Could our favorite couple be going through a slump? It looks that way. In a new sneak peek for tongiht’s episode of ‘This Is Us,’ Jack and Rebecca realize they’re not really on the same page these days — and he even forgets to kiss her goodbye. Watch here!
First thing’s first: if anyone was wondering about Mandy Moore‘s singing, yes, you’re getting more of it tonight. In this new sneak peek, Rebecca is singing in the kitchen when Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) comes in to chat about their upcoming day. However, they quickly realize they’re not at all clicking the way they used to — so much that when he reminds her of good news he received at work, she gets excited as if it’s the first she’s heard of it.
“The episode begins and ends the same way, but in reverse order,” Mandy told Entertainment Weekly about this week’s episode called “The Best Washing Machine in the Whole World.” And yes, the title is important. “It’s an echo of their relationship, told through the life cycle of a washing machine, and we highlight the journey that this relationship has taken and where they find themselves now, which is — it’s not a good spot… It feels ominous.” She also added that Rebecca feels “really lonely.” Yikes.
Milo also told the magazine that things at home between Jack and Rebecca “are not good” this week. “It’s not that they’re bad, they’re just…. not what they used to be. Something’s off…. I think we’re getting to a crossroads.”
It also shows a bit of their work-life balance, which Jack has a heard time dealing with — it’s not easy being a father of three, working on a marriage and a full time job. “You have to step up to that next level job in work,” he said. “How much time do you have to spend at work because you have to provide? Jack’s also looking for his own identity… Jack is fighting for a little bit of himself.”
This Is Us airs on NBC on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 9PM ET.