January 24, 2017 09:30 AM

It’s a new dawn. It’s a new day. And he’s feeling good — but is it just a burst of false hope?

In an exclusive sneak peek at Tuesday’s This Is Us, William (Ron Cephas Jones) is on a little bit of a high after stopping his chemotherapy treatments — an emotional decision he made in the midseason return.

Greeting his son Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and daughter-in-law Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) in the family kitchen, William asks, “What’s cookin’ good lookin’?”

After Randall gripes about hump day, chipper William retorts, “Wednesday’s the meat in the Tuesday-Thursday sandwich. And what a sweet, sweet meat sandwich it is.”

Prodded by the couple if he’s feeling okay, William assures, “Okay does not do justice to how I feel. I feel better than I’ve felt in months. I feel like sex. I feel like magic. I feel like music.”

After William heads off to curate a music list for his borrowed iPod, Beth speculates about her father-in-law’s renewed energy.

“Chemo boosts,” she tells Randall. “Happened to my dad when he stopped his treatment. His energy’s not being zapped anymore.”

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Just last week, This Is Us was renewed for two more seasons by NBC. Each season will feature 18 episodes.

This Is Us airs Tuesdays (9 p.m. ET) on NBC.

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