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

BY Jennifer Griffin

Published 5 years ago

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.)

JACK AND REBECCA

Last week Jack and Rebecca were our relationship goals. This week we’ll find our couple in a less heroic setting, as we fast forward 8 years in the life of the Pearsons and their big three.

Sibling squabbles, the beginning of Kate’s eating disorder, and matrimonial discord all take center stage as Jack and Rebecca struggle to get back what they’ve lost.

“It’s hard to see the woman I married sometimes,” Jack confides to his friend Miguel in one scene.

What happened to you two crazy kids?

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

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

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