If you found yourself sort of disappointed by This Is Us’ first season finale, you weren’t alone.
Many fans were expecting answers to the many questions raised throughout the season, specifically when it comes to how Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) died, and how Rebecca (Mandy Moore) and Miguel (Jon Huertas) eventually got together.
Instead, we got a brutal hour of Jack and Rebecca falling apart, mixed with flashbacks of the first time they met (which involved Jack being so distracted by Rebecca’s beautiful singing voice that he forgot to rob a bar). It was emotional and beautiful, just like every other episode, but it wasn’t quite the answer-filled finale that many fans had been hoping for.
“That bummed me out,” Moore (who also posted on Instagram about the backlash) told E! News before she and the rest of the cast hit the stage for PaleyFest. “I’m really proud of the work we did and proud of the episode, and anytime anybody asked me, I said, you’re not going to find out how Jack dies. I don’t know why people are so fixated on that!”
Her TV husband agrees.
“It’s one of those things where sure, it might have been leading in that direction, but at the same time, if you know anything about this show, you can’t expect anything,” Ventimiglia said. “Anything that you believe is going to happen may not happen, but you have to understand that what we’re telling, the stories we’re telling are still gonna hit home, and you’re going to discover more about this family that you fell in love with.”
While we may have to wait quite a while, answers are coming, Chris Sullivan promised.
“Oh, you want answers? Well guess what! We’re picked up for two more seasons! You’re going to get all kinds of answers, we’re going to ask a bunch more questions, and it’s all going to work out.”
If only we didn’t have to wait until the fall for season two.
Check out the video above to hear what the rest of the cast had to say about the fan response!
This Is Us will return for a second season on NBC.
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Published at Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:05:00 +0000
Nearly six months since coming face to face with robbers in Paris, Kim Kardashian has shared her account of the night she feared she would die.
After Sunday’s episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, during which the mother of two recalled the early morning events of Oct. 3, Kardashian also took to social media to share candid reflection with her 95 million followers. Overall, Kardashian has noticed a positive change in herself after living through such an event.
“I took a tragic horrific experience and did not let it diminish me, rather grew and evolved and allowed the experience to teach me. I can say I’ve become so much better because of it,” she tweeted. “Thank you for allowing me to share my story tonight.”
That story, however, was difficult to retell. “Tonight’s episode is going to be very tough for me. However, I thought it was important to share this story through my eyes & not in an interview where my own words could be twisted,” she wrote on Instagram before the episode. “I have always shared so much & I’m not going to hold back when this was probably one of the most life changing experiences for me.”
While the memory of being tied up against her will at gunpoint and robbed is a difficult one to bear, the 36-year-old mogul was focused on the silver lining—surviving.
“I would never wish this experience upon anyone, but have learned some valuable lessons & feel so blessed to be safe home with my babies & husband,” she wrote. “To my friends, family, and loved ones I can’t thank you enough for being there when I needed you the most. To the French police, thank you for your incredible hard work.”
As always, Kim’s famous family had her back. “I will never forget the terror in her voice,” Kourtney Kardashian remembered. “Thank you God for protecting her.”
“Through it all, I am inspired by Kim’s strength, courage and spirit. Nothing will ever break us. Love you so much, @kimkardashian,” sister Khloe Kardashian penned on Instagram. “Seeing Kim’s strength and bravery in tonight’s episode is inspiring!!!”
“Thankful for my family!!” Kris Jenner tweeted. “#love #blessed #myeverything.”
Published at Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:04:10 +0000