Attention Pearson family devotees, new This Is Us Season 3 photos have arrived, and everyone seems to be in a good place. After last season's emotional finale, the Big Three appear to be celebrating their birthdays. Meanwhile, as promised by Dan Fogelman during an August Emmys panel, Jack and Rebecca's first date will be the subject of the first episode's flashback. Oh, and if that's not enough reasons to get excited, the premiere's title has been revealed too — "Ave Maria."
The term "Ave Maria" translates to Hail Mary, which is a famous Catholic prayer. Football fans will know there's also a Hail Mary pass, which is basically a last ditch effort. According to USA Today, a preview of the season premiere that was shown to critics and Emmy voters revealed that Rebecca and Jack's first date is actually an awkward affair — at least until the end. Their less than perfect first outing could be where the episode's title comes from, but every member of the Pearson family is preparing to take a chance this season.
In the Season 3 trailer, Kate makes it clear to Toby that she wants to have a baby, while Randall and Beth are working hard to make sure Deja knows that she has a home with them. Meanwhile, Kevin is in a new relationship with Beth's cousin, Zoe, and at some point, they'll be heading to Vietnam to learn more about Jack.
This Is Us Season 3 doesn't premiere until Tuesday, Sept. 25, but the first photos from "Ave Maria" are full of hints about what's ahead for the family this fall.