November 2, 2017 at 9:36 am #1202400420
This episode eased back on some of the soap-operaish elements of the past couple and was all the better for it. Moore has been my favorite since the start, and she was stunning in the final time-jumping montage. Funny how the flashbacks, no matter to what time frame, are always more compelling than the “present-day” stuff.November 2, 2017 at 10:55 pm #1202400881
Milo is having the best arc he could ask for this season. This episode was kind of a good break for him, so they let Moore step out front. Good GOD did she bring it, and she made it seem so effortless.
She should win an Emmy for this episode point blank. Also, this is the first great episode of the season I think. The writing was phenomenal. I am just so stunned by Mandy Moore here. First it was her telling Randall the story of how he was adopted, then it was her crying on the floor, and that monologue through the time loop. I cried way too much.
I cried like early Grey’s Anatomy cried.
“Someone is staring at you in ‘Personal Growth’.”November 2, 2017 at 10:57 pm #1202400883
Mandy Moore is fine but I’d die if she won. I could name at least 10 actresses by the end of the season that’d be more worthy. I can name at least 5 by this point already.November 2, 2017 at 11:03 pm #1202400891
See I’m just assuming she’s going to end up submitting supporting. I want her to and Watson can get the other nom.
If Moore is in supporting she could be a serious fighter with this episode.
“Someone is staring at you in ‘Personal Growth’.”November 3, 2017 at 1:14 am #1202400922
After the first two episode of the season I was worried about a drop in quality, but the past three episodes have been all great. This is the This Is Us we love. I hope it rules at next year Globes and SAG.
Moore will never win lead actress drama with this show/role/screentime…but it doesn’t mean she’s not great.
Every castmember have already potential tapes this season.
Love Sterling K.Brown but I never saw him as MVP and never saw him as a lead. Milo is borderline but is more a legitimate lead than Brwon.
Brown and Hartley should be in the same category.November 3, 2017 at 3:55 pm #1202401380
Mandy Moore’s Emmy tape if she gets nominated.
Yup. She was incredible. As the episode progressed, I thought this might be a potential Sterling tape, but Mandy took over. Wonderful stuff.
On that note, the show needs to give Sterling K Brown more to do. In season 1, you could see them realize what an asset they had and they gave him more and more and he emerged as the true lead. I get they are trying to develop the other characters, but Justin Hartley is no Sterling K Brown. Brown takes this show to another level. Let him do that. He hasn’t been given anything that will help repeat at the Emmys yet.
And I think Watson deserves a Supporting Actress slot over Metz this season so far.November 7, 2017 at 8:32 am #1202404394
Episode Title: “The Most Disappointed Man”
Synopsis: Randall adjusts to the foster system; Kate and Toby take the next step in their relationship; Jack and Rebecca finalize Randall’s adoption.
Discuss.November 7, 2017 at 8:04 pm #1202404791
I’m curious to here the opinion of others. I know how I feel, but how does everybody else feel about this season as a whole. If you read this, please tell me if you think this season is better, worse, or the same as season 1.November 7, 2017 at 8:27 pm #1202404803
I hated the the Kate and Kevin Storylines, the William storyline was random but worked I guess, I enjoyed the Jack and Rebecca storyline but I am terrified that (the overdue) Delroy Linda will get and undeserved nomination like Henry and O’Hare, I enjoyed the Randall storyline as well, Susan Kelechi Watson was underused but she was great in her one great scene, I like the actress that plays Deja, I also smiled when the two judges were talking.
I’m not sure I’ll be able to force myself to watch Netflix weeks episode: a solo Kevin episode.November 7, 2017 at 9:11 pm #1202404855
I think working off the season 1 finale Moonshadow to now has been the series’ strongest flashback material but the weakest present day Big 3 material. When the show focuses on Jack, Rebecca, and the past, the show is the strongest it’s ever been but when the show focuses on Randall, Kate and Kevin, it’s the weakest it’s been.
That being said the Jack and Rebecca stuff is so strong it makes me excited to come back each week while Justin Hartley, Sterling K Brown, and Susan Kalechi Watson make otherwise boring and broody stories fun to watch.November 8, 2017 at 7:38 am #1202405169
I didn’t love this episode. My grade: B+November 8, 2017 at 9:01 am #1202405254
I think this season is weaker than Season 1, and I am not enjoying it as much. The acting is good all around – Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore especially stand out to me this season. However, the storylines are not as intriguing or well-written compared to last year. I agree with the poster that said the flashbacks are better than the up-to-date storylines with the grown-up Big 3. There can be too much cheese at times.
This show is still better than most dramas on network tv, but there has been a little sophomore slump. I see it still getting nominated for some awards, but I don’t think it will win anything big with shows like Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, and The Handmaid’s Tale as competition.November 8, 2017 at 10:41 pm #1202405802
Another incredibly moving episode. There was a lot going on here, maybe too much, but it all worked out in the end. Randall meeting Deja’s birth mother, Kate and Toby’s almost marriage, Kevin’s sad spiraling, young William’s arraignment, and most importantly, Jack and Rebecca fighting for baby Randall’s adoption. I was expecting Delroy Lindo to deliver in his usual fiery sort of oratory way, but I ended up being much more taken by Sam Anderson in his big scene. I think I’d rather see the latter over the former get any Emmy attention next year, unless both are eclipsed by better contenders internally this season. Interesting to see the Big Three all getting showcase episodes like this before winter break. They could each be potential tape submissions for Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, and Sterling K. Brown, if done correctly.
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