Rachel Paige
January 26, 2018 10:58 am

Take a deep breath, and know that we’re going to get through this together. NBC has just released a handful of brand new images from the upcoming episode of This Is Us — which, btw, still doesn’t have a proper name yet — and this is THE episode. The one we’ve all been waiting for, but that none of us actually want to watch. The next episode is where we see Jack’s death play out on screen, and just thinking about it is making me tear up a little.

The last few episodes of the series have brought us more clues about just how exactly Jack dies, but none of us are ready for it to finally happen. We know that the fire is started by a faulty Crock-Pot in the kitchen, and that since there are no batteries in the downstairs smoke alarm, no one is alerted to the fire right away. On top of that, all along Kate has hinted that Jack’s death is somehow her fault, and Kevin still feels hella guilty about everything.

Basically, the episode is going to be a doozy. The new photos from NBC show everyone in present day, and even present-day everyone looks SO. SAD. Kate looks pretty sad, which makes Toby look pretty sad. Isn’t the point of getting a doggo to not be sad anymore??

Ron Batzdorff/NBC
Ron Batzdorff/NBC

Meanwhile, Kevin is still struggling with keeping it all together. 

Ron Batzdorff/NBC

Randall and Beth are also in the process of trying to throw a Super Bowl party, and it…does not seem to be going great.

Ron Batzdorff/NBC

At least there aren’t any unexpected guests at the party — oh god, who is that at the door? Randall, WATCH OUT BEHIND YOU THE CROCK-POT IS HERE.

Ron Batzdorff/NBC

JK, I photoshopped that Crock-Pot in there.

On a more serious note, the next episode of This Is Us is set to air after the Super Bowl, and don’t you dare think about making anything in a slow cooker for the event.

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