At this level we count on This Is Us to be chock full of untamed twists and turns. Even nonetheless, the Season 2 episode “Brothers” nonetheless threw us for a loop! We thought we knew the whole lot there may be to learn about Milo Ventimiglia’s character Jack Pearson (besides, uh, how he dies), however this week we realized that he truly has (or had?) a brother!
Younger Jack and his brother Nicky (Picture Credit score: YouTube)
It began when Jack, Randall, and Kevin are tenting within the woods, and Jack learns that his father is dying. He decides that the outdated man is not value visiting earlier than he passes away, however that also sparks some painful reminiscences for Jack. In a late-night flashback, Jack remembers ready within the automobile whereas his father drinks at a bar (as a substitute of taking him on a fishing journey like he was speculated to.) Nonetheless, the digital camera pans to the again seat, the place one other little boy with thick glasses is waking up from a nap!
“The place are we?” asks the kid. “Look who lastly wakened,” responds Jack. That is after we determine who the kid is, as he asks “the place’s dad? when’s he coming again?” “In all probability not for some time,” Jack solutions. “However don’t be concerned Nicky, I am not going anyplace.” Okay, so Jack has somewhat brother named Nicky that he was very protecting of as a child. The place is that this mysterious now?
Jack and his brother Nicky (Picture Credit score: YouTube)
Sadly, we’re frightened he may not truly be alive anymore. After the flashback, Jack pulls out a field of outdated photographs, and lingers on one from his army days. In it, he is posing with one other grownup man with glasses and a “Pearson” patch on his fatigues. We will solely assume the man within the photograph can be his brother Nicky, and the unhappy look on Jack’s face makes us marvel if he died within the warfare. We’ll simply need to tune in subsequent week to search out out!