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...]

This is Us Recap Episode 30: Can Kevin and Miguel Put the Past Behind Them?

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Finally, some redemption for Miguel! I knew he had too much respect for his best friend to be putting the moves on Jack's wife back in the day. I loved his explanation of it to Kevin, that in his mind, Jack and Rebecca were one so he couldn't even imagine having feelings for her then.  I, for … [Read more...]