The Emmy-winning series “This is Us” returned in a big way to kick off Season 2. While Jack’s ultimate fate wasn’t yet revealed, the pieces were put in place for the big reveal to come later.
[Spoiler Alert: The remainder of this article will discuss Season 2, Episode 1 of “This is Us.”]
The episode opens with Rebecca picking the kids up to have a talk about her and their father’s relationship. They’re nervous, but she tries to keep them calm. They arrive at a restaurant where Jack reveals what happened at the concert with Rebecca’s ex boyfriend. He tells them that they’re going to take a little time for themselves. Kate is upset, but there’s nothing they can do about it.
Meanwhile, in the present day, Randall is getting used to life as a stay-at-home dad and prepping vigorously for he and Beth to adopt a young boy. However, she makes it clear that she’s not thrilled about the idea because he’s clearly trying to repeat the same pattern in which he was adopted in the wake of his biological father’s death. They fight outside the adoption center and she storms off.