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  • vinny
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    This damn show. I hate showing emotion and I was crying like no tomorrow. My grade: A+

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    Miles
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    Maybe they were too much praised during season one but I’m among the ones who can’t stand Brown and Metz this season.

    Moore and Hartley should be in contention not only for nominations but for win too.

    Venitmiglia and Kelechi Watson are also way more deserving.

    I wholeheartedly agree. Randall’s character is so insufferable and annoying as an adult and Watson has the tough job of having to anchor his character and is doing a great job. Metz is a victim of her character writing, but I wouldn’t nominate her.

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    Atypical
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    Devastating. This episode hit in more of an impactful way than the Super Bowl episode did, and I didn’t think that was possible. When I think about where Mandy Moore started out as that silly teen girl singing “Candy” to this steely, grown-ass woman I watched act last night, wow. You just did thattt, bitch! And same goes for Milo, who more than affirmed his lead status here in possibly his finest hour (and thankfully, Jack’s story is far from over according to the previews). Then there’s Gerald McRaney, who could easily be nodded again in guest actor for this. I tried to keep my emotions in check for those difficult funeral scenes, but as soon as Rebecca saw old Dr. K, that was it! I was gone. And then when Rebecca fearlessly drove over the bridge? DONE! “This Is Us” can threaten in Drama Series. We’re past talking about only an uptake in acting nods. If the show is smart with Emmy submissions, it’ll submit “Super Bowl Sunday” only for writing and directing to secure those nominations.

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    BenitoDelicias
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    The Super Bowl episode was ridiculously good. They had so many amazing scenes in it. They managed to fuck with me once again, as good as they did in the Pilot, with Randall’s daughter (whatever her name is). They got a very gorgeous actress to play that role and she looks very much like the young version, I never even thought it could be her at “25” regardless of how similar they looked. I guess I was just thinking how good it would be for Randall to finally get his boy.

    Jack’s death is something they’ve dragged and dragged so it’s nice that it finally happend with some great, great work from Mandy Moore, you know, the girl who sang Candy like 20 years ago, yeah, that girl. Pretty amazed at how far she’s come. Very happy for her.

    Nice work from Metz too.

    Again, great episode, haven’t seen this week’s regular episode. If they keep this up, with the therapy fight, the superbowl episode, whatever happened this week that apparently was good too….can they actually win Drama Series? It’s starting to look like they can comfortably make a great 6 episode combo for submissions. And it’s still a hit in the ratings. I can imagine Game of Thrones loosing this race to Handmaid’s Tale and This is Us right now.

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    Jays
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    Great follow up episode to Super Bowl Sunday. They’ve really handled Jack’s death and the events surrounding it so well, when it could have been a disaster. Gerald McRaney is probably a lock for another nomination and possibly a win. His scene with Rebecca was the highlight of the episode for me along with Rebecca’s final goodbye to Jack at his favorite tree. Once again, Mandy Moore is continually showing that she’s this shows greatest asset. Hopefully, the awards follow suit. Can’t forget about Milo, his work is always solid but that car dealership monologue hit me hard. He should, emphasis on should, be a strong contender for a win this year. I actually don’t mind the 2-3 week break as it’s been a few heavy episodes, but I’m excited nonetheless to see where they go with Jack from now on.

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    SHT L
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    I’m starting to understand what you guys are seeing in Mandy Moore. She was quite excellent in Tuesday’s episode. Also, this episode is probably the most I’ve enjoyed Kate in months.

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    BenitoDelicias
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    Didn’t think this week’s episode was as great as the Super Bowl episode. However, Mandy Moore once again killed all of her scenes.

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    Episode Title: “Vegas, Baby”

    Synopsis: Kate and Toby go to Las Vegas for their bachelor and bachelorette parties; Jack and Rebecca celebrate their anniversary.

    Discuss.

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    Jays
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    Happy this is finally back. Excited to see where they go with Jack from now on.

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    vinny
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    This episode was interesting. The flashbacks were awesome. The Vegas stuff……hit or miss. My grade: B+

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    Most of the episode felt very forced to me. Didn’t realize that Beth and Kate had that level of a riff before. Randall and Beth’s fight about Deja and a bunch of other things played out oddly (maybe b/c it took place in the loud and rowdy male strip climb). I could sort of get Toby trying hard to impress Randall and Kevin at the bachelor party. Kevin almost losing his movie role felt like an afterthought of sorts. Jack and Rebecca’s anniversary scenes were especially toothless. I hope that isn’t the case for Jack’s scenes moving forward post-Super Bowl, b/c Milo is too good here for that. I’m optimistic though about the Vietnam story arc and details about the dead brother.

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    What does everyone think this is getting at the Emmys?
    I see:
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    Drama
    Sterling K. Brown
    Highly likely:
    Gerald McRaney
    Milo Ventimiglia
    Could Surprise:
    Justin Hartley
    Mandy Moore
    SNUB (If you wanna call it a snub based on her performance):
    Chrissy Metz

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    Atypical
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    “Super Bowl Sunday” should be the sole writing and directing submissions for the series. Both are very gettable this Emmy cycle.

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    PerksofBeingGriff
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    This was a filler episode with a great showcase for Beth. Best part though, for me, was when you got to see how much Kate loves Randall… especially in the library.

    “Someone is staring at you in ‘Personal Growth’.”

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    Turd Ferguson
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    This next episode does not have me excited. I’m not the biggest fan of the Deja plotline, and Randall is at his most irritating in this storyline. I just don’t see myself liking this one if I didn’t like Number Three.

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