The Conners Season 2 Episode 16 Evaluate: Tats and Tias


Harris Conner might have been dealt a troublesome blow however she’s nonetheless received loads of which she ought to be proud.

The teenager pulled collectively her spiraling life, received a job, and got here up with a plan to work in direction of her faculty diploma. 

Then the rug received pulled out from beneath her and, like lots of the Conners who got here earlier than her, she moved again dwelling.

It is fascinating how throughout all of Harris’ points along with her mother that she by no means as soon as talked about shifting in along with her Dad.

You’d suppose that since David had been in another country for therefore a few years of Harris and Marc’s lives that the children would need to spend extra time with him or that they’d even talk about shifting in with him, particularly since Darlene needed to transfer again dwelling right into a small home with too many individuals.

It has been so lengthy since we have heard about David that I might begun to wonder if he’d moved away as soon as once more. 

David was round when Marc had some points in school, and he caught round for a number of weeks to sleep with Darlene, however now that the intercourse is over, we by no means see him.

And apparently neither does Harris.

If Harris and Marc have been seeing their Dad off-screen then that ought to be talked about no less than in passing, however that hasn’t been the case. 

There’s been no details about David for fairly some time which is why Darlene’s dialog with Becky throughout The Conners Season 2 Episode 16 was so illuminating. 

Darlene: I’m alone too. David lives like 5 minutes away and I’m nonetheless coping with Harris’ issues on my own. How did we each wind up elevating children alone?
Becky: I’m an alcoholic and also you married a loser.

I at all times preferred David but when he has actually lived on the town all of this time but hasn’t bothered to step up or step in to assist take care of Harris stealing, doing medicine, ditching college, or leaving dwelling, nicely then Becky’s description of David being a loser was apt. 

David may need points seeing Darlene after their ill-advised tryst, however that does not imply he should not be part of his children’ lives and the truth that he isn’t is simply unhappy. 

Shifting on from my rant about wayward David, Harris had each proper to be depressed, and the Conners did their greatest to be supportive in their very own dysfunctional approach.

No one learns from their successes. You solely study from failure so while you pull your self out of this darkish pit of despair you’re going to be a lot smarter. I imply if, as a result of some folks don’t make it.


However Harris is a Conner and Conners might have life kick their goals to the curb after which again over them, however they know how one can stand up and preserve going.

Having Harris take pleasure in her firm introduced out Darlene’s softer, and maybe stupider facet.

What was up with these prank calls? Did she by some means block her caller ID earlier than she pretended to be a misplaced baby in search of his mom?

And what sort of a prank is that? No less than Harris’ was mildly humorous however Darlene’s was darkish, bordering on imply. 

As a lot as Darlene was having fun with this newfound closeness along with her usually acerbic daughter, Dan was proper as common. 

The child had a troublesome break however she’ll bounce again. None of us ever have however I’ve seen it occur in different households, totally on TV.


Harris would bounce again, however she wanted a cause to stand up within the morning and dealing on the bike store/tattoo parlor appeared to suit her character. 

Now, is that this new job a pathway to a school diploma? Most likely not however it’s a paycheck and that is a begin. 

The one particular person Harris’ new plan did not work out for was Becky who wanted baby care.

Becky felt it was bizarre to speak to Emilio about baby look after Beverly Rose however I do not see why. 

Sure, he is caught in Mexico and he and Becky are not in a romantic relationship, however he is made it clear that he needs to be part of his daughter’s life in any approach doable. 

Nevertheless, I want Becky had taken the time to get to know his aunts earlier than dropping the child off with them; after all, she won’t have had the time. It isn’t like she will get sick days whereas she’s attempting to get the Lunch Field off the bottom.

It was unhappy that the 2 ladies took an prompt dislike to Becky as a result of they blamed her for Emilio’s state of affairs. 

Becky: They suppose I’m trapping him with my intercourse methods.
Darlene: You’ve received methods? Why aren’t we speaking about that?

Calling Becky nasty names behind her again wasn’t honest or proper however I beloved that Jackie spoke fluent Spanish permitting Becky to name them out on it. 

Becky should not be blamed for Emilio being picked up by ICE and deported. There are many locations to level that finger, however Becky is not one in all them. 

Ought to Becky take into account marrying Emilio?

That is a troublesome name. They barely knew each other when he received deported, and Becky in all probability does not have the sources to fly all the way down to Mexico any time quickly. 

However Emilio is Beverly Rose’s father and he may find yourself lacking out on a few years of his daughter’s life.

Becky was good sufficient to not conform to something, nor take any of the blame they have been throwing her approach. 

The upside was that the Emilio’s aunts clearly love Beverly, and infants can at all times use extra love.

So what do you suppose, TV Fanatics. 

Ought to Becky take into account marrying Emilio?

Are you as aggravated by David’s absense as I’m?

And whick tattoo picture epitomizes the Conner household…

Harris: In honor of my new job and my 30% low cost, I say all of us get a household tattoo.
Dan: Sure! One thing that represents who we’re. One thing that claims Conner.
Jackie: Right here’s a sinking ship. It doesn’t get extra Conner than that.
Darlene: A home on hearth appears applicable.
Becky: A mushroom cloud type of says us.

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C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Employees Author. Observe her on Twitter.

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