This Is Us' "Brothers" Twist: Nicky Looms Massive in Jack's Previous

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This Is Us cannot cease with the twists. From drug habit to being pregnant and within the Tuesday, Oct. 24 episode one other revelation: A brother. Spoilers forward!

Within the appropriately titled “Brothers,” Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) went tenting with Kevin and Randall. Whereas within the woods, the 2 boys appeared to work out their variations. However again house, Rebecca (Mandy Moore ) acquired information she wasn’t positive tips on how to take care of: Jack’s father was dying. When she lastly reached Jack, he mentioned the person was already lifeless to him. All through the episodes viewers noticed flashbacks to child Jack watching his dad in a bar whereas he was left within the automobile, solely to search out him speaking to anyone else within the automobile—his brother, Nicky.

Seems Nicky was additionally in Vietnam with Jack. The episode ends with grownup Jack taking a look at a photograph of his unit, Nicky proper subsequent to him.

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“Nicky lives massive in Jack’s previous and it ties into Jack’s psychology as we discover the problems that perhaps contributed to his alcoholism,” government producer Glenn Ficarra informed The Hollywood Reporter.

Count on extra exploration about Nicky and Jack sooner or later.

“We’ll meat that story out. It is simply going to return out in drips and drabs. What they’re actually getting at are the bigger themes of, this is one of the best of the person, as manifested in his son Randall, and a braveness with the Deja relationship, after which right here can be the dangerous facet of the person in his son Kevin, who’s coping with his habit and conserving secrets and techniques and mendacity,” government prouder John Requa mentioned. “The reveal on the finish [of the episode] actually makes the hyperlink. This is the place this comes from. It is a manifestation of this a part of Jack. That is the way it works within the composition of this episode.”

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Their childhood and Nicky’s seeming demise in Vietnam nonetheless maintain secrets and techniques about Jack, that “clearly this looms massive in the individual that he’s,” Requa informed EW.

“The massive factor is that he retains secrets and techniques, that he has compartmentalized and hidden away this a part of his life, which clearly was his brother, and it was an enormous half. Clearly a significant factor occurred, some trauma of some kind,” he mentioned.

What do you concentrate on the Nicky reveal?

This Is Us airs Tuesdays, 9 p.m. on NBC.

(E! and NBC are each a part of the NBCUniversal household.)

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