That’s it, This is Us, it’s over! After 106 episodes spread over 6 seasons, the Pearson family said goodbye to the small screen in a final last stand before which tears flowed for the last time.
Since its launch in 2016, fans of This is Us made up their minds: never start an episode without having a packet of tissues nearby. Rare are the series that have touched the hearts of viewers so much, many of whom have regularly finished episodes of the show created by Dan Fogelman foggy eyes or downright puffy!
To celebrate the end of one of the most popular series of recent years, season 6 of which is available on MyCanal, immerse yourself with us in 12 unforgettable moments in the lives of the Pearsons that left us inconsolable…
The loss of the third baby and the adoption of Randall (season 1, episode 1)
It was from the first episode of This is Us that the emotional rollercoaster began, setting the tone for the rest of the series. Pregnant with triplets, Rebecca (mandy moore) loses one of the babies during delivery, which Dr. K (Gerald McRaney) announces to Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) in a very moving scene where we hear for the first time the metaphor of lemonade, which will run throughout the show. This terrible loss will nevertheless lead the Pearsons to adopt little Randall, abandoned in front of a barracks and in the same incubator as Kate and Kevin in the hospital that day.
Randall’s Crack (Season 1, Episode 15)
Stressed by his work and the illness of his biological father, Randall (Sterling K. Brown) completely breaks down and breaks down in tears in his office where Kevin (Justin Hartley) runs to comfort his brother. An emotionally charged scene, especially because the often egocentric Kevin detects the distress in Randall’s voice on the phone and chooses to leave the preview of his play on Broadway to come and support his brother, who then lets go completely on his shoulder. A scene that we are not about to forget.
The passing of William (season 1, episode 16)
We knew he had terminal cancer from the start, but the death of William, Randall’s biological father, is no less heartbreaking. It’s at the end of an episode filled with flashbacks of the life of the character masterfully played by Ron Cephas Jones, that the latter breathes his last, just after his son calls him “dad” for the first time. Heart touching.
Kevin’s Crisis (Season 2, Episode 8)
One of the most dramatic moments of the series goes to Kevin who, when his addiction is at its peak, has a one-night stand with a former classmate at whose house he forgets a pendant given to him by his father in the evening. of the injury that changed the course of his life. When the young woman refuses to return the jewel, Kevin collapses on his lawn, totally broken. A scene in front of which it is impossible to remain unmoved.
Kate’s miscarriage (season 2, episode 9)
When the episode centered on Kate’s miscarriage (Chrissy Metz) begins, the spectators already know that she will lose the baby, so it is all the more painful to see the young woman and Toby (Chris Sullivan) joyfully preparing for the arrival of the newborn. Watching them grieve in so many different ways is heartbreaking.
The departure of Deja (season 2, episode 10)
After episodes centered on Kevin then Kate, “Number Three” attacks Randall and, there again, offers a particularly sad sequence: the one where Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) and her husband say goodbye to Deja (Lyric Ross), the young girl they had welcomed into their family, who returns to live with her biological mother.
The Therapy Session (Season 2, Episode 11)
While he is in the middle of rehab, Kevin receives his brother, sister and mother for a family therapy session that turns sour when everyone finally pours out all the grudges stored up for years. A memorable moment of tension, which will end with a touching reconciliation of the Big Three on a bench.
Jack’s Death (Season 2, Episode 14)
It’s simply the most heartbreaking moment of the entire series: Jack’s sudden death, offscreen, from a heart attack in hospital after surviving the family home fire but inhaling too much smoke. If the spectators knew that this fateful day was coming, it was undoubtedly difficult for them to hold back their sobs when Rebecca heard the news after having just left her husband’s room alive to go buy herself a chocolate bar.
The tragic story of Nicky (season 3, episode 11)
While spectators, like the Pearsons, thought Jack’s little brother died during the Vietnam War, we learn in season 3 that this is not the case. When the sad reason behind the ‘breakup’ between the two brothers is revealed, we can’t help but be devastated for this sibling torn apart by a terrible accident, especially knowing that Jack will never have learned the truth. about him. Another highlight of the episode: when Kevin, Kate and Randall meet their uncle played by Griffin Dunne and tell him that his brother died years ago.
The end of Miguel’s life (season 6, episode 15)
Present throughout the series, in the past as Jack’s best friend and in the present as Rebecca’s new husband, Miguel (Jon Huertas) has often kept a low profile. But the episode that the last season devoted to him, from his childhood to his death, was terribly moving. A beautiful farewell for a beautiful character!
Farewell to Rebecca (season 6, episode 17)
Rebecca will have had a full life, made up of moments of pure happiness and overwhelming drama. Nonetheless, seeing all of his family members come together for a final farewell where everyone parades to their room to say goodbye will long be remembered by fans. In particular thanks to a skilful staging where a young Rebecca is shown in a train where she receives the visit of all her relatives, all guided by a very philosophical William.
Rebecca’s funeral (season 6, episode 18)
We couldn’t conclude this list without a mention to the very last episode of This is Us, centered on Rebecca’s funeral. Whether it’s the conversations between Randall and Beth or Kate and Toby on the day of the funeral or the last scenes between the series’ star couple in the afterlife, it’s hard to hold back tears. But perhaps the most moving sequence is when the Big Three share their wishes for the future while reminiscing about their wonderful parents and the little nursery rhyme Jack taught them as children…