While viewers were learning just how Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia) died during This Is Us’ big post-Super Bowl episode, the show slipped in something major: another timeline. No, it’s not an alternate reality, This Is Us actually showed a grown up Tess (Iantha Richardson) and an old Randall (Sterling K. Brown).
“One of our big new turns started at the end of last night’s 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,” creator Dan Fogelman told Deadline. “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.”