Roseanne makes a deal with Jackie, that if she asks Fred out, Roseanne will ask their mother to become a silent partner in the restaurant, and stay away. This hurts Beverly's feeling, and she swears not to have anything further to do with either one of them. Jackie and Fred go out; Fred wants to keep seeing Jackie, but she doesn't want to. Roseanne feels guilty about hurting her Mom, and wants her Mom to do something hurtful back to lessen her guilt. Beverly takes her up on it by selling her share of the diner to the last person Roseanne would have expected... or wanted. Written by
Lynne Boris Johnston
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Jackie asks Fred out for their first date, however Jackie is clearly already very pregnant with what will later be written-in as her and Fred's child. Laurie Metcalf was in fact 7 months pregnant with her son, Will, when this episode first aired. See more
Hey Roseanne. I saw all the animals in the neighborhood running in circles, I guess that means your mother will be arriving soon.
Help me hold the knife steady, Dan, I keep missing my wrist.