The first This Is Us season 2 teaser is here and, unsurprisingly, it’s got everyone in their feelings. The scene starts with Randall sitting on his mom’s kitchen counter, looking defeated. The first words out of his mouth are “Beth’s struggling with the adoption.”
Recall that the first-season finale brought a major bombshell: Randall told his wife, Beth, that he’s interested in adopting a child. This came after Beth mistakenly thought she was pregnant earlier in the season. Since Randall was adopted himself—and recently learned major secrets about his early childhood—it makes sense that he would be interested in pursuing adoption to grow their family of four.
In the teaser, when Randall expresses concern about Beth’s feelings, his mom, Rebecca, knows exactly what to say. As usual.
After telling Randall that she was initially unsure about his adoption, Rebecca gives him this incredibly sound marriage advice:
“Sometimes in marriage, someone has to be the one to push to make the big moves,” she says. “And oftentimes in our marriage, yes, it was your father. Our marriage wasn’t perfect, it’s true. But none are.”
Knowing that Randall is struggling with his own adoption story and the adoption he wants to pursue with his wife, Rebecca understands that he needs to learn more about his past in order to handle his present.
She goes on: “And your father wasn’t perfect either, but he was pretty damn close. As close as they come. He pushed a stranger on me, and that stranger became my child, and that child became my life. He became you.” In the final moments of the teaser, Rebecca gives a one-sided shrug and Randall returns her words with a dimpled grin, capping off the scene in the way only Rebecca and Randall can. #FamilyGoals.
Are you crying yet? No? See the full This Is Us season 2 teaser for yourself below.