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Halloween and the Election vs. The Pandemic is the second episode of Season 3 of The Conners, also the 33rd episode overall.

Summary[]

Mary is devasted that Halloween has been canceled by the city, so Darlene and Becky enlist Jackie and the rest of the family to create an unforgettable experience. Meanwhile, Mark goes toe-to-toe with another kid at school who doesn't believe in wearing a mask

Plot[]

Mark and Collin get into heated debates over probably nothing. Trick Or Treat is canceled, so The Conner Family have to throw a party for them, especially Mary ... who is getting ready to run away, and not be found.

In-Depth[]

Jackie walks in the kitchen to tell Dan and Darlene about bubble based Halloween costumes. Mary is a collectible doll. Mark is a gumball machine. They just found out that Trick Or Treat is canceled anyways, with Mary walking out angrily. Mark tells Dan that people get into arguments about wearing masks. Becky says that she can not find Mary. They look for her before she finds some body that is sick.

Darlene finds her on the roof and bonds with her. Mary tells Darlene that D.J. is no longer at home be cause he is away at work. While she is old enough to take care of herself, she still hates being by herself all the time. She is adamant to move in to the family house.

At Wellman, Darlene and Becky try to reach D.J. but his voice mail is full. They both agree that they bring Mary home with them.

Mark decided to start a fight with the other people, but gets suspended. Darlene finds out that Dan told him what to do about it. Jackie is even more supportive than Dan is. Darlene keeps talking to Mark and also says that they are going to have Mary with them tonight.

They go to Chicago, only to find out that everything is closed. But Becky tells them that they have a Trick Or Treat Party.

They open every door in the house. Darlene, Becky, Jackie, Ben, Harris, and Dan are in costumes. An Angry D.J. knocks on the door to bring Mary with him. Becky and Darlene tell them that Mary will stay with them or run away. He asks Mary if that is true. D.J. can only see Mary during his days off and is still upset that his walls crashed in on him.

Darlene confronts Dan about Mark's fight. He says that if Collin approached him with a debate he can talk back or even fight back. Darlene says it is pointless if Collin and his group is unreasonable. She also tells Dan that you can not quietly have a beer with your friends anymore. Dan says that one of the reasons why people are conflicted is because both Collin's parents and Darlene have raised them to be adversarial. Darlene says that it is much more complicated than that and the topics that people bicker about do not come from home. When Dan asks what else to do, she says that they have no choice but to trust politicians since they are supposed to be experts. When Darlene says that people don't get discouraged from voting, Dan says that The Government took away all the public mail boxes to hinder people from voting safely.

The closing segment has the adults playing poker with confiscated candy.


Cast[]

Starring[]

Trivia[]

  • This is the first episode of The Conners to not include any guest stars.
  • This is the first episode to be directed by actor Michael Fishman, who plays D.J. Conner.
  • Although aired as the second episode of the season, it was filmed as the seventh.

Quotes[]


The Conners: Season Three
Keep On Truckin' Six Feet ApartHalloween and the Election vs. The PandemicPlastics, Trash Talk & Darlene AntoinetteBirthdays, Babies and Emotional Support ChickensFriends In High Places and Horse SurgeryProtest, Drug Test and One Leaves the NestA Cold Mom, A Brother Daddy and a Prison Baby‎Young Love, Old Lions and Middle-Aged HyenasPromotions, Podcasts and Magic TeaWho Are Bosses, Boats and Eckhart Tolle?Panic Attacks, Hardware Store and Big Mouth Billy BassA Stomach Ache, A Heartbreak and a Grave MistakeWalden Pond, A Staycation and The Axis PowersMoney, Booze and LiesAn Old Dog, New Tricks and a Ticket to RideA Fast Car, A Sudden Loss, and A Slow DeclineRegrets, Rehabs and RealtorsCheating, Revelations and a Box of Doll HeadsJeopardé, Sobrieté and InfidelitéTwo Proposals, A Homecoming and a Bear
Season Episode Guides

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The Conners: Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4

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