At this point, if you think it's safe to sit down for a new episode of This Is Us without a box of tissues by your side, that's on you.

Over the course of the NBC breakout hit's first five episodes, we've laughed and cried along with the Pearsons as we've watched their early years growing up with parents Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore ), as well as their struggles in present day at the age of 36. And star Sterling K. Brown (who slowly breaks our hearts each week as Randall Pearson) wants you to know that tonight's new episode will be no different.

This Is Us. Sterling K. Brown


"I'm sorry, we don't mean to do it on purpose. We do, but we don't like hurting anybody," he told E! News' Erin Lim at the GOOD+ Foundation's Halloween Bash. "I just had the chance to watch episode 106 last night or two nights ago and it's wonderful. And it's not just wonderful. Like, it feels good to be a part of doing something that puts something that's good into the world, you know what I'm saying? My ensemble—our cast is fantastic. I don't get a chance to see everybody's work because we have separate storylines, but then I get a chance to see it all come together and it's just gorgeous. You will cry, but you'll laugh, too. It'll be good. It'll be fine, I promise."

Does the show even make Brown cry while watching it? You betcha. "Like a baby," he admitted. "I can show you a picture that I sent to the rest of my castmates last night after watching the episode, just tear-stained."

In the emotional episode, Randall will begin to doubt his career choice and wonder if he's followed the right path, while his sister Kate (Chrissy Metz) interviews for a new job that seems perfect, but comes with a catch and brother Kevin (Justin Hartley) sees his relationship with Olivia (guest star Janet Montgomery) move in a new direction. Meanwhile, in the past, Rebecca and Jack find themselves conflicted on what to do when Randall tests as a gifted child.

This Is Us also stars Ron Cephas Jones, Chris Sullivan, and Susan Kelechi Watson.

For more from Brown, including some insight into how similar he is to his character, be sure to check out the video above.

This Is Us airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on NBC.

(E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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