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The Cringiest Scene In This Is Us According To Some Fans

The NBC drama "This Is Us," created by Dan Fogelman, follows the lives of the Pearson family through several decades of their lives, showcasing all of the ups and downs of life — from marriage to career changes to grief and so on. The show is both wildly popular and critically acclaimed — it currently holds a 93% Tomatometer score on Rotten Tomatoes and has been nominated for numerous awards.

The series is known for its poignant writing and strong performances, as well as its numerous heartbreaking moments. The Pearsons have been through a lot of grief — not only did they lose their father as teenagers, but their mother, Rebecca (Mandy Moore) is losing her memory in the present-day timeline — and the writers manage to capture heartbreak beautifully and brilliantly.

However, the show is not without its faults and the writing can't hit the mark every single time — at least according to some fans. In a discussion on Reddit, some "This Is Us" fans discuss a scene they found to be the most cringeworthy moment in the show thus far.

Fans cringed when Kate confronted Marc

In the most recent season, Kate (Chrissy Metz) confronts the trauma she experienced at the hands of her first serious boyfriend, Marc (Austin Abrams), who emotionally abused her. To find closure, present-day Kate tracks down Marc (Dusty Sorg) to confront him about the way that he treated her. The original poster on Reddit, user u/basskev, wrote, "Kate confronting Marc at his job was like the cringiest sh** I ever saw ... Worst scene in the entire show."

Other fans had similar reactions to the scene, with one fan, user u/PrivateSpeaker, taking issue with both Marc's characterization and Kate's actions. They wrote, "They made adult Mark into this stereotypical high school baddie who never changed, never quit smoking and is just a loser working at a poor man's job. Because of course only smokers working at a store for a minimum salary could be abusive ... I obviously didn't like Mark throughout his storyline but in that scene, I felt as confused as he was thinking 'what the hell are you talking about, lady?'"

On the topic of Marc's character, another fan, user u/solivia916, saw a missed opportunity. They wrote, "Would have made more sense to have Mark look the same, but surprise her when he spoke, and be a compassionate, successful adult ... who has grown as a person over the 20 years and have Kate have a realization that people are complex, capable of change, and not living their lives revolved around her."