After 18 episodes, and 1,800 boxes of tissues later, the freshmen season of This Is Us is coming to a close. We’ve been through a whole lot of ups and downs, along with heartbreaks and laughter, when it comes to the Pearson family — both in the present day, and in the past. Now as the season ends, don’t you dare for a second think that This Is Us isn’t going to go out with BANG.
And by BANG we mean, hysterical crying for probably three-ish hours, maybe more.
The season finale may/may not reveal the circumstances surrounding Jack’s death, something that has been teased since the very first episode of the series. We’re nowhere near prepared for this revelation, and Milo Ventimiglia knows.
“[The episode is] definitely heartbreaking, but it has the [series creator Dan] Fogelman wink and a smile that will keep you thinking about what just happened,” Milo continues. “That’s been always the best part about – you can call them cliffhangers — with our show.”
As for what Dan Fogelman has to say about the episode, his words are also not comforting, calling the season finale, “a very intense hour of television.”
Oh, come Wednesday morning we will certainly be talking about it. Also, probably crying about it. And there’s a high chance we will keep on crying about it until This Is Us returns in the fall.