Roseanne

Season 8 Episode 24

Heart & Soul

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM May 14, 1996 on ABC
9.0
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Roseanne tries to hold it together at the hospital, as Dan tries to hang on to his life after suffering a heart attack at Darlene's wedding. She takes charge, and tries to keep things running smooth, even though her heart is broken and she is scared to death. DJ is the hero, as he revived Dan when he fell over, by performing CPR on him until the paramedics arrived.moreless

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  • Saddest episode

    10
    If I had to name one episode of Roseanne that got me choked up it would be Heart and Soul. I just rewatched it last night and came close to crying. Dan's speech to God will really get to you even if your not religious. It also had nice throwbacks to past episodes Dances with Darlene, Don't make room for daddy. and Crime and Punishment. It's fairly obvious this episode was the intended series finale with the old season 1 and 2 music playing in the credits. One wonders what it would have been like if this was the final episode of Roseanne. Dan in critical condition but with hope that he might still make it. Overall Heart and Soul is the best episode of an otherwise disappointing season.moreless
  • Could Dan die?

    10
    This is one of the best episodes of the entire series of Roseanne. In my eyes, this is the finale of the series because it originally was. I only watch to this point. In the finale, Roseanne says that the whole lottery thing was just fake so in my opinion why watch it then. It took away the whole notion of blue collar family trying to makes ends meet.



    Heart and Soul will live on in my heart as the true finale of this one of a kind series that will be cherished for TV audiences to come. I highly recommend.moreless
  • Touching, but still funny and true to characters.

    9.0
    For a show that provides me with so many laughs, I was suprised that it could also bring a tear to my eye. Usually when a show is really funny, it is futile for them to have a "touching" episode, because they sell-out or look corny. That is not at all the case with this episode. None of the usual wit and humour is lost. I also think it was a great touch to have the original theme playing during the credits, as if to signify a whole new start...and a possible end.moreless
  • This is one of the last few classic Roseanne episodes. Once again, Roseanne's famliy is facing a major obstacle and Roseanne is trying to pull them all through.

    9.0
    This is one of the last few classic Roseanne episodes. Once again, Roseanne's famliy is facing a major obstacle and Roseanne is trying to pull them all through. She tries to be brave, but in the end, goes through all of the human reactions expected. She is fearful of losing the husband she has spent the past twenty-five years with, she is angry that this has happened to her family, and she is guilty, blaming herself for Dan's heart attack. Still she takes charge and puts up a comedic front for the sake of her family. In the end, she knows that all of their lives have changed drastically and wonders what the future will hold. Overall, this is Roseanne at her best.moreless
John Goodman

John Goodman

Dan Conner

Laurie Metcalf

Laurie Metcalf

Jackie Harris

Sara Gilbert

Sara Gilbert

Darlene Conner Healy

Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Conner

Lecy Goranson

Lecy Goranson

Rebecca "Becky" Conner Healy

Michael Fishman

Michael Fishman

David Jacob "D.J." Conner

Jeff Williams

Jeff Williams

Dr. Rucker

Guest Star

Johnny Galecki

Johnny Galecki

David Healy

Recurring Role

Estelle Parsons

Estelle Parsons

Beverly "Bev" Harris

Recurring Role

Glenn Quinn

Glenn Quinn

Mark Healy

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • As well as being the original series finale, this episode is also the final episode of the show to happen in "real time". Starting from the next episode, all proceeding episodes are fabricated by Roseanne, as she pursues her literacy career (as revealed in the true series finale). In reality, Dan dies from his heart attack.

    • In the introduction for this episode, the music that was used for the introduction used for seasons 1 and 2 is played in the background instead of the musical version that is used for the regular season 8 introduction. That is because this was supposed to be the last season, season 8, of the show, Roseanne. Roseanne pitched a 9th season which, as we now know, was accepted. This episode originally was intended to be the series finale.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Dan: Minor heart attack? How minor could it be? If I was a car this would cost 8 or 900 bucks.
      Roseanne: They probably have to keep you in the shop just over night. The good news is they're giving me a loaner husband.

    • Roseanne: But it's getting late, there's really nothing any of you guys can do here so unless one of you wants to go and give a liver to the guy in 308.
      Bev: I really don't think it's wise for this family to be giving away livers.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The title of this episode is an allusion to the popular Hoagy Carmichael tune usually played by two people, side by side, on the piano and also the name of the eighties song Heart and Soul by Huey Lewis And The News.

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