's sage advice for her daughter? ""The best part is when you can mold their tender little egos to fit your every whim,"" she says. But the baby's not the only news. When friends and family gather to celebrate the birth, Becky and Mark have a surprising secret -- and Leon and Scott make an announcement.
May 20, 1997 12:00 am
Roseanne fans find out much more than they thought they would in the second half of the season finale