This Is Us

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Season 1 episodes (37)

1 Pilot
Sometimes life will surprise you.
2 The Big Three
Kate is furiously working hard to shed her unwanted pounds as she continues to struggle with impatience and discouragement. She receives support from her new boyfriend, Toby, as he helps her let loose and enjoy herself. Beth begins to question the motives of Randall's biological father, William, and takes action in getting answers on his activities. Randall has a lot more on his mind with the new life changing addition of having his biological father in his life. Marriage and raising three 8 year old children is beginning to take its toll on Rebecca and Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) as they start to feel distant from one another. Kevin faces the aftermath of quitting his job as he deals with his agent, Lanie (Katey Sagal), and has to figure out how to move forward.
3 Kyle
Rebecca makes a surprise visit to Randall's home where she encounters his biological father, William. Kevin anxiously decides to take the plunge and move to New York to pursue a Broadway job, with the expectation that his sister, Kate, will move with him. Toby is determined to get Kate out of Kevin's shadow and prepares a special day where she is in the limelight. Jack and Rebecca take home their babies from the hospital and adjust to the new life of parenthood, while coping with the loss of their other child. Rebecca struggles to connect with their adopted child and searches for answers.
4 The Pool
Rebecca and Jack take Kevin, Kate, and Randall to the community pool on a hot day and quickly realize each child is going through their own struggles. Kevin auditions for his first Broadway play in New York and meets a determined actress who is less than impressed by him. Toby runs into his ex wife while at a restaurant with Kate, which sends Kate into a spiral of self doubt. William is mistakenly reported as a loiterer in Randall's predominately white neighborhood, which exposes deep rooted issues of race.
5 The Game Plan
Rebecca and Jack get into an argument about starting a family. The family backstory behind the long line of love for the Pittsburg Steelers is revealed. After accepting his part in the play, Kevin realizes his script is relevant to his own life. Randall and Beth encounter an unexpected turn of events.
6 Career Days
Kate interviews for a new job that seems just about perfect, although it comes with a catch. Randall doubts his career choice and wonders if he followed the right path. Kevin and Olivia's relationship moves in a new direction. Rebecca and Jack are conflicted on what to do when Randall tests as a gifted child.
7 The Best Washing Machine in the World
The dynamic of Randall and Kevin's rocky relationship is explained. Beth and William spend time together, which unexpectedly brings to light a secret William has been keeping. As Rebecca gets back to work for the first time in years, both she and Jack acknowledge that there is distance between them. Toby is caught straying from his diet regimen, throwing Kate into crisis.
8 Pilgrim Rick
As Jack, Rebecca and the three kids make their way to Rebecca's parents' house for their traditional Thanksgiving holiday, an unforeseen detour occurs. Kate makes two drastic life changing decisions. Kevin brings Olivia to Randall's house for Thanksgiving. Randall's heart is broken when he learns about a lifelong secret his mother has kept from him.
9 The Trip
Kate, Kevin and Randall head to their family's cabin to get away after their chaotic family Thanksgiving. A very angry Randall finds comfort and explanation from his father, Jack. Olivia speaks a harsh truth to Kate, which drives a wedge between Kate and Kevin. Rebecca and Jack struggle with what to do when 9 year old Randall tells them that he's been looking for his birth parents.
10 Last Christmas
The Pearson family finds themselves at the hospital on Christmas Eve after little Kate comes down with appendicitis. When they run into Dr. K, who is alone at the hospital, they realize they need to be there for him as much as he was once there for them. Presently, Kevin celebrates Hanukkah with Olivia and her family, Kate continues to pursue her big surgery and someone from William's past reappears in his life.
11 The Right Thing to Do
Kate struggles with her feelings in the aftermath of Toby's heart attack. As William begins to spend more time with Jesse, Randall has to get used to his father's new relationship. After receiving the news they're expecting triplets, Jack and Rebecca must find a way to afford a home that can accommodate three babies. Olivia unexpectedly resurfaces, throwing both Kevin and Sloane for a loop.
12 The Big Day
As the birth date of her triplets quickly approaches, a frazzled and emotional Rebecca forgets Jack's birthday. Dr. K struggles with the loss of his wife and wonders how he'll be able to continue on with his life without her. Joe - the firefighter who delivered baby Randall to the hospital - fights to save his marriage.
13 Three Sentences
Jack and Rebecca get in over their heads when they decide to throw Kate, Kevin and Randall three separate parties for their 10th birthday. Randall struggles to make time for William as things intensify at the office. Kevin makes a major decision in his romantic life. Kate's gastric bypass journey takes an unexpected turn.
14 I Call Marriage
Toby throws a wrench in Kate's weight loss journey. Randall struggles to accept his father's deteriorating health. Miguel and Shelly break some devastating news to Jack and Rebecca, which makes them worry about their own relationship. Rebecca receives an amazing work opportunity. Kevin examines his romantic past.
15 Jack Pearson's Son
As Kevin stresses about the premiere of his play, he receives support from an unexpected source. Randall struggles under the pressure of both his work and ailing father. Rebecca and Jack's Valentine's Day doesn't go as planned. Toby and Kate decide to dig deep and get to know each other's biggest secrets.
16 Memphis
Randall and William take a road trip to Memphis, where Randall learns about his biological father's past.
17 What Now?
The entire Pearson family gathers at Randall's for an unusual party. Kevin and Sophie's relationship deepens on the night of his play's premiere. Kate struggles to open up to Toby about her father's death. Tensions are high between Jack and Rebecca as she leaves on tour with her band.
18 Moonshadow
Jack heads to Cleveland to make things right with Rebecca on the night of her first big gig with the band. Randall, Kate and Kevin make big decisions about their futures.
101 This is Us First Look
Catch a first look at the refreshingly honest, modern dramedy that will challenge your everyday presumptions about the people you think you know in This is US.
102 Aftershow: Episode 1
The first after show features creator Dan Fogelman and cast members Milo Ventimiglia (Jack), Chrissy Metz (Kate), Justin Hartley (Kevin), and Sterling K. Brown (Randall). The group discussing show themes, such as fatherhood and body image, and the episode’s surprise ending.
103 Aftershow: Episode 2
The second after show features cast members Milo Ventimiglia (Jack), Chrissy Metz (Kate), and Justin Hartley (Kevin). The group discusses show themes, such as brotherhood, filling the void, and the triplets – ‘The Big Three.
104 Aftershow: Episode 3
Conversations with the cast and the creator of This Is Us as they breakdown the storyline behind episode three “Klye”
105 Aftershow: Episode 4
The fourth after show features cast members Milo Ventimiglia (Jack), Chrissy Metz (Kate), and Justin Hartley (Kevin). The group discusses show themes, such as separation, loneliness, and body image.
106 This is Us Aftershow: Episode 5
The fifth after show features cast members Milo Ventimiglia (Jack), Chrissy Metz (Kate), Chris Sullivan (Toby), and executive producer and director Ken Olin. The group discusses show themes, such as rituals, destiny, and following your heart.
107 This is Us Aftershow: Episode 6
The sixth after show features cast members Milo Ventimiglia (Jack), Chrissy Metz (Kate), Chris Sullivan (Toby), and executive producer and director Ken Olin.
108 Aftershow: Episode 7
The seventh after show features cast members Milo Ventimiglia (Jack), Chrissy Metz (Kate), Chris Sullivan (Toby), and executive producer and director Ken Olin. The group discusses show themes, such as reconciliation, anxiety, and impact of time.
109 Aftershow: Episode 8
The eighth after show features cast members Milo Ventimiglia (Jack), Chrissy Metz (Kate), Chris Sullivan (Toby), and executive producer and director Ken Olin. The group discusses show themes, such as fears, changing life seasons, and family rituals.
110 Aftershow: Episode 9
The ninth after show features cast members Milo Ventimiglia (Jack), Chrissy Metz (Kate), Mandy Moore (Rebecca), Susan Kelechi Watson (Beth), and executive producer and creator Dan Fogelman. The group discusses show themes, such as lying, living to the fullest, and giving it your all.
111 Aftershow: Episode 10
The tenth after show features creator Dan Fogelman who gathers  the stars to discuss the family relationships, including the frosty relationship between Rebecca (Mandy Moore) and her daughter Kate (Chrissy Metz).
112 Aftershow: Episode 11
The 11th after show features cast members Mandy Moore (Rebecca), Susan Kelechi Watson (Beth), Chrissy Metz (Kate), and Ron Cephas Jones (William). The group discusses show themes, such as life’s curveballs, parenting, and love and commitment.
113 Aftershow: Episode 12
The 12th after show features creator/executive producer Dan Fogelman, cast members Justin Hartley (Kevin), Chrissy Metz (Kate), and Milo Ventimiglia (Jack). The group discusses show themes, such as loss, deep love, and standing up for what you believe in
114 Aftershow: Episode 13
Check out the after show for the 13th episode of the after show.
115 Aftershow: Episode 14
Check out the after show for the 14th episode of the after show.
116 Aftershow: Episode 15
The 15th after show features cast members Mandy Moore (Rebecca) and Milo Ventimiglia (Jack). The pair discuss show themes, such as love, dealing with fear, and marriage issues.
117 Aftershow: Episode 16
The 16th after show features cast members Ron Cephas Jones (William) and Sterling K. Brown (Randall). The pair discuss show themes, such as journeying, paying respects, and the legacy we wish to leave.
118 Aftershow: Episode 17
The 17th after show features cast members Mandy Moore (Rebecca) and Milo Ventimiglia (Jack). The pair discuss show themes, such as tough goodbyes and celebrating a full life.
119 Aftershow: Episode 18
Kit Hoover and Natalie Morales host the 18th and the final after show of the season. The final after show features cast members and showrunners Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger. The group discusses the finale, different themes covered over the season, and the family atmosphere of the cast.

About this show

A dramedy made up of a unique ensemble of characters all born on the same day.

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2.86K reviews
Diane Moses
January 16, 2019
I absolutely have fallen in love with this show Being a flower child in 1969, going to Woodstock. Brought back soo many memories. I cry a lot. so glad I did not miss tonight. Randall won. This family is so great. Chrissy so cute trying to get back her hubby's Star wars stuff. Which reminds me I need to get out all my Star Wars. Actually they were my husbands. I am going to miss living on2 acres. moving trying to find an apt. I can afford. Anyway live "This is Us"will be following. 🇦🇹💗
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Lisa A
September 21, 2016
I feel such a connection to this show. I connected with the pregnant lady because my daughter just had a baby. Since I too am over-weight and never got married, I have a special connection with the lady. I connected with the black guy because I was also adopted and found my bio parents. Then my heart strings just made a neat, smiling bow when I found out the 3 "kids" were siblings. I've needed to smile. l won't miss one episode of this show. Please don't cancel this one.
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Ken R
December 31, 2019
After the mid-season 4 episode 9 break: The show has become too confident in itself and is no longer enjoyable to watch. Too many new characters, and too many episodes concentrated on one or two of them, we don't see every character in every episode. I know the producers love doing this sort of thing, but it is not enjoyable. The whole plot with Randall's family and City Council is gone. The show is just trying to do too much in one hour, and it doesn't work. Original Review:The show is critically acclaimed. Everyone loves it. Admittedly, the show is very well written and the acting is excellent. Season one was quite good. The problem is, the audience is being held hostage waiting to find out how Jack dies. We thought we might find out at the beginning of Season 2, but now we have to watch very little happen each week waiting for the answer. There will be a cliff-hanger at the end of season 2. So we may not even find out until Season 3 ... The show is still good, it just does not live up to its reputation.
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