15 TV Moments From This Week That We Can't Stop Talking About

    This Is Us returned and made me weep, so there's that.

    🚨Obviously, MASSIVE spoilers ahead!🚨

    1. First, This Is Us returned with Season 5 this week and it featured everyone dealing with the pandemic, the Big Three's 40th birthdays, and, in the past, we learned that Jack and William actually crossed paths.

    William praying and saying, "I can’t do it by myself. I can't take care of him. I’m so sorry. Please be with him. Please take care of him" and then Jack walking in

    2. Also on This Is Us, Sterling K. Brown once again delivered a powerful and moving performance when Randall explained to Kate that he's been masking his pain about racism and police brutality for years because they never really talked.

    Randall explaining to Kate that he is tired of trying to make her feel better and not talk about his experiences as a Black man when they are tough to talk about

    3. And on This Is Us, the episode ended on truly one of the biggest cliffhangers the show has ever delivered, when we flashed back to Randall's mother, Laurel, actually gasping for air after William thought she had died.

    Laurel being helped by EMTs and breathing again

    4. The Queen's Gambit started streaming on Netflix. This limited series follows Beth Harmon, a young girl in the late 1950s who soon discovers she has an incredible talent for chess, all while dealing with complications from living in an orphanage.

    Anya Taylor-Joy as Beth playing chess

    5. Also on The Queen's Gambit, Anya Taylor-Joy's performance as Beth, especially during the finale, was absolutely mesmerizing and might be one of my favorites of the year.

    6. Superstore returned with Season 6 this week. The new season kicked off with everyone at Cloud 9 dealing with the chaos of working during the pandemic.

    Dina saying how they are considered heroes and Glenn getting excited about people banging pots and pans for them, before customer sneezes in his face and Dina has to hose him down

    7. Also on Superstore, the show set the stage for America Ferrera's final episode next week when Amy was finally given the go-ahead to move to California, and Jonah was excited to go with her.

    Amy saying she's moving to California and Jonah saying he can't wait to go with her and start their lives together

    8. On Supernatural, Sam and Dean spent a majority of the episode fighting over whether or not to save Jack, and tbh, nothing could've prepared me for this tearful moment when Sam begged Dean to find another way.

    Sam begging Dean to put the gun down and reminded him that he's always protected Sam and they will find another way to stop Chuck because they always do

    9. Also on Supernatural, the episode ended with Chuck declaring that every other version of Castiel and the Winchesters eventually obeyed, but since they haven't, it's time to watch Jack die.

    Chuck explaining that he's done playing around and how every other version of Castiel did what they were told after, "Gripping him tight and raising him from perdition"

    10. We Are Who We Are dealt with the heartbreaking and tragic death of Craig, who was killed during an explosion in Afghanistan — his death took a toll on Valentina and all of his friends, especially Danny.

    Danny and Valentina standing in the rain, crying

    11. On Fear the Walking Dead, after what has felt like forever, Dwight and Sherry managed to miraculously reunite after Dwight heard her voice over a radio.

    Dwight talking into the radio and hearing Sherry's voice, then the two of them reuniting and kissing

    12. The Undoing premiered on HBO this week. Starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant, the series follows Grace and Jonathan, who are living their best lives. However, a sudden death sets off a chain reaction where secrets are exposed.

    13. On The Good Lord Bird, after leaving John Brown to venture on his own, Onion ultimately found John again and watched him and Harriet Tubman speak inside a church — the scene is over 15 minutes long and one of the series' best.

    Harriet saying, "That’s why he’s here. Asking you freedmen to join in. And you sitting on the doorstep of change, lonely and too scared to walk through it. Mr. Brown asks, ‘Who is a man here?'"

    14. On Black-ish, Dre dealt with the stress that came with trying to balance homeschooling, working, and just trying to live a somewhat normal life during the pandemic.

    Dre crying to Bow because they got sent the store brand Oreos instead of the real ones and it's the only thing he was looking forward to

    15. And finally, on Fargo, despite getting orders to kill Satchel, Antoon couldn't go through with it, but that doesn't stop Rabbi from killing Antoon just to ensure Satchel's safety.

    Rabbi telling Satchel, "I never got to choose. A child soldier, that’s what they made me. But that’s not gonna happen to you. Understand?"

    What were your favorite TV moments this week? And what shows are you excited for this fall? Tell us in the comments below!

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