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!