THIS IS US shared several sweet and poignant moments of the entire family highlighting where they currently are with their love life and parenting skills. It was definitely a mix of confusing emotions that came together in a brilliant piano-playing montage at the end. Cue the ugly cry once again. 

โ€œTiming is everything,โ€ especially when all of the siblings are on such different paths. Dealing with head-strong teenagers, dementia, dating, looking for love or sex (or both) makes growing pains and acceptance a harsh reality. Randall (Sterling K. Brown), Kevin (Justin Hartley), Kate (Chrissy Metz), and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) and the entire ensemble handle it all with honest, piercing segments  that showcase their formidable acting skills. I just wish the episode could have gotten there sooner rather than later. 

THIS IS US makes its viewers pause while playing โ€œworst case scenario gamesโ€ or mulling over the definition of a โ€œmodest yacht.โ€ I understand โ€œgrief is unbearable,โ€ and none of them can โ€œsit here with me for the rest of my life,โ€ but I am still wishing for more time with the Pearson family. If anyone knows how to slow down that ticking clock, please let me know. 

THIS IS US is available to stream on NBC/PEACOCK Television. 

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Childrenโ€™s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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