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THIS IS US: Family Discord and Broken Promises in “The Big Three”

By on September 27, 2016

Pictured: (l-r) Mandy Moore as Rebecca, Milo Ventimiglia as Jack -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)

The unique and heart-warming This is Us continues tonight with episode 2, “The Big Three” as we step into key moments of the Pearson family, both past and present.

Although you may have cried (joyful?) tears at the end of the series premiere last week when you discovered just what the connection linking these characters actually was, tonight’s episode will place our family in far less happy circumstances as we delve further into their histories and see the events that helped shape them, for better … and for worse.

And if you’re hoping for another end-of-episode twist, you’re in luck. The show ends on a WTF? note that left this reviewer blinking at the screen in deep surprise.

Read on for some exclusive scoop from tonight’s episode. (We’re staying mum on that ending though.)


What happens after you walk off the set of a third rate comedy?

For Kevin, washing his hands of The Manny may have seemed like a good idea last week, but as he discovers tonight, walking away from his contractual obligations is not so easy.

While Kate encourages Kevin to take no prisoners in his bid for personal freedom, Kevin will ultimately turn to his other sibling Randall for advice.

However, things aren’t as rosy between Kevin and Randall as we might have imagined, and flashbacks to their childhood will highlight the origins of their discord.

Will Kevin find the shoulder he needs to lean on in his brother?

Pictured: (l-r) Justin Hartley as Kevin, Brad Garrett as Wes Manning -- (Photo by: Vivian Zink/NBC)

Pictured: (l-r) Justin Hartley as Kevin, Brad Garrett as Wes Manning — (Photo by: Vivian Zink/NBC)

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