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Season 3 of Mom was officially confirmed on March 12, 2015. It premiered on November 5, 2015 with its first episode entitled "Terrorists and Gingerbread" and ended on May 12, 2016 with its final episode entitled "Atticus Finch and the Downtrodden".

Cast and Characters

Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Stars

  • Ellen Burstyn as Shirley Stabler
  • June Squibb as Dottie
  • Lauri Johnson as Beatrice
  • Judy Greer as Michelle
  • Charlie Robinson as Mr. Munson
  • Sonya Eddy as Angela
  • Amy Hill as Beverly
  • Tricia O'Kelley as Mrs. Lippert
  • Linda Lavin as Phyllis Munschnick
  • Harry Hamlin as Fred Hayes
  • Rosie O'Donnell as Jeanine
  • Joe Manganiello as Julian
  • Jonny Coyne as Victor Perugian
  • Rhea Perlman as Anya Perugian
  • Mary Pat Gleason as Mary
  • Jesse Luken as Travis
  • Richard Schiff as Robert

Episodes

Image Episode Information
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"Terrorists and Gingerbread"
Bonnie and Christy disagree about forgiveness when Bonnie's estranged mother, Shirley (Ellen Burstyn) returns and wants to be a part of their lives.
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"Thigh Gap and a Rack of Lamb"
  • Writers: Chuck Lorre, Marco Pennette, Gemma Baker, Adam Chase & Anne Flett-Giordano
  • Director: James Widdoes
  • Airdate: November 12, 2015
  • Episode / Series Number: 02 / 46
Christy and Bonnie try to help Jodi, a teenage addict who they meet at a AA meeting, while Christy tackles problems both at work and home.
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"Mozzarella Sticks and a Gay Piano Bar"
  • Writers: Chuck Lorre, Marco Pennette, Gemma Baker, Adam Chase & Anne Flett-Giordano
  • Director: James Widdoes
  • Airdate: November 19, 2015
  • Episode / Series Number: 03 / 47
After Christy and Bonnie get Jodi, a recovering drug addict, back on her feet, they find themselves addicted to the rush of helping others and take on a new "project": Michelle (Jody Greer).
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"Sawdust and Brisket"
Christy is overjoyed when Violet wants to improve their relationship and spend more time together, but things go wrong; Bonnie tries to win over a disgruntled tenant.
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"A Pirate, Three Frogs and a Prince"
Christy feels threatened by Roscoe's relationship with Candace, while a lonely Bonnie flirts with Steve, which produces unintended results.
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"Horny-Goggles and a Catered Intervention"
  • Writers: Susan McMartin, Chuck Lorre, Nick Bakay & Sheldon Bull
  • Director: James Widdoes
  • Airdate: December 17, 2015
  • Episode / Series Number: 06 / 50
Christy and Bonnie try to be supportive to Regina, who no longer considers herself an alcoholic; Wendy tries to convince the girls to attend a sober holiday dance.
Kreplach and a Tiny Tush
"Kreplach and a Tiny Tush"
  • Writers: Eddie Gorodetsky, Adam Chase, Warren Bell, Chuck Lorre, Marco Pennette & Alissa Neubauer
  • Director: Anthony Rich
  • Airdate: January 7, 2016
  • Episode / Series Number: 07 / 51
Christy hosts a family dinner for Violet's future mother-in-law, Phyllis; Bonnie balks when Steve wants to take their relationship to the next level.
Snickerdoodle and a Nip Slip
"Snickerdoodle and a Nip Slip"
  • Writers: Chuck Lorre, Warren Bell, Eddie Gorodetsky & Alissa Neubauer
  • Director: James Widdoes
  • Airdate: January 14, 2016
  • Episode / Series Number: 08 / 52
Christy dates Candace's father, Fred, much to Bonnie's delight...and Candace and Baxter's horror.
My Little Pony and a Demerol Drip
"My Little Pony and a Demerol Drip"
  • Writers: Chuck Lorre, Nick Bakay, Sheldon Bull, Gemma Baker, Marco Pennette & Adam Chase
  • Director: James Widdoes
  • Airdate: January 21, 2016
  • Episode / Series Number: 09 / 53
Christy's relationship with Fred becomes more difficult for Candace to handle; Bonnie, however, enjoys the perks of her daughter dating a wealthy man.
Quaaludes and Crackerjack
"Quaaludes and Crackerjack"
  • Writers: Chuck Lorre, Sheldon Bull, Susan McMartin, Nick Bakay & Warren Bull
  • Director: James Widdoes
  • Airdate: February 4, 2016
  • Episode / Series Number: 10 / 54
In order to avoid her ex, Bonnie drags Christy to a new AA meeting, only to run into another ex: Jeanine, from 30 years ago.
Cinderella and a Drunk MacGyver
"Cinderella and a Drunk MacGyver"
  • Writers: Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Nick Bakay, Alissa Neubauer, Warren Bell & Susan McMartin
  • Director: James Widdoes
  • Airdate: February 11, 2016
  • Episode / Series Number: 11 / 55
Christy tries to help Julian, a newly-sober AA member, but her attraction to him complicates things. Meanwhile, Bonnie attends a lavish charity gala with Jill.
Diabetic Lesbians and a Blushing Bride
"Diabetic Lesbians and a Blushing Bride"
  • Writers: Sheldon Bull, Anne Flett-Giordano, Gemma Baker, Adam Chase & Michael Shipley 
  • Director: James Widdoes
  • Airdate: February 18, 2016
  • Episode / Series Number: 12 / 56
When Marjorie announces she's getting married, Christy and Bonnie are determined to make it the perfect day, but things take an unexpected turn when Christy gets an earth-shattering call from the police.
Sticky Hands and a Walk on the Wild Side
"Sticky Hands and a Walk on the Wild Side"
  • Writers: Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Susan McMartin, Nick Bakay, Warren Bell & Anne Flett-Giordano
  • Director: James Widdoes
  • Airdate: February 25, 2016
  • Episode / Series Number: 13 / 57
In an attempt to get over Jodi's death, the girls smuggle an illegal substance across the Canadian border, but end up in a sticky situation.
Death, Death, Death and a Bucket of Chicken
"Death, Death, Death and a Bucket of Chicken"
  • Writers: Chuck Lorre, Warren Bell, Anne Flett-Giordano, Gemma Baker & Alissa Neubauer
  • Director: James Widdoes
  • Airdate: March 3, 2016
  • Episode / Series Number: 14 / 58
Christy tries her hardest to be supportive of her mother when a health scare, prompted by a mole spotted by Steve, throws Bonnie into a life-loving tailspin.
Nazi Zombies and a Two-Hundred Pound Baby
"Nazi Zombies and a Two-Hundred Pound Baby"
  • Writers: Chuck Lorre, Susan McMartin, Adam Chase & Anne Flett-Giordano
  • Director: James Widdoes
  • Airdate: March 10, 2016
  • Episode / Series Number: 15 / 59
Bonnie tries to get Christy to admit that she still has feelings for her ex-husband, Baxter.
Cornflakes and the Hair of Three Men
"Cornflakes and the Hair of Three Men"
  • Writers: Chuck Lorre & Britté Anchor, Marco Pennette & Susan McMartin
  • Director: James Widdoes
  • Airdate: April 7, 2016
  • Episode / Series Number: 16 / 60
After Christy loses her waitressing job, Jill offers her a job as her personal assistant. Meanwhile, a wrong number leads to a surprising new friendship for Bonnie.
Caperberries and a Glass Eye
"Caperberries and a Glass Eye"
  • Writers: Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Sheldon Bull & Warren Bell
  • Director: Anthony Rich
  • Airdate: April 14, 2016
  • Episode / Series Number: 17 / 61
Christy encourages Bonnie to go out with a great new guy, Adam, only to find out that he's not as great as she thought.
Beast Mode and Old People Kissing
"Beast Mode and Old People Kissing"
  • Writers:Chuck Lorre, Nick Bakay, Gemma Baker, Adam Chase & Warren Bell
  • Director: James Widdoes
  • Airdate: April 21, 2016
  • Episode / Series Number: 18 / 62
When Jodi's boyfriend, Travis, shows up at an A.A. meeting, Christy has trouble showing him the compassion he seems to need; Adam feels left out because Bonnie spends so much time at A.A. Meetings.
A Catheter and a Dipsy-Doodle
"A Catheter and a Dipsy-Doodle"
  • Writers: Chuck Lorre, Alissa Neubauer, Sheldon Bull, Nick Bakay, Marco Pennette, Anne Flett-Giordano & Susan McMartin
  • Director: James Widdoes
  • Airdate: April 28, 2016
  • Episode / Series Number: 19 / 63
Despite being extremely ill with pneumonia, Christy insists on taking her final exams; Bonnie is furious when she suspects that Adam is cheating on her.
Pure Evil and a Free Piece of Cheesecake "Pure Evil and a Free Piece of Cheesecake"
  • Writers: Marco Pennette, Alissa Neubauer, Michael Shipley, Nick Bakay, Sheldon Bull & Susan McMartin
  • Director: James Widdoes
  • Airdate: May 5, 2016
  • Episode / Series Number: 20 / 64
Christy is excited to learn she made the Dean's List at school, but she's soon disappointed by Bonnie's lackluster response.
Mahjong Sally and the Ecstasy
"Mahjong Sally and the Ecstasy"
  • Writers: Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Warren Bell, Alissa Neubauer & Susan McMartin
  • Director: James Widdoes
  • Airdate: May 12, 2016
  • Episode / Series Number: 21 / 65
After hearing different stories about Violet and Gregory's breakup, Christy and Bonnie try to work out which story is true.
Atticus Finch and the Downtrodden
"Atticus Finch and the Downtrodden"
  • Writers: Chuck Lorre, Nick Bakay, Sheldon Bull, Gemma Baker, Adam Chase & Anne Flett-Giordano
  • Director: James Widdoes
  • Airdate: May 19, 2016
  • Episode / Series Number: 22 / 66
Christy becomes discouraged when she realizes how much it will cost to become a lawyer; Bonnie takes over disciplining Violet.

Notes

  • Spencer Daniels does not return for this season.[2]
  • The season premiered on November 5, 2015.[3]

Quotes

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Viewing Rates

# Title Viewers (millions)
1 Terrorists and Gingerbread 7.28
2 Thigh Gap and a Rack of Lamb 7.16
3 Mozzarella Sticks and a Gay Piano Bar 7.46
4 Sawdust and Brisket 6.72
5 A Pirate, Three Frogs and a Prince 6.87
6 Horny-Goggles and a Catered Intervention 8.95
7 Kreplach and a Tiny Tush 8.71
8 Snickerdoodle and a Nip Slip 8.33
9 My Little Pony and a Demerol Drip 8.49
10 Quaaludes and Crackerjack 7.96
11 Cinderella and a Drunk MacGyver 8.13
12 Diabetic Lesbians and a Blushing Bride 8.68
13 Sticky Hands and a Walk on the Wild Side 7.90
14 Death, Death, Death and a Bucket of Chicken 7.98
15 Nazi Zombies and a Two-Hundred Pound Baby 7.88
16 Cornflakes and the Hair of Three Men 7.46
17 Caperberries and a Glass Eye 8.30
18 Beast Mode and Old People Kissing 8.31
19 A Catheter and a Dipsy-Doodle 8.27
20 Pure Evil and a Free Piece of Cheesecake 7.92
21 Mahjong Sally and the Ecstasy 8.31
22 Atticus Finch and the Downtrodden 8.14

References

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