NBC’s This Is Us never ceases to surprise fans with just how much they can pack into a one hour episode, and season two’s seventh episode “The Most Disappointed Man” did not disappoint. While it wasn’t full of any surprising twists, it had some very important plot details when it comes to the stories of all the characters past and present and even included a new time in the Big Three’s life — being one-year-old! The episode was heavy and emotional, and had a lot for fans take in, so follow along as we break it down with these 8 can’t miss moments from the fantastic episode:
8. Judge Bradley
A lot of the episode took fans back to the time when Rebecca and Jack were trying to legally adopt Randall with the Big Three at one-year-old. Having already raised him as their son for a year, the pair didn’t expect there to be any problems, but that was until they faced Judge Bradley, an African-American judge who made it clear to them he didn’t think a black child should be raised in a white family. Following the lecture given to them, they were told they had to come back in three weeks, but with Bradley on the case it seemed unlikely he would approve the adoption which devastated Jack and Rebecca.