Guys, everyone knows the special Super Bowl episode of This Is Us is going to be life-ruining. We get it. We’re trying to prepare as best we can, knowing that no matter what we do, it’s going to absolutely crush us into sobbing couch blobs for the rest of the night. We go in expecting that. It’ll be OK.
But fam, what if it’s even worse than we’re expecting?
Mandy Moore just did an interview with Us Weekly wherein she dropped some hints that the fire episode is going to be even more crushing than we may be prepared for.
“I don’t know if people are going to be ready for the next episode. I’m not. I haven’t seen it yet,” Moore said. “I mean, I filmed it and it was really hard on every level. I think it’s… I think it’s gonna be a good soul-crusher.”
Yeah, when the star of the tearjerker TV series tells everyone an episode is going to be “a good soul-crusher,” you’d better buckle in for a hard time.
The good news is even though we’ll be sobbing hysterically as it happens, we’re finally going to get the answers to questions we’ve been wondering about since the show debuted.
“Everything will be answered. We’re leaving nothing on the table. Everyone will know everything,” Moore said. “I’m excited about that, because I feel like it’ll sort of relieve a little bit of pressure. People will know, and then we’ll be able to get back to telling the story of this family, and I think it’ll make things that much more bittersweet moving forward too.”
Oh, and of course Us Weekly checked in briefly with Milo Ventimiglia, Moore’s costar, who said that watching the new episode is “definitely going to hurt.”
“I think this is just one of those moments where you know it’s [Jack’s death] on its way,” he added. “And it’s going to sting. It’s going to hurt. But I think ultimately, hopefully, people can accept and hold the memory of Jack with a full heart and move that into their lives.”
Ugh, fine. Going to Costco for more tissues before the weekend.