This Is Us (S04E18) “Strangers, Part 2” Season Finale

The season finale of This Is Us gave us a whole of to take in,  but some much-needed comfort as well. Here’s a recap!

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“Strangers, Part 2” was a jammed-packed season finale that gave us a lot of taking in; but let us feeling all right when it comes to a nice ending. We meet a few new characters that’ll play a huge part in the next season. We see the present family celebrating baby Jack’s first birthday with the announcement of Rebecca doing the study trials. Of course, that doesn’t sit well Kevin who learns that Randall talked Rebecca into doing it. It sets up this argument scene in the yard that’s just heart-pounding.

Meanwhile, a grown-up baby Jack and his wife meet their baby girl along with a family member; that we learn to be his baby sister. In the present, Kate and Toby take baby Jack to the NICU to place his photo in the wall of fame and the conversation began of given Jack a sibling.

In the past, it’s been one year since the big three were born and Jack isn’t getting his usual birthday celebration from Rebecca. As they celebrate the big three’s birthday; both Jack and Rebecca talk about what would have been if Kyle, the third baby that had died in the birth, had lived. They visit the doctor and gets words of wisdom once again

And as Kevin deals with Randall, he gets news that is unexpected. Madison is pregnant with his child and it’s twins; a boy and a girl. While Uncle Nicky texts Kevin of his one-year celebration, we see Cassidy making a visit. As we get to the future of what looks to be the series finale; we see Kevin and Randall reunite in a forgiven way and Uncle Nicky with a ring on his finger.

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THIS IS US — “Strangers: Part Two” Episode 418 — Pictured: (l-r) Sterling K. Brown as Randall, Justin Hartley as Kevin, Chrissy Metz as Kate — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)

This was an overwhelming season finale with moments of happiness and heavy emotions. While everyone had so many good moments, Sterling K. Brown and Justin Hartley were amazingly awesome in this episode. That yard scene was my favorite of this episode and come to found out that it only took one take to film that. Holy crap!

Now let me get this thought out of the way, we know that Madison is pregnant and it’s a bit miracle for her; but what are the chances that she doesn’t make it to the series finale and we see Kevin married to someone else like Cassidey or Sophie? Also since we haven’t seen Kate in the future, where is she? She couldn’t be that late to get thee as Kevin was the last one to get there, right?

Some many questions going into next season and the final season. This is going to be fun thinking about how next season will play out.

Overall, I give this episode a 9.5/10.

What did you think of the season finale? How do you think this will play out next season? Leave a comment and tell us your thoughts.

You can catch This Is Us available on the NBC app, and new season this fall (if we get a fall premiere).