Spoiler warning: This post contains plot details for episode 2 of This Is Us.

The first episode of This Is Us currently stands as the highest-rated series premiere of the fall, so there’s a strong possibility that you tuned in last week to see whether it could live up to the hype.

After revealing that four of its main characters were linked not just by a shared birthday, but by a familial bond (sneaky, right?), a few questions lingered going into the second episode:

  • Could the show maintain momentum following a pilot that often felt more like a short film than an ongoing series?

  • Would its eleventh hour twist prove to be just another gimmick?

  • And what were the chances that episode 2 would throw us another curveball to rival the premiere? Read more…

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After wildly popular premiere, ‘This Is Us’ returns with another big twist