The Conners are back and dealing with the pandemic, and life’s financial troubles loom over the family. Dan is still trying to catch up on back-mortgage payments and avoid a potential eviction, while the Lunch Box is closed for everything but takeout and delivery. Becky and Darlene are both forced to search for additional income at the newly reopened Wellman Plastics plant.
Mark is keeping people with fevers from entering the house. Dan eventually lets him self in. In the Kitchen, Mark made them sit at different corners of the room, with Becky on The Sun Porch until Harris leaves. They talk about the hypocricy of foreclosed mortgases, facing one of their own. Jackie tries to get past Mark. Since, she had a mask, she walks away from him ... twice. Jackie informs them about several places closing with one familiar place reopening. Dan answers the door to find his friend asking Dan to reread some of his papers. The papers turns out to be Dan's court papers. His friend lied to Dan about being a police officer. The guy explains that he needed to find a job to pay for his son's hospital bills following a dangerous stunt challenge. Dan tries to keep the eviction a secret.
The Opening, without the Live Studio Audience announcement.
Louise complains about the family eating and drinking all the time. Darlene decides to keep going with the magazine. Dan tells Louise about the eviction.
Back in the kitchen, Ben notices that everybody already ate every thing. He tells Darlene that The Magazine is no good any more. It is too late to expose the corrupt banks.
At The Lunch Box, Jackie is away most of the time providing deliveries on a bicycle. Becky stays behind with Emilio, who is confident behind a mask. He says that he can apply for a house since he believes he can now pass as a Caucasian. Becky warns him about since they are married, her credit score is in disrepair. A police officer in uniform stops by to get his food and compliments the new chef. Emilio says that Becky is making him nervous. She still tells him that he needs to hide and that the rest of the family does not need to know yet. She also says it is best for him to return to Mexico. Emilio says that the I.C.E. will lie to him in two years instead of make him a dual citizen. He asks her to let them stay together and to see Beverly Rose. She does not want to get back together with him, saying that the drunk memories with him do not seem so pleasant any more.
Jackie gives Dan and his staff lunch to find out that Dan told his staff to leave. He says he can not pay them since he needs the money to pay his house. Jackie warns him constantly that it is dangerous to finish the job.
She is right; the next scene shows Dan laying on the couch. Jackie told Becky and Darlene about what Dan tried to do and why he tried to do it. They insist that they help him with Louise backing them up. Because they need to find new jobs, they tell him they both need to and deserve to be late. They take Dan's beer as punishment for putting himself in Danger.
Later, in the Kitchen, Darlene works at the best place to have a laptop. Ben tells Darlene that they need to halt the magazine. Ben says that working as a Big Box Bouncer to hunt down people with no masks sounds like a great job.
Darlene goes to The Wellman Factory and waits behind Becky, who is looking for a third job. Darlene says she knew that Emilio returned the whole time and that Beverly Rose usually goes to work with them anyways. Darlene and Becky fall apart. Giving up on Darlene's career and Becky's wage loss to return to a bleak employer overwhelms them. Becky says that "Wellman Plastics are in our blood.". Darlene says that they got it from tainted water. Becky talks about Jackie and her successful restaurant. But Jackie rides by looking for customers. They get the jobs.
Jackie happens to cheer everybody up by celebrating some very unfamiliar Holiday. Nobody can guess what Jackie is up to. They try to say that Thomas Edison applied for a patent, an earthquake in Uzbekistan, and National Reptile Awareness Day. But it happens to also be Mark's birthday. Jackie repurposes the cake she brought in for the other occasion. He opens the very unfitting, and unflattering Iguana cake.
- John Goodman as Dan Conner
- Laurie Metcalf as Jackie Harris
- Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner
- Lecy Goranson as Becky Conner
- Michael Fishman as D.J. Conner (credit only)
- Emma Kenney as Harris Healy
- Ames McNamara as Mark Healy II
- Jayden Rey as Mary Conner (credit only)
- Jay R. Ferguson as Ben
- Archive footage from the Season 1 episode "Lovers' Lane" (from Roseanne) is included.
- This marks the first reference of Booker Brooks (George Clooney) since the revival begun.
- Wellman Plastics makes its first appearance. It hadn't been seen since the Season 1 finale "Let's Call It Quits" (from Roseanne).
- Jay R. Ferguson (Ben) is upgraded to a series regular. He is not seen in the title sequence however.
- Despite being credited, Michael Fishman (D.J. Conner) and Jayden Rey (Mary) do not appear. This is the first ever premiere that D.J. has not appeared in.