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“I don’t know if you’re going to cry a lot this episode,” Mandy Moore informed E! News of This Is United States’ season 2 ending at the episode’s SXSW Conference screening in Austin. “We’re ending on a lighter note.”
Wait?! This Is United States isn’t really going to make us sob tonight? Exist pigs flying outside today?! To be reasonable, the NBC hit has actually put audiences (and not to point out the Pearson household!) through the ringer up until now this season, with Moore, who confessed to normally sobbing “buckets” while seeing the episodes, discussing, “We’re ending a really turbulent, tragic season on a lighter note.”
If not tears, something fans can absolutely anticipate to see throughout the season ender is Old Man Jack ( Milo Ventimiglia), with fans seeing the precious late patriarch reuniting with Rebecca (Moore) in the discount for the ending.
“I think I was just excited that someone else had to go through the torture of old age make-up,” Moore stated with a laugh. “I was like, ‘Ha-ha! Now you see what it’s like!’ Sterling’s been through it a couple of times now, and Mi got to go through it a couple of times.”
To hear more from Moore, and from Milo Ventimiglia about seeing himself as Old Man Jack for the very first time, press play on the video above.
Ventimiglia had actually formerly teased Old Man Jack’s launching, informing E! News, “It’s a side of Jack that we haven’t seen. It’s something I think a lot of the audience would have loved to see is this man in his 70s and we’re hoping that it maybe softens the blow a little bit of the fact that he’s not around anymore.”
This Is United States presented a 3rd timeline previously this season, with fans seeing older Randall ( Sterling K. Brown) in the post-Super Bowl episode.
“We show a new timeline, in the future, which is extremely exciting for a show that plays in time and has till-now played in the past/present,” developer Dan Fogelman informed Deadline after the episode. “But there is other stuff coming, too…there is a plan for the show, there always has been, we aren’t just shooting from the hip.”
This Is United States‘ season 2 ending airs tonight at 9 p.m. on NBC.
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