BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 03: (Top L-R) Actors Chris Sullivan, Susan Kelechi Watson, Ron Cephas Jones, (bottom L-R) Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, executive producer/showrunner Dan Fogelman, and actors Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, and Justin Hartley of 'This Is Us' speak onstage during the NBCUniversal portion of the 2017 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 3, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

First off:

Too. Many. Commercials.

God, it’s been a LONG time since I watched a show in real time. And I get that NBC has to cash in on the only network TV show that has THIS MUCH BUZZ.

But COME ON. Every three minutes I have to endure a This Is TJMaxx ad?

Not what I was BARGAINING FOR, T.J. MAXX!

Annnnyway.

SPOILERS AHEAD.

After a stellar first season complete with a teased death, a real death, an almost death, an engagement, a separation and a panic attack, This Is Us is back at it – ricocheting the Pearson clan between the 90’s and today.

When we last left the most adorable dysfunctional family in the world in 2017 Land:

Randall’s dad died and he quit his job. Kate decided to pursue singing. Kevin gets a movie with Ron Howard.

Back in 1986, Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) break up because he’s a drunk who won’t let her live her dream of singing in nightclubs with her old boyfriend.

What?

The season opener, in present day, has Randall and Beth at odds over adopting a baby. Randall wants to; Beth is unsure. Sterling K. Brown brings it as Randall and the chemistry between Brown and Susan Kelechi Watson (Beth) is perfect. (Or perfectly imperfect, as Randall says.) They’re, like, TV’s Best Couple Ever.

Not so much with Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Toby (Chris Sullivan), the latter of whom isn’t fond of his girlfriend’s closeness with her twin brother, Kevin (Justin Hartley). Jeez, Toby. Relax. They’re TWINS. It’s a In-Utero Thing.

Kate chickens out of an audition because she thinks she’s too fat, but bucks up and returns and finds out that she’s simply not good enough. (Okkkaaay.)

Kevin’s trying to rekindle his relationship with his ex wife.

Whatever.

LET’S GET BACK TO 1986, PEOPLE.

Long story short? Rebecca and Jack spend, like, A DAY, away from each other. Rebecca takes the kids to a Tom Hanks movie. Jack apparently day drinks the entire time. Rebecca returns. He tells her he has a drinking problem and needs to solve it on his own.

She says no way. We can do this together.

THEN FAST FORWARD A FEW MONTHS. The Pearson’s house is burned to the ground, Rebecca is driving around crying her eyes out and the kids are a mess.

MY NECK HURTS FROM THE EMOTIONAL WHIPLASH AND THE CONSTANT TIME TRAVEL.

In any case, Jack is still gonna die and we should all invest in Visine and Kleenex.

PS My favorite part? At the very end, when Rebecca is driving back by the burned out house and my husband, Dave, turns to me and says:

“She looks a lot like Mandy Moore.”

Welcome to the show, Dave.