On Tuesday night's Roseanne, two familiar faces returned to the Conner home: Johnny Galecki's David and Estelle Parsons' Bev. Fans couldn't get enough of their return, but David's story line didn't necessarily get the most positive reaction.
Many fans were excited to see Bev back, especially after watching her interactions with Jackie and Roseanne.
Thought for sure Bev was dead, to my surprise and delight there she was, she hasn’t aged a bit. LOL!- Nivral (@Nivral1666) April 18, 2018
Estelle Parsons has never lost the magic that brings Bev Harris to the small screen! #Roseanne- Countdown to Roseanne (@RoseanneReturns) April 18, 2018
One detail, however, made several fans confused after many of them realized that Bev was kicked out of her nursing home for having sex with men. In the final season, Bev came out as a lesbian, but this ended up being made up as part of the plot of novel that Roseanne was writing, along with the family winning the lottery.
Is Bev bi now or did Roseanne keep her not actually being a lesbian canon? Is Jackie a lesbian, they got rid of her son and Roseanne said she had been a lesbian the whole time so did they keep those parts of the "book" canon? #roseanne- Luna Margo Valentine (@imaginarymargo) April 18, 2018
The biggest story line of the episode came from David's big return, after it was revealed that he had left his family in earlier episodes this season. It turns out David went on a trip to South America to build houses after his brother had died, and he couldn't cope with his new responsibilities.
A lot of Roseanne fans couldn't believe that David would leave his family or Darlene, especially after seeing how strong their relationship had been over the years.
I have a really hard time believing that David, would ever leave Darlene, let alone be an absentee father. Maybe vice-versa. #Roseanne- Aubri Rose (@AubriRose88) April 18, 2018
In the original, David stayed by Darlene no matter what and never wanted to leave her side after everything they've been through. Now he's an absent father? I just don't want to believe that. #Roseanne- ]]>𝔄𝔫𝔡𝔯𝔢𝔴𝔬𝔩𝔩𝔢𝔱