After 20 years, Roseanne returned to ABC last night! And here's how the first episode of the revival started.

In the opening scene, Roseanne tries to wake Dan up, but it takes a while. After finally stirring him enough, she exclaims, "I thought you were dead!" That quote is a nod to how season nine ended 20 years ago when it was revealed that the entire series was a story that Roseanne Connor told about her family. In the story, Dan had actually died.

Well, Dan is still very much alive, and the whole plot twist was explained by saying the story that Roseanne told was actually all part of a book she was writing.