NBC’s “This Is Us” finale drew mixed reactions from fans who were quick to post their two cents on social media.
Some fans were brokenhearted from Jack and Rebecca’s big fight, some were daydreaming about finding a man who will love like Jack, while others were horribly disappointed by the hyped up dry finale.
TooFab contributor Jason Hughes writes:
"It's odd to say that the episode was a huge letdown considering that it was still a fantastically produced, directed, written and acted hour of television, but the bar was set pretty high. This is a show that started dropping bombshells with its very first episode, and followed up pretty consistently every other week or so. Viewers got used to their jaws dropping into the puddles of their tears. It was heart-wrenching television, but in such a satisfying way.
That's why it's so disappointing that this felt more like one of those nice little interstitial episodes where nothing huge happens, rather than a season finale. "This Is Us" won't be back on the air until September, and that's a long time to leave fans waiting. The most impactful season finales in television history have left fans wondering throughout the hiatus, exemplified best by the infamous "Who shot J.R.?" summer of "Dallas."
Read the rest of our "'This Is Us' Finale Fakeout".
And here is what “This Is Us” fans are saying:
The only theory I have about Jack’s death is the door was totally big enough for both of them #thisisus— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) March 15, 2017
BUT HOW DOES JACK DIE?!?! #ThisIsUs— 🤙🏽Dustin C.🤙🏽 (@_leimana) March 15, 2017
#ThisIsUs spoiler alert: wait, no, nevermind nothing happened— T.M. (@T_R_MAZ) March 15, 2017
I blame Shonda Rhimes. She has our brains trained for death in season finales. Now we're disappointed no one died? Wut? #ThisIsUs— Christy Phend (@ChristyPhend) March 15, 2017
That scene/fight is probably the most realistic I've seen btwn a couple on a TV show EVER. #ThisIsUs is GOING THERE y'all.— Faith Pennick (@FaithPennick) March 15, 2017
I'm obsessed with this show but, that finale was a complete let down😔#ThisIsUs— Cassie Ray (@cjshoegal) March 15, 2017
The fact that I have to wait until fall for the next season of #ThisIsUs is cruel and unusual punishment😭— Eric James ✈ (@dealwitheric) March 15, 2017
I will riot if Rebecca and Jack are divorced when #ThisIsUs returns for season 2.— Sessy (@thswtnssnvrlsts) March 15, 2017
Kind of a weak #ThisIsUs finale! No one died, got cancer, came out of the closet, went into cardiac arrest OR became homeless. Sigh.— Claudia Traverso (@claudianoel) March 15, 2017
How do you not run up to that man and kiss him you selfish bitter evil woman. 😭😭😭 #ThisIsUs— Jo Jo (@_eikochan) March 15, 2017
Tonight's episode was okay, but such a let down for a season finale. They hyped this episode up, and I didn't cry once. #ThisIsUs— Erica (@lilsushigirl) March 15, 2017
Disappointed in the This Is Us finale. I cry more than anyone I know and I did not even come close to shedding a tear. Something's wrong 😒— Emily Poppe (@poppycock57) March 15, 2017
Maybe blizzard Stella has turned my heart to ice, as I was seriously disappointed & unmoved by the This Is Us season finale, @NBCThisisUs— LMC (@VT_LMC) March 15, 2017
Why are people so disappointed the #ThisIsUs finale didn't share how Jack died? Too early! More Jack and Rebecca for seasons to come.— Tenille Lafontaine (@FeistyFrugal) March 15, 2017
NBC had an Oscars-like mix up. "Memphis" should've been the season finale, not last night's. An exec grabbed the wrong episode. #ThisIsUs— Mike Allen (@hoya94tweet) March 15, 2017
Not saying it was bad. i don't want to underestimate it's subtlety (its obviously a set up) but the finale of #ThisisUs was def the weakest.— Daughter of Vivian (@taynement) March 15, 2017