This Is Us S2 Episode 13 Recap: 8 Can’t Miss Moments From ‘That’ll Be The Day’
This Is Us is really pulling at the heartstrings of its audience as the series gets closer and closer to the day Jack died. Season two’s thirteenth episode brought us closer than ever as we finally saw how the fire started that burns down the Pearson home and presumably kills Jack, after an episode that detailed Jack’s last day with his family (unbeknownst to him and them). The episode had fans tearing up, laughing, and incredibly anxious, so as the emotions continue to well up heading into episode 14 which promises to have “all the answers” we’ve been looking for, take a look back at 8 can’t miss moments from “That’ll Be the Day.” Don’t forget the next episode will be the biggest yet and will be airing on Sunday, February 4 after the Super Bowl — you don’t want to miss it!
8. Pearson Brothers >Property Brothers
“That’ll Be the Day” was a little reminiscent of an episode of HGTV’s The Property Brothers. After deciding to go into business together, Beth and Randall launched R and B Properties and set to work on slowly improving the apartment building they bought where William used to live. While Beth implored Randall to “slow his roll” he promised the tenants he could fix every little thing, and luckily for him, Kevin stepped in to help. Kevin and Randall rolled up their sleeves, flashed their muscles, and got to work, and fans (much like the female tenants) were more than happy to watch the pair swing a sledgehammer. Unfortunately, Randall and Kevin’s ambition to do a month’s worth of work in one day was halted when a cockroach infestation was discovered and the building had to be evacuated. While working together, Randall opened up to Kevin that their dad had now been gone longer than they had him and was worried about not having enough time and Kevin reassured Randall he wasn’t going to die young.
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7. Super Bowl Fail
In flashbacks to the past, the audience was on edge and watching every little move Jack made, knowing full well it was his last day with his family and it happened to be Super Bowl Sunday. As Jack and Rebecca got excited about their last Super Bowl with their kids before they went to college, things fell apart. Kevin fought with his parents and instead went to Sophie’s while Randall opted to take Alison to see Titanic instead and Kate wanted to go to her friend’s party. With the Pearson’s having absolutely no idea it was their last day with their dad, it was heartbreaking to watch them give up any time they did have, especially as Jack became increasingly disappointed that none of them would be there to watch the big game with him.