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5 Times the THIS IS US Premiere Made Us Cry

BY The Screen Spy Team

Published 5 years ago

By Roxanne Sancto

Following the release of the first trailers, we already had a good feeling about NBC’s This Is Us, and great faith in its ability to make us cry.

But nothing could have prepared us for the amount of tissues necessary to get through its pilot episode last night. The characters are easy to relate to, and although they’re all going through their own challenging personal journeys, they never leave you feeling weighted down by their stories. Rather, the opposite is true: as harrowing as their paths may seem at this point in time, we have been given more than a glimpse of their strength and willpower to know they will not lose hope.

And this is wherein lies the beauty of This Is Us; it does not sugarcoat life and the many obstacles we face during our time on this earth, but it acts as a reminder that they can all be overcome with enough love and forgiveness in our hearts. Check out the five major tear-jerkers of the pilot episode below!

Dr. K Consoling Jack in the Waiting Room

It is unimaginable what Jack must have been going through while waiting on news of his wife and triplets. Having been rushed out of the delivery room when complications arose during the birthing process, Jack had no choice but to sit around and wait for what must have been the longest hours of his life. By the time Dr. K (Gerald McRaney) approaches him to explain the situation, Jack is emotionally spent and barely capable of processing the fact that his youngest son was stillborn. Realizing this, Dr. K takes a seat next to him and truly takes his time with Jack, offering his own experiences as a father and a doctor, to console and encourage him to make the best out of a sad situation, to take the sourest lemons and still turn them into something resembling lemonade. He tells Jack that he lost his first born son in the delivery room, and it was this experience that brought him on to the path of becoming an obstetrician. Dr. K likes to believe that losing his first born ultimately helped him save many other babies; little does he know Jack is about to continue in a similar path. In closing of their conversation, Dr. K let’s Jack know that he will make a good father, giving him the strength to visit his babies for the first time.

THIS IS US -- Pilot -- Pictured: (l-r) Gerald McRaney as Doctor K, Milo Ventimiglia as Jack -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

THIS IS US — Pilot — Pictured: (l-r) Gerald McRaney as Doctor K, Milo Ventimiglia as Jack — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

This is Us continues Tuesdays on NBC.

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