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Last Night's 'This Is Us' Was an Even Bigger Emotionfest Than Usual

By Courtney Enlow | TV Reviews | December 7, 2016 | Comments ()

By Courtney Enlow | TV Reviews | December 7, 2016 |


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Last night’s This Is Us operated on three levels: YAY!, SOB, and LOL. Mostly those first two.

SOB for sick, scared little kids. This is my Kryptonite.

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SOB for Gerald McRaney talking about death.

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SOB for William having even more sadness in his story, damn.

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YAY! for him and Denis O’Hare (YAY! for Denis O’Hare!) rekindling their relationship.

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YAY! for everyone being super chill about it, especially perfect child Tess who’s all “Grandpa’s gay or at least bi.” YAY! for bi visibility!

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SOB for tiny baby Kevin refusing to let go of his sister as they wheel her back to surgery.

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SOB for baby Randall buying Gerald McRaney a snowglobe.

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SOB for suicidal Jimmi Simpson, though, real talk, this probably could have been cut.

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YAY! for Randall saving suicidal Jimmi Simpson, even though, real talk, it probably could have been cut. That said, I think it was probably a red herring dramatic moment so we don’t see the end coming.

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YAY! for Toby’s triumphant return to declare his love for Kate!

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YAY! for not-dead Gerald McRaney!

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YAY! for Kevin’s burgeoning relationship with precious Sloane (who yes indeed is Lily from the AT&T commercials) and not actual monsterhuman Olivia who is the worst.

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SOBYAY! for everyone being happy and in love and singing and being generally adorable.

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SOBSOBSOBSOBSOBBBBBBBBB for Toby who has a goddamn heart attack in the last few seconds of the episode. #PRAYFORTOBY

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LOL for Miguel getting the lights to work. Oh Miguel, you cinnamon roll.

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