As we see our beloved Pearsons struggling, we truly feel for them and wish we could do more than just reach for the Kleenex. This Is Us is great at showing us the roller-coaster ups and downs of a family love story. If you haven't seen 1x14 "I Call Marriage" yet, tread gingerly as I don't want you to be spoiled... This Is Us airs on NBC on Tuesday nights at 9pm EST.
Tonight's guest stars are: Katie Couric as herself, Milana Vayntrub (Sloane Sandburg), Alexandra Breckenridge (Sophie), Sam Trammell (Ben), and Adam Bartley (Duke). Speaking of the Duke and Kate storyline, I have a poll on whether you think it will sizzle or fizzle...
This Is Us 1x15 "Jack Pearson's Son" Promo - "Kevin (Justin Hartley) stresses about the premiere of his play and receives support from an unexpected source; Randall (Sterling K Brown) struggles under the pressure of both his work and ailing father (Ron Cephas Jones); Rebecca (Mandy Moore) and Jack (Milo Ventimiglia)'s Valentine's Day doesn't go as planned; and Toby (Chris Sullivan) and Kate (Chrissy Metz) learn each other's secrets."
We here at Voice Of TV are huge fans of the show. We love to report on our favorite shows and we also chat a lot about them and often wonder where the plot twists of This Is Us will take us. Three of my friends, who joined us in today's post are Anam, Charlotte and Dee. We were excited to see what episode 1x15 "Jack Pearson's Son" would show us about the Pearsons.
From Dee: "Whoa! We see Jack and Rebecca fighting and that's a bit shocking since we saw how strong their bond is in last week's episode. Hopefully that it's not the apex of why it is suddenly Miguel and Rebecca in the the present and not because Jack died. Oh, hopefully Kate goes to Cabin 13 to punch Duke (yes still my wishful thinking). Or she just goes there to tell off Duke because she and Toby have a great relationship and they may have ups and downs but they make it alright. As for Kevin, hopefully it ends up well for him and Sophie. I mean, she's his childhood sweetheart and it's really cute. And I wish that, even if they don't end up being a couple or married again, with that phone call and the smiles, Sophie will accept him as her forever friend. Heartbreaking to see William in oxygen...it's so fast. Randall still hasn't gotten what he really wants from that relationship and he is fading away because of his illness. And Randall, get yourself checked because your hand has been shaking and probably for sometime now. I know you may blame it on stress but still. It's too early, Randall." Check out deedeedee on Voice of TV!
From Charlotte: "Well, from the promo it looks like everything is falling apart this week! Except for Kevin’s love life, which is a change for sure. Kate is stressing me out with this Duke guy, although I have a feeling that not everything what it seems from the promo, and I have faith she and Toby will still work out. That being said, this show is always full of twists so we will see! Rebecca is also starting to bother me a little bit these last few episodes. I know she is only human and under a lot of stress with 3 kids but Jack seems like the most perfect husband ever and I feel like we keep seeing her taking him and his kindness for granted. Knowing that Jack dies also makes every up and down in their relationship a little tougher to watch. Plus now that we know Miguel got divorced I’m dying to know how Rebecca ends up with him, was it before or after Jack's death? Finally, Randall seems like all the stress of work and family is getting the best of him. I really hope that stress is what’s causing his shaking and it’s not a serious disease of his own, I really don’t think I could handle that." Check out Charlotte on Voice of TV!
From Anam: "Kate, don't. Just don't." Check out Anamiii on Voice of TV!
From ALWheaties (me): We first see Ben (Sam Trammell from True Blood) in 1x07 "The Best Washing Machine In The Whole World". He played a band member of Rebecca's from presumably before she married Jack. Several years later he's back in her life and asking her to rejoin him in the band. Mandy Moore fans around the world delight as we get to see her sing and perform again! In 1x07, Ben had a small part, but I wondered if there would be more to his backstory. I also thought he might have been a former flame of Rebecca's. In the commercial we see Jack is mad about this revelation. Last week ended on such a lovely romantic note, it's sad to think that Valentines Day might end on a sour note.
This Is Us has great story lines, but some send the fans in a tizzy! We all love the relationship of Kate and Toby! They are engaged, but while Kate is at health camp, she meets Duke who invites her to his room in Cabin 13. So, do you think this will lead to something and sizzle or fizzle out? I guess Anam sums what many of us fans of This Is Us fans are feeling! Kate, do yourself and us a favor and don't go there!