"Be it the O.G. Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) or the throupled-up Jack (that’s what happened in the final hospital scene, right? Jack, Haley, and Lucy are raising their baby together?), no matter what new stranger steals the spotlight for an hour or two, no matter where the story shifts, and no matter what random guest star shows up, there’s only one character on This Is Us who remains reliably compelling year after year. Randall Pearson," says Ben Travers. "OK, technically there are two characters, because every arc Beth carries has been so-very-strong, too. (More from her music school! More from her mom, Phylicia Rashad!) But the end of Season 4 serves to remind viewers what we’ve always known: The Randall Show works great, while the rest of This Is Us is just kind of there. The narrative shift toward Randall over the season’s latter half made this as clear as ever."