Family and friends gather at the Conner house to celebrate baby Harris' Homecoming and everyone takes a turn chatting with the new addition to the family. Mark and Becky have some exciting news, as do Leon and his husband Scott. During dinner, Roseanne takes time to reflect on each member of her family and reveals she has been writing a book; everything we see is Roseanne's altered version of actual events. Roseanne reveals the true story and admits she changed whatever details she didn't like about her life and the people in it. In truth, the Conners never won the lottery; it was all a fantasy Roseanne created in order to cope with a devastating reality. In the final moments, Roseanne sits alone in her basement writing room. She goes upstairs, passing through the old kitchen and the old living room. Roseanne sits on the old couch with the classic afghan on the back and silently takes in the warmth and comfort of the family home as the lights slowly fade.
Did You Know?
The title is from a poem by Dylan Thomas, which begins "Do not go gentle into that good night, / Old age should burn and rage at close of day; / Rage, rage against the dying of the light." See more
As the family surrounds Roseanne at the stairs, the camera lens can bee seen on the left side of the frame. See more
[after D.J. threw his chopsticks
Roseanne, will you keep your children in line! I didn't raise my kids to throw chopsticks.