Bonnie Plunkett, Mom
Bonnie Plunkett (Allison Janney)
On sitcom series Mom, Bonnie (part of the main cast) is a joyful if cynical recovering addict. She tries desperately to regain the love and trust of her daughter, whom she was unable to properly nurture as a child. A single mother, she preferred to party and drink rather than stay at home. With time and much therapy, Bonnie managed to find the balance and reconnect with her daughter, and revealed information about her past, including her side career as a drug dealer.
In episode 3×10 she attended an AA meeting where she ran into “Aunt” Jeanine (Rosie O’Donnell), a lesbian that Bonnie lived with (and slept with) for two years as a drug addict desperate for a home. Rosie O’Donnell made a second appearance in season 4 episode 2, to speak at an AA meeting and later visit with Bonnie and her daughter.
Other than the reveal of the past relationship, all of Bonnie’s on-screen and present-day relationships are with men. In Season 4 she was in a serious relationship with Adam (William Fichtner) who was promoted to series regular – they broke up after Bonnie kissed Joe, a local restaurateur, and got back together after one episode.
CBS renewed the series for a fifth season.
Female love interests:
- Jeanine (Rosie O'Donnell, guest, 2 episodes 3x10, 4x02)
Relationship story arc with a woman: No
Male love interests:
- Alvin (ex-husband, Kevin Pollak, recurring)
- Adam (William Fichtner, main cast)
- Joe (David James Elliott, guest, 1 episode)
Relationship story arc with a man: Yes
Filter Relationship Arc:
Storyline during sweeps? Yes
 A relationship story arc is defined as explicit, developed on screen, and lasting more than 3 episodes. It is listed as questionable or subtext if romance is only implied, mentioned instead of shown on screen, part of a dream sequence, or otherwise not explicit for the viewer.
 Sweeps episodes air in February, May, July and November, the periods when advertising rates are set. A character is marked as "sweeps" when there is a very limited number of episodes that address their sexuality, all air during sweeps period, and the storyline is otherwise ignore/dropped.