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Dan Snierson
September 26, 2017 at 09:44 PM EDT

The season 2 premiere of This Is Us began with the aftermath of the fracture in the marriage of Jack and Rebecca — and a throwaway Kardashians joke that happens to time perfectly with Tuesday’s news that Khloé Kardashian is pregnant and last week’s reveal that her younger sister, Kylie Jenner, is expecting. (And the news earlier this month that Kim Kardashian West is having a third baby via surrogate.)

To recap: Sophie (Alexandra Breckenridge) regretfully informed her ex-husband and current boyfriend Kevin (Justin Hartley) that she couldn’t fly to L.A. to be there for his birthday, and she was especially distraught that she wouldn’t be able to do any Kardashian-spotting around town. Kevin consoled her by saying, “They’re like Gremlins. I promise by next week there will be a bazillion more of them.”

Yes, that scene was filmed over the summer, so it’s strictly a coincidence. But now, if three less than a bazillion Kardashians are impregnated by next week, then This Is Us will go from hit TV show to frightening prognosticator of the Kardashian fertility cycle. And that is something truly to cry about.

Fans quickly joked about the show’s psychic prediction on social media, asking “How’d they know?” while another viewer wonders if they’ll make a joke in the next episode about Trump being impeached.


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