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THIS IS US: Kate and Tobe’s Marriage Crumbles as Little Jack is Injured

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Tuesday’s night episode of This Is Us was one of the finest of its sixth and final season, and brought with it just exactly how little Jack, who is blind, ended up with the gash in his head.  Viewers feared for months that they would be watching the young boy fall into the backyard smoker that Tobe was grilling on, but it turned out he took a tumble in the park, when he left Kate and Tobe’s house all alone and unattended to.

In the episode entitled “Saturday in the Park” in which Kate sings the ‘Chicago’-tune to her son to help him landmark where he is walking as they go to his favorite place – the park and its swing set- illustrated how the die was cast for an explosive moment for Tobe and Kate’s relationship later in the episode.

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Meanwhile, the Pearson family is gathering for Rebecca and Miguel’s 10th wedding anniversary at Tobe and Kate’s home.  Tensions become high when the roof of the house starts leaking into the kitchen and then the bedroom.  Tobe had dealt with this in the past, but cut corners financially to originally deal with it.  Now, as the home is becoming flooded, everyone starts to freak out.

Toby puts little Jack back in his room but does not make sure the gate was fully clasped thus leaving it unhinged.  Kate went at him earlier in the episode to make sure he hears it click before leaving Jack’s room to ensure his safety. Next, the plumber arrives, and Kate forgets to lock the front door behind him.  We also saw earlier in the episode how Kate showed her young son how to open the front door. These two mistakes would be costly to little Jack and Tobe and Kate’s marriage.

Alone, Jack puts on his red galoshes, grabs his cane and heads to the park. As viewers, we are worried sick as he nearly gets hit crossing a street. Back at the house, the entire family realizes Jack is MIA, and panic ensues.  Rebecca realizes he grabbed the red galoshes and tells Kate he must be at the park.  Leave it to grandma! She goes running to the park and comes upon a scene of little Jack being attended to by two bystanders.  Jack had fallen on to the cement and cut open his forehead.  He is taken to the emergency room and stitched up, but with that were the heartbreaking cries of a little boy who can not see, being taken care of my a doctor with Kate by his side.

After they get Jack home and to sleep, Kate and Tobe have a knock-down drag-out fight which Kevin and Randall come upon. Kate yells at Tobe for forgetting to hear the click of the gate in Jack’s room. He throws in her face that she left the door open.  Then, the argument goes into their different views and perspective’s on how they handle Jack’s blindness. Kate shouts “All you’ve ever seen were his limitations,”  Toby counters that Kate can’t see any limitations in their son, and that it is  irresponsible of her in how she raises him.  “I am the only parent in this family, period,” Kate spews.  Then Tobe fires back, “That’s the way you want it. That’s the way you need it!”  Later, Tobe cries by little Jack’s bedside, while outside, Kate sits between Randall and Kevin and in tears says, “I don’t know if Toby and I are going to make it.”

The entire episode was framed with flashbacks of how the Big Three came together to protect one another against a babysitter they did not like, while Rebecca and Jack celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary.  As always with This is Us, a clever use of story to juxtapose the then and now makes the details of the show so special.  And… how about the little boy who played Jack? He was tremendous in the episode!  The moments where Jack was walking and we could see through his eyes, in which he sees nothing, was haunting and effective.

So, what did you think of last night’s This is Us? Comment below.

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Little Jack stole the show! Where in the world did they find that precious gem. So glad that we know that he grows up to become a husband, father, and talented musician.

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It was a wonderful, but sad too! These actors are all wonderful and this show should last forever!!

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Another outstanding episode. I was sick when little Jack headed off to the park alone. The little boy playing Jack is wonderful. It was great that Rebecca realized where he was and ran to his rescue. Grandma is not so far gone after all. Watching Kate and Toby’s relationship crumb is heartbreaking. As always, kudos to the entire cast and crew.

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This was a much better episode in a season that has been pretty lackluster.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Steffy Remembers Sheila Shooting Finn. .. and Her, Then Vows Revenge

Monday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful brought with it the highly-anticipated scenes of Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wooda) finally remembering the shooting that landed her in the hospital, and took the life of her husband, Finn (Tanner Novlan), all thanks to Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown)!

It all goes down while at her home talking with her parents, Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) and Taylor (Krista Allen).  As she begins to unravel the fight she had in the alley behind Il Guardino with Sheila, and as bits and pieces begin to make sense to Steffy, she realizes the horrifying truth.

Taylor tries to sort out what Steffy is saying thinking that her daughter is confused about Sheila.  Steffy shares that, at first, Finn wasn’t there at first. Then. she realizes Sheila pulling out a gun just as Finn showed up to rescue her.

Steffy exclaims that ‘Sheila shot her own son’, then, turned the gun on her when she tried to call for help … and shot her.

Next, an overwrought, overcome. and angry Steffy vows revenge on Sheila, as Taylor and Ridge look on.

Watch the final moments of the episode and the performance of two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, and then, let us know what you thought of it in the comment section.

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THIS IS US: Kevin’s Romantic Match Finally Revealed

As This Is Us heads towards its last episodes of the series, every single show has been filled with emotional moments that tug at our heartstrings, and Tuesday’s night installment was no exception, exact for one thing – you may have been crying happy tears!

In the episode entitled ‘The Night Before the Wedding”, Kevin (Justin Hartley) is front and center as we pick up what happened with three women who were circulating that evening.  If you recall, Madison and Beth were trying to find out who actually slept with Kevin that night in his hotel room.  However, as it turns out, Kevin slept alone!  What leads to this are key moments that collide and ultimately bring about the revelation he needed.

First, his childhood girlfriend who then became his wife, who then became his ex, Sophie, (Alexandra Breckinridge) reveals on a walk through a vineyard that she is divorced now. Things didn’t work out between her and her husband, Grant. This comes as a surprise to Kevin, but Sophie says she has never been happier.  Kevin opens up that his relationships with women haven’t worked out.  Sophie talks on how Kevin’s mom, Rebecca, thinks of the two of them are still together due to Rebecca’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease and her declining health.

Later that night, Kevin follows Sophie to the elevator. She follows him to his room, they start to make out and undress and Kevin makes a comment on how Sophie’s hair smells different, which flips her out and she stops everything right then and there.  An upset Sophie yells, “You should like how my hair smells now, not how it smelled in the past.”  Things go south and we are left to wonder … sooo … is that the end of Kevin and Sophie?

A dazed and confused Kevin wonders down to the bar where Ariel, the band singer, is having a drink snd writing song lyrics.  She tells Kevin she loves people-watching and came up with a lyric about him, which turns out to be profound. He leaves the bar alone to his hotel room and puts the paper napkin containing the lyrics down (this is the napkin that Beth and Madison read in last week’s episode while they were snooping around trying to figure out who Kev slept with).

Next, Cassidy shows up at Kevin’s room needing help with her dress – she’s stuck in it and needs the back unzipped.  Kevin helps, and she changes in the bathroom, and you think maybe they will hit the sheets, but no.  Cassidy shuts down anything from happening.  She reminds Kevin that they are good friends and to put the nail in the coffin, shares: “You’re not my person, and I’m not yours, and you know that.”   Kevin agrees, they hug, she exits.  Ultimately, Kevin wakes up alone, gets dressed to attend Kate and Phillip’s wedding and is seen rehearsing his speech in the mirror from the Princess Bride – the one that Sophie laughed at during the wedding reception.

Now, we are at the actual reception again, and Sophie speaks with Rebecca.  Kevin’s mom, who still thinks Kevin and Rebecca are in their 20’s says, “I love my son, but he is an idiot.  The timing is just off right now. He isn’t ready for you. He will be, but it’s going to take a while. And I don’t know if you can wait around for that. Personally, I don’t know if I could. But when the timing is right, he’s going to be so great.”  It was those words that clued Sophie in and confirmed that Kevin is the right choice for her, right now.

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Across the room, Randall gives Kevin some major and convoluted advice about Buffalo Bills Super Bowl merch. Randall gives Kevin a big push to go to Sophie saying, “The world is friggin’ insane. It makes no sense. But you and Sophie together, now that makes more sense than most things.”

Next, Kevin walks over to Sophie and starts to talk, but she stops him. “You don’t get to give a speech this time. It’s my turn,” she says. It is then she tells him he is now the man she always hoped he would become, and that she was sorry she freaked out the other night. She just does not want to fall back into the old versions of themselves.  However she adds,  “I want to fall in love with the man that you’ve become.”

As both Kevin and Sophie are fighting back the tears, Kevin takes out his wallet and shows Sophie the Valentine he wrote for her the first day he saw her in  elementary school.  We go to a heart-tugging flashback.  Back at the wedding reception, Kevin says “I’ve always carried you with me, Soph.”  The two share a kiss to the thunderous applause of the wedding party.  We bring out the hankies!

Wonderful work from Justin Hartley and Alexandra Breckinridge who’s on-screen chemistry as Kevin and Sophie has been undeniable from the start.

So, were you happy to find out that Kevin and Sophie reunited? Comment below.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Abigail Reveals Gwen’s Deception at her Wedding to Xander, But Gwen Drops A Bombshell

Look like Gwen Rizczech (Emily O’Brien) finally got what’s coming to her, or at least for now.  On Thursday’s episode of Days of our Lives it was wedding couple number two who took front and center stage.

Now, Xander (Paul Telfer) and Gwen were ready to start their nuptials, following the disaster of the first couple’s attempt at tying the knot (Leo and Craig) and that coming apart at the seams.

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However, this wedding was not meant to be either, thanks to Abigail (Marci Miller) having the ammo (thank to a plea deal for Ava Vitali) to bring Gwen’s heinous plot out in the open, publicly.  That included: Gwen’s plans to nab Xander for herself and keep his true love, Sarah, away from him by any means possible as all was revealed to the groom and Gwen’s father, Jack (Matthew Ashford).  From kidnapping, drugging Sarah, wearing masks, being an accomplice to Kristen DiMera’s (Stacy Haiduk) schemes etc, etc, Abigail had the quite the dirt on her half-sister.

In the end, Xander walks out on Gwen, Jack practically disowns her, Abigail and Jennifer stand by and take Gwen’s insults knowing they have finally one-upped her, and Gwen is in a puddle of tears in her wedding dress.

Just then, Gwen gets one more visitor, Rafe (Galen Gering)! He comes to cuff-her and bring her down to the police station for her crimes.  Before she leaves, she angrily gets close to Abigail and whispers in her ear that she purposely killed her grandmother! That means that Gwen killed Laura Horton in cold blood.  What will Abigail do with his information?

Emily O’ Brien has been consistently knocking it out of the park playing all the levels of Gwen, while Marci Miller was fierce with her controlled and contained payback after all Gwen has put Abigail through. Perhaps, there is yet another knock-down drag-out fight to go down between the two in the near future?  Stay tuned.

So, what did you think of Abigail’s comeuppance of Gwen for her crimes? Are you happy Xander walked out on her? What do you think will happen next involving the information on Gwen murdering Laura Horton? Comment below.

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