We said goodbye to This Is Us Season 1 tonight, as the This Is Us finale aired and would we finally see how Jack died? They mess with our emotions enough on a weekly basis, but I felt this was going to be too much for any of us to handle. Besides that, The Big Three all make big decisions regarding their future. Check out all the details from “Moonshadow” below in our This Is Us Season 1 Recap!
Last week on This Is Us on NBC 2017, we had the memorial for William, which meant many more tears for us all! We saw a lot of action happening, as Rebecca headed out to the tour with her band and Jack was not happy. We saw a young Kate talking to him and telling him to show his support and go to her first show, which was two hours away. Then we saw Kevin’s new opening night for his play and apparently Ron Howard was there and he called him later to offer him a role in a movie! This, of course, happened after he told Sophie he’d do whatever it takes to make it work for them. Kate opened up to Toby and told him she is the reason why her father died. We saw Randall go into his work to end the show and quit his job! Then Jack, after drinking some at the bar, headed out to see Rebecca’s show, but as he was drinking more beer on the road?
Warning: This post contains spoilers from This Is Us tonight on NBC, so stop reading now if you don’t want to know what happened!!!
We start with Jack and he is drinking beer while driving to Rebecca’s show, which he gets to and wonders why he is there! We then flashback to a younger Jack, as he is working on a car. The lady gives him a beer and a little cash for fixing it. They talk about how he came back from Vietnam with such an upbeat outlook. She then wants to set him up with a girl and he regretfully agrees!
Then we go to Rebecca at the same time, as she is with friends and they are talking about a wedding. One of them is getting married and it turns to Rebecca and if she is bringing a date. She said no and just put her at the freak table. She talks about her music and how she recorded a demo. They said she needs to focus on other things and want to set her up, but she is not all about it!
We then go back to the show, as Jack goes into the bar and gets a drink and shot. Backstage, Rebecca is freaking out and her ex comes to calm her down. It works, but then he goes to kiss her! Rebecca backs away and asks what the hell he is doing! She said Jack was right and of course he was right. Her ex just wanted her in the band for this reason! She walks through the bar, but they seem to miss each other, as Jack orders another drink.
Younger Jack gets home and his dad gives him a hard time about not having a job and it gets heated, but Jack goes upstairs and puts the cash he made fixing the car into a little box. He must be saving up!
Back to the bar, we see Rebecca call home and leave a message for Jack. She said she misses him and wishes he was there or she was with him.
Flashback again to Jack, as he and a friend are drinking some beer and looking at some shed. They want to open a body shop there. Jack said he wants out of that house and wants his mother out of that house. Jack asks about some poker game his friend’s cousin runs, but his friend said they are bad guys.
At the bar, Jack asks where he can find Rebecca. He downs his drink and then stumbles around the bar looking for her on This Is Us Season 1! He comes across her ex and he tells Jack to calm down and he is drunk and this is a big night for them. He said not to take it out on Rebecca for what he did, as he crossed the line! This sends Jack off, as he starts punching the ex! He gets pulled off him, as Rebecca comes and is shocked to see him there.
Rebecca tells them to take Jack outside and not let him leave without her. She tells Ben, the ex, that she has to drive Jack home. Ben said they go on in 20 minutes, but she said it is over. It is all over!
We then flashback to Rebecca and she gets a rejection letter for her music, so she calls her friend and said maybe it is time she changes things and lets her set her up. We then see Jack, as he grabs all his cash from the box and then gets a call from he lady he fixed the car for. She made the date happen and it will be on Friday.
Now Jack and Darryl, the friend of Jack, get to the poker spot. Darryl is very nervous. It is the first hand and the stakes get high. A guy calls and puts Jack all in. Jack wins the hand and then says the stakes are too high for him, so he has to go. He finishes his drink and him and Darryl celebrate outside, but then all of a sudden they get jumped! The guys takes all the money and said if they ever see them around there again, they will be killed!
We now see Rebecca driving Jack home. Things are quiet and he tries to talk on This Is Us Season 1, but she said no, not now. Not while he is drunk!
Back to Jack and Darryl, as Darryl drops him off and said they’ll get the money someway. Jack talks about his father and he thought his father would do the right thing someday. Jack said he always does the right thing, but when is he going to get his break? They make this too damn hard. He said next week, they are going back to that bar and getting their money back, one way or another, and he is getting the life he deserves instead of waiting for it to find him.
Jack and Rebecca get home and he said he does not know what to say. He said he will call the next day to apologize to Ben. He said he will go to meetings. She said he does not have a problem and he drank heavily for one year and stopped cold turkey. She said it is convenient that his alcoholism comes back the moment she has something going on in her life. He asked what happened with Ben and this erupts into a big fight. They both go at it, as she brings up him being her father and not being supportive for her. He talks about being supportive for everyone and making all the money. She said she is a ghost and has nothing in her life. It gets ugly and she asks what he loves about her, but he says nothing. She said make sure next time he says it, make sure he knows why and he isn’t saying it out of habit. She heads to bed on This Is Us Season 1.
We go back in time and both Jack and Rebecca getting ready for their date. Then we go forward, as Rebecca wakes up and talks with Jack and tells him not to apologize. They meant what they said, but maybe said it in a bad way. She tells him to go stay with Miguel for a little while and give them some air.
Back to the date night, as Rebecca arrives at the restaurant and no Jack yet. He happens to be outside the bar with Darryl and they are going to rob the bartender to get their money back! Jack comes up with a plan, but Darryl seems hesitant. Turns out, the date is not with Jack! We see Rebecca again and still waiting, as some other guy shows up and apologizes for being so late!
Jack’s bags are packed. He spoke to Miguel and he is fine with it. He tells Rebecca and she asks what they tell the kids. Jack said tell them the truth, as they had a fight and need a breath of fresh air.
We then flash to the forward, as we see Kate and Toby and they are back in Los Angeles and Kate said she knows what she wants to do now…she wants to sing! We see Kevin and Sophie and he is going to meet with the director and she said she wants him to get it. Randall is looking through a photo album at pictures. He then tells Beth that he wants to adopt a baby!
We flash back and see Rebecca not having fun on her date. She said he is a lovely guy, but she needs to be singing tonight and leaves. At the bar, Jack and Darryl are working on the robbery. As Jack goes to get the money, he sees Rebecca singing in the room behind them and is blown away!
Back to them talking, he said he was supposed to have another date that night. She wonders who it was. He said he never wondered. He said he loves her for what a great mother she is. She laughs with her whole face. She dances bad, but so bad that it is sexy. He said that he loves she left a blind date to sing. He said when he met her, that was his big break and they will make this love story work out for years to come, even with this glitch right now. He walks out, as Rebecca holds the necklace from him.
That is it and I am disappointed in this finale! What did you think of tonight’s episode?
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