time to discuss the most important and pressing news of the week: yes, the return of “This Is Us” “”

The show bounced back on Tuesday night not with its dramatic fireworks and intense waterworks, but with a really well-done and humble-looking episode of thoughtful character work. “This Is Us” may have made a name for itself with major revelations, but over the course of the year Years have shown that it’s actually much better when it’s just about life and its intricate interwoven patterns over time and with each other – and this week’s return, the tricky ways to shut down and get involved only have this further consolidated

Additionally, here are the top five takeaways from the return of “This Is Us” this week – one of them is get ready because

“This Is Us” wasn’t the only thing that returned Tuesday night That’s right: America’s least favorite sentient, greasy napkin came back when Kate’s worried, drunk, and abusive friend Marc was given a second chance, not the worst character being on TV Spoiler Alert: He Didn’t Take It Is it actually possible that he actually got worse? But I thought we threw him in the sun forever!

We’re literally picking up exactly where we left off: Kate opens up to Toby that she secretly had an abortion as a teenager – not exactly a gentle way of welcoming the audience back from the vacation break. Toby is upset about it, that after years of pregnancy talk and debate between the two, she never addressed this – which has always been one of my concerns about the timeline-hopping structure of “This Is Us” and its future, the idea that characters will be myself just suddenly remembering, “Oh yeah, that harrowing thing happened to me 30 years ago Weird how we’ve never talked about this important part of who I am today! ”But this is one case where I believe Kate would mentally bury this dark moment in her life – and it certainly would would not perform to a significant other

An example of why she wouldn’t: Toby’s first reaction is that he wants to find Marc and kill him. I’ve never had anything to do with you, Toby – but let’s also pause before this one completely different, very ridiculous TV show instead, it’s Kate who hunts her ex on the internet and discovers that he’s in San Diego, puppy, I think that’s that; Anyway Oh wait, we’re going to San Diego during a pandemic to confront him now This is harder for me to buy. Maybe if she had more time, she could have developed her need for a new degree better – or maybe a solo episode to really let that subplot really breathe and feel more natural instead, it never feels like it like she’s struggling so hard to let go of that particular piece of her past – after all, the story introduced that part of her life half a season ago – and what a big character moment should feel like, sprinting through many not quite deserved emotional beats

So yeah, let’s get it over with: While Kate and Toby travel to San Diego in the modern era, in the past we briefly meet the hairy fat rag Marc when Kate visits him – to let him know of their decision but maybe also tell to see if he’s changed No, trash person still trash – from the moment he opens the door and smugly says, “Kate Pearson: I knew you couldn’t stay away” While I wiping my club spray off the screen, Marc Kate makes breakfast and tries to apologize, but ultimately assumes that her presence there automatically forgives – and if she explains that this is not the case and not why she is there, Marc is Marcs all over the place, sighing over a serious conversation Don’t worry, sentient oil leak; Her dismissive demeanor prevents young Kate from talking about her expected pregnancy and decision, and if she gets the chance, she cashes in without a trace and without looking back for decades

Worst of all: He grumbles that he’s “Plane!” HOW DARE YOU EYE ROLLERS AN AMERICAN COMEDY CLASSIC, YOU MONSTER!

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Unfortunately, if Kate finds Marc in modern times, he’s not serving a life sentence for crimes against cinema – but he’s not doing much better (Shocking) He’s older but not grown at all, still working half-heartedly on Stockboy -Gigs, gets in trouble because he took too many smoking breaks and smiled at everyone. Maybe he showered over the decades – but only one, according to Toby, he even has a MySpace page

But Kate urges closure and asks what he remembers about their relationship after mocking it, he finally says that he thinks she is love, that Kate has been “broken in the right way” (whatever that means) and that they were just children, and Kate rightly tells him and reminds him that he wasn’t a child – he was then 24 years old – and that he molested a woman who was going through remarkable grief, something she had for years had to work through

It’s admittedly a pat moment, so much rushed catharsis in a big speech that I honestly thought the interaction might turn out to be a fantasy sequence.But for a character who always ranks third in the Big Three, it was nice to see how Kate got a great scene (and Chrissy Metz nailed her) and “played her own white knight”, as she gratefully says to Toby: Who lets her do what she has to do respectfully and above all has the right one Amount of joyous admiration for “airplane!” When you come home

And best of all, I think Marc is officially stuck in the past – good news for me, good news for Kate, and good news for actor Austin Abrams who no longer has to play grease stain, struck and shot by lightning became human For example: To see him in a completely different and charming mode, there is Netflix’s rom-com series “Dash & Lily” “He’s allowed to shower and everything!

While Kate was closing, Randall had a bit of a feel for it during the midseason premiere

Yes, it’s hard to believe that when the whole planet sees you and your dances and abs – but after taking some goofy knocks from his staff, Randall gets some news that is much harder Are To Be Endured: A man claims to have known his birth mother long after she allegedly died of a drug overdose, you’d normally think that finding out your birth mother did not die would be some kind of cause to celebrate, but for Randall, it’s another brutal blow to his foundation, his sense of his own identity and past, worst of all, however, that his birth father, a man he loved and respected before he died, was seemingly a liar to his own withheld his own story – another pillar of a parent figure that collapsed in his head

Sterling K Brown plays Randall’s frenzied mind great here – angry and disappointed, sure, but also just plain exhausted and desperate for a moment to cool his overheated brain – and always plays better when he makes his decision about how to deal with this new information After Randall calls his therapist – who recommends starting the journey at this point after going so far towards the truth to find his roots – he reaches for this stranger who apparently knew his mother and though it is true that she did not die of an overdose in the 1970s, but only five years ago of breast cancer, William did not lie. “As far as I know of the story,” says this new stranger, “I believe he told you got what he thought was the truth “” This Is Us “is famous for its huge, tearful, curvy moments, yet this relatively small, no-nonsense, and intimate Mo is ment – and Randall’s lovely sense of relief, reasserting his faith in his birth father – one of the biggest screams I’ve had on this show in a while

I imagine we will get more of this in the next week if Randall gets an unexpected tour of his mother’s life, from feeling like his roots have been pulled out from under him to growing her more out

Kevin may not have to deal with his die-hard director this week, but even off-screen he’s still ravaging his new life with the very pregnant Madison as upcoming filming has been postponed to the cheaper and pandemic-approved Port of Vancouver Madison encourages him to leave at first, but after meeting a nanny who can travel across the country with the family (and most importantly, made Justin Timberlake cry a river), she shines out

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Kevin is confused (because Kevin is confused, of course, to be honest), but Madison finally explains, what will her family be like? Are you constantly traveling as a unit with no home base, raising children on airplanes with a nanny you barely know? As Madison points out, they fell in love with the concept of their family and this brief fantasy of their future, but what is the reality? Is it sustainable – and would you even want it? Madison still wants Kevin to make his movie – and he ends up leaving – but she also wants him to take the time to think about their relationship, not the dream version, the real version

This episode comes closest to being a cliffhanger – but that’s for sure: This segment contained the funniest line of the hour where Madison told Kevin to break off his speech because she knew his family had a good big speech loves, It’s not the time you almost get the impression Madison is watching “This Is Us”! Madison Simons: Not wrong about their relationship, not wrong about this show’s love of monologues!

At that moment during “A Long Road Home” I was like, Hey, wait a second, aren’t Randall and Kevin still in the middle of a big fight? Are we just not talking about it anymore? Did we go on like their other supposedly big fights? And as if on cue, Kevin Randall calls for a cool, but thawing conversation

You see, on his cab ride to the airport, Kevin looks back – one of the few pops of the episode in the past; Almost no Rebecca or Jack this time – until the point when he was about to move out to LEIN, and Randall warned him about his young marriage, Randall was obviously right about his relationship with Sophie – and Kevin suddenly found himself in the same place decades later and calls Randall again for assistance Or maybe just to hopefully get his once-loved brother and soundboard back

Things are still icy stiff between the two – perfect for easing that tension when you want to apologize to someone who is so close and meaningful but can’t quite find the way to say the words to Kevin didn’t quite come out and say it, but he says he misses having Randall bounce off his thoughts and feelings, that he respects his intelligence, and that he now sees the real harm in what he said That he never did knew the depths of Randall’s struggles for identity then and now. Again, the bridge between the two has not been completely repaired – mainly because Randall breaks off the conversation because he has his own complicated personal situation to deal with – but at least it’s under construction and the show does a great, nuanced job of how difficult, rigid, and cumbersome this process can be

The good news: We’re going to meet Randall’s birth mother. The better news: We’re not REALLY going to meet Randall’s birth mother

Ever since it was revealed in the season five premiere that Randall’s mother didn’t die of an overdose and that she was secretly alive the entire time, I’ve been a little doubtful about this story, it’s pretty cheap, the resurrected one Drawing relatives again, just a season away from Nicky’s Vietnam subplot, and the idea that Randall could just speak to his birth mother and get all of his replies plays out way too neatly, but luckily, it doesn’t seem to be OK, “thank god” is not the right word there – but it’s nice to see the show avoid a pothole and a mundane, frankly, ridiculous conspiracy, since she died five years ago according to his birth mother’s partner We will learn more about her life next week while still showing a degree of mystery and, above all, a degree of reali Preserve the storytelling rather than becoming a soap opera of conveniently undead blood relatives

At least that’s hopefully the case. How much can you really trust a show that Marc let loose on us again?

As gigantic as it is to say you’ve always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always been passionate about film, whether it was getting the latest reviews for his show-and-tell in first grade or reviews for the film St. As a high school student in the Norbert College Times, Matt is far too obsessed with movies to help himself

If he’s not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking too ardently about “Piranha 3D”, Matt can probably watch literally any sport (minus cricket) or work at a local movie theater or watch a movie. Yes, he probably watches a movie

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