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‘This Is Us’: Twitter Reacts to Jack’s Vietnam Episode

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This week This Is Us delivered one of its most ambitious episodes yet as it headed back to the Vietnam War. The episode titled “Vietnam” detailed a small chapter of Jack’s time in the war and the part his brother Nicky played in it as well.

THIS IS US -- "Vietnam" Episode 305 -- Pictured: (l-r) Michael Angarano as Nicky, Milo Ventimiglia as Jack Pearson --
(Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)

There were some huge revelations such as finding out that Jack’s heart condition started when he was a child and that he wasn’t actually drafted – he volunteered. There were also some extremely chilling and heartbreaking moments such as watching Jack and his men on the front lines or seeing Nicky’s birthday get called during the televised draft.

THIS IS US -- "Vietnam" Episode 305 -- Pictured: Milo Ventimiglia as Jack Pearson --
(Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)

It was a lot, but in true This Is Us fashion it was crafted with fantastic attention to detail, brilliant performances, stunning cinematography, and finely braided storytelling. We figured that since the episode was so different than what fans had seen on the show before there would be some great commentary on Twitter, and we were right!

THIS IS US -- "Vietnam" Episode 305 -- Pictured: Milo Ventimiglia as Jack Pearson --
(Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)

Not only were fans discussing their insights and knee-jerk reactions to the show’s emotional moments, but some were learning things about the Vietnam War that they didn’t know before while others were able to reflect on their own personal stories with the war. Of course, a lot of people were just there to praise the uber-talented Milo Ventimiglia – and we don’t blame them! Check out some of the tweets we’ve gathered below!

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This Is Us airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on NBC. Jack’s Vietnam story has only just begun!

 

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Having studied Media & Writing at James Madison University, I always knew that I wanted to do some type of creative writing, but being able to write about zombies, Starks, and superheroes on a daily basis for Fan Fest is my actual dream. While I probably shouldn't be as proud as I am to be so similar to Nick Miller, I do hope to one day write my own "Pepperwood Chronicles'.