After the Super Bowl on Sunday, This Is Us will break our hearts with the story of the fire. But how can you make sure your DVR captures every second?
Look, we knew this moment was on the horizon for quite some time. This Is Us would air an episode after the Super Bowl, and it would inevitably feature the scene all fans have been dreading since we found out Jack had died early in the first season. On Sunday night, we’re finally diving into the flames (pun very much intended) of the fire that changed the Pearson family forever.
But here’s the thing about post-Super Bowl episodes: You never quite know exactly when they will begin or end. Try as they might, football games often aren’t accommodating to the actual main events of the big game — the halftime show and the post-game television episode. You could set your DVR and go to sleep without ever knowing if the game ran long and therefore cutting off those final fateful moments of the biggest episode of This Is Us yet. So, how does one correctly prepare their DVR for Super Bowl Sunday as not to miss a second of Jack’s tragic end?
According to TV Line, the 63-minute episode (that’s right, we’re spending more time crying with the Pearsons than ever) has been set by NBC to begin at 10:15/9:15c. The episode will record for 80 minutes, and while that pads in extra time, you can never be too safe with any potential overtimes that might occur during the game.
One way to get around missing the final scene, which you will most likely want to watch more than once, is to max out the time extension feature on your DVR. Also, the network advises to set a recording for the local news and the live edition of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Coincidentally, you’ll want to record The Tonight Show anyway… The episode will feature the cast of This Is Us, surely spilling secrets about that episode.
On the off chance that your DVR happens to fail you or you don’t have access to that technology (cord cutters, we’re talking to you!), the episode will be available to stream on Hulu and other online streaming platforms beginning on Monday. But you know what will sting worse than the salt of our tears? Stumbling upon spoilers. Remain unspoiled and set your DVR, or better yet, cry along with us live!
What do you hope to see from the Super Bowl Sunday episode of This Is Us? Do you think we’ll get all of the answers or we’ll be left with more questions? Sound off in the comments and keep the conversation going on Twitter at @thisisuscrying!
This Is Us airs after the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 4.