Between William’s passing in Season 1 and Jack’s apparent Crock-Pot-induced demise (that we’re still not ready to witness, by the way), we don’t know how much more crying we can take. Every Tuesday night, our tear ducts are put to the test, so you can’t blame This Is Us fans for feeling a wee bit paranoid about the fate of the rest of the characters. Okay, maybe very paranoid.
Last week’s soul-crushing episode featured a scene in which Randall points out that their dad “has already been gone longer than we had him,” and that he can’t picture himself as an old man. Kevin tried to console him by saying, “You’re not going anywhere anytime soon, right? You got your health; you got a beautiful family. You got a tough-as-nails, kick-ass wife who literally will not let you die on her. You’re not going anywhere.”
On the surface, that may well be just another touching Kevin-Randall bonding moment, but some fans can’t help but feel that there might be something else to it.
Well, it turns out that the show’s writers care about our general well-being and do not want us to constantly live with dread after all! This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman has said that we can rest easy, at least where Randall’s concerned, for the time being.”I can assure everybody that we’re not killing Randall this season, so everybody can relax,” he told Entertainment Weekly.
Um, THIS SEASON?! Sure, Fogelman. That sounds very reassuring.
Since This Is Us fans everywhere have experienced a roller coaster of emotions lately, maybe it would help if we took his word for it.
You know, instead of fearing the worst.
So instead of speculating another Pearson family death, let’s just prepare ourselves for another cryfest of an episode airing on February 4th after the Super Bowl, which we should probably refer to as the Super BAWL, right? Yeah, that sounds about right.