Un guide chronologique de la famille Pearson | Bracelet Bouddha

Mandy Moore comme Rebecca, Milo Ventimiglia comme Jack.
Photo : Ron Batzdorff/NBC

Garder le calendrier de C'est nous peut sembler une tâche écrasante alors que la mythologie et la portée de l'histoire de la famille Pearson continuent de s'étendre dans le passé, le présent et l'avenir. (La vieille dame sorcière Rebecca est vraiment obsédante.) Qui a le temps de penser à des rendez-vous quand il y a tant de pleurs à faire ? Eh bien, nous le faisons ! Au fur et à mesure que l'émission remplit les jalons de la famille Pearson, Vulture triera le drame chronologique pour vous de manière chronologique. Voici une liste des principaux C'est nous moments, couvrant les événements de la série jusqu'à la fin de la saison cinq – donc, oui, il y a des spoilers. Nous avons ajouté des dates réelles lorsque nous le pouvions, mais pour certaines d'entre elles, nous avons dû faire notre meilleure estimation. Sachez que l'enquête sur la longueur des poils du visage est une chose réelle et merveilleuse.

Les ajouts depuis la dernière mise à jour, qui comprennent les événements de la saison cinq, sont marqués d'un .

Le grand-père de Jack Pearson arrive à New York.
Comme l'explique Kevin (Justin Hartley), l'homme a un fils qui a un fils qui a les trois grands. C'est donc lui qui est à blâmer pour tous ces pleurs. Mystère résolu.

Le père de William Hill meurt à l'étranger et laisse derrière lui une veuve de guerre enceinte.
Mais pas avant d'avoir chanté la version la plus douce de "You Are My Sunshine". Il est évident que le jeune William (Jermel Nakia) tire son talent musical.

William Hill est né.
Il est né avec le don de la poésie, et l'utilise finalement pour obtenir un petit succès dans un groupe de reprises avec son cousin Ricky (Brian Tyree Henry). C'est le premier "presque" et "aurait pu être" dans une vie pleine d'entre eux. Levez la main si vous avez téléchargé la chanson de William « We Can Always Come Back to This » et l'avez écoutée en boucle. Et si vous ne l'avez pas fait, ne jugez pas.

18 octobre 1948 (23h58, si vous voulez être exact) : Nicky Pearson est né.
Presque immédiatement, Jack Pearson assume l'entière responsabilité de protéger son jeune frère de la vie en général, et de leur père en colère et violent (qui n'a pas toujours été comme ça!) En particulier. M. Pearson devient de plus en plus horrible de jour en jour et est particulièrement dur avec Nicky. Jack passe donc la majeure partie de son enfance à défendre sa mère et son frère. Jack est un surhomme, Nicky a toujours besoin d'être secouru.

Jack construit un arbre fort pour Nicky.
Si le travail manuel ne vous faisait pas pleurer avant, il le fera maintenant.

Les Pearson sont juste là pour trancher de la crème glacée comme si c'était un gâteau.
C'est l'un des rares souvenirs d'enfance impliquant Stanley que les frères Pearson peuvent se remémorer avec tendresse.

Jack et Nicky se cachent sous les escaliers lors d'un Thanksgiving particulièrement horrible avec la famille Pearson.
C'était avant Pilgrim Rick.

Rebecca regarde une femme regarder chez John Singer Sargent Madame X au Met.
Rebecca n'a que 8 ou 9 ans ici, mais l'image de cette femme regardant un tableau reste avec elle.

Stanley ruine le baseball, la conduite et probablement la paternité de Jack.
Non seulement Stanley est-il un monstre en ce qui concerne les rêves de baseball de Jack, mais il se saoule tellement à l'un de ses matchs qu'il oblige l'enfant à les ramener à la maison dans l'un des manèges les plus blancs de la vie de Jack.

William déménage à Pittsburgh.
Il promet à son cousin qu'il reviendra une fois qu'il s'occupera de sa mère malade, mais nous savons tous que cela n'arrive jamais. C'est un mouvement énorme qui met en mouvement… enfin, tout.

1963 : Nasir Ahmed et Esther Pariente se rencontrent à l'Université du Nouveau-Mexique.
Le gars qui a créé la technologie qui a rendu le chat vidéo possible, bien que très important dans notre vie quotidienne, rencontrer sa future femme n'a pas vraiment d'importance pour la chronologie globale de Pearson, mais This Is Us y consacre du temps et nous ne sommes que minutieux. dans cette entreprise.

Rebecca fait vibrer la frange, écrase le patriarcat.
Après des années à regarder sa mère servir son père, Rebecca (Mandy Moore) n'a pas de temps pour les cours d'économie domestique au lycée et rejoint plutôt les cours de magasinage. Elle y rencontrera son petit ami de lycée Alan – le pauvre Alan se fait larguer par Rebecca à plusieurs reprises.

Été 1969 : l'homme marche sur la lune, Nicky a une romance éclair qui se termine par un chagrin
Inspiré par l'exploit incroyable de Neil Armstrong, Nicky demande à son béguin et collègue Sally de sortir, ils tombent amoureux, mais quand elle lui demande de voyager à travers le pays avec elle, il rechigne. Il a peur du rejet, peur de laisser ses parents seuls ensemble, juste peur de tout, vraiment.

Thanksgiving 1969 : Jack et Nicky passent la meilleure journée de leur vie.
Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) et Nicky (Michael Angarano) échappent à un autre Thanksgiving vraiment terrible et utilisent à la place les gains de Nicky sur le football pour acheter et manger cinq livres de crevettes. Ils terminent la soirée avec Nicky expliquant la signification romantique dévastatrice de "So Long, Marianne" de Leonard Cohen et les frères promettent de faire de ce soir leur nouvelle tradition de Thanksgiving pour les années à venir. Les choses ne se passent pas comme prévu.

1er décembre 1969 : Nicky est enrôlé dans la guerre du Vietnam.
La date de naissance de Nicky (Michael Angarano) est classée cinquième à la loterie, il ne fait donc aucun doute qu'il ira se battre. Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) tente d'aider Nicky à fuir au Canada, mais finalement, Nicky décide qu'il ne s'enfuit pas. Il devient infirmier dans l'armée et les choses vont mal vite.

1970 : Jack s'engage pour sauver son frère.
Vous vous souvenez quand nous avons dit que Jack était un surhomme ? NOUS NE MENONS PAS. Après avoir reçu une lettre pénible de Nicky, Jack décide de s'enrôler, même s'il était considéré comme un 4F (inapte à la guerre) en raison de son rythme cardiaque irrégulier. (Jack a des problèmes cardiaques, hmm, où avons-nous déjà entendu cela ?? Indice : l'avenir.) Jack prononce un discours en sous-vêtements au cabinet du médecin sur le fait qu'il doit au moins être au même endroit que Nicky parce que c'est ce que les frères fais. Les gens à travers l'Amérique ne savent pas comment se sentir tout au long de cette scène.

Automne 1971 : Le sergent d'état-major Jack Pearson apprend une astuce apaisante qui lui sera utile à l'avenir.
Après la tragédie qui frappe l'unité de Jack, son ami Robinson (Charles Robinson), qui doit être transporté par avion après avoir perdu son pied, tient le visage de Jack et lui dit de respirer pour se calmer – quelque chose qu'il utilisera lorsque son fils Randall commencera à avoir l'anxiété comme un enfant. Oui, il y a certaines choses que Jack ne trouve pas tout seul.

Novembre 1971 : Jack retrouve Nicky et le prend en charge.
Nicky a du mal – il a été « Article 15 » pour comportement dangereux, et n'est pas content de voir son frère. Il veut qu'on le laisse seul. Ce n'est pas vraiment dans l'ADN de Jack, alors il supplie le commandant de Nicky de le laisser ramener son frère dans la ville où il est stationné pendant deux semaines et d'essayer de le redresser. Le commandant ne fait pas le poids face à un discours passionné de Jack Pearson et le permet.

Thanksgiving 1971 : Jack reçoit un bijou très important.
Le temps de Jack avec Nicky ne se passe pas bien. Quand un garçon vietnamien de la ville est blessé, Nicky refuse de l'aider et réprimande Jack quand il le fait. D'une part, l'incident révèle à quel point Nicky est allé loin, mais d'autre part, la mère du garçon donne à Jack son collier – un symbole bouddhiste de but – qui devient très important dans la mythologie de la famille Pearson.

Une situation cauchemardesque se déroule au Vietnam et les frères Pearson ne sont plus jamais les mêmes.
Un matin, alors qu'il était défoncé, Nicky se lie d'amitié avec un garçon de la ville et le fait exploser accidentellement avec une grenade. Il est trop choqué pour expliquer ce qui s'est passé avant qu'il ne quitte le Vietnam et atterrisse dans un hôpital vétérinaire pendant un certain temps. Jack pense que son frère l'a fait exprès et ne lui pardonne jamais. Il dit à tout le monde que Nicky est mort à la guerre. Ce qui, émotionnellement parlant, n'est pas faux.

Jack revient de la guerre du Vietnam.
Il est obligé d'accepter une série de petits boulots qui se dégonflent parfois, et se tourne même vers des jeux de cartes à enjeux élevés, mais tout cela mène à un moment très important…

23 décembre 1972 : Jack et Rebecca se rencontrent !
Le monde se souvient peut-être de cette date pour la réception immaculée des éliminatoires de la division AFC, mais C'est nous les fans le savent comme la nuit où Jack a entendu Rebecca chanter "Moonshadow" et a ignoré une vie potentielle de crime parce qu'il est tombé amoureux à première vue (son?). Ils ont un horrible premier rendez-vous que Jack sauve à la fin (n'est-il pas toujours?) En lui disant qu'elle se sent comme chez lui. Tout est très évasif et ils ont leur premier baiser et Rebecca est super dedans. Dieu merci, non?

Jack fait sortir sa mère de leur maison alors que les abus de son père s'aggravent.
Malheureusement, cela ne colle probablement pas. Il y a aussi des inexactitudes historiques qui se produisent ici, au cas où vous aimeriez ce genre de chose : c'est censé être le lendemain du rendez-vous de Jack et Rebecca le 23 décembre, mais les arbres à Pittsburgh sont très verts, il y a comme une couronne de Noël à trouver, et le père de Jack regarde Nixon signer le premier accord SALT lors du sommet de mai 1972 à Moscou. Allez C'est nous, ajustez vos échéanciers !

Jack et Rebecca font la vaisselle ensemble pour la première fois.
Jack et Rebecca faisant la vaisselle ensemble est emblématique, les gars.

Jack et Rebecca font un road trip à Los Angeles.
Ce n'est pas n'importe quel road trip, c'est les voyage en voiture. Après environ une semaine à se connaître, ils décident de traverser le pays ensemble (les enfants, ne faites pas ça), ils ont des relations sexuelles pour la première fois, le SSPT de Jack se révèle, Jack appelle Rebecca "Bec", ils FONT certainement NE PAS trouver la maison de Laurel Canyon de Joni Mitchell, et Rebecca décide qu'elle veut être là où se trouve Jack. Puis elle le fait pleurer pour la première fois depuis longtemps en lui chantant. Jack et Rebecca pour toujours.

L'occasion la plus marquante de cette chronologie : Jack et Miguel se rencontrent !
Lorsque Jack a besoin d'un manteau de sport pour dîner avec les Malone dans leur country club, il entre dans un magasin de costumes pour être aidé par nul autre que son futur BFF Miguel (Jon Huertas). Miguel lui permet d'emprunter la veste pour le dîner quand Jack lui dit qu'il ne peut pas se le permettre. Nous ne méritons pas Miguel Rivas.

Jack rencontre les parents de Rebecca.
Oh wow, c'est un événement de montagnes russes : d'une part, Jack parle de protéger son frère du monstre dans sa chambre, d'ouvrir une quantité infime sur le Vietnam et de confirmer qu'il va être dans la vie de Rebecca pendant un certain temps gagne vraiment Rebecca – vous pouvez pratiquement la voir tomber amoureuse juste devant ce homard de country-club. D'un autre côté, après le repas, M. Malone (Tim Matheson) dit à Jack aucun moyen, aucun moyen de se rapprocher de sa fille. Jouez, Malone.

Jack joue au golf avec le père de Rebecca et lui dit qu'il épouse CERTAINEMENT sa fille.
Étonnamment, cela ne se passe pas bien du tout.

Jack largue Rebecca parce qu'il est pauvre.
D'accord, donc M. Malone arrive à Jack, mais grâce à un discours d'encouragement surprise de Mme Malone, Rebecca s'en prend à son homme et ils ont un maquillage épique au milieu d'un magasin automobile. « Rebecca Malone, je t'aime. Ne l'oublie jamais », dit Jack. Vous apprendrez plus tard pourquoi son choix de mot est dévastateur.

Nicky tente en vain de se réconcilier avec son frère.
Il rassemble toutes ses forces pour rencontrer Jack lors d'une fête pour l'un de leurs lieutenants, mais ne sort jamais du parking après avoir réalisé que Jack avance dans sa vie. C'est tranquillement dévastateur, comme une grande partie de la vie de Nicky !!

Jack prépare une proposition très Jack; Miguel se révèle être le meilleur meilleur ami de la planète.
Comme si nous avions besoin de plus de preuves que Miguel Rivas est un vrai amoureux : il passe non seulement sa journée à aider Jack à recréer son premier rendez-vous avec Rebecca pour que Jack puisse proposer, mais quand le père de Rebecca devient un vrai con à ce sujet, comme il a l'habitude de le faire. oui, c'est Miguel qui défend son copain et dit à M. Malone qu'il ne sait pas à quel point il a de la chance que sa fille épouse quelqu'un comme Jack. C'est nos Migs !

Au début des années 70, Nasir Ahmed crée la technologie qui rendra un jour possible le chat vidéo.
Je ne vous connais pas les gars, je vous dis juste ce que la série nous dit. Un factoid cool, néanmoins.

Le frère aîné de Laurel, Jackson, meurt au Vietnam, elle est changée à jamais.
On ne nous dit pas exactement quand Jackson DuBois se rend au Vietnam, mais par la suite, Laurel DuBois fait face à son chagrin en marchant dans le lac devant la maison de sa tante Mae et en criant ses sentiments. Ce rituel la met directement sur le chemin d'une réfugiée vietnamienne nommée Hai dont elle tombe follement amoureuse avant de devoir fuir sa vie à la Nouvelle-Orléans.

1976 : Jack et Rebecca se marient à l'hôtel de ville.
Couronnes de fleurs. Poils. Des vœux qui vous font croire à nouveau au véritable amour. A quoi vous attendiez-vous ?

Jack et Rebecca célèbrent leur premier anniversaire d'une manière très Jack et Rebecca.
C'est fondamentalement une tradition Pearson maintenant : Rebecca fait quelque chose de bien, puis Jack fait quelque chose qui fait sauter le truc de Rebecca hors de l'eau. Cette fois, ils vont au bowling et Rebecca donne à Jack un journal joliment relié de ses griffonnages. Jack transforme le bowling en piste de danse privée.

William se tourne vers la drogue après avoir perdu sa mère.
Le doux et doux William tombe amoureux de la mère de Randall et médicaments analgésiques. Ah, Guillaume.

Jack donne à Rebecca des torchons rouges pour Noël.
Le vrai cadeau est le bracelet à l'intérieur de ces torchons rouges, mais les serviettes sont beaucoup plus importantes pour notre histoire. Les serviettes sont la mort.

20 janvier 1980 : Rebecca se fait mettre enceinte dans les toilettes d'un bar après le Super Bowl XIV.
Probablement pas la seule fois où Terry Bradshaw a agi comme aphrodisiaque.

William et Laurel attendent la naissance de leur fils et tentent de se nettoyer.
Ils ont l'air si heureux ici !

Jack et Rebecca apprennent qu'ils ont des triplés, paniquent.
Afin de subvenir aux besoins de sa famille grandissante, Jack fait l'impensable et demande de l'argent à son ex-père afin qu'il puisse s'offrir une maison dans laquelle s'adaptera l'éventuelle famille de cinq personnes. Pendant ce temps, nous devons regarder Jack être à nouveau maltraité par cet homme horrible. Pas un moment amusant pour quiconque est impliqué.

Jack et Rebecca prennent leur premier repas dans leur nouvelle maison.
Jack combat un pigeon – son plus grand ennemi – et révèle un cri que l'on n'aurait peut-être jamais soupçonné de sortir de notre baryton moustachu. Mais c'est le cas, les gens. Cela fait.

Les sympathiques voisins de Jack et Rebecca leur offrent une mijoteuse.
L'ARME DU MEURTRE EST ARRIVÉE.

Une autre extravagance d'anniversaire de Jack et Rebecca!
À l'occasion de leur quatrième anniversaire, Rebecca offre à Jack un marteau gravé à son nom et Jack surpasse sa femme en… lui offrant un piano. Comme, nous aimons le gars, mais nous le détestons aussi, non?

Laurel donne naissance à Randall puis fait des overdoses.
Dans une tournure tragique des événements, William pense que Laurel est morte alors que les ambulanciers s'efforcent de la ranimer et s'enfuient donc avec leur fils nouveau-né, panique et le laisse dans une caserne de pompiers. William se promène longtemps après cela et n'apprend jamais que Laurel survit et est emmenée à l'hôpital.

31 août 1980 : Joyeux 36e anniversaire, Jack Pearson ! Et bienvenue dans le monde, Big Three !
Pour le grand jour de 1980, Jack reçoit un muffin à la banane et aux noix/un petit gâteau rempli de Twinkie, un pseudo lap dance de sa femme enceinte et les montagnes russes les plus intenses d'émotions en éprouvant l'exaltation à la naissance de ses enfants, la perte dévastatrice d'un enfant et l'espoir de rétablissement apporté par la découverte du bébé Randall qui a besoin d'une famille. C'est un très grand jour.

Le Dr K et le pompier Joe trouvent des moyens de guérir.
Grâce à l'intervention divine de la famille Pearson, le Dr K (Gerald McRaney) peut enfin sortir de son chagrin paralysant suite à la perte de sa femme et a un rendez-vous très mignon avec une dame très mignonne du quartier. Le pompier Joe (Brian Oblak), réalisant que le bébé déposé à la gare ne résoudra pas ses problèmes conjugaux, fait ce qu'il faut par petit Randall puis rentre chez lui pour commencer à reconstruire son mariage.

Rebecca rencontre Randall.
Jack était tout à fait dans le moment où il a posé les yeux sur bébé Randall, mais Rebecca avait besoin d'être convaincue. Finalement, elle a une conversation avec ce petit homme – le premier de tant de beaux cœurs à cœur entre eux – et elle est amoureuse. Nous aussi.

Une première balade en voiture familiale tendue !
Jack doit boire de l'alcool pour survivre au trajet de retour de l'hôpital, Rebecca oscille entre son chagrin après avoir perdu un enfant et sa peur d'être une mère terrible à cause de cela, mais les deux s'assurent qu'ils seront meilleurs que leurs propres parents . C'est bien parce que leurs propres parents étaient assez terribles. (Ne vous offensez pas, Mme Pearson !)

Laurel est arrêtée pour possession de drogue.
Laurel souffre tragédie après tragédie: elle est arrêtée et finalement condamnée à cinq ans de prison, elle est incapable de joindre William pour lui dire où elle se trouve, en raison de la surpopulation, elle a été transférée dans une prison à travers le pays, et en raison d'une profonde culpabilité et honte , elle n'essaie plus jamais de contacter William. Rappelez-vous toujours que ce spectacle pourrait facilement être intitulé Tout le monde est triste.

Rebecca rencontre William.
Incapable de se connecter avec son nouveau-né adopté, Rebecca cherche l'homme qu'elle croit être son père biologique. Il va très mal, mais offre tout de même quelques conseils utiles : Rebecca devrait donner au bébé son propre nom, pas le nom destiné au bébé qu'elle a perdu. Il lui remet également un livre de poésie de son poète préféré, Dudley Randall. Vous voyez où cela va, non ?

C'est le premier anniversaire des Big Three et maman et papa ne font pas si chaud.
Jack et Rebecca ont du mal à gérer leur chagrin d'avoir perdu Kyle il y a un an, alors ils rendent une visite surprise au Dr K et lui demandent conseil. Il oblige ! C'est un discours qui consiste à envelopper la tragédie et la joie ensemble. Il devrait écrire un livre ou quelque chose, l'homme est très sage.

Les Pearson adoptent officiellement Randall.
Ce n'est pas facile, mais un an et une photo de famille artistique et artisanale plus tard, Randall appartient à Jack et Rebecca dans leur cœur et aux yeux de la loi. En parlant d'yeux, est-ce que les vôtres débordent aussi ?

William est arrêté pour possession, mais obtient un sursis.
Un juge bienveillant est fatigué de voir la même histoire se répéter encore et encore, et il veut donner à William une chance de se nettoyer et de raconter une histoire différente. Ça marche, surtout ! William devient propre, reste propre, et à cause de cela, il est là quand un certain enfant biologique vient frapper.

Rencontrez RadioShack Jack
Le gars tient à préserver les souvenirs de sa famille et a donc besoin de caméras vidéo haut de gamme. Savait-il quelque chose ? Tu décides!

Miguel plaisante en disant que Jack Pearson ne peut jamais mourir et ce n'est vraiment pas drôle, monsieur.
Pendant que Jack signe une police d'assurance-vie, il fait promettre à Miguel que s'il lui arrivait quelque chose, il s'occuperait de Rebecca et des enfants. Oh mon garçon, est-ce que ça a des couches.

Jack prend un travail de bureau pour gagner plus d'argent.
D'un côté, c'est écrasant l'âme. De l'autre, Jack est joli dans un Oxford et une cravate.

Kate aime les lucioles ?
C'est pourquoi Rebecca lui donne le surnom de "Bug".

Les Trois Grands ont leurs lits pour grands enfants.
Et nous entendons Jack dire la phrase «dormir comme des rois» à ses fils. C'est bien!

Les garçons Pearson vont à un enregistrement de Quartier de Monsieur Rogers.
À l'époque, cela semblait juste être une chose amusante à faire parce que Randall est obsédé par la série. Avec le recul, la sortie est semée d'interactions entre les trois garçons Pearson qui auraient des effets durables.

15 mai 1985 : Dynastie diffuse sa finale de la cinquième saison, "Le mariage royal", mieux connu sous le nom d'épisode "Massacre moldave".
Le pays n'arrête pas d'en parler, mais Rebecca doit l'enregistrer puisqu'elle élève des triplés. Pas de spoils, s'il vous plaît !

Environ une semaine plus tard : Rebecca découvre que Jack a enregistré son enregistrement, terrifie ses enfants.
Les petits Big Three entendent maman et papa se battre et craignent de ne plus être amoureux. Pour prouver qu'ils sont bien sûr amoureux, ils organisent un mariage en famille dans le salon. Ils se promettent tous de s'aimer pour toujours. Lorsque vous surmontez le «mariage familial» sans contexte et que vous vous concentrez sur le sentiment que tout le monde s'engage à s'aimer, le sentiment est moins étrange.

Laurel retourne à la Nouvelle-Orléans.
Oh, Laurier. Elle retrouve le chemin de la Nouvelle-Orléans et vit avec sa tante Mae. Elle rencontre souvent Hai au marché fermier, mais il est marié maintenant et elle est consumée par les tragédies qui lui sont arrivées.

Jack promet à Rebecca qu'il sera un "12" pour elle, fait fondre les cœurs partout.
Après que Rebecca ait donné à Jack un ultimatum qu'il arrête de boire ou bien, Jack se ressaisit, fait un grand discours romantique et gagne le pardon de Rebecca. Il lui donne aussi ce collier lunaire – vous savez, celui qu'elle promet de ne jamais enlever. Tout cela est charmant et évanoui, mais presque immédiatement, Jack reçoit un appel de son patron et les facteurs de stress du monde réel qui l'ont amené à frapper la bouteille ne semblent pas se soucier beaucoup d'un grand discours romantique.

Les Pearson achètent un Jeep Grand Wagoneer flambant neuf (parce que les vendeurs sont impuissants face à un bon discours de Jack Pearson).
Cela peut aussi être un peu une erreur de continuité. Lorsque les Pearson achètent la voiture, Rebecca porte le collier de la lune. Mais Jack a déjà le Wagoneer le jour où il va boxer et au concours de talents, qui semble être le même jour que le matin où Jack donne son collier à Rebecca. Puisque les Pearson ont assez souffert, disons que le spectacle de talents est un autre jour que le discours "Je serai un 12 pour toi", d'accord?

Jack rend visite à Little Kate à l'école, tous les humains pleurent.
C'est une conversation très intense ! La petite Kate sait que quelque chose ne va pas avec son père, alors elle attrape son visage ! Jack lui parle d'épouser le gars le plus chanceux du monde et qu'il sera là ! Spoiler : IL NE SERA PAS LÀ.

Jack se met à la boxe pour lutter contre son problème d'alcool.
Boîte Hot Sad Dads, c'est juste leur truc.

Les Pearson assistent à un spectacle de talent scolaire extrêmement maladroit.
La petite Kate est tellement intimidée par le talent et l'enthousiasme autoritaire de sa mère qu'elle abandonne le chant sans même essayer. Pendant ce temps, tout le monde pense que c'est cool pour Kevin de faire une terrible impression de Mr. T. Sophie aime ça, donc c'est quelque chose.

27 mai 1988 : « Weird Al » Yankovic sort « Lasagna », ravit les Pearson.
Nous ravit tous, vraiment.

Juillet 1988 : Il y a une vague de chaleur à Pittsburgh, et les Pearson rencontrent Yvette.
Le gang se dirige vers la piscine locale pour une bonne dose de drame. Randall (Lonnie Chavis) se lie d'amitié avec certains des autres enfants noirs à la piscine, mais l'une des mères, Yvette (Ryan Michelle Bathe), ne s'habitue pas très facilement à Rebecca et à son style parental. Ne vous inquiétez pas, ils deviennent amis !

Le père de Jack meurt.
Cela se produit pendant que Jack est en voyage de camping Be Nicer to Your Brother, Kevin. Rebecca et Kate se rendent à la maison de retraite, où Rebecca rencontre son beau-père, Stanley, pour la première fois. Ils atteignent Jack avant que Stanley ne passe, mais il ne veut rien avoir à faire avec son père. Rebecca doit dire à Stanley que Jack ne vient pas – elle mentionne également que Jack est un bon père, malgré ce que Stanley lui a fait. C'est Rebecca pour toi, dure mais véridique.

Jack abandonne les rêves de sa propre entreprise pour que Randall puisse aller à l'école privée.
Les plans de l'entreprise de construction Big Three Homes sont mis au fond d'un tiroir quand il est clair que Randall a besoin de relever le défi d'une prestigieuse école privée. Le gamin résout les Rubik's cubes, pour l'amour de Dieu !

Jack apprend à Randall à nouer une cravate.
Nous en sommes tous reconnaissants.

Les traditions Pearson Thanksgiving commencent.
Des gars effrayants nommés Pilgrim Rick et des hot-dogs de station-service recouverts de faux fromage n'ont jamais semblé aussi beaux.

Rebecca rencontre William, la suite.
Si important, si triste. Cela met en lumière la plus grande peur de Rebecca : que Randall puisse, à tout moment, être enlevé à Jack et Rebecca. Son besoin féroce de protéger sa famille est compréhensible, mais cela ne rend pas le regard de chagrin sur le visage de William plus facile à prendre lorsqu'il reçoit la lettre de Rebecca lui refusant toute interaction avec Randall. Ce que Rebecca ne sait pas, c'est que William la suit chez elle ce jour-là. Il frappe presque à la porte, mais grâce à trois petits vélos sur la pelouse, il décide qu'il n'est pas juste de s'immiscer dans la vie de Randall. Quelle autre histoire cela aurait été si les Big Three avaient rangé leurs vélos COMME IL EST CENSÉ LE FAIRE. Les enfants, j'ai raison ?

Randall rejoint un dojo, Jack prouve que les pompes peuvent faire pleurer les humains.
Je rigole! Nous avons toujours su qu'ils pouvaient le faire.

24 décembre 1989 : Kate a besoin d'une appendicectomie.
Regardez ici : le Dr K revient, cette fois ayant besoin du réconfort des Pearson au lieu de l'inverse. Kate (Mackenzie Hancsicsak) et le Dr K s'en sortent très bien. Rebecca a raison : rien de grave n'arrive jamais la veille de Noël !

Le petit Toby aide sa mère à traverser sa dépression.
On apprend que la dépression court dans la famille de Toby et aussi qu'il fait une très bonne impression à Rodney Dangerfield.

31 août 1990 : Les Big Three célèbrent le grand 1-0.
C'est une journée de fête au cours de laquelle Rebecca et Jack apprennent que Randall est le garçon de 10 ans le plus conscient et le plus sûr de lui de la planète, que Kate a des problèmes avec ses amis mais pas avec le voguing, et que Kevin ( Parker Bates) est follement amoureux de la meilleure amie de Kate, Sophie (Sophia Coto).

31 octobre 1990 : Kate tient la main de Billy Palmer.
Billy Palmer main, gens! C'est grâce à un commerce secret de bonbons d'Halloween entre Kevin et Billy, mais Kate n'a pas besoin de le savoir.

31 octobre 1990 : Rebecca parle de Kyle à Randall.
Tout ce que Randall voulait faire, c'était se déguiser en Michael Jackson et suivre son programme méticuleusement planifié de trick-or-treat, mais à la place, il obtient un autre cœur à cœur avec un parent. C'est un vrai truc. Mais très réconfortant, nécessaire.

Hiver 1990-91 : Les Trois Grands attrapent la varicelle et Rebecca accuse sa mère de raciste.
La mère de Rebecca est la pire !

Février 1992 : Jack voit Nicky pour la dernière fois.
Après avoir reçu plusieurs cartes postales de son frère dont il est séparé, Jack va voir Nicky pour la première fois depuis le Vietnam, mais ne veut toujours pas entendre le point de vue de Nicky. Jack peut voir que Nicky souffre vraiment, mais son désir de protéger sa famille de certains de ses démons est plus fort que son désir d'aider son frère. Il fait un choix et s'y tient. Nicky ne reverra plus jamais Jack.

La pizza Pearson est inventée !
Un enfant a-t-il déjà semblé plus enthousiaste à l'idée de commander une pizza que le petit Randall ? Ce n'est pas une question rhétorique, la réponse est catégoriquement "non".

Rebecca apprend à quel point Kevin est attentionné.
On pourrait penser qu'une mère saurait cela à propos de son fils, mais il faut un après-midi d'attente pour que John Smiley signe sa carte de recrue pour le faire. Cela affecte leur relation pour le reste de leur vie.

Les Pearson vont à la cabane pour la première fois.
Tout aussi important : c'est à ce moment que Randall reçoit ses lunettes. C'est aussi quand Jack dit à Kate qu'elle est sa personne la plus préférée au monde et que le monde pleut collectivement des larmes. Et c'est le moment où Kevin reçoit une séance de câlins de sa mère après s'être senti comme la cinquième roue de la famille. Kevin ne s'en souvient peut-être pas, mais nous si. NOUS FAISONS.

16 mai 1992 : Les enfants battent Jack à son propre jeu de cadeaux.
On dirait que la "première fois à la cabane" devrait venir après cela, puisque les Big Three avaient clairement quitté l'école pendant un certain temps dans cet épisode, mais Randall a déjà ses lunettes dans celui-ci! Hélas, cela ne peut pas être. Quoi qu'il en soit, les Big Three organisent à leurs parents une fête d'anniversaire avec une pluie de météores. Les grands gestes courent dans la famille. Jack dit à Rebecca qu'il n'a "pas besoin d'un anniversaire pour (la) voir" parce qu'il "(la voit) tous les jours". Je suis immédiatement à la recherche d'un petit ami moustachu avec une affinité pour la flanelle.

Les Trois Grands vont à leur premier bal scolaire.
En 1992, les Trois Grands vont à leur premier bal scolaire et Kevin reçoit son premier baiser de Sophie.

Little Beth (désolé, Bethany) est acceptée dans une académie de ballet d'élite.
Notre petite fille de l'île, « qui dansait avant de marcher », a de grands rêves.

Jack apprend à Randall à boxer, nous fait tous pleurer à nouveau.
D'après mes calculs, ce moment de l'histoire de Pearson ne semble pas exactement correspondre. Lorsque Jack enseigne secrètement à Randall comment boxer, Rebecca déclare clairement que les Big Three ont 12 ans. Peut-être que Rebecca est en train de se rassembler? Cela voudrait dire que c'est encore assez proche d'août, et pourtant Randall n'a pas ses lunettes – des lunettes qu'il portait dans l'épisode anniversaire de mai 1992, quand les enfants avaient 11 ans. Peut-être que Randall a des contacts quand il était enfant ? Teen Randall ne porte pas de lunettes. Est-ce le plus grand mystère de C'est nous? Mais s'ils ont 12 ans, cela place Randall en septième année et Randall voulant être le fils-fils de son père ne correspond pas tout à fait à son autre récit de septième année sur l'exploration de son identité en tant qu'homme noir dans ce monde. De plus, cette bibliothèque que Jack construit pour tous les livres de septième année de Randall est introuvable. Quoi qu'il en soit, cela pourrait être juste une incohérence de l'intrigue, mais j'ai mal au cerveau et je vais me reposer et penser à Jack qui apprend à Rebecca à boxer avant de s'embrasser.

Les Pearson ont un journée mouvementée à la piscine avant la septième année.
Kate a son premier baiser (allez, Stewart !) ; Kevin se demande s'il est une bonne personne après avoir délibérément humilié Randall devant ses amis ; Jack apprend à Kevin que les hommes Pearson sont « compliqués » ; Rebecca fait face au fait que ses enfants grandissent et ne veulent rien avoir à faire avec elle ; et nous, oh, nous avons droit au meilleur de tous : Jack chantant « Rump Shaker » en maillot de bain. Un jour béni !

Randall commence la septième année et rencontre M. Lawrence.
Cory Lawrence (Brandon Scott) est le seul professeur noir que Randall ait jamais eu, et il veut l'impressionner. Il devient mentor. Jack, comme d'habitude, se sent menacé.

Miguel sauve le cul de Jack alors que Jack est presque viré pour avoir gâché son travail.
L'amour le plus pur de cette émission est cimenté.

Jack enseigne le golf à Randall.
Jack déteste le golf. Jack n'est pas très bon au golf. Mais après avoir vu Randall s'intéresser à Tiger Woods, grâce à M. Lawrence, Jack veut s'identifier davantage à son fils. Il veut que Randall soit préparé pour une vie qui impliquera sûrement de rouler et de négocier sur le terrain de golf.

Jack invite M. Lawrence et sa femme à dîner.
Dans lequel nous découvrons enfin une chose sur laquelle Jack ne parvient pas à prononcer un discours émouvant, malgré tous ses efforts : les types de bois. D'accord, lui et Cory se battent également pour l'approbation de Randall, mais à la fin se rendent compte qu'ils sont des adultes adultes qui se soucient tous les deux de Randall, et Cory donne à Jack un livre de poésie de Langston Hughes.

Fall 1993: The Pearsons bury a time capsule at the cabin.
Kate buries a game of MASH, Kevin buries a picture of him and Sophie, Randall picks a puzzle piece, Jack makes a recording about how much he hearts Rebecca, and Rebecca secretly buries a sketch Jack drew of his dream house to build near the cabin — something he never gets a chance to do because life is cruel.

Little Kate gets dumped (boo, Stewart!).
She listens to New Kids on the Block to get over her heartache, as we all do. Around this time, Jack also teaches Randall to run to get through his anxiety, and Kevin and Rebecca go on a baseball-card-hunting adventure.

The Pearsons spend the day in NYC!
This whirlwind day starts with people yelling at each other while on public transportation and ends with a cheesy horse-drawn carriage ride in Central Park, but the big takeaway is that Rebecca doesn’t get to go to the Met to see Madame X and vows she will next time. Oh, the other takeaway is that Jack stinks at directions.

Jack does his best Hanz and Franz impression.
It’s because Kevin joined the football team and Jack’s teaching his son about getting ripped in one’s garage.

Kevin asks Randall to teach him his highly efficient index-card-memorization method.
It’s just a really nice brother moment, okay?

Freaking Tanya.
Ugh. Kate’s friend Tanya is over for a school project, gets very flirty with Randall, and then says some racist shit that he has to bury deep down inside.

Jack threatens Kevin’s football coach in a public bathroom!!
Okay, this is more about Jack and Kevin bonding when Kevin goes to quarterback camp — and Kevin realizing that his father is really always there for him — but come on, Jack quietly but frighteningly telling Kevin’s coach to stop calling his son stupid is the highlight.

Madison’s mom leaves her forever.
She does give her some nice earrings, though. Does that make up for abandoning her with a father who does not know love?

Rebecca has a cancer scare and Jack introduces The Tree into the Pearson family history.
Rebecca ends up being fine, but not before Jack brings her to “his favorite tree” to calm her down. Of course, he made up the whole story about The Tree and only selected it because it was closest to a payphone, so they could wait there for her test results. It’s very cute and becomes an enduring part of the Pearson family story.

Rebecca joins her old band.
She feels alive again! Jack just feels threatened.

Kevin and Randall’s sibling rivalry boils over during a high-school football game.
All Randall (Niles Fitch) wants is the love and respect of his brother. All Kevin (Logan Shroyer) wants is to be left alone in his new basement bachelor pad. Teen Kevin is so mean! Not even Teen Randall’s offering of Yoo-hoo and Pop-Tarts melt his brother’s icy exterior.

Miguel gets a divorce.
The news from Miguel (Jon Huertas) throws both Jack and Rebecca into a bit of a spiral. Okay, it’s mostly just Jack, who realizes he and Rebecca have been getting complacent and he needs to fight for his marriage before he loses it. Rebecca, on the other hand, finds it upsetting but not upsetting enough to make her rethink her next big decision …

Rebecca decides to go on tour with her band.
Alongside her ex-boyfriend Ben (Sam Trammell), no less. Jack is less than enthused and his jealousy pushes him back to the bottle. Things are going downhill fast, people!

Rebecca leaves for her tour and Jack goes after her.
It sounds romantic until you realize Jack is completely drunk as he hops in the car to drive all the way to Cleveland to make things right with his wife. HOLD ME.

Rebecca and Jack decide to separate.
After an intense screaming match in which Rebecca admits to feeling like a ghost in her own life and Jack calls her “music career” ridiculous, they decide it is best to take a breather. They gather the Big Three for a family meeting and ruin diner breakfasts forever.

Rebecca and Jack decide ne pas to separate.
It doesn’t take long for Rebecca to show up at Miguel’s door looking for her husband. They are Jack and Rebecca, dammit! They don’t give up on each other. That unconditional support will prove useful now that Jack admits he’s been drinking again. He’s an alcoholic and he needs help. Rebecca gets her reluctant husband in the car and promises him that in a few months, everything will be better. Spoiler alert: It will not.

Jack goes to Alcoholics Anonymous.
It’s a lot like Hot Sad Dad Boxing, but it may actually stick this time.

Rebecca pulls a Jack Pearson on Jack Pearson.
Things are still rocky for the world’s most romantic couple, and since her man is struggling these days, Rebecca fills the role of Swooniest Person to Ever Swoon and takes Jack on a romantic date to get the ol’ fire going. At first, it bombs. But Jack finally begins to open up to Rebecca about some of the pain he’s feeling, and the two chat in the car. Then they do other stuff in the car. Jack Pearsoning always works!

Welcome, Louie the Dog!
Jack and Rebecca find a stray dog outside of their home. He is cute in an “I’m so ugly and mangy please love me” sort of way.

Kevin shatters his knee and his dream.
Kevin had a plan: Go to college to play football and then go pro. When he gets hurt during a high-school game and told he’ll never play again, it’s heartbreaking — even if the kid can be an ass. The only one who can really comfort him is his dad. Jack! If Jack could take on his son’s pain for him, he would. He passes on the Buddhist necklace he got while in Vietnam. That necklace is only halfway through its journey.

Rebecca discovers Kate secretly wants to go to Berklee School of Music for singing.
Rebecca also discovers that her daughter really, really resents her.

Randall visits Howard University and has never been happier.
Seriously, did you see how big that kid’s smile was while he was standing in the middle of the campus library? A LIBRARY. We know Randall’s a nerd and all, but still. He finally found a place where he felt normal.

Beth’s dad dies, and so do her dreams of being a ballerina.
Beth is around 17 when all of this goes down, and losing her dad affects her enormously — although you wouldn’t know it from the way the Big Three act around her in the present. More than one person can have a sad Dead Dad story!

It’s Jack’s last Thanksgiving.
He and Miguel have a touching heart-to-heart about Miguel not giving up on being part of his kids’ lives. Is this their last BFF chat? Oh dear Lord, this is sad!

Family mall trip!
It’s an eventful afternoon: We learn about Kate’s eating disorder, Randall asks Allison out with a Magic 8-Ball, Kevin realizes the sacrifices Jack has made for him, and Rebecca and Jack forget to pick up batteries for the smoke detectors in the house. That last one really hurts.

Jack and his Katie girl share some diner fries.
It’s only days before Jack will die, so the conversation — one about how much Jack believes in his daughter and how much she lights up when she talks about music — will stick with Kate for a long time. And that diner will become a sort-of limbo for her because of it.

January 25, 1998: Super Bowl XXXII becomes everyone’s least favorite Super Bowl.
Jack and Rebecca spend the day getting shamed by a surly Kevin, ignored by Randall who skips the game to take Allison to see Titanesque (and get his first kiss!), and Jack reminds his daughter that she is the most beautiful girl in the world. Oh, then Jack places a red dish towel next to a faulty slow cooker and the Pearson house goes up in flames while the family is sleeping. REAL COOL DAY.

January 26, 1998: The Pearson house burns down … and Jack dies.
Jack is the superhero we always knew he was. He runs through fire to get Rebecca, Randall, and Kate safely out of the house and then goes back in to save Louie the Dog and some family mementos. It looks like he’s fine, but he goes to the hospital to get his burns checked out, and never leaves. While Rebecca is on the phone in the waiting room, Jack Pearson has a heart attack due to smoke inhalation complications and dies.

Kevin and Sophie never finish Good Will Hunting.
Look, I know in the middle of some pretty heavy stuff this moment seems very trivial, but it is a defining one for this couple. I hate it as much as you do.

January 31, 1998: The Pearsons honor Jack exactly how he would’ve wanted.
Okay, so the funeral starts out very tense—especially between Randall and Kevin—but after a visit from Dr. K, things turn around. Rebecca takes the kids to The Tree to scatter Jack’s ashes, and then she tells them that Jack had bought them all tickets to a Bruce Springsteen concert for that night. Jack loved the Boss. It just feels right.

Things are very bleak at the Pearson house and Randall has the worst prom experience in history.
Everyone is just so sad! Rebecca can barely function, Kate is eating her feelings, Kevin is drinking his, and Randall has to hold the family together. Miguel makes good on his promise to look after Jack’s family, but not even he can fix Randall having to deal with his girlfriend’s racist father. Randall decides to defer going to Howard even though it is his greatest dream. Look what you did, Jack!

Some rando dad WHO KNOWS JACK JUST DIED hits on Rebecca in a RadioShack.
Because women can’t catch a break.

May 1998: The Big Three graduate!
It’s a horrible time for everybody since Kate has no college plans, she’s mad at Kevin for going to NYC to be an actor, Rebecca’s crying outside of school gymnasiums, and no one’s paying attention to Randall being valedictorian. It was a rough year. Hey, at least Rebecca — at Miguel’s insistence — starts grief counseling. That’s something, right?

Randall and Beth bump into each other at the Carnegie Mellon new-student mixer.
THEY DON’T EVEN KNOW, GUYS.

Kevin helps Randall score a date with Beth.
Ah, the infamous phone call we heard talk about but didn’t get to see until season three. Kevin and Randall won’t truly bond until years later, but this is a nice foundational moment for the always-at-odds brothers. I mean, Kevin’s advice is horrible, but it kind of works.

Randall and Beth go on a disastrous first date.
Within ten minutes, Randall’s told Beth his entire life story and doesn’t spare any details. She is rightfully terrified, but eventually his charm wins her over.

It’s Parents Weekend at CMU!
Rebecca forces Randall to have lunch with Beth and Carol Clarke (Phylicia Rashad), which in turn helps Beth realize that Randall truly sees her, lemon slice and all, and they start dating. So I guess we have Rebecca to thank for R&B productions really getting off the ground. And Carol helps Rebecca realize she can move forward in her life after the loss of her husband. So I guess we have Carol to thank for Rebecca not remaining in a fetal position on her floor for the rest of her life. Thanks, ladies!

Kate gets a job at a record store and meets Marc (Austin Abrams).
He quickly becomes controlling and possessive because Kate Pearson cannot have nice things.

Kevin and Sophie (Amanda Leighton) get married!
He tells his mother over voice-mail, if you can even believe this child.

Rebecca and Kate move out of the Apartment of Sadness and into a new home.
The first dinner party, celebrating the newlyweds, is sort of a disaster thanks to Kevin and Sophie being cheesy as hell, Rebecca not knowing how to cook Cornish game hens after all these years, and Marc showing up to be weird. The evening is saved, however, by Miguel giving Rebecca a nice speech about being patient with her grief and Rebecca starting a Princess Bride sing-along.

Rebecca reenters the workforce.
With a huge assist from Randall, who is basically keeping his mother alive at this point.

Randall says the phrase, “Résumés are my jam.”
Oh, Randall.

Randall almost goes to a grief group with Beth.
Of course, this doesn’t happen and Randall once again avoids facing his anxiety head-on. THIS IS A PROBLEM. This time, however, we’ll let it slide because he needs to join Kevin and Rebecca in order to save Kate because …

Marc turns out to be emotionally abusive and toxic and just the World’s Worst Boyfriend.
After he kicks Kate out into the freezing cold on the way to the Pearson Cabin because he gets insanely angry at her for not quitting her job when he tells her to, they “make up,” until later when he gets angry again and locks her out of the cabin in the snow. Thankfully, Rebecca’s spidey-sense tells her something’s wrong and she and the Pearson boys arrive and kick Marc to the curb.

Rebecca, Randall, and Beth head to New York for Kevin’s acting showcase.
Kevin tries to set Rebecca up with his acting teacher, Kirby (Dave Annable). Just when you think these two beautiful people might make out, Rebecca is reminded of Jack and runs away. I mean, it’s only been a little over a year at this point, but good on Kevin for trying. (Randall does not share this sentiment.)

Kate has an abortion.
She almost tells Marc about it, but her first time seeing him since their breakup only reminds her that he is horrible, so she keeps it a secret from everyone in her life for decades.

Kevin moves to Los Angeles at the behest of his agent, ignoring sage advice from Randall.
Randall tells his brother that moving to L.A. will most definitely jeopardize his marriage. Kevin dismisses his brother’s warning. Kevin regrets this.

Randall and Beth celebrate their six-month anniversary.
Six-month anniversaries are a thing — Randall and K-Ci and JoJo say so.

Randall visits Kevin in L.A.
Their emotional issues both as individuals and within their relationship are fully on display, as evidenced by their physical fight on the street, but never actually dealt with, as evidenced by their verbal fight on the front lawn decades later.

Kate takes a job at the diner.
She’s consumed by her grief and so takes a job at the diner where she and Jack had one of their last heart-to-hearts, days before his death. She’ll work there for nine years, stuck in a purgatory of her own making.

Rebecca brings the Big Three back to the cabin.
Kevin makes a Jerry Maguire–inspired declaration of love to his wife, Sophie, about how in the end, it will always be the two of them. Rebecca encourages Beth to believe in herself and take that big urban planning firm internship. Rebecca also begins to think about thinking about possible love in her future and tells Miguel as much. So, like, a lot of big decisions being made at the cabin here.

Madison’s father tells her to take any man willing to be with her.
At that point, it’s just about an eighth-grade dance, but the horrific lesson sticks and shapes most of Madison’s life.

Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) get engaged!
It takes several attempts, and surprisingly it is not body rolls to Jagged Edge’s “Let’s Get Married” that win Beth over, but assurance from Rebecca that Randall would never let Beth lose herself in their relationship. Beth is scared that Randall has the power to charm her into giving up what she wants. She should be!

Deja is born.
Her mom Shauna is just 16 and relies on her grandma to take care of her and Deja, but when grandma dies, things really go downhill.

William meets Chichi.
A young, pregnant Nigerian woman moves into William’s building in Philadelphia and the two become friends. Randall will be thankful for this moment.

Randall and Beth have a backyard wedding!
Kevin’s plus-one is an awful soul patch. May it stay in the past, where it belongs!

October 31, 2008: Welcome to the world, Tess Pearson!
You were named after a ceiling fan.

The saddest game ever is invented!
When Tess is just 3 months old, Randall and Beth invent their “worst-case-scenario game.” It wasn’t fun then, it isn’t fun now.

Kate and Kevin decide it’s time to get their lives together.
For Kate (Chrissy Metz), that means she’s going to stop sleeping with married men, eating fast food while sitting outside the old Pearson house, and move to Los Angeles to live with her brother. Kevin is going to join an improv group. You would think Kate’s plan is the sound one, but it’s Kevin who ends up getting cast in a successful television show and making millions. Go figure.

Rebecca reconnects with Miguel.
2008 is a very sad year for Rebecca, who’s still learning how to live as a widow. Encouraged by friends to join Facebook so that she can stay connected with her kids and see pictures of her new granddaughter, Rebecca logs in. What do you know? She gets a message from Jack’s long-lost best friend, Miguel. They haven’t seen each other in eight years. That’s about to change.

Deja visits Philadelphia with her mom and grandmother.
Hold on to the memories of Boathouse Row and water ice, Tater Tot!

Toby gets divorced and becomes suicidal.
Things get rough for Mr. Damon (Chris Sullivan), but he bounces back and eventually crosses paths with Kate Pearson!

William meets Jesse (Denis O’Hare).
We don’t yet know how long these two dated, but gosh darn, is their first meeting on Thanksgiving cute. They fall for each other pretty quickly. That happens when “a nice boy offers you pie,” right, William?

Randall and Beth drive Annie home from the hospital.
Sure, sure, Randall contemplating how he can finally have a big, gorgeous family tree is moving, but one could argue that Beth finally getting that Snickers Blizzard she’s been craving is even more moving. Blizzards are the best.

2011: Kevin films the “Untitled Hot Babysitter Pilot.”
Here’s the big secret about the soon-to-be megastar of the hit TV series The Man-ny: In this moment, he doesn’t even know if he wants to act. But then he makes a baby laugh, and Kevin’s entire life changes.

2013: Laurel and Hai reconnect and it is the most bittersweet.
Bitter because Laurel has an aggressive tumor and will only live for two more years, sweet because these two found each other again after all this time.

Deja enters the foster-care system.
Before she cuts her hand and Child Protective Services spot some red flags, Deja is watching The Man-ny, so this is pre-Kevin’s breakdown. She spends a lot of time being moved from home to home (and bed to bed) until she is reunited with her mother … and unfortunately, her mother’s deadbeat boyfriend.

May 2015: Laurel dies.
Hai is by her side, and as always, she’s thinking of the son she loved but never got to know.

August 31, 2016: Happy 36th birthday, Kevin, Kate, and Randall!
Welcome to the big twist, everyone else!

Kevin goes full Jerry Maguire on the set of The Man-ny.
He doesn’t know the human head weighs eight pounds, but he does know that he deserves more than a character whose basic function is to take off his shirt while tending to a child.

Madison gets dumped by David, a man she was really in love with, then heads to a weight support group.
She meets Kate and a lifelong friendship is born! Just kidding, it takes a while for Kate to warm up to Madison who is, uh, a lot.

Kate meets Toby.
She cannot fall for a person like Toby right now, but guess what? She totally does.

Randall knocks on William’s door.
William (Ron Cephas Jones) says it best: That was some thing Randall (Sterling K. Brown) did, knocking on his door. After a lifetime of searching, Randall finally tracks down his birth father and bangs on his door, looking to confront the man who gave him up. Randall wants to heal his own wounds, but little does he know, he’s saving William from giving in to his drug addiction one last time. Of course, the timing isn’t exactly perfect, since William is dying of cancer and only has a few months left. It’s not the first unfair thing in Randall’s life, nor will it be the last.

William and Annie have the cutest stairwell chat in history.
William wants to sneak out during his first night at Randall’s, so as not to cause problems, but little Annie catches him. They talk about being scared in new places and trying to be brave. It is so adorable, they really should have made a weekly podcast taped live from the stairs.

Sterling K. Brown calls Mandy Moore “mommy.”
All of our lives are forever changed.

Rebecca meets William, part three.
This time with 100 percent more wrinkles! Rebecca wants William to keep their secret just a little bit longer, until she finds the right time to tell Randall. Girl, there will never be a right time to tell your son you’ve been lying to him about his birth father for his entire life.

Kevin moves to New York City.
Knock, knock! It’s Uncle Kevin, here to stay in the basement at Randall’s house indefinitely so that he can try out the New York theater scene and become more than just the Man-ny.

Kate introduces Toby to Jack’s ashes.
The three of them watch the Steelers game together. Kate won’t say much about her father’s death, which eventually becomes a big problem for Toby, which eventually becomes a big problem for everyone else. Give the girl some space, dude!

Kate gets a new job … sort of.
It looks like Kate has finally started a life for herself when she takes a job assisting a woman (Jami Gertz) who runs charities or something of the sort. We’ve only really seen Kate in this role once. Is the biggest mystery of This Is Us how Kate has any money? Will this be the biggest twist of all?

Kevin finally calls Randall his brother.
It happens during a physical fight in the middle of New York City, but still, it is all Randall has ever wanted from Kevin. Let the fraternal healing begin!

Randall and William catch Beth in a big lie.
Beth just wants one night away from the “estranged fathers and white brothers” who are currently taking over her house, so she lies about going to a work conference. Unfortunately, she gets caught wine-handed by Randall and William. Beth’s not getting this night away from Pearson chaos will have ramifications later. Fun!

William accidentally tells Beth that he’s met Rebecca.
In all fairness to William, he and Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) are totally high and he is moved by the poetry of Dudley Randall. But of course, Beth and Randall’s marriage is based on trust and not keeping secrets from one another, so she is in a tough spot. She tries to get Rebecca to tell Randall, but Rebecca doesn’t move fast enough.

November 24, 2016: Randall teaches us that a Thanksgiving Dad is a Hot Dad.
The greatest lesson to come out of This Is Us so far.

Kevin and Olivia Maine kiss.
Olivia (Janet Montgomery) is dark and twisty inside, but Kevin seems very into it. He calls the kiss one of the greatest of his life, but I’m pretty sure she was just in it for the pumpkin pie.

Kevin lets Miguel be Pilgrim Rick.
Of the three Pearson kids, Kevin’s relationship with stepdad Miguel is the most fraught. This not-so-small gesture of letting Miguel participate in Jack’s Thanksgiving tradition is a huge step for their relationship.

Kate dumps Toby and decides to get gastric bypass surgery.
Toby giving up on his diet is too much temptation for Kate to handle at the moment. She needs to focus on herself, so she kicks him to the curb. After a not-so-near-death experience on a plane, Kate decides life is too short and she wants to start living her best life immediately. Gastric bypass surgery, it is!

Randall discovers that Rebecca and William knew each other.
When Randall goes to William’s apartment to grab some music recordings that are part of his birth father’s Thanksgiving traditions, he happens upon Rebecca’s letter, which reveals her decision to never tell Randall about William. Randall confronts Rebecca at the Thanksgiving dinner table, tearing apart one of the most important relationships in his life.

Randall trips hard at the family’s cabin and chats with his dead father.
Hallucination Jack takes Randall’s face into his hands and tells his son that he was never a choice, he was a fact. He also tries to show Randall that Rebecca was constantly fighting to protect her family. Maybe that could offer some explanation as to her choices. Even in hallucinatory form, Jack Pearson is wonderful.

William tells Randall why he never came looking for him.
Who knew kids’ bicycles could be so moving?

Olivia goes off the grid and Kevin’s play is canceled.
Kevin is pretty upset about losing his love interest and his chance to become a “serious actor,” but everyone else, including the audience, is pumped because, geez, was Olivia Maine the worst or what?

William reconnects with his great love, Jesse.
These two guys! Jesse (Denis O’Hare) was heartbroken when William left to live at Randall’s without telling him, but is willing to forgive him as long as William promises not to shut him out anymore. Jesse wants as much time with him as William has left. Aww!

Kevin and Sloane decide to self-produce The Back of an Egg.
Terrible title be damned! The show must go on!

December 24, 2016: Randall talks a co-worker off the ledge.
Randall saves his suicidal colleague (Jimmi Simpson), but where did we land exactly with that boat purchase?

December 24, 2016: Toby collapses in Randall’s living room.
Toby flies out to New Jersey to try and win back Kate with a very lovely speech, but hours later he collapses to the floor. So it turns out Rebecca was wrong — bad things do happen on Christmas Eve!

Kate and Toby get engaged.
After Toby makes it through a second heart surgery, Kate unloads all of her feelings on the guy, assuming he is asleep. He’s not. He hears everything she says, including that part about wanting to marry him. He’d marry the hell out of her, too. And thus, an engagement!

William tells Randall he wants to stop his chemo treatments.
It is the beginning of the end.

Kate puts gastric bypass surgery on hold and goes to fat camp.
While in an aerobic drumming class (!), Kate has an emotional breakthrough and realizes that her weight issues are very much tied to the death of her father and her inability to deal with her grief and guilt. Don’t knock aerobic drumming class until you try it.

Kevin makes a grand, romantic gesture to win back … his ex-wife?
Kevin and his childhood sweetheart Sophie (Alexandra Breckenridge) divorced after he moved to Los Angeles and cheated on her, and they haven’t seen each other in 12 years. She’s hesitant, but he wins her over by taking her to their old haunts and professing his love for her in a dramatic speech. He really is his father’s son!

Randall teaches William how to drive.
Randall begrudgingly gives his father the gift of his perfect day: driving a cool car while wearing a new pair of shades, sipping on his favorite drink (an egg cream) with the music up and the windows down. What a cool cat that William Hill is.

Toby tells Kate they should slow down their marriage plans.
He doesn’t think they should be getting married if she can’t openly talk about her father’s death with him. Oh, Toby, so pushy.

Randall has an anxiety-induced breakdown on Kevin’s opening night.
The mounting pressure at work, the pile of responsibilities at home, not to mention the emotional stress of watching his birth father slowly die after just meeting him all becomes too much for Randall. He becomes paralyzed with stress in his own office. Thankfully, Kevin realizes what’s happening and rushes to his brother’s rescue — even though it means ditching opening night of his play. Brothers come first, finally.

William and Beth have a series of heartfelt chats.
He tells Beth that he also has anxiety and panic attacks and is upset that he passed that on to his son. He also explains how his mother used to calm him down with seltzer water, which will come in handy later. Meanwhile, when Beth confesses she doesn’t think she can help Randall through another breakdown, William assures her she can. He also reminds her that she can’t always be the support system — someday she’ll be the one who needs to be lifted up. Dang, William. You don’t know how right you are.

Randall and William take a road trip to Memphis, where William dies cradled by his son.
“Roll all your windows down, Randall. Crank up the music. Grow out that fro. Let someone else make your bed.” Be right back, need to go slide down a wall while ugly crying.

Randall forgives Rebecca.
The Pearsons honor William’s memory with a plethora of breakfast foods, balloons, and confetti, and a nice stroll through the neighborhood while wearing fedoras. During this walk, Rebecca stops her son to once again say how sorry she is that she kept William from him, denying Randall more time with his birth father. She did it because she was scared, but she knows how selfish that was. It was enough time to know William loved him, Randall tells her. And that’s enough. This new peacefulness also seems to be in honor of William’s memory.

Kevin has a second shot at opening night.
He finally makes his big stage debut with The Back of an Egg’s opening night redux, and it is quite the success. Almost unbelievably, Ron Howard happens to be in the audience that night and he calls Kevin to offer him a part in his next movie. Too bad he just told Sophie that he realized he moved to New York City to be with her and that he won’t mess this up a second time. Sounds like some drama is afoot!

Kate (almost) opens up about Jack’s death.
William’s memorial brings on another swell of emotions for Kate regarding Jack’s death. It’s Randall who encourages her to finally deal with her grief by talking about it with the people she loves … including Toby. Later, Kate tells Toby that she has such a hard time talking about Jack’s death because it was all her fault.

Randall quits his job.
William’s greatest gift to his son was showing him that life is short and we should enjoy every moment we have. With that in mind, Randall shows up at work and tells his awful co-workers that he’s had enough. He’s going to live his life more like his father did — slow it down a little, go on more walks, talk to his mailman. It is a brave new world for Randall Pearson.

Randall decides to adopt.
Randall wants to adopt a baby to honor both his fathers, but Beth has a different idea: If they’re going to adopt, she wants to take in an older child who has been rejected by the world. A child who really needs them. It honestly is the better way to honor Jack and (especially) William. They’re going to become foster parents.

The world is forced to watch a grown man crawl around in a diaper.
By which we mean, the Pearson clan attends a very special taping of The Man-ny. No one knows why Kevin would want to do this, or why The Man-ny would allow him to do this, but we’ll go with it because it means all of our Pearsons are together in Los Angeles.

Kate has her first real singing gig!
She sings “Landslide” as Rebecca looks on with pride and maybe a tiny bit of jealousy. Rebecca is the last person Kate wants to see in the crowd, and afterward she basically tells her mother that she hates her for existing. You don’t know the whole story, Kate! Get off her perfectly postured back!

Beth and Randall make out in a Hollywood backlot and America’s collective knees go weak.
She has had enough of her husband Randall-ing out over caring for a child who has possibly been emotionally or physically abused, but then is reminded by Kevin that the only situation in which Randall has taken a risk is his relationship with Beth. Beth reminds Randall that together, they can do anything. She reminds him of this with nice words, but also with her mouth. Swoon!

Deja arrives!
Beth and Randall’s first foster child arrives with a lot of emotional baggage. Even Mr. Type A, always-follow-the-plan Randall Pearson finds the transition difficult. There’s hair and hygiene issues, and a general unwillingness to connect on Deja’s part. She’s only 12, but the girl has been through a lot. Maybe Randall’s willingness to throw down at a bowling alley on her behalf will win her over.

Kevin injures his knee on set, begins his descent toward rock bottom.
The flare up of his old football injury and his co-star Sylvester Stallone’s insisting Kevin talk about his father drudges up a whole lot of emotion that he has worked his entire life to keep stuffed down. He begins taking pain pills to numb, well, everything. Things are about to get very bleak for Kevin Pearson.

Kate is pregnant!
Like most major life events, the news is exciting and wonderful but also terrifying. We’re all (cautiously) happy for Kate, but sad for ourselves because it means we have to watch Toby do a Flashdance routine in a coffee shop to a Hootie and the Blowfish song. None of that is made up, and it all seems very, very Toby.

The Pearson Brothers attend a charity gala.
Kevin embarrasses himself and Sophie as he spirals further down with his addiction, while Randall reaches a turning point with Deja. She has a very sweet crush on Kevin, so Randall agrees to take her to the event, where he learns about her rough time in other foster homes and why she flinches around Randall. If you’re keeping track, the evening is a loss for Kevin, but a major win for his brother.

Kate and Toby almost get married at City Hall.
Thanks to a nice chat with Urn Jack, Toby decides that skipping the big wedding is exactly the opposite of what Kate really wants. He re-proposes to her and gives us all the gift that is imagining Kate’s “ridiculously handsome brothers” walking her down the aisle. Can we get to that please? We’ve all been so good!

Kevin breaks up with Sophie.
On the very stoop where not too long ago he wooed the love of his life back with a grand gesture of swoony words. Salt, meet wound.

Kate has a miscarriage.
It’s devastating, but there are some silver linings: First, it bonds Kate and Rebecca together, and oof, did they need some bonding. The pain also makes Kate stronger — she’s not going to let this break her or her relationship with Toby. Finally, Kate and Toby decide they want to try again once they’re ready. It keeps the dream alive that Kate will have a little boy named Jack. WE NEED THAT, SHOW.

Kevin has a breakdown on the lawn of a one-night stand.
If you think that sentence is rough, try this one: While trying to get a prescription for fentanyl using a script he stole from that one-night stand, he realizes he lost his dad’s necklace — the one thing he has left of his father. As if visits back to your old high school weren’t bad enough on their own.

Randall reminds us that a Thanksgiving Dad is a Hot Dad.
Bless you, Randall.

The Pearsons say good-bye to Deja.
She isn’t with Randall and Beth long before the charges against her mother are dropped and Deja returns home, but man, did she become a part of the family.

Social Worker Linda has a giant martini and celebrates never having to hear that Randall Pearson guy mansplain her job to her ever again.
One would assume.

Kevin gets arrested for a DUI.
Post-breakdown, Kevin heads to Randall’s house to FINALLY ask for help, but news of Kate’s miscarriage steals his thunder. He chugs some vodka and goes for a ride instead. Poor little Tess, who is hiding the backseat of Kevin’s car, has to watch her uncle hit rock bottom. Can someone finally get this guy some help?

The Pearsons have an intense family therapy session.
Kevin wants Rebecca to admit that Randall is her favorite and he goads her until she breaks down and tells him that it was easier to love Randall. Let’s never go back to this therapy room, okay? The revelation does, at least, bring the Big Three closer, and helps to heal Kevin and Rebecca’s relationship, which is a good thing because …

Kevin moves in with Rebecca and Miguel!
Kevin begins to see both his mother and Miguel in a new light. Kevin and Rebecca have never been closer. Kevin and Miguel have never been more, hmm, let’s say cordial? Kevin is trying! Also, Kevin is privy to all the LaCroix his heart desires. Not a bad deal, really.

Kate and Madison become friends and go wedding dress shopping.
They do not, thankfully, start a podcast.

Randall decides he wants to buy William’s old building and turn it into a business venture with Beth.
The first day does not go well, but R&B Properties will survive.

Randall delivers this gutting line about his father: “He’s been gone longer than we had him.”
Just when you think you’re done crying.

Kate adopts a dog for her and Toby.
The dog is named Audio and he is adorable. Still, the memories of Louie and Jack’s death loom large. But again, the cuteness.

Kevin makes amends.
The saddest talk is with Sophie, as he says what seems to be a very final good-bye. The most surprising is with Dr. Charlotte, who returns Kevin’s necklace, PRAISE BE. And the most heartbreaking is with his dad: Kevin can’t actually apologize to his dad, but he makes the best of it by going to The Tree to tell Jack that he’s going to make him proud. It might not be the right tree, but the sentiment is very nice.

February 4, 2018: Super Bowl LII
The Philadelphia Eagles win! Okay, some other things also happen: Rebecca makes Jack’s favorite lasagna, Mr. McGiggles dies (RIP), Kate almost loses the only video she has of her father (you know, the one where he beams with pride and love while watching her sing), and Randall has a very sweet conversation with Tess (Eris Baker) about always being her No. 1. In that last one, Randall promises Tess that they’ll have dinner together once a week at her office when she is all grown up and fancy. It doesn’t feel like a monumental conversation, but it vraiment is.

Deja arrives at the Pearson house.
She needs money to get the heat turned back on and didn’t know where else to go. Randall and Beth continue to worry.

Vegas, baby.
The Big Three and their people head to Vegas for Kate and Toby’s simultaneous-but-definitely-not-together bachelorette and bachelor parties. Kate and Beth bond. Kevin finds out that his movie may change his life. Randall can’t shake the feeling that something is wrong with Deja.

Beth and Randall find Deja and Shauna asleep in their car.
They’ve been evicted, so Beth and Randall invite them to stay at their house for a while. After Shauna sees how happy Deja is, she decides to leave … and give up all parental rights. Deja does not take it well.

Somebody’s getting married! It’s Kate and Toby.
The Ka-Toby wedding arrives, as coordinated by Kevin and Randall. They are delights. But before Kate can walk down the aisle at the family cabin in her gorgeous dress, she has something to do: She needs to let go of Jack, at least a little bit. She goes out into the woods and sits on the tree stump she used to share with her dad, and tells him she needs to make room for Toby. She finally spreads Jack’s remaining ashes, and then Kevin and Randall walk her down the aisle. She isn’t the only Pearson experiencing some catharsis, though: Rebecca and Kate discuss their issues head-on and have a misty-eyed makeup. Kevin uses his toast time to get himself, Kate, Randall, and Rebecca to finally release that deep breath is feels like they’ve been holding in since Jack died. Nice sentiment, but weird wedding toast.

Deja gets upset at the wedding.
Even a conversation with Beth’s very nice cousin Zoe about not hating the people who love you can’t stop Deja from taking out her anger on Randall’s car windshield. This does not bode well for the future.

Kevin and Zoe meet by the wedding punch bowl and start dating.
What a hot couple. Beth does not approve.

Deja gives Randall the best 38th birthday gift.
And we’re not just talking about those slick Nike sneakers she makes her biological father give her as payment for abandoning her — she tells Randall and Beth that they can formally adopt her. It took a lot of therapy and even more running to get to this place, but it pays off!

People love Hill 400!
According to Rebecca it has a 95 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and even NPR’s Terry Gross is into it. It’s her probing questions that send Kevin on a hunt to learn more about his father’s time in Vietnam.

Kate and Toby are successful with IVF.
There are several setbacks and Toby makes the boneheaded decision to quit his antidepressants cold turkey in hopes of upping his sperm count. Toby falls back into a depression, but Kate ends up pregnant and their relationship is stronger than ever.

Randall discovers that The Other Big Three (Beth, Miguel, and Toby) have a group text.
Not like we’re jealous or anything.

Randall decides to run for Philadelphia City Council.
After visiting the rec center near William’s building and learning some hard truths about the neighborhood from William’s friend Chichi, Randall is compelled to do something about it: He’s going to run for city council. Never mind that he and his family live in Alpine, New Jersey (he signed William’s lease, so), he’s going to defeat the longtime incumbent Councilman Brown.

Beth gets fired.
Poor Beth! She loses her job of 12 years, and realizes that William was right — she needs to tell Randall that she can’t be the strong one right now. She is not okay.

We learn that The Manny is the No. 1 show in South Korea.
Just a fun fact we should all be aware of!

Randall hires a campaign manager and a field director.
The campaign manager is a nice, politically active Korean-American from the neighborhood named Jae-won and the field director is Beth. They don’t get along.

Kevin meets Robinson.
He learns that his father was definitely not “just a mechanic” in the war. Robinson can’t answer any questions about Jack’s brother, but he does hand Kevin a photo of Jack with a Vietnamese woman wearing the Very Important Necklace that Jack gave to Kevin. There’s a mystery to solve!

Kevin and Zoe go to Vietnam.
Kevin has a lot to learn about what happened to his dad and uncle during the war, but he also has a lot to learn about his girlfriend. She confides in him that she was sexually abused by her father, and the two admit that they are falling deeply in love with each other.

Thanksgiving 2018: Randall appears only in his undies at a time when the world really needed it.
We are forever grateful that a Thanksgiving Dad is a Hot Dad.

Thanksgiving 2018: Miguel attempts to make amends with his kids, they are dicks.
Miguel has tried to stay in Andy and Amber’s lives, but they’ve made it very difficult. All of this leads to an extremely tense Thanksgiving dinner in which he ends up valiantly defending Rebecca and their relationship. Everyone realizes Miguel is a wonderful, gorgeous human and perhaps, one day, he and his kids can rebuild what they lost.

Tess comes out.
First, she tells Kate on Thanksgiving 2018, but makes it clear she isn’t ready to tell her parents. Tess realizes that Kate told Rebecca — since Kate lives so far away, she wanted someone looking after Tess. It seems like a shitty thing for an aunt to do, but it all works out in the end! Rebecca gives Tess a beautiful speech about what keeping a secret can do to you (she would know!), and it inspires Tess to come out to Randall and Beth. They are, as you may have guessed, wonderful with the entire thing.

Kate decides to go back to college.
It’s time for her to make some changes — to the bursar’s office!

Randall makes his failing campaign his top priority, sleeps on the couch.
Randall wins his debate against Councilman Brown, but campaign manager Jae-won informs him that based on polling, there’s just no way he can win this thing. Beth sees it as a blessing, Randall sees it as a challenge. Beth asks him to give up the politics and focus on family, but Randall refuses. So, he’ll be sleeping on the couch from now on. Mom and Dad!

Kate and Toby learn they’re having a boy!
If they don’t name this kid Jack, heads will roll.

Kevin’s trip to Vietnam ends with a surprising revelation.
No one at the ville recognizes Jack or the woman wearing the necklace and Kevin resigns himself to returning home having learned nothing. But wait! Thanks to a resourceful hotel proprietor, he learns one very huge, startling thing: There’s no record of Nicholas Pearson dying in the Vietnam War.

Old Nick Pearson brings his mail back to his trailer.
NICKY IS ALIVE.

Randall wins the election!
He’s very excited, but no one else, perhaps even including the audience, is. At least he and Beth seem okay … for now.

Kevin and Zoe move in together!
Who knew a John Stamos keychain would be so emotionally stirring?

The Pearsons go on a road trip to find their long-lost uncle.
Although not a complete disaster, it doesn’t go well. Nicky is finally able to tell them the story of what really happened in Vietnam, although, he discovers, he’ll never be able to tell his brother. Rebecca gets to meet Jack’s brother, so that’s nice. But Nicky is an alcoholic and very depressed and doesn’t want any help from Jack’s kids. Kevin tries to persuade him otherwise, and although he doesn’t get to save Nicky in any way, the door is left open for the future.

Kevin relapses.
Finding his uncle in that state and grappling with the thought that Jack kept him a secret all those years is enough to make anyone feel helpless and lost, so Kevin starts drinking again while alone in Nicky’s trailer.

Nicky starts going to therapy at the local VA.
He may have played it cool with his nephew, but Kevin really got under his skin, and Nicky makes an attempt at putting his life back together. With the help of his therapist, Dr. Ruiz (Misha Gonz-Cirkl), he really makes some progress!

Beth figures out what she wants to be when she grows up!
After a very cathartic visit to her mother’s, Beth realizes that she only felt truly alive when she was dancing — so she becomes a dance teacher. Great for Beth, but it puts an intense strain on her marriage.

Kate graduates! But then goes into premature labor! While in the car with her drunk brother!
The most dramatic winter-mester graduation ever! Kevin’s drinking is outed and Kate goes into labor at only 28 weeks. Never a dull moment with the Pearsons.

Baby Jack Pearson Damon is born!
After a long, excruciating wait in which some grievances are aired, Kate gives birth to baby Jack. He has a long road ahead of him, which scares the hell out of Toby, but Kate is all over it. Plus, Rebecca and Miguel decide to move to Los Angeles to help Kate. That should be super helpful and not at all suffocating.

Beth and Randall hit the lowest of lows in their marriage.
It gets very intense there for a while, but eventually they decide they’re going to move to Philadelphia, where Randall can still be city councilman and Beth is going to open her own dance studio. They’re betting on themselves, baby.

Kevin and Zoe come to an impasse in their relationship.
Zoe never wants to have kids. Kevin goes along with that for, like, an afternoon because he loves her, but she can see how badly he wants to be a dad. She’ll never change her mind on this, and so there’s no hope for them. Zoe moves out.

Cassidy Sharp returns from deployment; it does not go well.
We do not know when or for how long Cassidy (Jennifer Morrison) was deployed in Afghanistan. We do, however, know that she has done multiple tours. We also know that when she returns in 2019, her marriage is fraught, she is suffering from PTSD, and hits her son, Matty (Noah Salsbury Lipson), out of frustration. She finds herself in group therapy at the local VA.

Kevin moves back to Los Angeles!
Post-Zoe-breakup, Kevin decides he wants to be where the action is: in L.A. with Kate, Toby, Rebecca, Miguel, and Baby Jack. Again: super helpful and not suffocating at all!

Randall and Beth Pearson move to Philadelphia.
This is not downsizing, folks.

Nicky relapses.
His therapist is transferred and he feels abandoned, so he starts drinking again, and eventually throws a chair through the window of a group-therapy meeting being attended by Cassidy Sharp.

Malik Hodges (Asante Blackk) meets Deja Pearson at a backyard barbeque.
Deja smiles for the first time in history.

Baby Jack is diagnosed as blind.
Kate refuses to be anything but positive — her son will have a great, big life.

Toby gets secretly super into CrossFit.
As if this dude could be any more annoying, now he’s CrossFit Toby. He’s losing a ton of weight, while Kate is stress-eating, and it’s all causing a rift in their marriage.

Kate meets her neighbor, Gregory (Timothy Omundson).
He is recovering from a stroke, and she begins to go on walks around the block with him and Baby Jack.

Kevin gives up a new movie to go to Bradford, Pennsylvania, and help Uncle Nicky.
Nicky doesn’t want his help, but since when has that ever stopped Kevin?

Cassidy asks Kevin if he was in Who’s the Boss?
It remains devastatingly hilarious.

Kevin, Nicky, and Cassidy get kicked out of an AA meeting for laughing at Kevin.
Sorry that it is at Kevin’s expense, but not sorry that these three are now bonded for life.

The Man-ny is canceled!
Sure, this sends Kevin into a tailspin, but has anyone checked on Morris Chestnut? Think about Morris Chestnut!

The Clarke School of Dance opens!
Sure, the place is all stunk up by a dead opossum, but at least it’s not a family of dead opossums, right? And sure, Beth and Randall learn that 14-year-old Deja wants to date a boy with a baby, but maybe for now just focus on the fact that Beth’s dreams are coming true?

Kevin really digs in during his stay in Bradford.
He buys a fancy trailer so he can live next to Nicky while they await his hearing, and he promises Cassidy that he’s going to help her get back together with her husband, Ryan (Nick Wechsler). Of course they end up sleeping together first, but he does make good on his promise eventually!

Tess has a panic attack.
Beth teaches her husband and daughter that La Croix isn’t just a refreshing beverage. It’s here that she also begins to suspect Randall might be headed toward another breakdown, what with the leg tapping and ten-mile running and working extra late hours. He refuses to get any help.

Nicky cuts ice cream like cake for Kevin.
Not only does he tell a heartbreaking story about buying his trailer for his One True Love but never going after her, he also tells Kevin about how his dad would slice ice cream like a cake for him and Jack when they were kids, something Jack used to do for Kevin. He’s just opening up so much!

Randall and Kevin send Kate and Baby Jack a gift.
It’s their family piano! And it’s full of pictures of Kate and her old boyfriend Marc, who definitely was abusive somehow and now those memories are dredged up. The gift is not the best.

Toby calls Miguel “Miggy Stardust.”
Okay, he can stay now.

Randall pretends to be bad at golf to win over fellow councilmen. As if.
No way, no how could Randall Pearson ever willingly play a sport he’s bad at. He’s great at golf, thanks to his father’s insistence that he learn to play. He’s so good, in fact, that he knows exactly how to pretend to be bad enough to endear himself to fellow golfers on the City Council. The man has allies now. Thanks, Dad!

Deja and Malik go on an epic first date, become the cutest couple on this show.
These two lovebirds skip school so Malik can take Deja on a proper tour of Philadelphia and help her believe she is worthy of love. It is the sweetest. Though she disparages cheesesteaks, I will overlook it because everyone deserves to be seen the way Deja is seen.

The Pearsons have the Hodges over for The World’s Most Awkward Dinner.
Each blames the other’s kid for being a bad influence, some hostile words regarding class are exchanged, but in the end, after a heartfelt speech from Deja, Beth, Randall, Kelly (Marsha Stephanie Blake), and Darnell (Omar Epps) agree to let the kids see each other as long as there is a chaperone. Oh, and we learn about Beth’s secret Pantry Wine! A true gift.

Cassidy delivers the harshest truth of this entire series.
“Not all of us have to talk about our dead dads all the time,” she tells Kevin after he comments that she’s never spoken about her father. BOY OH BOY. Cassidy saw the Pearsons; Cassidy knows the Pearsons.

Nicky has his court hearing!
After Kevin FIXES NICKY’S TIE, Nicky gives a gorgeous little speech about how throwing that chair was the best thing to happen to him because it got him sober and brought his nephew into his life. Nicky avoids prison and is finally turning his life around. Anyway, I’m crying about it. Our Nicky!

Cassidy reunites with her family.
Well, she is allowed to sit down at a diner with Ryan and Matty, even though she’s signed the divorce papers. It seems like they are poised for reconciliation, but who knows.

Baby Jack eats his first solid food while Toby is off CrossFitting or whatever.
Apparently this is the gravest tragedy this family has suffered.

Randall notices his mother is having more than a few mental slipups when she arrives in Philly.
He and Rebecca have a blowout fight when Randall calls her on it, and implies that he’s the actual parent figure in this relationship.

Thanksgiving 2019: The Pearsons descend on Philadelphia, drama ensues.
Shauna comes to see Deja, which upsets Beth, but it ends up bringing Deja and Beth closer together. Kevin helps Tess come out to her classmates. Kate discovers that Toby is complaining about her to his CrossFit friends, especially someone named “LadyKryptonite.” After Nicky realizes Jack didn’t completely erase him from his life once he hears Randall tell the “So Long, Marianne” story, he tells the story of his and Jack’s perfect Thanksgiving and introduces the tradition of Thanksgiving Shrimp. Rebecca, after leaving all day to see a movie, confides to Randall that he was right and she needs to see a doctor, but to keep it between them. This is all before we’ve even had pie!

December 31, 2019: Randall doesn’t care if the New Year’s Eve ball’s about to drop, he has doctor’s appointments to schedule!
Randall has taken his mother’s care into his own hands and decides to let Miguel know about an appointment with the best doctor in Los Angeles while the rest of his family is literally counting down to 2020. This is why people complain about Randall.

Rebecca is diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment.
More testing is to be done, but she wants to keep this between herself, Miguel, and Randall for now. Anyone who has watched even a little television knows that’s going to be An Issue.

Kevin learns that celebrity hall passes are a real thing.
But not before he takes Lizzie (Sophia Bush) on a first date to a private John Legend concert at the Hollywood Bowl. As one does.

Kate throws Toby a Margaritaville-themed birthday party, their marriage falls apart.
I’m not saying the two things are related, but I am saying that at this party Kate learns Lady Kryptonite kissed her husband AND Toby admits that their son makes him sad. It is no Cheeseburger in Paradise, if you get me.

Randall finds an armed man breaking into his home.
It sends him hurtling toward another breakdown when he becomes obsessed with the new security system he intalls, has to keep his mother’s diagnosis a secret, and fights a mugger in a parking lot all in the same week!

Sophie’s mom Claire (Jennifer Westfeldt) dies.
Kevin goes to the funeral – Claire was a big fan of his — and tries to help Sophie deal with her grief. They finally watch the end of Good Will Hunting, which seems like they’re saying good-bye to their relationship, but some of us will hold out hope because we don’t like them apples, not one bit.

Kate, Rebecca, and Baby Jack attend a retreat for families with blind children.
Kate brings Rebecca because Toby is the worst, but it ends up being a great thing: Rebecca gives Kate sage marriage advice, tells her daughter about her diagnosis, and most important, Rebecca and Kate duet to Alanis Morrisette’s “Ironic” at karaoke night. It is a time.

Kevin sleeps with Madison.
No one is surprised about this except Kate.

The Big Three realize they’re the Sad Three and head to the family cabin to have feelings together.
Here, Kevin learns the truth about Rebecca, Randall realizes he really needs therapy, and they all have a good cry listening to Jack’s tape after they unearth their time capsule. Kevin also takes the drawing of Jack’s dream house and makes some plans.

Randall finally goes to therapy!
In just one session, Dr. Leigh (Pamela Adlon) gets Randall to admit that he thinks he is the only person who can hold the Pearsons together. She is a blessing sent to us all!

Kevin and Rebecca’s Fun Day Out!
Kevin is helping Rebecca live out her carpe diem dreams by taking her to Joni Mitchell’s old Laurel Canyon house where she sings us all a little tune. The day takes a wild swing, however, when they have to go get Rebecca’s test results and learn she has Alzheimer’s.

After receiving devastating news, Miguel suggests he and Rebecca unwind by watching Borat.
Never forget.

Randall calls a “code red” sibling video chat.
He’s found a nine-month long Alzheimer’s clinical trial in St. Louis and he wants everyone on board with making Rebecca go. He has zero time for Kevin’s misgivings about it. This will not end well.

Rebecca, Kevin, and Randall head to NYC for Kevin’s M. Night Shyamalan movie premiere.
Kevin’s trying to give his mother one great day, but Randall can’t help himself and so brings up the clinical trial to Rebecca in the middle of the movie premiere party. Kevin and Randall have a huge fight about Randall’s inability to trust anyone else with their mother’s care and also slams him with a dig about how Kevin’s funding all of their mom’s treatment. Things get tense and then Rebecca runs away!

Rebecca finally gets to see Madame X at the Met again.
She tells her sons that she doesn’t have a lot of time left, and what little time she has she wants to spend it joyfully and with her family. She’s not doing the trial. Kevin agrees. Randall seethes.

Randall guilt-trips his mother into going to the clinical trial.
After an illuminating therapy session in which his visions of what his life would’ve been like if Jack had survived the fire actually tell him that he has a lot of underlying resentment toward Rebecca for lying to him about William (yes, he needed a therapist to figure that out!), he tells Dr. Leigh that he refuses to reopen those wounds with Rebecca. He can’t lose his mother and he will do anything to make sure he doesn’t. And so he calls her and reminds her that he’s been a good son, he’s forgiven her for a lot of things, and has never asked for anything in return. He’s asking her to do this clinical trial. How can she say no?

It’s Baby Jack’s first birthday!
It starts out like a normal first -birthday party, with a baby eating cake and adults taking lots of pictures of that baby eating cake, but then it turns into a Pearson party, which means Rebecca tells everyone her news about the clinical trial, Kevin figures out it was Randall who made her change her mind, and the two brothers say pretty much the most awful things you could think of and completely sever their relationship. Party -favor bags for all Pearson parties should be filled to the brim with ibuprofen and tissues.

Madison is pregnant with Kevin’s children.
Madison is pregnant with twins, and thanks to a very sensitive OB/GYN (the gynos on this show truly go above and beyond) who tells her not to give up on the father without trying, she tells Kevin the news. He’s all in — he wants to be a father and thinks maybe the great love story he’s been looking for is the one he’ll have with his kids. This should be fun.

Kate and Toby decide they want to adopt!
After visiting the NICU on Jack’s birthday, and Toby seeing how meaningful it is to have siblings via the Pearsons, Mr. and Mrs. Damon decide they’d like to give Jack a sibling. They’re going to start the adoption process.

It’s the COVID-19 pandemic.
I mean, you get it.

August 2020: The Big Three turn 40, but there is very little to celebrate.
seRebecca suffers an incident in relation to her meds mixing with an antihistamine and it gives everyone a glimpse as to what the future probably has in store for them. Meanwhile, in the wake of George Floyd’s death, Randall has been processing some unspoken issues he’s been burying since his childhood in relation to being a Black man raised by a white family, and has pretty much avoided speaking to his family since Baby Jack’s birthday. It’s this incident, on their 40th birthday, that brings the Big Three back into each other’s orbits.

Madison falls and they fear for the babies’ lives.
Everyone ends up being okay, and Kevin realizes he doesn’t want to lose this little family he’s creating — he proposes and Madison says yes.

Kate and Toby get a match at the adoption agency.
A pregnant woman named Ellie is having a girl and wants Toby and Kate as the adoptive parents. The three adults end up getting very close and things get tricky.

Randall accidentally strips on his city council livestream!
It’s honestly all for the best, because (1) the national attention puts him in the path of Hai, his birth mother’s great love, and (2) he looks great. That councilman’s got abs, ya know what I mean?

Kate decides to confront Marc about how toxic he was and opens up to Toby about her abortion.
Marc is still very much a dick, so he isn’t the most receptive to Kate trying to take her power back from him, but it is a healing confrontation on the Pearson end of things.

Kevin takes a role on a Jordan Martin Foster film.
Ooof, Foster is a pretentious weenie.

Randall and Beth travel to New Orleans to meet Hai and learn the story of Randall’s birth mother.
It’s both a tragic and healing time. Randall ends it with a nice scream in the lake and by the time they are making their way home, Beth can see Randall has a lightness to him. Oh, and they become owners of Laurel’s lake house, so that’s fun!

Madison goes into labor six weeks early, sings “MMMBop” with Randall.
Kevin’s stuck trying to get home from his movie set in Vancouver, Madison is freaking out about being alone at the hospital, so Randall and Beth — on their drive home from New Orleans — stay on video chat with her until he shows up. Randall proceeds to distract Madison from her contractions with a little ’90s throwback sing-a-long. This feels on-brand!

Kevin ditches a De Niro film, saves a man from a burning car, sweet talks his way onto a plane without I.D., and makes it to Los Angeles in time for the birth of his twins, Nicholas and Frannie.
Is this the wildest entry on this timeline? Discuss!

Baby Hailey is born!
Birth mom Ellie decides she wants nothing to do with Kate and Toby after the birth, which is hard for the Damons to hear, but they need to move forward with their expanding family.

Kevin and Madison drive the twins home and Kevin has a very intense dream about his father.
The timeline loves a Dream Jack appearance! This one tells Kevin to go after what he wants and he decides he wants to fully be there for his family, so he re-proposes to Madison. That’s two proposals, no ring yet, if you’re keeping track.

Toby gets laid off.
It’s a tough blow for the Tobester, who then has to deal with feelings of inadequacy for not being able to provide for his family and resentment toward Kate once she goes to work and he becomes a stay-at-home dad.

Oh right, Kate gets a job, meets Phillip!
She takes a teaching assistant job at the music school where they take Baby Jack. She loves it. The teacher she’s assisting, a grumpy English guy named Phillip, is not as enthusiastic about the whole thing … at first.

Malik informs Deja (and Randall) that Jennifer, the mother of his daughter, is back in the picture.
Deja understandably feels threatened.

Welcome to the world, Isaac!
Isaac is Randall’s basil plant and we cherish him.

Carol moves into Beth and Randall’s home.
She’s very lonely and although she and Beth can sometimes have a contentious relationship, this is very good for both Clarke women.

Nicky travels across the country to tell two cute babies that they are his moon.
God, Nicky will just break your heart in every era, won’t he? He’s so moved that Kevin would name one of his kids after him that he spends weeks working up the courage (and getting vaccinated, of course) to get on a plane for the first time since leaving Vietnam and come visit. The journey is arduous — it includes one especially hairy moment when the snow globes he spent weeks building for Nick and Frannie break at the airport — but worth it. Jack would be so proud!!

Kevin and Madison’s engagement goes public on the cover of Us Weekly.
Hm, an interesting trio of women happen to pick up that issue of the magazine.

Nicky and Miguel plan a rehearsal dinner together, Nicky does not understand the beauty of small plates.
The planning is a disaster since Nicky uses any moment he can to make digs at how Miguel stole Jack’s wife, until Miguel finally has enough and sets him straight. Eventually, Nicky calls Miguel to apologize and the two make amends. Maybe Jack’s best friend and brother can become friends in their own right? Maybe??

Tess invites her partner, Alex, over for the first time.
A rift is forming between Tess and Beth and Beth is not handling it well.

Randall and Kevin begin to mend fences while on a sidewalk in Philadelphia.
The two have an intense heart-to-heart in which many grievances are aired, Kevin admits that some of his jealousy issues were tied up with race, and Randall apologizes for saying that their dad was ashamed of Kevin. It will take time to fully heal, but this was a great, honest step forward.

Robert De Niro agrees to reshoots for the movie Kevin walked out on.
Just wild that De Niro is playing a real part in this timeline, huh?

Beth officially closes her dance studio.
And yet another dance dream dashed for dear Beth.

Kevin finally sees his movie with Foster in its entirety and it is terrible.
Kevin fears for the future of his career, and it is even worse than he imagines: He now has a reputation for on-set blowups and walkouts. Running into Zoe during a meeting with his agents and her making a passing comment about how he compromises on what he wants all the time doesn’t help his general emotional state at that time, either.

Toby’s dad comes to fix a pipe, drops an astute if not obvious metaphor.
Even within one afternoon, Toby’s dad can sense that Toby is stuffing down all of his emotions (especially in regards to staying home with the kids) and eventually those emotions will come bursting out like water in a broken pipe. Beware, all!

Sophie calls Kevin to congratulate him on getting the life he always wanted, Kevin spirals.
And it all takes place during the saddest bachelor party in the history of bachelor parties! Kevin eventually deletes Sophie’s number from his phone and insists that he is madly in love with Madison and not just marrying her because she’s the mother of his children.

Nicky starts internet-stalking Sally Brooks.
Will Nicky learn to love again?

Toby secretly contemplates a job offer in San Francisco.
You know he knows this is a bad idea but he does it anyway.

Kate throws Madison a bachelorette party that might shed some light on imminent Kevison issues.
During a pre-taped “Newlywed Game” activity, Kevin can’t answer the question about what his and Madison’s future looks like long-term and although Madison assures her bff Kate that she is wildly happy in her relationship, she can’t help but fixate on the panic in Kevin’s face in that video.

Rebecca apologizes to Randall for robbing him of his birth parents and that chapter of the R&R saga is finally closed.
There are so! many! Tears!

Malik gets accepted to Harvard.
Deja seems terrified as to what this means for their relationship.

Kate tells Toby to take that job in San Francisco because they can weather anything together.
She will not be quitting her job, (1) because she loves it and (2) Phillip refuses to accept her resignation because she’s so dang good at her job.

Madison calls off the wedding.
She knows Kevin doesn’t really love her that way and she also knows she deserves something real.

Rebecca asks Kevin to build the cabin house Jack designed for her.
Kevin’s new chapter begins!

Sometime around 2025: It’s Kate and Phillip’s wedding day!
She is very happy! Plus: Kevin is giving a speech written on Big Three Homes stationery, Randall has a “rising star” write-up in The New Yorker, and Nicky is married!

Old Randall and Adult Tess have dinner, but it is full of angst!
Randall makes good on his promise to have dinner with his social-worker daughter once a week. The dinner we see isn’t very pleasant: Randall tells Tess, “It’s time to go see her,” but neither Tess nor Randall are really ready to do so. “Her,” as it turns out, is Rebecca. And she’s not doing so well.

Beth runs her own dance company!
Betting on her and Randall paid off.

Old Randall invites Old Toby to come see Rebecca.
Old Toby is alone, not wearing a wedding ring, and has to be convinced to come and see Rebecca. When he does arrive, he informs Randall that he “just talked to Jack and they’re on their way.” Just what in the heck is happening here?

Adult Deja is pregnant and becoming a doctor!
Our tater tot is having her own tater tot! When Adult Annie comes to pick up Adult Deja at the hospital where she is a medical intern and drive them to Uncle Kevin’s to see a dying Rebecca, we learn that Deja is knocked up and no one but Annie knows. Old Randall is going to FREAK when he learns he’s becoming a grandpa.

The family gathers at Kevin’s house to begin their good-byes.
“The family” includes: Old Randall and Old Beth (still happily married), all three of Randall and Beth’s daughters, Old Toby, Uncle Nicky, Kevin, his wedding ring, and his twins. Randall is the first to go talk to his mother, who is in a hospice bed and suffering from dementia. The future does not look fun at all.

The Way, Way Future: Adult Baby Jack (Blake Stadnik) falls for a waitress named Lucy (Auden Thornton), becomes a huge music star.
Remember that great, big life Kate wanted for her son? Well, he got it. Adult Baby Jack is selling out stadiums, his wife just opened up a restaurant, there’s a baby on the way, and yes, they are still serving five pounds of shrimp at Thanksgiving.

Adult Baby Jack and Lucy have a baby girl!
Her name is Hope and her Aunt Hailey is very excited to meet her.

L’histoire du bracelet bouddhiste remonte à environ 3.000 ans. Il est lié à la naissance beaucoup de courants spirituels comme le bouddhisme et l’hindouisme. En effet, il s’agit d’un objet à usage spirituel. On l’utilisait durant séances de prières et de méditation.
Pour ce qui est de l’origine du bracelet, il est difficile de donner des récente précises. Mais il s’avère qu’il provient de l’Inde. Selon la tradition, il est composé de 108 perles. Mais elle n’est plus respectée dans fabricants.
Le bracelet bouddhiste en bois est l’allure d’une rosaire, un chapelet formé parmi 150 grains. En somme, il ressemble à une sorte de guirlande de momentané billes. Bijou spirituel, le bracelet bouddhiste en bois reste un symbole du bouddhisme.
En effet, le bracelet est de plus en plus court actuellement. Il compte entre 10 et 20 perles. Notons que le bijou est fait avec des matières naturelles. Certains modèles sont en bois de santal, quelques sont en pierre de différentes couleurs. Le bijou comporte également une scapulaire et un fermoir conique.
Autrefois, le bracelet était porté pour chasser mauvais réflexion et infortunes. Dans années 50, l’utilisait en qu’ornements pendant les périodes festives.
Dans le processus de diffusion de ces religion, ce bracelet bouddhiste a connu des modifications afin de devenir un accessoire au goût de tous. Ainsi, des tournures plus simples et plus sophistiquées ont vu le jour. Il s’agit au contraire du bracelet shamballa et du bracelet Reiki à 7 chakras .

Les fioriture et les perles ont beaucoup d’importance dans la culture bouddhiste. Ils sont utilisés pour prier, feuilleter des mantras et effectuer des rituels.
Ils sont couramment composés de pierres naturelles, des pierres semi-précieuses disposant d’une énergie positive. On retrouver la pierre semi pédante de :
• Amazonite
• Obsidienne
• Quartz rose
• Labradorite
• Cristal
• Quartz
• Turquoise
• Lapis lazuli
• Oeil de tigre
• Lazuli
• Améthyste
Porté autour du poignet, parure bouddhistes vont avoir des lithothérapie et spirtituelles sur certaine partie du corps.
De plus, ces fioriture et perles portent des neuve importantes, le message pour accomplis les pratiquants de la doctrine bouddhiste.

Le bracelet est une version plus transitoire des perles normales qui a la même signification et transmet le même message.

Le bracelet n’est pas seulement un accessoire fantaisiste, cependant aussi un symbole de la foi.

Le taxation d’un bracelet tibétain varie selon le fournisseur auprès duquel vous vous approvisionnez. Vu grande valeur, le prix peut bien s’élever à des milliers d’euros. Vous avez même la possibilité de peindre votre bracelet tibétain.

En effet, les embellissement bouddha sont de vrais,réels,grands sources de bien-être. Si vous devez marmonner en public par exemple, il suffit de seconder un bijou en calcédoine or poignet.
Cela vous donne l’occasion d’avoir une élocution et d’éviter le bégaiement. En revanche, un modèle en chrysocolle fera en sorte de garder la « tête froide ».

Plus qu’un phénomène de mode, le bijou tibétain est un véritable phénomène culturel au Tibet et au Népal, et universellement dans achevés les pays asiatiques desquelles la culture est avant tout tournée vers la spiritualité.
Les femme tibétaines et népalaises attachent une grande importance à apparence, se parant ainsi de ornements ornés de pierres naturelles et pourquoi pas de symboles spirituels forts, tels signes auspicieux ou mantras bouddhistes (souvent les deux).