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'This Is Us' Season 6 Episode 3: Jack's heartfelt day with kids ends on a tragic note

Jack and Rebecca had a wonderful day with the kids as he was finally able to spend some quality time with family. However, the day didn't end well
UPDATED JAN 19, 2022
Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore in 'This Is Us' Season 6 (NBC)
Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore in 'This Is Us' Season 6 (NBC)

NBC’s ‘This is Us’ is into its sixth and final season, but the show still manages to take us by surprise and give us moments that are emotional yet heart-warming. During Episode 2, we saw Nicky (Griffin Dunne) finally able to meet her long-lost love, Sally. He, Rebecca (Mandy Moore), and Miguel (Jon Huertas) take a road trip for one of the most awkward meals of all time.

However, the third episode was all about seeing familiar faces back on the show. We get into flashbacks and see that Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia) is concerned about his relationship with his children. He is struggling to be not there for all the little moments and wants to find a way so that he can be actively involved. So, he decides to give them the “Jack Experience”. He plans to take the kids out for a movie and have a great time with them.


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However, while seeing the movie, Jack sleeps and the kids enjoy the movie. Kevin doesn’t like the movie and gets out of the theatre. When Jack gets up and sees the kids enjoying the movie, he realizes that Kevin is not there. He asks Kate and Randall about their brother. They reveal that he didn’t like the movie and left the theatre. He asks the person working at the theatre about a small boy with blonde hair and the worker tells him that he saw the little boy go to the mall.

In the next scene, we see Kevin sitting inside a police station and Rebecca is there to take him home. Jack arrives there with Kate and Randall and hugs Kevin. He asks Rebecca about how the police contacted her and we get to know that she wrote her number on the inside part of his shoe. When they reach home, Jack asks about the phone number and tells Rebecca that he just wanted the kids to have fun with him.
Rebecca says that he will always get the time to have memorable days with them, he just needs to be patient. They hold their hands as we move back to the current setting and see Kevin in the same situation as well.

Kevin and his wife Madison are struggling to co-parent as Kevin always tends to miss the important moments of his children’s lives. Kevin and Madison get into an argument but Madison tells him that they are not together anymore, so one of us would always feel left out. As a result, he is spending the night at his sister’s, Kate (Chrissy Metz), house. At that time, he messages someone and it turns out it is Cassidy (Jennifer Morrison) that he’s talking to.

Mandy Moore as Rebecca and Milo Ventimiglia as Jack in 'This Is Us' Season 6 (NBC)

Back in the past, Jack has a wonderful time with Rebecca and their kids. Rebecca tells him that it’s never too late to turn a day around. However, Jack’s day ends with bad news. He receives a phone call and gets to know that his mom died.

Tonight’s episode was all about showing the world how difficult it can be to be a father.
They try to balance their work and personal lives so that they can have the best time with their families, but sometimes, it can be a little hard for them to do so because of some situations. Co-parenting can be tough and one of the parents would always miss some of the most precious moments of their children’s lives. It’s not fair, but there are always consequences that you need to face for the things you did in the past.