Is ‘This Is Us’ On Tonight, March 23? Season 5, Episode 11 Promo Will Bring Tears to Your Eyes

Have your tissues ready when you watch This Is Us Season 5 Episode 11 because the promo brings the tears. Uncle Nicky (Griffin Dunne) traveled across the country to visit Kevin (Justin Hartley) and Madison (Caitlin Thompson). Meanwhile, the flashbacks of young Nicky (Michael Angarano) and Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) will melt your heart. 

This Is Us Season 5 Episode 11 Griffin Dunne returns as Uncle Nicky
‘This Is Us’ Season 5 Episode 11 Griffin Dunne Returns as Uncle Nicky | Ron Batzdorff/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Is ‘This Is Us’ on tonight, March 23?

Yes, This Is Us is back with Season 5, Episode 11, on March 23, 2021. Viewers will be happy to hear that the family drama returns for a second week in a row. Last week revolved around family dinners and new babies. Plus, an unexpected guest arrived in the last few minutes of the episode. Uncle Nicky traveled across the country to visit his great-nephew and niece.

You might remember from This Is Us season 3 and 4 that Kevin, Kate (Chrissy Metz), and Randall’s (Sterling K. Brown) Uncle Nicky had hardly left his trailer in decades. So fans were shocked right along with Kevin to see the man show up on their doorstep.

‘This Is Us’ 5×11 promo: Have the tissues ready

“He waited a lifetime to live again,” the teaser for This Is Us 5×11 promo reads.

The This Is Us Season 5 Episode 11 promo begins with Cassidy (Jennifer Morrison) driving Uncle Nicky to the airport. He’s holding a large present for the new twins and very nervous about flying.

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“I haven’t been on an airplane since I got medivacked out of Vietnam,” he tells Cassidy.

Then there is a flashback of young Nicky in the water near the explosion that killed a small child. You might remember that he was grenade fishing on a boat with the young boy when a grenade went off. Nicky lived, but the child died. The older man felt guilty for the rest of his life for the death of the Vietnamese boy.

Older Uncle Nicky looks better than ever in the new trailer. He is sober (thanks to Kevin), and it seems like his therapy sessions are going so well that he flew across the country.

‘This Is Us’ Season 5 Episode 11: Nicky and Sally’s love story

In another sneak peek, from TV Line, fans got a glimpse of This Is Us Season 5 Episode 11. In a flashback, young Nicky talked to his brother, Jack. The older brother encouraged Nicky to leave the nest and get his own place. However, Nicky insisted that he was happy at home and their abusive father was not that bad when Jack wasn’t around.

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Jack also added that Nicky could find a girlfriend, and the younger brother admits the name of a woman he likes. That’s when viewers hear the name “Sally” again. So, viewers will probably find out more about Sally on tonight’s This Is Us Season 5 Episode 11.