March 18, 2018

This Is Us season 2: Randall - Tess flash-forward theories

14 March 2018, 10:50 | Israel Caldwell

Hannah Zeile said Tuesday’s Season Two finale will leave viewers crying happy tears

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The series has also taken what easily could have been a exhausted subplot, involving Randall's foster child Deja (Lyric Ross), and in the last few episodes broadened that into something more resonant than clichéd, while presenting Randall with a parenting challenge that, as is so often true on the show, ties into his past while simultaneously hinting at his future.

In fact, when we spoke with Jon Huertas (aka the actor behind Miguel) recently, he said the writers are actually taking a smaller break between seasons to focus on perfecting the storylines. Earlier in the night, Toby's parents warned him about marrying Kate because they knew how depressed he had gotten after his divorce, and they were anxious about him falling into that again.

And I guess Toby may slip into a depression again, as he's in bed when Kate tells him that the doctor wants to talk about adjusting his medications.

Things get hectic as crews set up the cabin for Kate and Toby's wedding.

"The Wedding" also has Kate finally reconcile with Rebecca. This was a hugely symbolic moment for Kate, as she has carried the weight and guilt of his passing for far too long. But it's the fact that Zoe went through nearly exactly what Deja is dealing with that makes her instrumental in Deja's recovery from being abandoned by her mother. Zoey explains to Deja how her own mother left her when she was 8 years old, and she lived with Beth and her family. This is clearly a trip to help Kevin connect to his father, but it's interesting that Beth's cousin is his new girl. "So much of season two was about Jack's death and the details of how he died and what happened, so we're excited to now be able to delve into chapters of his life that we haven't yet explored, and just get to know the man better and get to know things about him that even his kids don't know yet, and possibly even his wife doesn't know yet". He's telling her that eventually she has to see her. Yikes, they have to be referring to Beth...or maybe Deja? "I think they're gonna nicely wrap up the season with a nice bow, but they always leave you wanting a little bit more". Either way, it's clear that this person is not a part of their lives anymore, and they aren't looking forward to seeing her.

At the same time, the episode leapt beyond the day's moments of happiness - and its comedic flourishes, an underrated aspect of the show - to scenes that deftly laid the groundwork for a third season and beyond. Watching how happy the Big Three are to see their parents celebrating their glorious marriage? And even after Jack's death, we got to see what might have happened if he didn't die by way of Kate's wedding dreams. "Me neither", Randall concedes, before Tess gets up from her chair. But I also wonder where Annie is and if the youngest daughter would be going to see whoever it is that Randall and Beth are seeing.

Kirk Cousins to sign with Vikings Thursday
Is the 29-year-old Cousins worth that type of guaranteed money? The contract is the main sticking point among Vikings fans. The Vikings are hedging their bets on someone who is 26-30-1 as a starter with no playoff wins on his resume.

That doesn't mean the show is going to shift away from the melancholy mood of season two and speed toward something brighter and more hopeful in season three.

Kate and Toby successfully make it down the aisle despite all of the drama swirling around them. And, don't worry, the show will return for a third season in the fall.

Older Kate tells the urn, "You remember when the carnival would come to town every summer with those old roller coasters?"

"This Is Us" loaded on several new pieces of baggage Tuesday.

This Is Us really knows how to do a dramatic send-off. Perhaps she's in prison and that's what makes it hard for Randall and Tess to see her.

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