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Protest, Drug Test and One Leaves the Nest is the sixth episode of Season 3 of The Conners, also the 37th episode overall.

Summary[]

Harris' job is in jeopardy after joining a protest she strongly believes in, leading to tense discussions within the family. Jackie makes a visit to Wellman Plastics only to realize the company is instituting supervised drug testing, inspiring Becky to lead her own protest.


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Harris tries to protest for the first time. Jackie protests at Wellman for the second time. Becky gets a promotion at work. Louise goes back to taking showers at her house.

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They are in the living room watching live coverage. Dan wants the rent money with Harris saying that she needs to go to pick it up.

Jackie is selling sandwiches again and sits down at Wellman's lounge for the first time in decades. Robin catches Becky spending too much time in the lounge again. She announces that they need to have supervised urine tests. After her attempts to dispute these new requirements failed, she says she will resign. Becky wants the Job with Jackie suspecting that Robin is up to some thing.

Louise tells Dan that after the fight about dinner, she is going to go back to her place.

Darlene tells Harris to start protesting. Harris calls her bluff and goes.

Darlene tells Dan that Harris is going to get fired and can not pay her rent.

Becky walks in Robin's office just in case Robin is a drug addict. Becky offers her support that she wished she had when she was going to alcoholic meetings. Robin says that Becky is not as bad as she thought. After that, Robin says that she is a transexual, preferring to not disclose it in her employment history. Unfortunately, she just told Becky. Becky insists that they fight the required drug tests, with Robin saying that they will find out. She warns Becky not to tell any body.

Louise goes home.

Darlene regrets telling Harris to protest. She says that she should have spent her time at that age working instead of protesting. Ben, who is High, tries to cheer her up by saying Harris will probably not protest any more. Darlene says that Harris is much more successful than she was at that age so she leaves to find Harris.

Jackie is back at Wellman's, leading another walk out. She tells them how effective walk outs are. They enter the women's bathroom, preventing them from setting up the tests. Becky says that they also halted the assembly lines so the employers have no choice. A police officer tells them that the restroom is over capacity. The officer leaves for back up.

Darlene tells Harris to go to work. Harris says that not enough people protest. Darlene says that it is not good enough for Harris to spend all day and all night protesting. Harris brings up another thing to protest about: not being accepted in university. Darlene throws her out.

David Wellman walks in the women's restroom by him self. Jackie and Becky talk to him. He assigns Becky to monitor the drug tests. Robin walks in to find out her secret is safe and no longer wants to resign.

Harris, who does not know how to protest, went back to work, and has rent money. Harris is angry that she is the only one in the family who is not behind on bills. She angrily throws the envelope containing her entire pay check to Dan, who does not catch it. Darlene tells Harris to pick it up and hand it to Harris's grandfather gently. Harris says that business is before family. Dan tells Darlene to forget about it but Darlene does not want to. Harris says that she is caring for so many people with her pay check. Darlene gets louder until Dan interrupts. He says that if he is a burden, he could easily die, but without life insurance she would have to pay for that too.

Darlene is silent. Harris apologizes, picks up the check, hands it to him, and offers a hug for later. Darlene tells Harris that the real reason why he does not have life insurance is because they denied him. This makes Harris even more worried.

Louise is back. She says that she wants to go to her place to shower in peace and quiet. She will gladly return at night when everybody is asleep or at work. She sees a picture of her on top of two pillows that have her perfume on them. Dan needed to cuddle with when The Real Louise is away. She moves the pillows and performs a fight against herself for Dan.

Becky celebrates her victory with apple cider. Darlene asks Becky to not watch her. Becky says that she already talked with the other staff members. She is going to cover for all of them for as long as she can get away with. Darlene says that is good be cause Darlene recently joined Ben and is just as High as he is.

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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
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