That'll Be the Day
This Is Us Season 2

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Critic Ratings: 10
Critics Consensus

The slow, painful build to Jack's inevitable death reaches new heights in "That'll Be the Day" as the circumstances causing this family-defining event play out in heart-stopping fashion.

Episode Info

Kevin helps Randall and Beth with a project. Kate contemplates a big gift for Toby. Jack and Rebecca talk about their future.

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Critic Reviews for That'll Be the Day

With "That'll Be the Day" as its title, we knew the Tuesday, January 23, episode of This Is Us had to be a doozy, likely related to Jack's death, and we were right.

Mar 12, 2018 | Full Review…

First thing, This Is Us fans, retrieve your slow cooker from the garbage can. Your crock-pot didn't do anything wrong.

Mar 9, 2018 | Full Review…

It's an insanely dramatic way to end things, not least because the rest of the episode progresses in a much lower key.

Mar 9, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Like so many things with this show, what's actually going on isn't anything monumental, but every single scene set in the past has extra weight to it because we know what we know.

Mar 9, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

And then the episode went ahead and ended on a cliffhanger instead, leaving all that emotional buildup without anywhere to go. What a classic This Is Us twist!

Mar 9, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

[The best] thing about "That'll Be The Day" is the gnawing feeling that something really terrible is going to happen.

Jun 15, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

After all, the episode's title is "That'll Be the Day," and I spent too many long car rides as a child listening to my parents' oldies station not to know that that jauntily sung Buddy Holly lyric ends with the words, "that I die."

Mar 12, 2018 | Full Review…

There's this heartbreaking montage of all the things the Pearsons are about to lose in the fire.

Mar 9, 2018 | Full Review…

That final scene was just horrifying.

Mar 9, 2018 | Full Review…

As we saw last week, the smoke detector is broken. At this point, probably every This Is Us fan ever is sobbing. We're still left with tons of questions though, which will all be answered in next week's episode.

Mar 9, 2018 | Full Review…