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THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: Heartbreaking Hevon Wedding

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If you missed Thursday’s episode of The Young and the Restless you missed quite the ensemble performance from the cast of the top-rated soap, but none more so than that of Mishael Morgan (Hilary).  Look for more about her performances in a major post to come.

Finally, Hevon fans got their wish, sort of.  The long-awaited Devon (Bryton James) and Hilary wedding finally happened, only this was on her death bed in the hospital.

However, the episode started with a nightmare sequence for Hilary; as she envisions her wedding at the penthouse with Devon in her wedding dress, but the minister starts reciting a funeral service ceremony instead of what you would hear at someone’s nuptials.  Hilary objects to what he is reciting saying it is not her time to die.  Now back to the present, Phyllis shows up, and how good is Gina Tognoni in these scenes as her maid of honor! (Trying to fight back the tears and help her friend through her final hours.) . The two discuss that this is going to be a beautiful wedding day for Hilary, and that Hilary will not fill it with regrets.

At Hamilton-Winters, Lily (Christel Khalil) sends Cane (Daniel Goddard) ahead to the wedding, as she is completely rocked to her core with guilt over the accident that is claiming Hilary’s life.  Once alone, she breaks down in tears.

An overcome Nate (Brooks Darnell) checks on Hilary before the wedding, and she thanks him for saving her enough to give Devon this day.

Then, in another touching moment, Neil (Kristoff St. John) comes to see Hilary and the two talk about the ups and downs of their stormy relationship.  Neil says he hopes that they can now be friends, and that they are part of the same family from now on.  Neil and Hilary finally have closure, and in tears, she says this is the best present he could have given her.

Next, Shauna (Camryn Hamm), Mariah (Camryn Grimes), Mattie (Lexie Stevenson) and Phyllis gather for the “something borrowed, something blue,” wedding tradition for the bride.  Things take a turn when Mariah is asked to stay in the room with Hilary.  Once alone. Hilary starts to say that Mariah will have to do their show alone, and Mariah is confused.  Next, Hilary passes out.

Cane goes back to Hamilton-Winters and finds Lily weeping there. She says she cannot go to the wedding.  He asks her if she can go and be there for Devon; since all Devon wants to have is a long-lasting memory of the moment with Hilary.

At the hospital, Nate tells Devon that Hilary’s condition is deteriorating.  Next thing we know, Hilary is now in her wedding dress in her hospital bed with family and friends surrounding her.  Neil reads a poem and Hevon exchange vows, which are heartbreaking.  Struggling through, the duo say their vows as Devon slips the wedding ring on Hilary’s finger, pledging his eternal love. Next, Hilary puts a ring on Devon’s finger, with what could be her last words: “It is a circle without beginning or end. ” Hevon becomes husband and wife.

So, what did you think of the wedding of Devon and Hilary? How many hankies did you need to go through to get through the episode? Comment below.

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dmr
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dmr

Mishael Morgan is a powerhouse performer. These are the “stories” that I would rather see, not a mask reveal!
Not sure I will be able to stomach “The Mariah Hour!”

Soaphound
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Soaphound

But you must admit, Dmr, the HILARY HOUR is unpredictable. It airs at any given time or place, guests can be lucid or not, and they never seem to get sued! Quite an accomplishment. One more bad thing about losing Marvelous Mishael: another Lily-centered story is imminent. I’ll get my FF button ready.

Dmr
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Dmr

Yup, FF ready! UGH!

Vail
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Vail

I have been thinking the same thing, that not only are we losing this lady who I didn’t realize was such an incredible actress until this week (I seem to always miss the most important stuff!), but oh NO, this is just going to be All Lily, All The Time. Wait – I have an idea based on that last thought! Instead of the Mariah Hour, get NICK and Lily to team up and have The Self-Righteous Hour! Or the “How To Better Than Everyone Around [but just kidding, because we already are!” hour 🙂 Ugh! Lily causing that wreck,… Read more »

mary wilson
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mary wilson

The wedding was beautifully sad. So many closures and so many good byes. Such a sad way of saying farewell to Mishael. I wish her well.mary wilson

Melvina Whelan
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Melvina Whelan

She will be back!

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

Why would they kill off Hillary?? very stupid move … now she can’t come back. They should have had her disappear like Chloe did, so this way she could come back later……

FAVOUR
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FAVOUR

At least someone should have replace Hilary if miss Morgan is living

Alan
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Alan

How many hankies did I need to get through the episode? Zero. I didn’t buy for a second all those people Hilary had wronged over the years going in en masse and making up with her (particularly since Hilary wronged them in the first place). People don’t do that; people hold grudges. It would’ve been more believable for someone to not forgive her and then wrestle with regret later. I don’t care what the circumstances were, I thought it was tacky how they spoke in their vows about how they loved each other from the moment they first saw each… Read more »

Shelley
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Shelley

What about the death of Mrs. Chanslo? Jeanie Cooper.that was sad because her death was real.

GramS
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GramS

Not relevant at all

Lori-Anne
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Lori-Anne

some people do get forgiveness for their wrong doings it is called making amends. don’t be such a wet blanket it is the soap world anything can happen

Alan
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Alan

Not being a wet blanket, just asking the show to attempt some layered storytelling and present people who are flawed. Grudges are a part of life and have generated some of daytime’s best storylines. Today’s soap scribes seem to find it easier to have the characters let things go of things that no sane person would ever forget (like Nick forgiving Sharon for burning down the ranch, letting him and her kids think she was dead when she hid out in New Mexico to beat the rap for Skye Lockhart’s death, dumping him in favor of Adam who stole Faith… Read more »

Donna
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Donna

Sounds like you think you might be able to do a better job writing the stories. Maybe you should submit your manuscript!

Vail
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Vail

She was leaving the show. I like getting to say goodbye this way. It felt good, it’s frankly more sad than if she were hated by everyone which would suck for fans of MM…. i think we can cut them some slack for a good-bye. AND this is going to be or should be reigning hell down on Lily when Devon finds out his baby is gone, his wife is *dead* because his sister was not looking at the road – not only was Lily being hateful in that moment, she was reckless and she killed them. I want Devon… Read more »

Vail
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Vail

It was beautiful and real because these people have worked together for all this time, so in that way the tears are real, we will miss her and they will miss working with her, and dang it, Devon is losing his soulmate. Hil can of course be forgiven and forgiving. She came to town with an agenda, yes. That was dealt with though. Cain for one has lost so much moral ground, he had better have the ability to forgive, and I for one think he and Hillary did have a bond through Sam. I agree, it doesn’t all have… Read more »

Lew S.
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Lew S.

It brought tears to an old hardass like me. A very emotional episode. Mishael and her spunky character will be missed

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

When they said their vows, they could have at least said a little aside to Neil, something like “sorry dad, we were so blinded by our love, but what the hell, you couldn’t see anyway, so thought it would get by”. I could say a lot more, but, but a lot of people would be pissed or offended.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

That’s a good laugh, Violet. Their behavior during Neil’s blindness was reprehensible! I guess soaps do give us good lessons in forgiveness. But I felt more sorry for us viewers’ loss of a wonderful actress than for deadbeat Devon. And now Lily front and center again? She’s like Lulu on GH…she just keeps popping up where you don’t need her.

Vail
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Vail

LOL Pretty sure that was dealt with a while back 🙂 Why do you think you have things that would cause us to be “pissed or offended”? It’s just your opinion, not a new law or something.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

This whole week has been sad. The last time a story on the show got me worked up was when Delia died. They all did a great job with this story. Hope recognition is passed around when it comes time for awards to be given out.

Debor'ah Cross
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Debor'ah Cross

Please let her Go Into a coma and come back to the show she will be truly missed Please give her bonus raise just keep her on young and the restless

su000
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su000

0ohh lawdy! That was sappy crappy haa!
It was gigantic confession booth and totally Not Hilary.

I forgive you do you forgive me snivel.
the death was poorly done, unreal.
No tears here, it was quite an overkill of a unbelievable junky stuff and I had need to FF through half of it.. It was like watching a body snatchers episode.

They did Hilary wrong, very wrong- shame one them for creating a pile of BS..

Anyways now, onto 4 months of watching Lily falling apart, sigh.
(it just was not right, not right= phony)

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Exactly, su000. There were so many better ways to write Hilary out. Days and days of Devon crying (and trying to) while Cane tries to cover up for Lily (great moral lesson to teach Charlie) as I start sweating the arrival of LILY CENTRAL…the new “plot”.
It’s gonna be a true “dog days” August.

Toni Carriero
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Toni Carriero

Great acting especially Devon and Hilary. BRAVO

Nan
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Nan

Its upsetting Hillary is gone from show a great actress !!

arlene webb
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arlene webb

It upset me great acting

Sally
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Sally

I think the producers made a mistake best actress. IF you are all smart in TV land boycott the show only way to make a DIFFERENCE

Vail
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Vail

You know what I am over? Faux “Boycotts”. That used to mean something real. Like boycotting a restaurant because they wouldn’t let people of color sit in certain places. An actress decides to leave a soap, that is her choice! She chose to leave and filmed her last stuff a while ago. Not watching only makes soaps go bye bye and we only have 4 left! On three networks!
Save boycotting for something way more important – did she leave b/c of unfair treatment? Not that I heard of.

Annis
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Annis

It was very emotional but very well done. I have been in tears this entire week. Please bring Hilary back. Please don’t let Victor ruin Nick. Thank you.

Latonia Franklin
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Latonia Franklin

I couldn’t stop cryingWhy did she have to die off of the show? They’re always messing up something on Y & R

Shelley
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Shelley

It was sad, I wanted Hillary to live & have her baby & show Lilly she would have been a good mom & for her & Devon to be happy.i will miss her character for sure. I am loyal fan since 1976.It the only one I watch.

Amy E Valentine
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Amy E Valentine

The Young and the Restless need to pay their award winning actors and actresses more money to keep them on the show is over with there won’t be nobody around to keep us interested in the show any longer I do not like newcomers playing the part of somebody that left. It’s like being a scab when there is a union on strike

Colleen
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Colleen

No tears….

JKJ
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JKJ

Sorry to see this fine actress go. There was so much more to tell in the story on Hillary and Devon.

Heather Penberthy
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Heather Penberthy

Yes a very touching show… Even my special needs daughter was crying….

Theresa
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Theresa

It was carried on too long if you ask me

Barb
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Barb

They should have brought in a new Hilary and carried on with the story. Just like Ashley, bring someone else in for that charactor. The story line is changing so much, it is making no sense.

Ellen
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Ellen

Hilary will be missed. I was fighting back the tears. It will be interesting on how Devon will turn on lily.

Veronica
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Veronica

It was pretty good. I WAS teary…I’m sad that Mishael Morgan is leaving. She is a good character.

monique babin
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monique babin

she was just inappropriately arrested accident right?u would think she would of at te very least had a cut on her forehead.ut on her cheek.soething!! te scene itself was very nicely done but did not portray reality after being g side swiped by a car. Lilly nor Charlie had a single scratch on them

Roni Voigt
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Roni Voigt

Too many tissues!! Heartbreaking. Why, why,why??

Pgatty
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Pgatty

Not really a Hiliary fan. So to me not a loss.

Dawneb
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Dawneb

Oh how I’m going to miss Mishael! And I heard she left the show because producers refused her a raise? What’s with that??? She deserves one. I’m with Soaphound. I can’t stand Lily and can only hope she ends up in jail (wishful thinking I’m afraid). My FF button is aimed and ready!

Lynne Murphy
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Lynne Murphy

Devon and Hilory’s wedding was beautiful . The memorial Great C buzz show was a wonderful tribute.

GramS
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GramS

I laugh at the so-called regulars on this board who are so wrapped up in their own sense of how well they adjucate a show rather than how good the show is. They are so wrapped up in their own importance they fail to see and acknowledge how exceptional the closure was for both fans and foes and you have obviously have never experienced how forgiveness can happen for the unforgivable. The writers excelled at sending this larger than life character on her next journey while at the same time showcasing what an extraordinary talent the actor was. Thanks Mishael… Read more »

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I agree GramS. It was a touching sequence, classic soap opera, even the injured Hilary looked radiant as thought she was not hurt at all. Daytime allows us these emotional rides and I love it. I will miss Miss Morgan and Hilary. She was so watchable and interesting and the character was classic good girl who just went about things the wrong way. I applaud too the writing of death into the story. Seems now we are afraid of it or have to always leave door open for resurrection, often in most preposterous ways. good job Y&R but I would… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

GramS, I do understand why you are chastising some of us , but I still maintain that while it was all supposed to be sad, but beautiful, the writer could have shown some sensitivity, when it came to Neil’s character. This man was back stabbed and cuckolded by his wife and son, while being blind yet! He couldn’t even fight back, and yet he was made to stand there and listen to the sweet little speeches from those two people about how much they loved each other, at first sight. I’m not going to speak about forgiveness, which is a… Read more »

GramS
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GramS

I would absolutely agree with you if Neil had not expressed to Hilary how he had come to terms with it. Let’s face it, if she had lived the one on one talks with her would have been very different. Neil did forgive, that’s who he is and I believe he was sincere. He was the first of his family to understand why Hilary was how she was and forgave her then. This last segment was to showcase the person behind the mask and to honour the love she and Devon shared.

Bart
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Bart

Cliched, plot-driven and unnecessary – Hilary wasn’t a legacy character in the least, yet so much time was wasted to show her demise.

GRADE: F!!!

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Has Li Gone Off the Rails to Keep Finn Away and All to Herself?

On Tuesday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, we learned more of the back-story of just how Li (Naomi Matsuda) rescued/saved/took Finn (Tanner Novlan)!

In a flashback, we see Li in a doctors white lab coat with with a stethoscope listening to another doctor ‘s diagnosis of the situation, where he tells her that when they found Finn shot in the alley, he had a weak heartbeat.  The doctor says there is really no chance to revive him. Turns out, when the ambulance brought a shot Finn to the hospital, it was the hospital Li worked at, not where Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) went to recover from her gunshot wounds.

Li talks to a comatose Finn and reveals that she snuck him out of the hospital (not quite sure how she did that given his dire life and death situation), and that she falsified his death certificate.

Now, a defiant Li, shares with her son, that anyone else would have given up on him, but not a mother, not this mother.  She goes on to say that everything went wrong when Finn got caught up with Steffy and the world of the Forresters, which ultimately led to Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) coming to town.

At the end of the episode as Steffy comes to the realization that Finn is never coming back, we get a split-screen moment of her grief, and Li willing Finn back to health.

But here’s what we can surmise and the questions that loom:  Is Li going to go off the rails? Is she going to just keep Finn away from everyone, because no one really realized the emotional toll it took on her when Sheila was revealed to be Finn’s birth mother? Could this all be a set-up that eventually it will be Sheila who rescues Finn from Li and reunites him with Steffy?  Is this story how they will redeem Sheila? And, from the looks of it, will Liam and Steffy once again sleep together as he tries to ‘comfort’ her through her grieving process?

Where do you think B&B is headed with this storyline? Weigh-in via the comment section, but first take a look at the key scene from yesterday’s B&B.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What’s Up With Elizabeth?

Friday’s episode of General Hospital, finally moved the story of the haunting of Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) along a bit, after it has been a very slow build for the audience. As it turns out, and with the new developments, it appears that Liz has been going in and out of a catatonic state, while sleeping walking.

With a tip from Violet (Jophielle Love), Finn (Michael Easton), who is chatting with Gregory (Gregory Harrison), recalls Liz was having trouble sleeping and was that she given a sleeping aid. He thinks he may be on to something so he decides to go to Liz’s house to talk to her.

Meanwhile, Liz comes to her house and tears Finn and Violet out of the picture that Violet drew, and then gets a scissors and starts cutting pieces off of the drawing, bit by bit.

Cameron (William Lipton) comes home and see his mother.  She does not respond to him and appears in a trance-like state. He is getting more upset by the moment, and then Finn arrives on the scene.

Finn is able to get the scissors from Liz, and also get her to snap out of her trance.  Liz talks with Finn and wonders what is happening? She doesn’t even remember how she got home.  When Cameron fills Liz in on what she was doing … cutting up the drawing and all … Finn tells Liz he believes she is the one who is haunting herself.

In tears, if what Finn is claiming is true, then it is she who is responsible for slashing her dress, setting fire to Franco’s studio, and hitting Chase over the head.  In that moment, a teary-eyed Liz recognizes that something is terribly wrong, saying, “What’s happening to me?”

Finn promises Liz they will get to the bottom of this as Cameron looks on.

So, what is happening to Liz and why? Is this just a case of another sleeping pill storyline on soaps, where someone does not recall their actions or where they are going in the middle of the night a la Nighttime Hope on DAYS? Is someone controlling Liz to make her do these things?  Is something else physically wrong with Liz causing her behavior? Share your thoughts on this storyline … and where you think this is all heading via the comment section below.

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THIS IS US: Goodbyes and Connections; Rebecca Passes Away in Penultimate Episode

Tuesday night’s penultimate episode of This Is Us, brought the long-anticipated moment in the lives of the Pearson family, when their mother, Rebecca (Mandy Moore, the matriarch, the heart and soul of the family, dies due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease.  And, if come Emmy time, after all of the performances she gave this season, Mandy Moore, does not take home the Lead Actress in a Drama Series prize, something is amiss in the awards system.

That said, here we go.  I hope those who followed the Pearsons journey over six seasons had the hankies nearby for this.  In story, the focus was Rebecca’s passing, while meeting a new family, and then as viewers trying to figure out how this interconnects throughout the episode; something the show has stayed true to throughout its run; with a payoff of how they tell a themed-story when the sum of its parts is revealed.

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As Rebecca takes her final turn on this earth, everyone is notified the end is near and to say their goodbyes. While Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and Kevin  (Justin Hartley) were present, Kate (Chrissy Metz) was in London trying to get back to her mom.  She then receives a devastating call from her brothers that Rebecca is running out of time.

When Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) goes to say her goodbye to Rebecca, in tears, she tells Rebecca that she does not have to worry.  She will take good care of her son, Randall.  While the family is gathered and trying to just hang and be with each other through tragedy, when all the noise stops and everyone leaves for the night, it’s just brothers Kevin and Randall who go sit with their mother in heartbreaking and realistic scenes for anyone who has gone through the death of a loved one due to this horrific disease.

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To illustrate what is going on in the mind of Rebecca in her final hours, a younger version of herself is on a train, which brings into play how she loved train rides with her own father years ago. Taking her to the afterlife, Rebecca is guided through the cars by none other than William (Ron Cephas Jones).  She also spends time having a drink with the bartender, who turns out to be the doctor (Gerald McRaney) who saved her life and delivered her children. He recounted that fateful night, when Rebecca lost one of her triplets.  As Rebecca and William get to the caboose, back in the present, it’s morning.

Now, Rebecca is still alive but waiting for someone, which, of course, is her daughter, Kate.  As Randall and Kevin look on, an emotional Kate arrives and runs to her mother’s bedside, and holding Rebecca’s hand, tells her how much she loves her.  Cutting back to Rebecca’s journey on the train, she says to William, “This is quite sad, isn’t it, the end?” Willam replies: “That’s not the way I see it, if something makes you sad when it ends, it must have been pretty wonderful when it was happening. You will see that the end is not sad, Rebecca, it’s just the start of the next incredibly wonderful thing.”

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It’s then, that Rebecca lets go and passes away with the Big Three all at her bedside.  Back to the train, Rebecca goes to the caboose lays down on a bed, and is met, in bed, by her beloved Jack (Milo Ventimiglia). In the present, Randall had whispered to his mom shortly before his death, “You tell him, hey”, and so when Rebecca lays down next to Jack, she says “hey”.

The other element to the episode was the new family we had never met before.  After a car accident, one of the sons, Marcus. is taken to the hospital in critical condition.  In the present, we think Marcus is the grown-up boyfriend of Deja, especially after she reveals to Randall that she is pregnant.

In the flashback, Marcus’ father, Kenny played by Dulé Hill, bumps into Jack at a vending machine at the hospital and we realize we are back in time when Jack went to the hospital following the Pearson family home fire.  Turns out, that Jack and Marcus were being treated by the same doctor, Dr. Spencer (Bill Irwin).  While Marcus survived after flatlining, that is when Jack suddenly didn’t, and died.  We later learn Malik turns out to be Deja’s baby daddy and boyfriend, and Marcus grows up to become a top researcher in Alzheimer’s disease and wins an award for his accomplishments.  The person who handed him the award was none other than This Is Us director and executive producer, Ken Olin.

So, what did you think of the penultimate episode of This Is Us? Did you reach for the hankies? Comment below.

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