1. Farewell, mother dearest.
Opening with the off-screen death of Roseanne seems like the most likely scenario for The Conners. After all, it is the best and easiest way to address the former leading lady’s glaring absence. Since Season 1 concluded with Roseanne requiring knee surgery, this could be the perfect opportunity to bid adieu to the character. It may seem like a strange idea at first, but knowing Roseanne and her crazy antics, it doesn’t seem like such a weird way for her to go.