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Check out the trailer and description for tonight’s episode of This Is Us. The season finale is fast approaching.
Kate and Toby go to Las Vegas for their bachelor/bachelorette parties. Meanwhile, Jack and Rebecca celebrate their anniversary.
EW.COM:There has been fire and there has been darkness, and now… let there be light again?
With the resolution of Jack’s death mystery and the funeral service for Milo Ventimiglia’s Pearson patriarch, This Is Us has pushed viewers — and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) — through a double whammy of tragedy and mourning. So it makes sense, as series creator Dan Fogelman himself has said, that fans “deserve a break” after that recent trauma-o-rama.
The Feb. 27 episode of the NBC family drama, titled “Vegas, Baby,” brightens the mood, according to Moore. “There’s some present-day fun with a bachelor/bachelorette party for Toby (Chris Sullivan) and Kate (Chrissy Metz),” she tells EW.
The past story for Jack and Rebecca will focus on a wedding anniversary when they’ve been married for a while and the rigors of parenthood are taking their toll. “We come to the point where we don’t necessarily want to go through all of the hoopla and maybe just have a quiet night in — and the kids have another idea together,” shares Moore. “It definitely is a lighter episode, and I think it will definitely be bittersweet, knowing what we’ve just gone through with these characters.”
Via flashbacks in the funeral episode, viewers were able to see how Jack’s story will continue — and they might interface with him slightly differently than they did before they had witnessed his tragic end. “I think moving forward now will be bittersweet for people to realize, ‘Oh goodness, he really was this superhero and father,’” she notes. “And looking back at all the sweet moments that they shared, it might tug at the heartstrings a little bit more than usual.” (“More than usual?” Take appropriate precautions.)
Moore also revealed that the series will not return to the time period right after the funeral this season: “We’re going to go back in time a little bit and we’re going to stay more present-day,” she said, “but we’re not going to revisit the immediate aftermath of this funeral in season 2.”
THE WRAP: Super Bowl LII may have been down from last year, but its lead-out program was way, way up.
With a 16.2 rating in metered-market households, This Is Us scored the highest post-Super Bowl TV rating in six years, per early Nielsen numbers. The special Sunday episode’s numbers were 59 percent higher than last year’s premiere of 24: Legacy.
The last post-Super Bowl telecast to grab a better rating was NBC’s The Voice in 2012, which scored a 20.0 in the metered markets.
The number is not just a record for the special time slot (This Is Us ran from 10:45 -11:49 p.m.), but the NBC family drama itself, which rose 80 percent over the show’s previous record of a 9.0 rating for the Season 1 finale last March. The special installment also jumped 128 percent over This Is Us Season 2 average (7.1).
Following the dramatic episode, the cast appeared on a post-Super Bowl edition of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, which posted a 5.7 rating in metered-market households from 12:24-1:35 a.m. ET. Sunday’s show was the third highest-rated telecast for the Fallon-led late-night program and moved ahead of its last post-Super Bowl installment in 2015 (5.5 rating).