This is Us Season 2 Finale RECAP: Will Kate Let Go of Jack to Make Room for Toby?

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Kevin's toast, though...When he said "Katie Girl" and spoke the truth he felt his father would speak...(Cue the sounds of copious sniffling in the Craker household!) But that's just me, getting ahead of myself. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times on the last episode of Season 2. … [Read more...]

This Is Us RECAP Episode 35: Will Deja Find a Safe Place to Land?

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Soooo interesting that the This is Us showrunners decided to lavish the next-to-last episode of the season on Deja's story. They really do mix it up; some episodes advance the stories of many characters, and some give depth and background to just one or two characters. This hour was devoted to Deja, … [Read more...]

This is Us #33: Jack’s Story Has Only Just Begun

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I find it interesting that, just like in real life, Jack died and several days later we went to his funeral. Even that schedule seems so true to life and real, doesn't it? Although two days is too quick, but still... Watching Jack's funeral felt more like a real funeral of someone I know than any … [Read more...]

This Is Us RECAP #Superbawl: We Finally Know How Jack Died and It’s Not Exactly What We Thought

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Most people reading this will agree: This is Us is more than a show, it's a touchstone for us all in grief, parenting, marriage, and issues of identity and belonging. But especially, it's a touchstone for grief. I was amazed at the comments I saw as I scrolled through my various feeds. A friend who … [Read more...]

This is US Episode 31 RECAP: Massive and Horrible Clues to Jack’s Death

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I have only just recovered from the ending last night...The fire started! Nooooooo! And then the preview for the Superbowl episode! "I can't believe they are killing Jack after the Superbowl," I said, in shock and no small amount of fear. Fear? Yes, this is going to be ROUGH. I WILL NOT DO WELL! … [Read more...]