This Is Us returned with a thunder last night. Fans of the series shared their reactions in real time as they tested all the twists and turns in season four. Learn more about how all the characters are connected here. Keep reading to find out why fans are split at the premiere. Warning: Forward spoiler alerts.
Dan Fogelman, creator of This Is Us has already given fans advice on what's to come this season before last night's premiere. The public realized that after watching the trailer for Season 4, they would meet new characters outside the Big Three – Kevin (Justin Harley), Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and Kate (Chrisie Mets) ̵
But they may not have expected just how many twists and turns in one episode. Viewers went from "Who Are These People?" To "How Did I Not See This Coming?" During the premiere.
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But most of the episode focuses on introducing new characters. And the fans didn't like him at first. "Too many new characters," one person shared on Twitter while another asked, "Who are all these new people ??? !!! I miss the big 3. "
Understandably, fans wanted to see characters from Season 1 after being left on the big hanger at the end of Season 3."
"I don't want to sound greedy, but where are RANDALL AND BETH? "Read one tweet.
Vogelman, who tweeted during the show's premiere, said he was pleased to watch fans" react in real time "to the twists and turns of the episode.
At the end of the episode, fans answered their questions.
Viewers loved the big reveal
It wasn't until the end of the episode that the storylines began to connect with the audience. Fans share their astonishment on Twitter with comments such as "MY MIND IS JUST LIGHT" and "I loved the show tonight."
"I will admit the first hour when I was confused, and then for the last 8 minutes I shook my eyes, had bumps everywhere, and LATELY got it lol," one writes.
"I knew that everyone had to be connected in some way. Nice reveal at the end, "said another before adding," I'm excited for this season! "This coming man who confesses that he knows how the series will end must mean that many more moments that have not been seen – are coming.
Viewers were quick to say that they were not so sure about the episode at the beginning. – and to be honest, we were neither – but in the end we were excited to learn about the new characters and their relationships with those we already know and love.
One person said the episode had " just spectacular writing, calling it "so thoughtful and detailed and patient."
Another said he saw Ventimilia and Moore as Jack and Rebecca kept the episode together.
“It was the grounding of early Jack and Rebecca in the episode that reassured me while also seeing people who had no idea who they were or what was… until, you pull them all together before adding, "Just like the first episode of the series. That "aha" at the end that hooked me. "
Another person summarized the episode quite briefly.
"Me at the beginning of the epic: who the hell are these people
me at the end: oh, they are my FAMILY and I would die well for them # # This is it."  that we're going to watch an episode of This Is Us next week because we can't wait to find out more about the Pearson family.