Roseanne is suffering from empty-nest syndrome as Darlene heads for school. But after Darlene gets settled into her dorm, the two have a revealing mother-daughter chat, and Roseanne returns home with a plan.
Brutally honest Roseanne suffers the consequences after telling Bev that she's had her fill of her at the Lunch Box. Meanwhile, Jackie jumps back into the dating arena.
Roseanne attempts to enlist Darlene's aid in taming a rebellious D.J., while scheming to reunite her with David.
Foreman Dan feels lower than low for getting tough with his employees at work, while Roseanne lectures David for getting high after she finds a stash of pot in the house - then realizes it is hers from decades ago.
After months of trying to get pregnant, Roseanne learns that Jackie is expecting - and Fred is the unknowing father.
Hallowe'en at the diner becomes complicated when Nancy complains that Dan doesn't like her, and Roseanne discovers that Darlene and David are each dating others.
Darlene visits, making David realize how much he misses her; Roseanne urges Dan to have a man-to-man chat with D. J. after they discover he's been spending too much time behind locked doors.
Dan has a hard time concealing the fact that he had lunch with an old flame.
Becky and Mark return home for Dan's high school football team's 20th anniversary party. It soon becomes apparent that there's trouble in paradise, so Roseanne schemes to break them up.
The Connors' dysfunctional-family Thanksgiving finds Becky preparing the bird, Dan and Mark duking it out, and an absent-minded Nana Mary revealing Bev's secret about her marriage.
Leon convinces Jackie and Nancy to open the restaurant for breakfast, causing Roseanne to fear he is planning to force her out. Roseanne's car is stolen - by DJ, and her unhappy reaction frightens her that she may repeat the pattern of her own abuse as a child, while Dan blames her anger on work stress.
Roseanne and Dan snub the neighborhood association by putting up gaudy Xmas decorations, and become furious with Becky when she gives the cheque they have given her for college to Mark and takes a job as a waitress in a tacky bar.
Roseanne joins a women's club in hopes of establishing useful contacts, leaving DJ high and dry with a weird classmate whose mother also belongs; meanwhile Mark drops a bombshell on Becky when Dan discovers that he has dropped out of school.
Dan and Roseanne try to talk Mark into coming back to Becky; meanwhile, Roseanne finds out that David is living with Darlene and heads for Chicago to confront them.
Guilt and Roseanne's slavedriving push David to confess to Dan that he was living with Darlene in Chicago, and Dan throws him out; Jackie refuses to take money for the baby from Fred; Roseanne and Becky try to pressure Dan to hire Mark.
Jackie's house buzzes with activity as Roseanne tries to hide David from Dan.
Roseanne becomes involved in a family feud as Fred sues Jackie for custody of their unborn child; Mark and D.J. tease David for being unmanly.
Roseanne is the life of the party at a gay bar, until Nancy's new girlfriend plants a disturbing kiss on her; meanwhile, back home, Becky's old flame gives Mark reason to distrust Becky.
Jackie is due to give birth, and has to choose between Fred and Roseanne to accompany her to the delivery room.
When Dan's father misses an alimony payment, Dan and Roseanne argue about covering it; meanwhile, Fred becomes concerned about Jackie's sexual past.
Roseanne helps Dan understand his dad's lying about his mom's mental state.
Darlene discovers that D.J. has been sneaking off after to school to attend church; D.J. gives Roseanne a hard time about morals when she accepts a mistaken delivery of a second stove at the diner.
Bev moves in after breaking her pelvis at the retirement home, blaming Dan for not safeproofing her shower; then Roseanne discovers that it happened while Bev and Jake were having sex.
Fred asks Roseanne how to propose to Jackie, then uses hints from Jackie's favourite soap opera; an enraged Roseanne demands romance from Dan, then turns to fantasy; Mark and David struggle with the concepts of feminism.
Egos clash when Jackie and Fred can't make a decision about their marriage. Fred is having what Dan calls "the moment of clarity" - a case of the jitters that affects some men just before the big day. But what's really bothering Fred is his belief that Jackie has feelings for someone she sees almost every day and whom she is always "asking to come over and fix stuff" - none other than Dan.