When will 'Mom' Season 8 Episode 6 return? Here's what to expect after the show's lengthy hiatus
The question on everyone's lips is whether Season 8 the final installment, as it doesn't feature Anna Faris's Christy
It has been fun and games on 'Mom' so far, but it's time for the CBS show to go on a Christmas break. But don't fear, it will be back by January 7, at its regular slot at 9 pm. The title for the episode is 'Woo-Woo Lights and an Onside Kick', so we expect it to be something based on football and the likes. There's no synopsis, as yet. The question on everyone's lips is whether Season 8 the final installment, as it doesn't feature Anna Faris's Christy. The ratings have dipped slightly since Season 7. However, CBS hasn't said anything as yet, so we can still believe there's a chance for Season 9.
In Episode 5, we saw the return of Bonnie's (Allison Janney) ex-husband, Alvin (Kevin Pollak). Bonnie is worried about Adam's safety when he goes skiing, as she remembered his earlier accident. Her fears don't let her sleep, and so, she is visited by Alvin, from the Great Beyond. For all those who need a quick reminder, Alvin re-entered her life in Season 1, just after Christy (Anna Faris) confronted her father. Alvin and Bonnie patched up soon, but their happiness didn't last long, and was shortlived as he suffered a massive heart attack and died in a heartbreaking Season 2 episode. Years later, Alvin returns in Bonnie's dream, as she is worried for Adam when he decides to go skiing. He brings Bonnie some solace and help her overcome this.
In September, Faris had announced that she was leaving the CBS sitcom. On the show, Christy was sent off to law school, which was a fitting departure for the character. While there was initially speculation that Christy would be killed off, 'Mom' showrunners decided that they couldn't do that to Christy.
'Mom' co-creator Gemma Baker told TVLine that Faris’ departure would not hamper Christy’s happy ending. “One of the beautiful things about recovery is that quite often people’s lives get bigger and better than they could have imagined,” she said. “And that will be Christy’s experience. We are pretty sure that our audience, many of whom have been rooting for Christy since the pilot, will be happy for her and satisfied by her new path.”
'Mom' airs on Thursdays at 7 pm on CBS.