The Show | This Is Us
The Episode | “Sometimes” (Nov. 13, 2018)
The Performance | We thought we knew Jack. But as Ventimiglia proved beautifully in Tuesday’s This Is Us, we were wrong. The episode allowed Ventimiglia to give viewers an in-depth look at a man we’d previously only glimpsed: a haunted veteran — of both war and an abusive household — trying to resume the rhythms of a normal life. The character’s struggle to do so, combined with the actor’s skill at playing all of Jack’s troubled nuances, was fascinating.
During the road trip, Ventimiglia made Jack’s smiles tentative,