Gather your loved ones because “This Is Us” is going to be brutal.
NBC released a dramatic sneak peek from Sunday’s Super Bowl episode, titled “Super Bowl Sunday,” and it picks up right where the last episode left off, with the beloved Pearson family home on fire thanks to a malfunctioning Crock-Pot and a battery-less smoke detector.
In the clip, Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) is jolted awake the night after the Super Bowl by a loud thud. Unable to go back to sleep, he checks on his sleeping wife, Rebecca (Mandy Moore), before he gets up from bed and grabs his glass of water to take a swig — only another loud thud catches his attention. As Jack goes to take a sip of water, his eyes move up toward the gap in the bedroom door.
Half awake, he walks over to the door with the intention of seeking out the cause of the smoke, except the second he turns the handle, the door is thrust open and the nightmarish scene of the family home completely engulfed in flames immediately springs Jack to action out of terror, disbelief and determination to bring his family to safety.
“Rebecca, you should wake up! The house is on fire! Get dressed! Put some shoes on!” Jack yells out to his wife, who springs out of bed. “Hey kids, the house is on fire!” Jack checks up on each of his kids, Randall and Kate, who both respond in sheer horror, and when he hurriedly declares that he’s going to run downstairs to check on Kevin, Rebecca tells him that he isn’t home. “Are you sure?!” Jack says as he haphazardly slips on a flannel shirt.
“Go in the bathroom. Run every towel and sheet, OK?” Jack advises Rebecca as he gears up to save his kids. One thing’s for sure: Sunday’s episode is going to be heartbreaking.
In the days leading up to the anticipated hour, Moore revealed she was “not okay” after watching the episode early with her castmates on Wednesday night. Last week, Moore told ET that she hoped the episode would bring fans “closure.”
“I can’t wait for fans to see our Super Bowl episode. People will get a lot of answers and will be able to move forward,” Moore said. “I think for everybody’s sake it’ll be a good thing.”
“This Is Us” will air its special Super Bowl episode on Sunday, Feb. 4 at 10:15 p.m. ET/7:15 PT (tentative) on NBC. The cast will also appear on the “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” live from Minneapolis, Minnesota, at 11:50 p.m. ET/8:50 p.m. PT (tentative).
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