The episode opened with Rebecca (Mandy Moore) and Jack separated - but she decides she can't give up on their relationship and tries to bring him home.
"NCIS" resolved that cliffhanger from last season, when Gibbs and McGee were taken hostage in Paraguay. Something massively over-the-top might not be what they're going for. That has given weight to the popular theory that Jack gets into a vehicle accident. It's a bit of a circular story for Kate, putting her close to where she started.at the end of last season. last March. The season premiere did this as Randall (Sterling K. Brown) considered adopting a child and learned from Rebecca that she was not as immediately eager to adopt Randall as Jack had been. Before he walks out the door, Jack tells Rebecca this is just the beginning of their love story. She heads out to her first singing audition, but when she sees all the other singers there, her insecurities start to surface and she walks out before letting anyone hear just how unbelievable she can sing.
In attempt to clean up the unintentional mess, Kevin explains to Toby he was only trying to ease Kate's failed audition attempt. We're not sure what started the fire or how it went up (though let's make an educated guess that it's something of Kate's that got the fire going, based on what we've seen of Kate's guilt over her dad's death). Though she's come a long way to feel more confident in her skin, Kate lets herself get psyched out by all of the thin, traditionally attractive women at the audition. Rebecca answers him honestly and says that she was mourning the lost of her own child when Randall came into the picture. Again, it was Jack who pushed her into it. Kate isn't deflated, she's actually hopeful because her weight didn't cost her an opportunity for once.
Randall is still wanting to adopt and he and Beth have an appointment to get the ball rolling, but Beth is not 100% on board with this. She gets up and leaves. Ready? Grab a tissue! Obviously not everyone is like Randall, a man shaped by his adopted and biological fathers, both of whom are deceased. Now, she's more determined than ever.
"I think our first episode will feed the beast enough", he added, "and our plan that we've always had will fulfill people and not get overweighted one way or the other". "That's not the case, but I've heard all kinds of odd theories", Hartley said. "Meanwhile, Jack and Rebecca deal with the fallout of their fight". We're introduced to each Pearson getting ecstatic over dreams potentially coming to fruition. But Beth has another proposition.
When and how, though, is something the show danced around for much of its first season, which culminated in a poignant, heated confrontation between Jack and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) interspersed with a flashback to their very first meeting.
Drunk Driving - While Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) is largely shown as a loving father and husband, his drinking has also been referenced several times. Cut to black. This time for real. Unfortunately, a few months later Jack is dead. "[It was] intense. It's hard to prepare for something like that because I knew it was such a moment", the "Candy" singer told Us and other reporters of filming the emotional take.
Hours after the season two premiere first aired, THR spoke with This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman about the origins behind the death idea, why he only waited until season two to reveal the cause of Jack's death and when fans will get closure about one of TV's biggest mysteries of late.