Now that we’re in the fifth season of “This Is Us,” the only thing Pearson-family fans can rely on more than the fact that they’re sure to get at least one twist or turn when they tune in each week is that they are definitely going to shed at least one — and usually more — tear per episode. TheWrap has rounded up the show’s biggest tearjerker moments — both good and bad — so far. Obviously, spoilers ahead.
How Randall became the third triplet
Even before the big time-jump twist was revealed on the pilot of “This Is Us,” the tears were already flowing when it was revealed that one of Jack and Rebecca’s triplets didn’t make it through childbirth. Struck by a moment of inspiration in grieving, the Pearsons decide to adopt a baby who had been abandoned and showed up at the hospital on the same day.
First, the show dropped the bombshell that Jack has been gone for so long that Randall’s kids consider someone else entirely their “grandpa.” We shouldn’t have been surprised to learn, then, that the Pearson family patriarch is actually dead, and had been since about 2006. Kate seems to have a hard time moving on from it, still maintaining a tradition of watching every Steelers game with her dad — even if it’s just his ashes left now.
The truth about William
We knew William was dying pretty early on, but that didn’t make him trustworthy. It took Beth gently chiding Randall about his inherent goodness and William’s shady behavior to get the truth out on the table: William isn’t still doing drugs, he’s been disappearing for hours on end each day in order to take the bus to his house to feed his cat. “Well now I feel like a bitch,” Beth quipped, and we wept.
The heartbreaking moments don’t belong exclusively to the Pearsons. When Kate pushes, Toby reveals exactly why he’s not with his gorgeous ex-wife Josie anymore: Turns out, she was so horrible to him that he became suicidal and gained 100 pounds in a year. Ouch.
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