What Would A Directioner Do When 5 Becomes 4? Re-watch This Is Us, Of Course.
1 That slow mo right before you see the boys perform, like you’re given one last chance to let this momentous moment sink in—totally how we felt just before we saw them live the other weekend.
2 OMG, five of them like it's supposed to be! </3
3 "When people say, you're in a boy band, I'm like, yeah I am but I’m in a cool boy band." Yeah you were, Zayn. </33
4 "We're definitely going to stay together. This isn't the last of One Direction." —Zayn, after they got booted out on The X Factor. </333
5 "I know they love me even if they don't know me." —a fan speaking for every Directioner in the world.
6 Almost forgot about that scientific explanation of 1D hysteria! "The girls are not crazy. They're just excited."Got that right, Mr. Scientist.
7 Niall wheeling Harry around in a trash bin. Of course.
8 Louis' mum getting a Louis standee so she can have something to say goodnight to is both the sweetest and saddest thing.
9 "In the back of your mind, there's always this feeling that you have to be ready to pick up the pieces if it stops. It hasn't stopped." —Harry's mum. But now it has. For one boy.
10 If Niall wants to pour miso soup on his rice, Niall can pour miso soup on his rice. BTW, how Pinoy is that?
11 So heartwarming to see the crew they call family from their manager to their band "One Direction Too/Additional Direction/The Wrong Direction." Their stylist's face upon seeing Louis dirty up his white kicks because it looks too pristine is priceless!
12 We see your Belgian Harry and we raise you the Harry Styles of the Philippines.
14 Teach a Liam how to fish and he will talk about their X Factor days with Harry and how they almost kicked Zayn out of the band. "Imagine, Niall would have to be the mysterious one." Haha, Harry!
15 The boys talking about each other and playing around = all the warm and fuzzy feels.
16 In retrospect, how sad is Zayn's goodbye at the airport? We wonder how he said goodbye to the four boys last week. :(
17 "So baby if you say you want me to stay, stay for the night / I'll change my mind." We wish you would, Zayn!
19 The one thing the boys argue semi-seriously about: who farted?
20 "There are definitely times when you're not completely enjoying it but you just have to step back for a second and weigh the pros and cons. It's a no-brainer." Oh, Harry.
21 Let's end things on a hopeful note courtesy of Louis: "It'd be amazing to just be remembered. Like a mom would tell her daughter, 'The boy band of my time, One Direction, just had fun. They were just normal guys but terrible, terrible dancers.'"