The official This Is Us drinking game, just in time for season 2

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Milo Ventimiglia of This Is Us attends the Entertainment Weekly and PEOPLE Upfronts party presented by Netflix and Terra Chips at Second Floor on May 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly and PEOPLE )
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Milo Ventimiglia of This Is Us attends the Entertainment Weekly and PEOPLE Upfronts party presented by Netflix and Terra Chips at Second Floor on May 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly and PEOPLE ) /
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Crying dehydrates the body so please drink responsibly.

The This Is Us season 2 premiere is almost here — Sept. 26 is just around the corner and after that, we’ll have ten straight weeks of This Is Us / scheduled weekly group crying. It’s going to be great and like all great pop cultural moments, it could maybe, sort of, probably, definitely use a drinking game. Just remember: Crying dehydrates the body so please drink responsibly.

As for what to drink, might we refer you to this handy season 2 premiere party planner? But if spiked egg cream all night sounds a little sickening — especially after you read the rules of the game — might we recommend a TV drinking classic: Wine! In addition to being a borderline meme on television itself, wine is an eminently good drinking game beverage. We’re also taking recommendations for thematically-correct drink choices.

Without further ado, here is the official This Is Us Crying drinking game, for your responsible alcohol-consuming pleasure during the This Is Us season 2 premiere.

Drink

  • When Rebecca inspires you
  • When Jack melts your cold, cynical heart
  • When you begrudgingly like Miguel
  • When Beth makes you laugh
  • When Randall is peak Dad
  • When Beth and Randall are #relationshipgoals
  • When you miss William
  • When Kate is the most relatable Pearson
  • When Toby is the voice of reason
  • When Kevin does something impulsive, but well-meaning
  • When you choke up but succeed at not shedding a tear
  • When 30 seconds later, you shed many tears

Finish your drink

  • If mom and dad are fighting
  • If someone does the Big Three chant
  • If you get what could be a clue, but it’s probably just misdirection, to how Jack dies
  • If you run out of tissues

Finish the bottle

  • If you find out how Jack died
  • If the episode ends and you still don’t know how Jack died

This Is Us season 2 premieres Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 9/8 central on NBC and every week thereafter.