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On Tuesday’s episode of This Is Us, titled “Six Thanksgivings,” the Pearsons’ story spanned six completely different Thanksgiving dinners throughout a number of many years — from the Vietnam War to the current day to numerous turkey meals from the previous. While this 12 months’s household get-together at Randall’s house was something however conventional, we nonetheless realized fairly a bit about our favourite TV household.
So what had been the largest revelations from the newest episode? Three main developments surfaced from the hour that will play into the remainder of the season in a really significant approach.
1. The story behind Jack’s thriller girl is revealed.
We all presumed — as did Kevin — that the frayed of Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) with the Vietnamese girl, who was sporting Jack’s prized necklace, meant they’d an intimate relationship of some kind. Did they forge one thing near a friendship? Were they romantic? Did she have any relation to the mysterious “her” referenced within the distant future? It seems, she was none of that. Instead, they had been merely acquaintances. But how did an acquaintance make such an impression on Jack’s life?
During a makeshift Thanksgiving meal in Vietnam, Jack — noticing the girl battling two heavy pails of water — walks over to assist her carry them to her shack, obvious at Nicky (Michael Angarano), who was in prime place to assist, for not aiding her. A fellow soldier, who occurred to have a digital camera in hand, snaps the image that Kevin would obtain many years later. At first, any theories suggesting any trace of romance between Jack and the girl had been nonetheless in play.
Noticing that she hasn’t been catching any fish currently, Jack packs a turkey meal from the squad’s leftovers for her and her household, and it is when he visits her house that he learns simply how dire the situation of her son — who had lower his foot on the barbwire fence — is. After Nicky refuses to deal with her (he later tells a narrative a few good friend who trusted an older girl, solely to die as a result of she was an enemy informant), Jack furiously makes an attempt to sterilize her son’s contaminated lower. He efficiently does so and as he’s leaving, she offers him the necklace.
2. The origins of Miguel and Rebecca’s romance comes out.
We realized final season that Miguel (Jon Huertas) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) reconnected over Facebook, a number of years after Jack’s dying, however we by no means bought a agency timeline. Tuesday’s episode modified all that. During a dialog on the Thanksgiving dinner desk with Miguel and his two grown youngsters, he revealed — after his son, who’s a bit of labor, had a snarky comeback about Miguel and Rebecca’s marriage — that they did not grow to be romantically concerned till 10 years after Jack’s dying and after his ex, Shelly, remarried.
“First you steal my father from my mother and now you’re trying to kill my brother-in-law,” Miguel’s son snarls. “Sorry? Too soon.” Oof.
“No, not too soon actually. After your mother and I split, I promised my best friend and myself that I would fight to keep you guys in my life and for a long time, I tried. I called every day, I sent Christmas gifts, I tried to plan things and I was lucky if I got an email back from you. So, after a while, I gave up,” Miguel says. “In heartbreak, 10 years after her husband and my best friend died, and your mother had remarried, Rebecca and I found each other and we filled a hole in each other’s lives. You don’t have to be happy for us but we’re not going to apologize for being together. So take all the shots at me that you want to… But the one time a decade you see Rebecca, you show my wife some respect.”
Preach, Miguel, preach.
three. Tess is hiding a giant secret.
With Randall, Beth, Annie and Deja out to serve a Thanksgiving meal to the much less lucky, Tess (Eris Baker) stays behind after saying she wasn’t feeling superb. Turns out, she was experiencing her first interval. After Toby (Chris Sullivan) by accident walks in on her attempting to determine what to do about it, Kate (Chrissy Metz) exhibits her maternal facet, instructing the older Pearson daughter what to do when that point of the month comes. But that turned out to not be the solely factor Tess was going by.
When Kate sweetly tells Tess that she will come to her for something, that is when Tess shares a secret she hasn’t instructed anybody. “I know you have a mom, but if there’s anything you ever want to talk to me about, any time. Pretty soon you’re going to have your first kiss and your first boyfriend…,” Kate says.
“Or… girlfriend,” Tess says, catching Kate off guard. “Or girlfriend,” Kate replies. Later, when the 2 go downstairs to proceed the Thanksgiving meal prep, Tess makes one request of her aunt: “Don’t tell mom and dad about… you know.” “I won’t,” Kate guarantees. “But Tess, your parents are going to love you no matter what. So you should tell them.” Will she — and does it have something to do with “her”?
This Is Us airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.