This is Us Season 4

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  1. Nov 6, 2019 #61 of 122
    Cainebj

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    Ya know. The more of Jack that is revealed to us in the past the more of a $%#@ I think he is.
     
  2. Nov 6, 2019 #62 of 122
    Balzer

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    Same here... plus... unless I am mis-remembering something from the season premiere, wasn't there a scene where he was looking for "extra work" from a drug dealer or some sort of shady character? I don't recall for sure.
     
  3. Nov 6, 2019 #63 of 122
    Ruth

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    There was. The storyline was that he wanted to make more money quickly so he could contribute more for the baby. But the guy he asked was a family friend and refused to help him; instead he told Malik's dad, who talked to him and shared his own regrets, convincing him that they were doing OK and it wasn't worth it to go down that path. I thought the lesson we were supposed to take from it was about how involved and supportive his family is, not that he's a bad kid.

    I thought it was a good episode -- and I think Deja and Malik are a cute young couple and I'm enjoying their storyline.
     
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  4. Nov 7, 2019 #64 of 122
    Robin

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    Loved the dinner with Beth. Didn't care as much about the rest of the episode.

    But that dinner was epic. Loved every minute of it. Neat to see Beth as the one losing her stuff as and Randall as the calming force for a change.
     
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  5. Nov 7, 2019 #65 of 122
    Balzer

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    Wow, somehow I must have missed (or dozed off) during the part where the guy talked to Malik's dad, or the dad talking to Malik about it. I don't even remember that! :)

    Thanks for the update.

    Although I do wonder if something about that storyline will come back later...
     
  6. Nov 20, 2019 #66 of 122
    Mikeguy

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    Loved the flash-forward, and the new Pearson family tradition (Nicky and 5 lbs. of shrimp). And why do almost all the appearances of Milo V./Jack just make me smile?

    But then, couldn't they just be satisfied with that, rather then dropping a triple-whammy (Rebecca--just painful; Kate-Toby; and
    Randall-Kevin
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  7. Nov 20, 2019 #67 of 122
    zalusky

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    The flash forward they showed at the cabin celebrating the kids 40th Bday is apparently
    9 months
    later according to the show runner.
     
  8. Nov 20, 2019 #68 of 122
    Mikeguy

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    Oops--I meant the "baby" Jack way-forward flash-forward, complete with lavish display of shrimp. Just end the episode there, and let us have a joyful Thanksgiving.
     
  9. Nov 20, 2019 #69 of 122
    Cainebj

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    The flash forward to the cabin - when Kate is signing the paper from the police it shows the date being August 2020.

    There may have been another sign of things to come - - -

    Kate signs her name Kate Pearson - I don't know if it has ever been said if she took Toby's last name when they married, but I thought it might mean they are divorced by the time the 40th birthday happens.
     
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  10. Nov 20, 2019 #70 of 122
    Beryl

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    Ugh. This was a difficult episode.
    Dementia and Alzheimer’s Syndrome — hard on family members and tragic for the sufferer.
    Once again, Kevin does something endearing forcing us all to love him for now.
     
  11. Nov 20, 2019 #71 of 122
    hummingbird_206

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    I really liked the episode. Good to see Nicky introducing the new Thanksgiving tradition and later blind Jack carrying it on.

    Tough to watch Rebecca struggle and fight with Randall. It looked like she and Randall would get through it, but was surprised at the cabin flash-forward when Randall wasn't there for the 40th b-day party less than a year later. And speaking of that scene at the cabin, Kevin now has a pregnant fiance, Toby was not shown (though he could still be in the picture, but it looked like he and Kate might me hitting the skids?) and who is fighting with Randall and why...Kevin or Rebecca or everyone?

    I didn't like how they portrayed Deja's mom as oblivious to how her new life would upset Deja. I guess they wanted to make it so that Beth could be the hero, but it just seemed very out of character to me. And Beth doesn't need help being a hero for Deja so that whole thing just didn't work for me.

    No new episodes until the middle of January, ugh.:mad:
     
  12. Nov 21, 2019 #72 of 122
    Balzer

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    My understanding of that is there is something between Kevin and Randall.

    Jeff
     
  13. Nov 21, 2019 #73 of 122
    zalusky

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    I am assuming it has to do with Rebecca Diagnosis and/or care and they disagreed on what to do.
     
  14. Dec 17, 2019 #74 of 122
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    I was thinking that Randall is going to keep Rebecca's secret a little too long, and that will cause a conflict.
     
  15. Jan 17, 2020 #75 of 122
    Robin

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    Hooray! It's back!

    Indeed.

    Quite an ending. I suppose it's an intruder, maybe Randall left the door unlocked coming in late and tired?

    :eek:

    I'd forgotten all about that.

    Nice to see Rebecca pursuing Jack. Hard to see her with the results of her memory test. REALLY harsh convo between Randall and Miguel. Glad they made up in the end.

    I was disappointed with Kate's reaction to Toby admitting his worries with Jack. I guess it was a lot to process in not a lot of time but I was so glad he shared his real problem.

    I think they foreshadowed Jack being able to see light in the first episode but I'm not sure.

    Poor Kevin. I thought she was going to be a reporter. I was laughing at her husband. "Go for it, honey!" "Um, wait..."
     
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  16. Jan 17, 2020 #76 of 122
    hummingbird_206

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    I'm glad it's back, too! I watched the episode but forgot to post.

    I really hope the intruder is just someone looking for help from his councilman (and goes to extremes because he hasn't been able to see Randall) and not someone who will cause any harm to the family.

    It was great that Rebecca's Mom told her about what happened with Jack and Rebecca's father. I have CRS, but seem to remember that Rebecca and her Mom don't have the best of relationships?

    I used to really dislike Kevin, but somehow he has become my favorite character...how did that happen??? And I don't ever remember hearing of a 'hall pass' before. Seems like they called it something else on Friends, but...CRS.
     
  17. Jan 17, 2020 #77 of 122
    Mikeguy

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    I had to watch the Randall/intruder scene a few times (and I even turned on the TiVo box's show-description-for-the-visually-impacted option, which then referred to the intruder as that)--at first I had thought that it was Jack, in a breakdown or hallucination of some type by Randall.
     
  18. Jan 18, 2020 #78 of 122
    Robin

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    They didn't call it a hall pass on friends. There I believe it was a list on a wallet card. Perhaps laminated.
     
  19. Jan 19, 2020 #79 of 122
    jami

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    It was very strained in previous episodes. She treated Randall differently as a child and Rebecca asked her to leave because tensions were so high during one visit. She was very judgemental. I didn't think it was the same actress (Elizabeth Perkins) in this episode, but looking up the cast, it was. She looked very different. I must not have been paying enough attention to her scenes.

    I was surprised that she told Rebecca about what her father said based on the previous storylines where she appeared.
     
  20. Jan 20, 2020 #80 of 122
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    Rebecca's mom telling her about what transpired between Jack and Rebecca's dad is a perfect example of why I keep watching this show -- no character is one note. Every single one has some positive traits and some negative traits, giving a nuance and authenticity lacking elsewhere.

    Kevin's storyline was soooo over the top (really, John Legend, for a girl you just met that day?), but I have to say I did not see the 'hall pass' ending.
     

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