'The Conners' Season 3 Episode 6 Preview: Does Jackie have a drug problem? Here's why Harris is mad at the fam

Through the beginning of this season, 'The Conners' has been glaringly real in its portrayal of the year that has been 2020


                            'The Conners' Season 3 Episode 6 Preview: Does Jackie have a drug problem? Here's why Harris is mad at the fam
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It is finally time for one of our very own special half-Conners to return to the show and it's none other than Harris Conner-Heal herself. It's been a while since we have seen Harris huffing and puffing around the Conners' kitchen, expressing herself with loud stomps and asserting what she thinks is right like a young and driven Darlene Conner herself.

In fact, this is the first time Harris is returning since Season 3 began and that's excusable because Kenny also has a pretty heavy leading role on the Showtime dramedy 'Shameless' to essay in its final season too. But Harris' return can't be without drama, and this time, once again, she is having some tough talks with her family. Looks like something Haris believes in has put her at crossroads with her family. But she's not the only one in a difficult situation this week.

According to the official synopsis of the upcoming Episode 6 of Season 3, "Harris' job is in jeopardy after joining a protest she strongly believes in, leading to tense discussions within the family; Jackie makes a visit to Wellman Plastics only to realize the company is instituting supervised drug testing."

The episode is titled 'Protest, Drug Test and One Leaves the Nest' and it looks like the first and last bit both apply for our teenage daughter of Darlene, who has made up her mind to stand up for what she thinks is worthy and righteous.

Through the beginning of this season, 'The Conners' has been glaringly real in its portrayal of the year that has been 2020. While it was never clarified what month they are currently in, we saw Halloween celebrated recently and that sort of pins it down to something much later after the Black Lives Matter movement that saw its all-time rise earlier in 2020, shortly after the police-brutality related death of George Floyd in May 2020.

But while it's a little too late for Harris to be participating in BLM in full swing, the protests have never really died down, and in the wake of President Donald Trump's apparent loss in the presidential election, activists have also taken to the streets to express their views pretty vocally. We're not circling on BLM as the protest Harris is so passionately advocating for, but it has to be pretty serious if she's willing to fight her bosses and family over her views surrounding the matter.

A perfect mix of her mother and aunt Becky, armed with vulnerability and sarcasm and dollops of rebellion and brattiness, it makes sense why Harris would go to all odds to express her views. But is Jackie ready for that kind of breach with something that took away her sister?

Why this impromptu testing is leaving Jackie rocked to the core is yet to be revealed, but we know she lost Roseanne to opioid medication addiction due to the former matriarch's chronic knee pain, so the prospect of drugs might just open a whole other can of worms on her end. Unless Jackie has been taking the Roseanne way too and relying a bit too much on prescription drugs or even the other kind, passing it off as something she needs at her age because that would be a whole other drama to unfold.

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

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