The upcoming This is Us episodes are gearing for more tears and laughter. This week, the big three’s birthday is coming. They are turning 10 and are demanding to have their own birthday parties as opposed to the dog their father, Jack (Milo Ventimiglia), plans to give them.
E! News shared a sneak peek for episode 13 wherein Jack and Rebecca’s (Mandy Moore) kids want three separate birthday parties. Kate (Mackenzie Hancsicsak) wants a Madonna party, while Kevin (Parker Bates) demands a Princess Bride-themed party. Randall (Lonnie Chavis), on the other hand, is fine with anything as long as there is a magician.
Meanwhile, in the present time, the triplets have their own challenges to face. Randall (Sterling K. Brown) struggles to find time with his biological father, William (Ron Cephas Jones). Kevin (Justin Hartley) makes a major romantic decision, while Kate’s (Chrissy Metz) gastric bypass surgery takes an unexpected turn as she struggles to lose weight.
Show creator Dan Fogelman teased that Kate’s problem could actually lead to a love triangle. “Somebody comes into Kate’s life who becomes a little bit of an antagonist, or somebody who could throw a couple of wrinkles into her story line with Toby – romantic-wise and otherwise,” he said.
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The People’s Choice Awards’ Favorite New TV Drama winner will also tackle Jack’s death this week. Fogelman teased that there is a “piece of information” that will give a hint on how and when Jack died.
“People have a lot of questions. Not all of them are going to be answered for quite some time, but in terms of starting to put together the peripheral puzzle pieces, one of them takes shape this week,” Fogelman told Entertainment Weekly.
Meanwhile, NBC recently announced at the 2017 TCA Winter Press Tour that This is Us has been renewed for two more seasons. In a statement, NBC entertainment president Jennifer Salke thanked the cast, crew, and producers behind the production of the highly-acclaimed comedy/drama series.
Aside from winning the Favorite New TV Drama award, Moore and Ventimiglia also received nominations from People’s Choice Awards for their performances in the show. This is Us also got a nod for Best TV Series in Drama from Golden Globe Awards and Critics’ Choice Television Awards.
Catch This is Us episodes every Tuesdays at 9 p.m. in NBC.
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