"This Is Us" Season 4 "After the Fire": What If Jack Hadn't Died? Randall Considers That Question [PREVIEW]

Last week's episode of NBC's This Is Us ended with some rough accusations being thrown Kevin's (Justin Hartley) way and the reveal of some serious past guilt on Randall's (Sterling K. Brown) part that he still hasn't let go. So it only makes sense that Randall would end up back at his therapist, extending his guilt over not being able to save Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) from the fire into a "What If?" scenario that imagine what his life would be like if Jack was still in it.

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THIS IS US — "After the Fire" Episode 417 — Pictured: Sterling K. Brown as Randall — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)

Here's a look at an incredibly heartfelt episode of This Is Us, as the promo and preview images for "After the Fire" offer a glimpse into Randall's "What If?" story…

"This Is Us" season 4, episode 17 "After the Fire":Randall reflects on what could have been.

"This Is Us" Season 4 "After the Fire": What If Jack Hadn't Died? Randall Considers That Question [PREVIEW]
THIS IS US — "After the Fire" Episode 417 — Pictured: Sterling K. Brown as Randall — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
"This Is Us" Season 4 "After the Fire": What If Jack Hadn't Died? Randall Considers That Question [PREVIEW]
THIS IS US — "After the Fire" Episode 417 — Pictured: (l-r) Niles Fitch as Randall, Milo Ventimiglia as Jack — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
"This Is Us" Season 4 "After the Fire": What If Jack Hadn't Died? Randall Considers That Question [PREVIEW]
THIS IS US — "After the Fire" Episode 417 — Pictured: Niles Fitch as Randall — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
"This Is Us" Season 4 "After the Fire": What If Jack Hadn't Died? Randall Considers That Question [PREVIEW]
THIS IS US — "After the Fire" Episode 417 — Pictured: (l-r) Niles Fitch as Randall, Milo Ventimiglia as Jack — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
"This Is Us" Season 4 "After the Fire": What If Jack Hadn't Died? Randall Considers That Question [PREVIEW]
THIS IS US — "After the Fire" Episode 417 — Pictured: (l-r) Ron Cephas Jones as William, Niles Fitch as Randall — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
"This Is Us" Season 4 "After the Fire": What If Jack Hadn't Died? Randall Considers That Question [PREVIEW]
"After the Fire" Episode 417 — Pictured: Milo Ventimiglia as Jack — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
"This Is Us" Season 4 "After the Fire": What If Jack Hadn't Died? Randall Considers That Question [PREVIEW]
"After the Fire" Episode 417 — Pictured: Ron Cephas Jones as William — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
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"After the Fire" Episode 417 — Pictured: (l-r) Milo Ventimiglia as Jack, Niles Fitch as Randall — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
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"After the Fire" Episode 417 — Pictured: (l-r) Ron Cephas Jones as William, Niles Fitch as Randall, Milo Ventimiglia as Jack — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
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"After the Fire" Episode 417 — Pictured: (l-r) Ron Cephas Jones as William, Niles Fitch as Randall, Milo Ventimiglia as Jack — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
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"After the Fire" Episode 417 — Pictured: (l-r) Ron Cephas Jones as William, Niles Fitch as Randall, Milo Ventimiglia as Jack — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
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"After the Fire" Episode 417 — Pictured: Ron Cephas Jones as William — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
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"After the Fire" Episode 417 — Pictured: Niles Fitch as Randall — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
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"After the Fire" Episode 417 — Pictured: Milo Ventimiglia as Jack — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)

"This Is Us" Season 4 "After the Fire": What If Jack Hadn't Died? Randall Considers That Question [PREVIEW]

Everyone has a family. And every family has a story. "This Is Us" chronicles the Pearson family across the decades: from Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) as young parents in the 1980s to their 37-year-old kids Kevin (Justin Hartley), Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) searching for love and fulfillment in the present day. This grounded, life-affirming dramedy reveals how the tiniest events in our lives impact who we become, and how the connections we share with each other can transcend time, distance and even death. From the writer and directors of "Crazy, Stupid, Love." comes a smart, modern show that will welcome you into a family you feel you've known for years.

NBC's This Is Us stars Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Sterling K. Brown, Chris Sullivan, and Susan Kelechi Watson. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Dan Fogelman, Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Ken Olin, Charlie Gogolak, and Jess Rosenthal executive produce.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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