Before we dive head-first into any details for The Conners season 3 episode 9, let’s get the programming notes out of the way. There is a new episode airing next week (January 27) on ABC, and we are back to the standard 9:00 p.m. timeslot. Remember that episode 8 aired at 10:00 p.m. (awfully late for a sitcom, no?) due to inauguration coverage.
Now that we’ve got all of that out of the way … can we send out a congratulations to Darlene? She’s moving up in the world! The Conners is a funny show, but it’s not a show where characters have all that much in the way of major victories. It is marked by the struggle of blue-collar America, where one step forward is often followed by society kicking you three steps back. Darlene’s promotion is, to us, the focal point of next week’s episode — and it also kicks off the official synopsis below:
“Promotions, Podcasts and Magic Tea” – Darlene earns a promotion at Wellman Plastics, while Ben decides on a new career path. Meanwhile, Jackie tries an herbal tea leading to an emotional revelation on an all-new episode of “The Conners,” airing WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27 (9:00-9:30 p.m. EST), on ABC. Episodes can be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu.
From a stand-up-and-cheer perspective, Darlene’s storyline is clearly what we’re the most excited to see. With that said, you can’t sit here and tell us that Jackie + herbal tea is going to be boring. Much of it depends on this central question: What kind of tea are we talking about here? We say this as someone who has had countless raspberry and lemon teas over the years — we can’t say that it’s led to any emotional revelations. Just satisfaction and a desire for another cup.
Then again, sometimes The Conners do manage to find the wonderful within the mundane…
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