Things are changing for the Pearsons on This Is Us. Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) are in crisis mode, Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Toby (Chris Sullivan) are parents, Kevin (Justin Hartley) and Zoe (Melanie Liburd) are serious and, as sad as it is to say, Rebecca (Mandy Moore) and Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) are a thing of the past.
Of course, that’s how it’s been since the beginning of season three of the hit NBC show, but thanks to a new spoiler from series creator Dan Fogelman, it doesn’t look like that’s changing in season four. In fact, as the show evolves—steel yourself—Jack will be even less of a central character.
In an interview with Good Housekeeping, Fogelman prepared us for the inevitable, saying, “I think a lot of the mystery of Jack has been kind of told by the end of this season [season three], but it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s any less interesting to go and live with those younger families.” We have to agree.
But as the Big Three begin to zone in on their own nuclear families, their first family (the one helmed by Jack and Rebecca) will fade.