According to tweets from star Mandy Moore and two of the show's writers, Tuesday's season 2 episode "A Manny-Splendored Thing" will feature so many emotionally draining mom and dad moments that it might be best to save your parents the heartache.
"I showed my dad a sneak peak of tonight's episode of #thisisus and @MiloVentimiglia nearly broke him," she tweeted. "Fair warning to #hideyourdads."
Berger isn't alone in the sentiment. Co-showrunner Isaac Aptaker said that this wasn't just an episode that would break your dads: It was here to emotionally destroy mothers, too, thanks to tough scenes between Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore).
Things between @TheMandyMoore and @ChrissyMetz get pretty real too. #hideyourmoms #thisisus," tweeted Aptaker.
Just a friendly reminder to the This Is Us writing staff that it's never too late to have Jack's death be "just a dream," preferably a dream in which Kate has a music residency in Vegas and William (Ron Cephas Jones) miraculously beat cancer.
Unfortunately, it doesn't look like Jack waking up from a disturbing nightmare is going to happen. Instead, This Is Us will continue its crusade to make us cry over difficult family dynamics. Fortunately, Moore says it won't all be sad: her onscreen daughter does belt out a song in the new episode.
"Ooof. Mom + daughters. Complicated stuff & this episode really tapped into that for me. Oh and @ChrissyMetz sings!! Don’t miss it."
Well, you heard Moore: Don't miss This Is Us, but maybe don't invite your mom and dad over for a viewing party this time.