‘This Is Us’ season finale pulls off the show’s cruelest twist yet

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The season finale of This Is Us is a mashup of How I Met Your Mother and Scenes from a Marriage. Save for a few scenes near the conclusion, the episode is devoted to Jack and Rebecca, flashing back to the days just before they met and then to the night of Rebecca’s first touring gig with Ben’s band, which goes horribly awry, ending the night in tears. Then again, when does a night with the Pearsons not end in tears?

The finale expertly subverts our expectations of seeing Jack die, since last week’s ominous ending certainly implied that he was headed for a tragic demise. Perhaps the show’s biggest twist yet is that creator Dan Fogelman chose not to deploy that reveal at the climax of the first season, when audiences have become trained to expect a shocking ending. It’s agonizing to think that we have to wait even longer to get some semblance of closure about Jack’s death, but you’ve got to admit that it’s also kind of a genius move on the part of the producers.  Read more…

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