This Is Us Finale

On Tuesday night, the hottest show on television wrapped its first season. This is Us’ season finale was Jack and Rebecca centered, taking us in between the turning point in their marriage and when they met.

The show opened with Jack driving drunk to see Rebecca’s show in Ohio. My prediction was right. Jack came in super drunk and punched Rebecca’s ex-boyfriend/band mate. Jack and Rebecca got in a big fight about it and Rebecca suggested he stay with Miguel for a little bit. When Rebecca asked Jack to name what he loved about modern-day Rebecca and he didn’t say anything showed that even the perfect couple have their own marriage problems. I loved that Jack answered the question in the morning and said he was going to fight for her. They can’t just write Jack and Rebecca off like that, that would be the easy way out. I think Jack and Rebecca have a special love and it would be a shame if they aren’t happily married until Jack’s death.

I liked seeing what the two of them were up to before they met. Poor Jack was struggling to find work and was just trying to save money to get out of his father’s house. Rebecca was focused on her singing dreams. Both were avoiding being set up by other people. I really thought, like everyone else, they were going to meet on the blind date they were both being set up on at the same time. I definitely wasn’t expecting them to meet at the place Jack was trying to rob and Rebecca was performing at.Who would have thought good guy Jack Pearson would be willing to rob for money? Rebecca really saved him from going down the wrong path. Neither of them were looking for a relationship, of course that is when it happens. It was relatable and that’s where the show gets it right. It was mad unrealistic that she would get off the stage and immediately bee-line to Jack. Come on now. That does not happen in real life EVER. It was a tad corny, but I’ll get over it.

The one thing I didn’t like about the finale is that it didn’t really show the present day and the kids in the episode. I loved how we learned more about Jack and Rebecca’s story, but for a finale we need a cliff hanger with the kids present day. This would have been a good episode for the second to last episode of the season, not the last. With the show being so successful, I’m really not sure why they ended it in March. I can’t wait SIX months for the Pearson family to be back on my TV screen. Why do you guys gotta be so cruel? Can’t wait to see the twist they throw in next season!

Maybe Jack Pearson isn’t the Perfect Man-This Is Us Review

Well it wasn’t a Tuesday night unless you cried multiple times in an hour watching This Is Us. Last night we saw the after math of William’s death, Kate revealed a bomb shell and Jack proved he actually is human.

The episode begins with Randall finding William’s instructions stating the Annie and Tess are to plan his memorial service because they will keep it “fun.” The girls went straight to work and planned the cutest memorial service ever. That sounds messed up saying that, but I think everyone should have kids plan funerals. A person’s life should be celebrated! Anyway, my favorite parts were that William’s pills were cups of M&M’s and his favorite drink the Blue Hawaiian was actually his favorite strain of weed. Too funny.

During the memorial, Kate broke down, clearly still dealing with the trauma of her father’s death. Randall was able to calm her down but told her she has to let Toby in to this. Kate not fully letting Toby in shows that she has taken her father’s death the hardest out of all the children.

Kevin is back to get with his ex-wife and they have some super cute scenes. I definitely ship them as a couple. He needs to tell his family already, there reaction is sure to be good. Kevin kills it at his play and gets a call from RON HOWARD offering him a role in his movie. I think Kevin will take it even though it is in LA. It’s a movie not a tv show, so it’s not like he will be gone for long. I have a feeling this whole thing is going to cause some drama with Sophie next episode.

Randall finally made up with Rebecca in another tear-jerking moment. His best scene of the night though, was when he marched in to his office and quit. I was like that’s my boy. I’ve never seen a better exit speech in my life. It’s what we all dream of doing at our jobs. Especially when he called them out about the pears and the generic sympathy card. Randall deserves better than that. I’m excited to see what he’s going to do next. That giant ass house isn’t going to pay for itself.

I can’t wait to see Beth’s reaction. I liked how they focused in how Beth didn’t get to say goodbye to William. Their friendship was underrated. It got overshadowed by William and Randall’s. She made a sweet speech at the memorial, but the most heartwarming part of the night was when she got William’s postcard from Memphis. We are talking about William, of course he wouldn’t forget Beth. Surprise, Surprise that made me cry again. I hope they frame the postcard.

The most shocking revelation of the night came from Kate when Toby finally asked her to talk about her dad’s death. In a twist no one saw coming Kate claims she’s the reason for her father’s death. Just like that everything starts to click a little bit. My gut is saying that’s not actually the case but she’s being extra hard on herself. Unless she shot him, I doubt she’s the reason why.

During the flashbacks, we learn that Jack was being cold to Rebecca about her going on tour. For a minute, it seemed as if he wasn’t going to show up to say goodbye to his wife. Luckily he does but gave his wife a sorry excuse for a kiss goodbye and the seemingly perfect marriage finally showed some cracks. I knew they must be human. Jack goes to the bar drinking after he drops the kids off at a party and gets hit on by his coworker. Jack doesn’t fall into the typical trap and immediately turns her down like a real man. He then calls his kids and speaks with Kate slurring his speech and telling her he is going to go fix things with Rebecca. The scene starts to hint that Jack might have a problem with alcohol or he is about to get in a car accident. Could this be his death? Was this what Kate was talking about when she says he dad’s death was her fault?

I predict no, Jack does not die from a drunk driving accident. It’s too obvious and the preview for next week’s episode is making you believe he does. This show loves their twists and there’s no way Jack’s death isn’t going to be a twist. I think maybe he gets a DWI, but doesn’t die. I also read that we aren’t going to find out how he dies this season, so I’m not holding my breath. I think Jack either gets arrested or he makes it to Rebecca drunk and they have a blow-out. He’s definitely going to show up to the hotel and Rebecca is innocently hanging out with her ex in her hotel room. Jack is going to beat up the guy and then Rebecca is going to threaten to divorce him.

We shall see what kind of cliff hanger they leave us with next week during the season finale(no! Please don’t leave us). I have a feeling it’s going to be big!