This Is Us Reveals How the Pearsons Got Their Family Dog (and Yes, It's Heartwarming) – eonline
One mystery solved, a few more to proceed.
This Is Us dropped multiple hints at the stop of the season two premiere in regards to Jack’s (Milo Ventimiglia) death, including Kevin’s broken leg, Randall’s possible girlfriend and Kate holding a dog. And they every factor into the larger anecdote, creator Dan Fogelman said: “We know we’re marching toward something and we now know what we’re marching towards and we occupy these petite markers that I judge you’ll see over the course of the season that will bring you closer to everything people want to know approximately Jack’s death.” (Warning, spoilers ahead for This Is Us‘ Oct. 11 episode!)
In Tuesday night’s episode, “Deja Vu,” we learned how the Pearsons got their adorable family dog. Spoiler alert: it’ll warm your heart. Just another Tuesday on NBC, right?
With Jack still struggling to deal with his alcoholism and how to hold opening up to Rebecca (Mandy Moore), the couple attempts to reconnect with a date night…that doesn’t proceed so well, after Rebecca tries to procure advice from Shelly (aka her eventual husband Miguel’s ex-wife) how to reignite the spark in their sex life. (Awkward!)
Rebecca tries to recreate one of their earlier dates, burgers and Billy Joel, but when she makes a ride on her husband, she’s pain when he asks her to “unhurried down.” She says it was “foolish to intention a thing like this,” and is clearly upset. Fortunately, Jack does open up, admitting how tough this has been for him and didn’t want the first time they reconnect in that way to happen when he was feeling the way he was feeling.
After they compose up, Rebecca tosses their bag of burgers so they can continue talking in the car.
And some time later, Jack and Rebecca find a dog eating their burgers. “carry out you judge he’s a stray?” Rebecca asks, before Jack picks him up with delight, saying, “leer at this guy!” And that’s how we officially met the Pearson family dog!
One of the other hints was also briefly addressed, with a quick flashback to Jack putting his necklace on Kevin, who is laying on a hospital bed with an injured leg, and another flashback of Kate finding her twin brother sleeping in car, approximately to crash the news approximately their father’s death to him.
After their phone call ends, Kate looks at the urn containing her father’s ashes, and says, “He’s just like you.” Which might not be a first-rate thing, as we see Kevin consume pills to deal with his injury, making us concerned that he may occupy inherited his father’s struggles with addiction.
This Is Us airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on ABC.