The Pearsons Deal With Relationship Woes in 'This Is Us' Midseason Return (PHOTOS)

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Rebecca (Mandy Moore) has the look of love in her eyes

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Jack’s (Milo Ventimiglia) still wearing the golf gear Rebecca’s dad got him

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Jack looks intense next to a breezy Rebecca

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Is Rebecca’s mother (Elizabeth Perkins) going to stir up trouble?

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Rebecca and her mother have a heart-to-heart

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Rebecca hears her mother out, even if she doesn’t want to

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Will family expectation sway Rebecca’s choices?

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Jack is always genuinely himself

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Rebecca appears to be heartbroken

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Things between Jack and Rebecca come to a head

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Can Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Toby (Chris Sullivan) overcome the growing divide between them?

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Concern is clear in Kate’s eyes

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Toby takes a defensive stance

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Kevin (Justin Hartley) continues to search for the right one

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Randall’s (Sterling K. Brown) stress must be through the roof following the fall finale’s reveal

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Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) conveys a worried state with a single look

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Will Tess’ (Eris Baker) brave reveal backfire?

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The wait is nearly over. This Is Us resumes its gripping fourth season beginning Tuesday, January 14, and the first images for the episode "Light and Shadows" have arrived.

While details surrounding plotlines remain minimal at the moment, the installment's logline teases that Kevin (Justin Hartley) will search for romance, Kate (Chrissy Metz) will meet Toby's (Chris Sullivan) Crossfit friends, and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) will travel to L.A. to be with Rebecca (Mandy Moore).

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From that sibling estrangement to Rebecca's diminishing mental state.

As viewers will recall, a flash forward hinted at an upcoming conflict between the Big 3, likely revolving around Rebecca and her diminishing memory. Meanwhile, some of the images hint at major relationship distress for Rebecca and Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Kate and Toby.

For the couple we know makes it in the long run (until one of them — Jack — died), the conflict likely stems from Rebecca's family and their disapproval of her boyfriend. As for Kate and Toby, a storm was teased for their relationship in the fall finale when she caught negative messages from his Crossfit group about her on Toby's phone.

Don't miss the drama when the Pearson family's story continues this month on This Is Us.

This Is Us, Season 4 Returns, Tuesday, January 14, 9/8c, NBC