The official trailer for the hit NBC show, This Is Us, is here, and keep your tissue box close by because it promises a tear-jerking goodbye.
This final season will be a farewell to the Pearsons when the series premieres in January, and the trailer reminds us that “stories may end, but memories are forever.”
The trailer begins with Rebecca saying, “I’m losing my memory. Sometimes I think about what my very last memory will be before the candle goes out,” as an older version of her struggles with Alzheimer’s.
There are glimpses of her and Jack’s life before their kids were born, as if her memories are taking us back into the past.
We see scenes from previous seasons as well, including one from season 1 where Kate sings ‘Time After Time’ by Cyndi Lauper in a waiting room as Toby watches. The whole clip has her voice echoing in the back, making the mood of the trailer even more reminiscent.
Rebecca adds that she isn’t scared of forgetting the big moments, but it’s the tiny details and the little things she’s “not ready to let go of yet.”
There are montages of different moments like Rebecca dancing for Jack, the Big 3 chant, Randall’s goodbye to William, and Jack escaping the fire.
Some newer shots include Kate and her fiancé Phillip, Kate and Kevin at a birthday celebration, Déjà and Malik dancing together at the school dance, the Big 3 together having heartfelt moments, among others.
Jack has some assuring words as he says,
The kids are old enough to start making memories. Important stuff they’re gonna remember for the rest of their lives.Jack
Until the day is over, there is always a chance you’ll remember it for something else.Rebecca
Although we see all the main characters in these shots, it’s evident that Rebecca cherishing her memories while battling Alzheimer’s is going to be at the heart of the story.
Time and time again, creator Dan Fogelman has said that this season will be an emotional rollercoaster, especially for Rebecca’s journey.
This Is Us will premiere its final chapter on Tuesday, January 4 at 9/8c on NBC.
About This Is Us
This Is Us is an American drama television series created by Dan Fogelman that premiered on NBC on September 20, 2016. The fifth season premiered on October 27, 2020. In May 2021, it was announced that the sixth season would be its last.
The series follows the lives of siblings Kevin, Kate, and Randall (known as the “Big Three”), and their parents Jack and Rebecca Pearson. It takes place mainly in the present and uses flashbacks to show the family’s past.
Most episodes feature a storyline taking place in the present (2016–2021) and a storyline taking place at a set time in the past; but some episodes are set in one time period or use multiple flashback time periods. Flashbacks often focus on Jack and Rebecca c. 1980 both before and after their babies’ birth, or on the family when the Big Three are children or adolescents (and played by two sets of younger actors).