‘This Is Us’ Bosses on Nicky’s Fate, Randall’s Politics and Meeting Future Beth

Variety | 11/27/2018 | Danielle Turchiano
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SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “The Beginning is the End is the Beginning,” the Season 3 midseason finale of “This Is Us.”

The third season of “This Is Us” has entered into its holiday hiatus but, true to form, it didn’t go out without one more big twist.

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Kevin (Justin Hartley) and Zoe (Melanie Liburd) traveled to Vietnam to learn about his father’s past during the war. They learned that although Jack always said his brother Nicky (Michael Angarano) died in the war, his name was not among the list of the fallen soldiers. But the show didn’t leave it there, instead flashing to a previously unseen house, with an older man shuffling around in the background and envelopes addressed to Nicholas Pearson stacked on a table.

So, not only did Jack’s little brother not die in the war as the Pearson patriarch had led his family to believe — he didn’t die at all.

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“We loved that Kevin was going to Vietnam in search of one thing — his father’s war story and his father’s relationship with the woman wearing the necklace in the photos — and he ends up answering a question he didn’t even know he should be asking, which speaks to the unexpected nature of life,” co-showrunner Isaac Aptaker tells Variety.

'This Is Us' Star on Zoe's Secret: 'I Didn't Know It Would Be Quite This Difficult'

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Nicky’s story was not the only one into which the midseason finale, entitled “The Beginning is the End is the Beginning,” provided insight. The flash forward sequence with Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and Tess (Iantha Richardson) was also extended to get a glimpse at Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson), revealing that the three were all going to see “Randall’s mother.” The reason why is still unknown for the time being,...
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