The Conners returned in full force for Tuesday night's revival of "Roseanne."



Season 10 started with back-to-back episodes, earning a massive 18.2 million viewers and a 5.1 rating among adults 18-49.



The premiere quickly joked about and then explained Dan's (John Goodman) death from the Season 9 finale: Dan finds Roseanne's unpublished transcript in the garage, and quips, "This would've sold like hotcakes if only you hadn't killed off the most interesting character."



The revival also established Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) as a Trump supporter with aunt/life coach Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) as a "nasty woman" who wanted to vote for Hillary Clinton until Roseanne put doubts in her mind ... so she went with Jill Stein.



We also saw how the two Beckys would be used together -- with original Becky actress Lecy Goranson planning to be a surrogate for Andrea, played by second Becky actress Sarah Chalke.



The most heartwarming storyline was tied to Darlene (Sara Gilbert) moving back home with her two kids after losing her job. One of those kids is her son, Mark (Ames McNamara), who happens to like to dress in girls' clothing sometimes, which worried Dan enough to give the kid a knife to take to school to fend off bullies.



All in all, it was a topical but still very funny premiere that felt to most fans like old times. However, because there were so many political lightning rods, and Roseanne Ross is a controversial right-wing figure in real life, several people chimed in with criticism:




























































"Roseanne" Season 10 continues with Episode 3, "Roseanne gets the Chair" on Tuesday, April 3 on ABC. Here's the synopsis:




"Roseanne's clash with Darlene over her parenting reaches a breaking point; Dan tries to help Roseanne with her bad knee by getting her an elevator chair."




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