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THIS IS US Season Two Premiere Sets Series High With Major Revelation On Jack’s Death!

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This Is Us which stars former Y&R star Justin Hartley, along with Emmy winner, Sterling K. Brown, Milo Ventimiglia, Chrissy Metz, and Mandy Moore scored a series high in the ratings during its season two premiere.

In the overnight ratings, according to TV Line, the opener “drew 12.6 million total viewers and a 3.8 demo rating, marking the show’s second-largest audience ever (trailing only its freshman finale, which did 12.8 mil) while setting a new demo high (besting the same finale’s 3.4).”

As had been promised by This Is Us creator, Dan Fogelman, the 2nd season premiere would hold key info on just how Jack Pearson died, something that has been the shows signature mystery, since the premise jumps from the “Big Three” (Hartley, Metz, and Brown) in real-time, while we watch their parents relationship play out in the past.

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In story, Rebecca (Moore) and Jack (Ventimigilia) begin to try to reconcile their relationship, where Jack admits he has had a serious drinking problem that he has kept hidden from his wife and kids. She tells him to come home with her and to get in the car.

Next, we see a distraught Rebecca driving solo with Jack’s belongings in plastic bags, as we cut to young Kate and young Randall learning the news that their father has died.  Meanwhile, young Kevin is making out with Sophie, and does not know yet. Behind the wheel of her car, Rebecca lets out a gut-wrenching cry, as she pulls up to what looks to be the scorched and burned-down Pearson home.  We fade to black.

So, what did you think of the season two premiere of This Is Us? How do you surmise Jack actually died? Comment below.

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Ray
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Ray

The writing on this show is spectacular. The ending was gut wrenching. This cast continues to amaze me. Kudos to Mandy Moore, Milo and Sterling.

dmr
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dmr

I absolutely love this show! It is the one show that I watch religiously (along with “Scandal”). It just pulls at your heartstrings, and I think everyone can relate to at least one character or storyline that is depicted. So much heart is poured into each episode. It’s a great show to watch and just purge out your feelings (in tears). It’s beautifully written and portrayed.

Timmm
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Timmm

Good acting, good stories and good music, how could you go wrong. Yeah, I was kind of disappointed in season ones finale but season twos premiere was great! They weave timelines seamlessly like a Duke and Anna Tango! The last few minutes were phenomenal. I would assume Jack dies in a fire. My only question is was it faulty wiring or could it have been one of the kids fault, particularly Kate’s?

JMER
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JMER

Agreed, it’s a great show. Your Timeline and Duke and Anna Tango analogy is accurate–and both are lovable.

Dotite
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Dotite

As usual, this show had me in tears by the end. I’ve missed the Pearsons. I heard we see the darker side of Jack this season, I hope they tread lightly here because we all need a hero to believe in.

jacque
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jacque

He was drunk and caused the house fire that also took his life

su0000
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su0000

This is Us is a great primetime soap..
The characters are magnetic .. The stories strong .
It is drama and humor. and most of all it is real. it is life.

The daytime soaps could should take a clue from This is Us …

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

And yet…no cursing, no “apple watches”, no “younger” writers!!! Get my drift? 😉

Shelley Dinner
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Shelley Dinner

It’s obvious that he died in the house

Lou piikes
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Lou piikes

Jack committed suicide by arson.

KathyB
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KathyB

The writing and acting on this show are phenomenal! Based on the clues in the final minutes of this episode, I believe Jack died by going into (or back into) the fire to save Kate’s dog. That would explain why she feels responsible for his death.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Amazing show. Superlative writing, characterizations, relationships. The weaving the past into the future is brilliantly done, never interfering with continuity. Broke my heart from the beginning to watch Jack knowing he’s been dead for a long time…he’s such a poignant character. At first it looked to me that there had been a car accident…and Rebecca, after convincing Jack to come home with her, had been driving. I thought how gut-wrenching and ironic as life can be. She, trying to save him and stand by him getting into an accident thereby being the cause for his death. So I was surprised… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

fallen

diane
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diane

I love this show!! I really can’t say much about how or why Jack died because with this show you just never know..lol..I think that’s one of the things that got me hooked in the first place.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Kate starts the fire accidentally and Jack dies saving her?

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Lynn Herring Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Her General Hospital Debut; and ‘We Love Lucy’

Today, April 11th marks the 35th anniversary of the debut of Lynn Herring on General Hospital as Lucy Coe.  And wow, when you look at the road this character has gone on played to the hilt by Herring, it has been one entertaining ride for GH fans along the way.

Lucy started out as a mousy librarian, if you can believe that! And of course, she eventually showed all that she was a bombshell.  She then became quite the schemer and seductress.

Along the way, Lucy was married to Alan Quartermaine (the late Stuart Damon), was involved with Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) and other men in Port Charles.

 

At one point, Herring took the character of Lucy to the now defunct Port Charles where she stayed from 1997-2003,

But this one time gold-digger eventually became the champion of the GH Nurses’ Ball and helped raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS research. Now, year after year, the one thing you can always look forward to is Herring’s hilarious antics and sincerity in her star turn as the emcee of the annual fundraising event.

On Sunday, the GH tweeted posted: “Lucy Coe knows everything about everyone in Port Charles and we would be lost without her. Please help us congratulate TheLynnHerring on the 35th Anniversary of her #GH debut”. 

Lynn responded sharing: “Thank you! Have loved every @GeneralHospital  moment!”

Share your congratulations to Lynn via the comment section below, and let us know your favorite Lucy moment too!

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All My Children Alum Cornelius Smith Jr. Joins the Cast of Apple TV+ Limited Series, ‘Five Days At Memorial’

Daytime fans remember him fondly as the son of Jesse (Darnell Williams) and Angie Hubbard (Debbi Morgan), Frankie, on All My Children.  And now, actor Cornelius Smith Jr., is set to join a major limited series based on the acclaimed nonfiction book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sheri Fink, about the the first five days following Hurricane Katrina made landfall entitled Five Days at Memorial.

Written by John Ridley and Carlton Cruse, Smith will play a doctor, (something he is very familiar with playing since Frankie Hubbard was a doctor in Pine Valley!) named Dr. Bryant King, an internist and one of the few doctors of color at the hospital, who finds himself very much in the middle of the crisis.  He will headline the show alongside Vera Farmiga and Adepero Oduye.

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The series will stream on Apple TV+, and no word yet as to when it will have its debut following its filming.

 

Since his time on All My Children, Smith has appeared on ABC’s Scandal, and had recurring roles on God Friended MeSelf Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker and Manhunt.

Deadline broke the casting news.

So, looking forward to seeing Cornelius back on our screens? Do you remember his work as Dr. Frankie Hubbard on All My Children? Comment below.

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OLTL Alum Renée Elise Goldsberry Joins Disney+ Marvel Series, ‘She-Hulk’

Former One Life to Live star and Tony Award-winner, Renée Elise Goldsberry is in yet another top-tier project!

The popular actress who got her soap start on the ABC daytime drama series as Evangeline Williamson, and later took home the Best Featured Actress in a Musical Tony Award for Hamilton, has joined the cast of the Disney + and Marvel series, She-Hulk.

In She-Hulk, Goldsberry will co-star opposite Tatiana Maslany.

 

According to Deadline, She-Hulk is a legal comedy that centers on the eponymous heroine (Maslany), aka Jennifer Walters, an attorney who has similar powers to her cousin, Bruce Banner/The Hulk. Goldsberry will play a character referred to as Amelia.  Avengers star and Emmy winner, Mark Ruffalo will reprise his role as The Hulk and Tim Roth is also reprising his Hulk character, The Abomination, on the She-Hulk series.

In addition, Renée can also be seen as one of the leads in the new NBCU Peacock series, Girls5eva from Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, and Meredith Scardino debuting on May 6th.  Check out the trailer below.

So, what do you think about the latest projects that will feature the multi-talented Goldsberry? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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