Table of Contents
- This Is Us season 2 episode 9 preview: How do Kate and Toby move forward?
- The ‘This Is Us’ Season 3 Episode 9 Promo Promises It Will Explain Everything
- ‘This Is Us’: Here’s Why Fans Are Worried About Rebecca Pearson In Season 4
- What happens to Rebecca in the ‘This Is Us’ Season 4 Episode 8 promo trailer for ‘Sorry’
- Why fans are worried about Rebecca on ‘This Is Us’
- What will happen to Rebecca in ‘This Is Us’ Season 4
- ‘The Fall’ Series 4 To Continue Without Jamie Dornan; Gillian Anderson To Return As Stella Gibson After ‘The X-Files’ Season 11
This Is Us season 2 episode 9 preview: How do Kate and Toby move forward?
After tonight’s emotional punch to the gut, This Is Us season 2 episode 9 is going to be a Kate-centric story where she will be picking up the pieces. The title here is “Number Two,” and that is only fitting given that this is Kate’s story. You will understand more of how she’s feeling in the present, but also some of what transpired with her in the past.
(Warning: SPOILERS ahead from tonight’s episode if you missed it.)
At the end of Tuesday’s “Number One” Kevin learned (through Randall) that Kate had lost her baby — with that, we’ll see if he decides to confide in Randall the truth about his addiction and what he’s going through. That may not happen in “Number Two” given that this is the story of how Kate and Toby handle the news, and what they each decide to do in order to move forward. We imagine that this story will cover some of what we missed for them leading up to the reveal tonight, and hopefully a little bit of the aftermath. It’s devastating; Kate knew that this was a high-risk pregnancy because of her age and her weight, but she was excited about it and she and Toby were starting to move forward into their next chapter as parents. Hopefully, they will get another chance; the thing with life is that nothing is meant to be easy, and we imagine that this is one of the themes that This Is Us is likely going for here. It’s been most of the Pearsons’ lives to date.
Below, the This Is Us season 2 episode 9 synopsis CarterMatt has for you indicates that we have something to be hopeful about in this story:
While music is not going to take away the pain Kate is feeling, we do think that it may offer her a chance at healing and give herself a way to channel some of her pain. It’s also good to see that Rebecca is there to support her. She’s going to need to lean on people during this time and it’s already pretty clear that she’s not going to have Kevin.
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The ‘This Is Us’ Season 3 Episode 9 Promo Promises It Will Explain Everything
Sadly, it is almost time to say goodbye to This Is Us for a few months, but before the show’s winter hiatus fans still have the fall finale to look forward to, and the teaser for the upcoming episode promises that it will be one of the most important episodes so far. The This Is Us Season 3 Episode 9 promo trailer promises that next week’s new episode will finally answer all of our questions.
So far, the bulk of this season has focused on Jack Pearson’s complicated past while serving in the army in Vietnam with his brother Nicky. In the present timeline, Kevin and his girlfriend Zoe have traveled to Vietnam in order to learn more about Jack’s past, which he always kept quiet about during his life. In particular, Kevin (and the rest of us) has been intent on figuring out who a mysterious Vietnamese woman is that appears in a photo with Jack, and is seen wearing Jack’s necklace. The most recent episode revealed a bit about Jack’s relationship with the woman, showing that he simply wanted to help her despite Nicky’s reluctance to trust the nearby villagers, but fans are still curious if anything more ever developed between the two.
The fall finale teaser promises to finally reveal the full truth about Jack’s past life in Vietnam, as we see Kevin looking at Jack’s necklace and tracking down a man who seems to recognize the photo of Jack and the woman. The teaser also include a quick shot of Nicky punching Jack in the face, revealing that their tense relationship will likely reach a breaking point in the new episode. Check out the full promo teaser for the This Is Us fall finale below:
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But the episode will not be entirely about Jack’s past life in Vietnam. The other half of the teaser trailer focuses on Randall’s political career, which has had a pretty rough go of things so far this season. Despite faltering in his initial speeches and having to juggle differing campaign strategies from Beth and his campaign manager Jae-won, it appears that Randall will finally experience a win in the fall finale. The teaser shows Randall giving a charismatic speech, which ends in an entire crowd erupting in applause and Beth proudly looking at her husband. It looks like we are finally going to see something good happen for Randall and Beth.
Unfortunately, Kate and Toby are almost completely absent from the teaser, so we have no way of knowing what the fall finale might have in store for them. In recent episodes, it has seemed like Toby was starting to recover from his depressive episode after Kate found out she was pregnant, but we can never put it past This Is Us to go back to some heartbreaking cliffhanger, especially when it comes to finale episodes.
NBC has not yet revealed when This Is Us will return from its winter hiatus, but if it follows the pattern of the first two seasons, fans can expect it to return in mid-January. The This Is Us fall finale, “The Beginning Is the End Is the Beginning,” will air on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.
‘This Is Us’: Here’s Why Fans Are Worried About Rebecca Pearson In Season 4
When This Is Us wrapped its third season finale, fans were left with a million questions about Rebecca (Mandy Moore). In a heartwrenching flash-forward, the Pearson matriarch sat in bed as Randall (Sterling K. Brown) came to visit. However, it seems Rebecca didn’t recognize her son, as Randall had to clarify his relation to her. Now, seven episodes into the fourth season, the NBC series has yet to return to the future. But in the season 4 episode 8 promo, it seems viewers will finally find out what happens to Rebecca on This Is Us. And it’s all starting sooner than fans expected.
What happens to Rebecca in the ‘This Is Us’ Season 4 Episode 8 promo trailer for ‘Sorry’
In the This Is Us promotional trailer for “Sorry,” NBC teased what’s next for Kevin (Justin Hartley) after sleeping with Cassidy (Jennifer Morrison). The promo also hinted at major development for Deja (Lyric Ross) and Malik (Asante Blackk). But the majority of This Is Us fans noticed something wrong with Rebecca.
Halfway through the clip, Randall reveals Rebecca is visiting Philadelphia. “Mom and I are off to our tour of Philly,” Randall says. “Can’t wait for some quality R and R time.”
However, it appears a fun day out with mom becomes worrisome. At work, Rebecca shows Randall something on her phone. The clip flashed forward to Randall, who is speaking with Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) at home.
“What’s wrong?” Beth asks. And Randall glances up at Rebecca, who is showing his daughters something on her phone. But if that wasn’t troubling enough, the tagline for the episode is “Every decision has consequences.” So yeah, we’d say something major is looming over Rebecca on the Nov. 12 episode of This Is Us.
Why fans are worried about Rebecca on ‘This Is Us’
Mandy Moore as Rebecca Pearson on ‘This Is Us’ | Ron Batzdorff/NBC
Following the Nov. 5 episode, This Is Us fans went online to express their worries and predictions about Rebecca. And for the most part, it seems most viewers believe Rebecca will start to show symptoms of whatever is affecting her in the future.
“I think ’s showing pictures of people without realizing he knows the people in the photos,” a fan on Reddit wrote.
“I’m guessing she starts showing photos of baby Jack and says ‘and this is (family member who Randall clearly knows),’” another Redditor wrote. “He says ‘of course I know so and so’ and gives her a look of confusion. She says ‘oh of course you do Randall, I’m just tired from the flight.’ She then walks over to show the girls the photos of baby Jack and Randall wonders if it’s tiredness or something more.”
Meanwhile, other fans got a little more specific, wondering if Rebecca could be mistaking baby Jack for Kevin due to Alzheimer’s. “Maybe something like she’s showing them pictures of baby Jack, but continues to refer to him as Kevin,” a fan suggested. “Something that makes him question Alzheimer’s.”
And some fans even theorized Rebecca could be mistaking Miguel (Jon Huertas) for Jack (Milo Ventimiglia). “I hope we get an episode where Rebecca refers to Miguel as Jack, I’m both ready and not ready for that to happen,” a fan wrote.
What will happen to Rebecca in ‘This Is Us’ Season 4
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After the third season finale of This Is Us, creator Dan Fogelman hinted that Rebecca could have Alheimer’s of dementia based on the events from the flash-forward. However, Fogelman didn’t confirm or deny what will actually happen to Rebecca as the series moves forward. He told Entertainment Weekly:
All I can say about Rebecca’s status is, I don’t think that your read is a read that would be unexpected based off the limited amount of material we’ve seen. But there are other things that could be going on there as well. You wouldn’t be able to know it just from that. There could be many suspicions as to what is ailing Rebecca, including just aging and being in that place of life. The read of it being Alzheimer’s and dementia is not unexpected; it doesn’t mean it’s necessarily right.
Meanwhile, Moore teased the season 3 flash-forward could mean Rebecca’s death is near. “We’re in the final throes of her life, the last couple of weeks, I would say,” she told EW in April 2019. “You get that sense of urgency of the family gathering, for one reason or another, and in my mind, it’s to sort of say farewell.”
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But it doesn’t look like fans are getting a straight answer about Rebecca anytime soon. When EW asked Moore about Rebecca’s potential illness, the actress revealed viewers may not find out for another two seasons. “I think that will be revealed in the next season or two, for sure,” she said. “Could go either way.”
Regardless, Rebecca’s journey on This Is Us is going to be one wild ride over the next few seasons, according to Fogelman in September 2019.
“We’re in the ballpark of a much older woman at this point,” Fogelman said of the This Is Us flash-forward. “It’s a part of our journey, in the seasons to come… I can say that Mandy is going to have so much stuff to do. And it’s exciting because Mandy is so tremendous in the series and we’re really just getting started. By the end of this series, she’s going to need a long vacation. We’re going to work her really hard.”
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Paul Spector might be dead but people are still hoping to see another chapter of Stella Gibson’s story. Luckily, it looks like Gillian Anderson is eager to revisit her character in The Fall Series 4. The bad news is, Jamie Dornan will not be back when the show goes back on air.
In The Fall Series 3 finale, Stella Gibson faced Paul Spector in an interview that resulted in the suspect attacking her. Although Gibson was only left bruised from the encounter, the Belfast Strangler decided to take one last victim. Spector went for Dr. Larson before killing a Foyer Clinic patient named Mark Bailey and hanging himself with the doctor’s belt.
The death of Paul Spector certainly suggested that there will be no The Fall Season 4. After all, Stella Gibson has already left Belfast and gone back to London after Operation Music Man was disbanded. However, creator Allan Cubitt has made it clear that there are more stories to tell, even without Jamie Dornan.
Allan Cubitt revealed that he still has plans of continuing Stella Gibson’s story. However, he also made it clear that The Fall Season 4 is not happening immediately since Cubitt wants to focus on projects that are not related to the RTE One crime drama.
“I do have some thoughts, but I’m quite keen on doing other things as well, so it’s not going to be straight away.”
The possibility of The Fall Season 4 happening in the future is certainly a welcome idea for fans who are hoping to learn more about Stella Gibson and her life after Operation Music Man. Although it would be impossible for Jamie Dornan to return, there are even speculations that Paul Spector will appear in flashbacks.
Allan Cubitt wants to reunite with Gillian Anderson for ‘The Fall’ Series 4.
It is still unclear whether Jamie Dornan will be back in The Fall Season 4. In the meantime, Gillian Anderson has admitted that she wants to revisit Stella Gibson as soon as Allan Cubitt is available. The American Gods star stated that she would be eager to do the show again “in a few years.”
Gillian Anderson is currently working on ‘The X-Files’ Season 11 with David Duchovny.
Gillian Anderson has a good reason for saying that it will be a long wait for The Fall Season 4. The actress is currently working on The X-Files Season 11 with David Duchovny. Anderson might also begin filming for the second season of American Gods once she has completed the Fox series.
‘The Fall’ Series 4 To Continue Without Jamie Dornan; Gillian Anderson To Return As Stella Gibson After ‘The X-Files’ Season 11
Fans who have been watching all three season of “The Fall” are undoubtedly still in shock over the death of Paul Spector, especially because this would mean that the show has ended. But is it possible that “The Fall” Series 4 is still happening without Jamie Dornan? It looks like Stella Gibson’s story is far from over and Gillian Anderson is expected to start filming for the show as soon as she finishes “The X-Files” Season 11.
It’s hard to imagine how “The Fall” Series 4 could possibly go on without Jamie Dornan. After all, the BBC Two show has been all about Stella Gibson’s struggle to take down the serial killer Paul Spector. Unfortunately, the season finale of the third series finally saw the Belfast Strangler hanging himself, marking the end for Operation Musicman and sending Gibson back to London. Nevertheless, there is still hope that Gillian Anderson will be back for “The Fall” Series 4. However, Gibson will have to wait until Dana Scully finishes solving more paranormal cases in “The X-Files” Season 11.
Allan Cubitt has spoken to Digital Spy about Jamie Dornan’s unfortunate departure but also teased on the possibility of “The Fall” Series 4. In fact, the show creator already has some ideas on how to continue with Stella Gibson’s story now that she has defeated Paul Spector. “I do have some thoughts, but I’m quite keen on doing other things as well, so it’s not going to be straight away,” Cubitt stated. He isn’t the only one who will be very busy this year. Gillian Anderson is set to begin filming “The X-Files” Season 11, which means that the thriller will not return to BBC Two until after 2018.
It certainly won’t be the same without Jamie Dornan but there is little doubt that Stella Gibson will find a new nemesis after Paul Spector in “The Fall” Series 4. In the meantime, Anderson appears in “American Gods” as the always entertaining Media and is set to begin filming for “The X-Files” Season 11 this month.
Episodes: 16 (hour)
TV show dates: May 28, 2013 — present
Series status: Ending
Performers include: Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, Laura Donnelly, Bronagh Waugh, Niamh McGrady, Michael McElhatton, Ben Peel, Frank McCusker, John Lynch, Ian McElhinney, Archie Panjabi, Stuart Graham, Aisling Franciosi, Valene Kane, Emmett J. Scanlan, Bronágh Taggart, Karen Hassan, Jonjo O’Neill, Nick Lee, Colin Morgan, Brian Milligan, Séainín Brennan, and Sean McGinley.
TV show description:
This crime drama is set in Northern Ireland and follows senior investigating officer Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson). She must temporarily leave her position to enter the Police Service of Northern Ireland to oversee the progress of a murder investigation that has gone on for too long — Operation Musicman.
When she discovers exactly what is going on in the case, she must work with the local detectives to find the culprit, Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan), who is responsible for a crime spree.
Other characters include Paul’s wife, Sally Ann Spector (Bronagh Waugh); solicitor Sarah Kay (Laura Donnelly); Stella’s co-worker PC Danielle Ferrington (Niamh McGrady); and Assistant Chief Constable Jim Burns (John Lynch), Stella’s supervising officer.
This episode has not aired yet.
First aired: TBD
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The “This Is Us” season four return marks the midpoint of mid-season debuts for broadcast TV in January, part of the NBC slate that’s been off the air since Thanksgiving. But the series, which itself is also balanced at its own midpoint with two and a half more seasons to go, has now revealed the full scope of its ambitions. (NBC has greenlighted the series through season six, which show creator Dan Fogelman has suggested will be the series finale.)
Unlike most so-called prestige TV series, which wear the grand scope of their narrative like a badge of honor, “This is Us” has spent three and a half seasons slowly unfolding. It’s a show that looks and feels familiar, a small-scale tale of a single family. But with the fourth season reaching out into the future after spending three seasons in the past, “This Is Us” is now covering a full century of time.
Unlike most so-called prestige TV series, which wear the grand scope of their narrative like a badge of honor, “This is Us” has spent three and a half seasons slowly unfolding.
When “This Is Us” premiered, it presented itself as a generational story with two points: The parents — Jack and Rebecca Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore) — in the 1980s and the children — Kevin, Kate and Randall Pearson (Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz and Sterling K. Brown) — in the 2010s. For most of the first season, it stayed lodged between these two endpoints, building toward the death of Jack in the mid-1990s.
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But using the past in this way could only sustain the series for so long. By midway through season two, Jack’s death was no longer a mystery. Moreover, his death was not portrayed as the reason why these people are who they are, but merely a fork in their divergent life streams. Such reveals are truer to life, but not nearly as rewarding, and season three found itself with a ratings drop, going from an average of 11 million viewers a week in season two to barely 8 million in season three.
But those who lost interest were missing out. Season three began pushing further into the past, filling in time between Jack’s birth in 1944 to where the show introduced him in 1980. At the same time, it began adding in mysterious flash forwards, bringing the characters’ futures from the 2030s into the narrative. By doing so, the show added in a new layer of mysteries, with the period between present day and the 2030s left to be explored.
It’s the endpoint of the future that really shows the length and breadth of the series’ ambitions. Season four opened with what felt almost like a soft reboot, sidelining the entire regular cast to focus on three characters who would become important to the family’s future. Two of these characters intersected with the main stars within a few episodes. But the third threw the show even further into the future, to the year 2044. In short, the show has now created a story that covers a full century of American life.
That means the furthest “This Is Us’” timeline point now stretches nearly as far as HBO’s dystopian futurist series “Westworld” (set in the 2050s). But don’t expect Fogelman to introduce android hosts or flying cars. The show isn’t interested in what lies ahead for America as a society in the 2040s, any more than it was interested in the political landscapes of the decades it has already covered. (The Pearson parents seem like the typical Reagan voters of the 1980s, but despite the show crossing several election years between 1980 and 1997 — and a focus on Vietnam — politics magically never comes up.) For “This Is Us,” the essential truth is that a century of time can and will pass, and yet family, in whatever form it takes, is unchanging.
This generational story has been hiding in plain sight. We might coo a little over Moore’s 1970s dresses, or Kate’s 1990s flannels. But the truth is from the outside, it looks like “This Is Us” is just another broadcast family drama.
But for viewers, change is everywhere — social, technological, climate. Time seems to both expand and collapse as we are inundated with information. We fear as a society that the planet has reached a point of no return. Our political world is so untenable that war and mass murder are now regular byproducts. Against that backdrop, “This Is Us” reminds us that be it 1944 or 2044, relationships are still the center of what matters.