This Is Us: Season One’s 12 Biggest Moments And Shocking Twists
It is hard to believe, and sad to admit, but season one of This Is Us has now come to an end. It is difficult to recall any other series that had such an immediate success, reaction, and engagement with fans than This Is Us has had since its premiere on September 20, 2016. With an absolutely amazing cast and even better storylines, a lot from season one still has fans reeling, and already wondering how season two will even compare. Through 18 episodes, fans went through a lot of laughs, tears, heartbreak and more with their favorite characters, so as we eagerly await season two, take a look back at the incredible first season with This Is Us‘ 12 biggest moments and shocking twists!
12. The First Twist
It seems like forever ago now, but one of the show’s biggest and best twist was the original one. This Is Us began with the story of Kate, her brother Kevin, along with the beginning of Jack and Rebecca who have a box of photos labeled ’75-’79. While fans were pulled into every character’s story, no one will forget the big revelation at the end of the episode when a firefighter offers Jack a cigarette in the hospital, that Kate and Kevin were in fact Jack and Rebecca’s babies. That moment was the catalyst for how the series would continue with present day stories and flashbacks, and was crafted so perfectly, all fans wanted was more. It was the show’s very first big twist, and still arguably the best one.
11. Jack’s Sobriety
Through all of a season one, Jack Pearson was characterized as an unbelievably perfect husband and father. From telling the guys at the golf course he never wanted to “get away” from his family, to his huge romantic setup in his and Rebecca’s first apartment to “voguing” with Kate, everything Jack did was heartwarming and wonderful, maybe perhaps a little too wonderful and perfect. It seems Jack’s one vice is drinking, and it clearly became a big enough problem that Rebecca had to tell him to stop it, and Jack being Jack, he did. That was until his fight with Rebecca and fans saw him down a whiskey in a couple of sips. Fans have now been led to believe that his drinking takes some vital toll on his relationship with his family, or even might play a part in his death, making his return to drinking one of the show’s biggest moments.