“This Is Us” Season 4 “So Long, Marianne”: Family Drama + Holidays + Midseason Finale? Uh-oh… [PREVIEW]

Series creator Dan Fogelman promised viewers a season of NBC‘s This Is Us unlike any they’ve seen before, and Bleeding Cool‘s resident show expert Tiffany Tchobanian has been your tour guide through a fourth season universe that’s been blown wide open with new faces and possibilities.

The story continues this week with “So Long, Marianne”, which finds the family gathering to share their first Thanksgiving together at Randall’s (Sterling K. Brown) Philly digs. But if there’s one thing murder mysteries and family dramas have taught us over the years? When people gather together – especially around an event or holiday – some serious revelations are going down and things will never… be… the… same… again!

Think we’re being dramatic? Just look at how NBC is selling this holiday-themed chapter:

“This Is Us” season 4, episode 9 “So Long, Marianne”: The Pearson family gathers for their first Thanksgiving at Randall’s Philadelphia townhouse.

THIS IS US — “So Long, Marianne” Episode 409 — Pictured: (l-r) Chrissy Metz as Kate, Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
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THIS IS US — “So Long, Marianne” Episode 409 — Pictured: (l-r) Chris Sullivan as Toby, “Baby Jack” — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
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THIS IS US — “So Long, Marianne” Episode 409 — Pictured: (l-r) Sterling K. Brown as Randall, Justin Hartley as Kevin, Eric Baker as Tess — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)

Everyone has a family. And every family has a story. “This Is Us” chronicles the Pearson family across the decades: from Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) as young parents in the 1980s to their 37-year-old kids Kevin (Justin Hartley), Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) searching for love and fulfillment in the present day.

This grounded, life-affirming dramedy reveals how the tiniest events in our lives impact who we become, and how the connections we share with each other can transcend time, distance and even death. From the writer and directors of “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” comes a smart, modern show that will welcome you into a family you feel you’ve known for years. Chris Sullivan and Susan Kelechi Watson also star.

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(Photo by: NBC)

This Is Us is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, with Dan Fogelman, Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Ken Olin, Charlie Gogolak, and Jess Rosenthal serving as executive producers.

About Ray Flook

Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...

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