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.
SOB for Gerald McRaney talking about death.
SOB for William having even more sadness in his story, damn.
YAY! for him and Denis O’Hare (YAY! for Denis O’Hare!) rekindling their relationship.
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!
SOB for tiny baby Kevin refusing to let go of his sister as they wheel her back to surgery.
SOB for baby Randall buying Gerald McRaney a snowglobe.
SOB for suicidal Jimmi Simpson, though, real talk, this probably could have been cut.
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.
YAY! for Toby’s triumphant return to declare his love for Kate!
YAY! for not-dead Gerald McRaney!
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.
SOBYAY! for everyone being happy and in love and singing and being generally adorable.
SOBSOBSOBSOBSOBBBBBBBBB for Toby who has a goddamn heart attack in the last few seconds of the episode. #PRAYFORTOBY
LOL for Miguel getting the lights to work. Oh Miguel, you cinnamon roll.