'The Conners' Season 3 Episode 2 Preview: How is Mark going to stress the importance of masks amid pandemic?

This isn't the only Covid-19 parallels drawn on the episode so far, as the premiere focused on people losing jobs amid the pandemic


                            'The Conners' Season 3 Episode 2 Preview: How is Mark going to stress the importance of masks amid pandemic?
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After the realistic middle-class family portrayal amid the pandemic that was the Season 3 premiere of 'The Conners', the second episode becomes even more glaring with Halloween getting canceled and Mark, of all people, doing the utmost to stress the importance of wearing a mask. 

According to the official synopsis of the second episode titled 'Halloween and The Election vs. The Pandemic', "Mary is devastated that Halloween has been canceled by the city, so Darlene and Becky enlist Jackie and the rest of the family to create an unforgettable experience; Mark goes toe-to-toe with a kid at school who doesn't believe in wearing a mask." 

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The gesture is sweet, but one can only imagine just what Darlene (Sara Gilbert) and Becky (Lecy Goranson) are going to come up with when it comes to having their own little Halloween. That they also drag their aunt Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) into it speaks volumes about just the amounts of crazy this is going to be. However, it's that little bit about Mark going head to with another kid from school that has our intrigue. Wearing masks has been a topic of controversy for some reason all over the nation, with people comparing the recommendation to being forced into breathlessness. And now that Mark (Ames McNamara) is taking it up with some kid, it will be interesting to see how the dynamics between anti-maskers are when it comes to young teenagers. Knowing how ruthless gen-z can be, it won't be entirely surprising if Mark ends up throwing a punch or two to teach his peer a lesson.

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This isn't the only Covid-19 parallel drawn on the episode so far, as the premiere had focused on people losing jobs amid the pandemic. With Darlene and Becky's bakery failing amid the lockdown, and their father Dan (John Goodman) telling them that Wellman Plastics is hiring about 200 people in the wake of people losing their jobs. That was the reason we were gifted with that George Clooney cameo as Jackie reminisced her and Roseanne's old boss, and especially her ex-beau Booker. Danny Trejo also popped by in a guest appearance as a next-door neighbor seeking advice from Dan, and although not lited anything so far, here's hoping some more cameos come up along the way!

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'The Conners' Season 3 airs on Wednesdays at 9 pm only on ABC.