This week’s episode of This Is Us delved into Kevin and Randall’s relationship, their ups and downs and how they grew from fighting siblings to loving brothers.
As always with This Is Us, the flashbacks and present-day features connected in ways that helped to bring the story together. We gained more background into the lives of the characters, why they are the way they are, and saw those qualities reflected into their every day lives.
Top 5 Moments
- Kate tells Toby she’s pregnant.
Kate heads into Toby’s office to tell him her big news and asks to speak privately. Toby assumes that she’s horny and wants to get laid, so he takes it upon himself to clear off his desk and get ready for some action. At this point, Kate drops the bomb that she’s actually pregnant. This is scary for her. Kate doesn’t know how Toby will feel, and she doesn’t know if she’s going to carry to term. Toby’s reaction is perfect. He’s over the moon and wants to shout it from the rooftops. Of course, she says they can’t do that because it’s too early.
- Kate lets Toby tell anyone in a cafe that she’s pregnant.
By the end of the episode, Kate has had a change of heart and wants to let Toby tell someone — someone they will never see again, though. So, the couple goes into a cafe. So, Toby goes off and requests that the barista play one song for him — his happy song — and he goes around dancing and sharing the news with everyone. This scene is utterly adorable.
- Jack finds his boys making s’mores.
Randall and Kevin had a rocky start to their relationship. Like most siblings that are around the same age, they fought — a lot. I could identify with this. I have a brother who is three years younger than me; and as children, we hated each other. The parents, of course, wanted their children to get along. So, Jack took the boys camping, hoping that would help get them to bond. Kevin was one not having it; but after seeing a note in Randall’s notebook, he decided to go out and give his brother a break. Randall was trying his hardest to get his brother to like him. When the two boys finally made nice and start making s’mores together, Jack found them and saw that they’ll be okay. Years later, that love is still there. Siblings usually grow out of the rivalry stage and become friends and that’s exactly what happened for Kevin and Randall.
- Deja opens up to Randall.
Randall has been trying his hardest to get Deja to bond with him — similar to how he was as a child with Kevin — but he’s having a hard time. He decides to take her to a charity gala and ends up having her run out after he tries to keep her from eating the tail of the shrimp. Deja takes her time but eventually opens up, explaining that she’s the way she is because of the foster homes she’s been in, the last of which was particularly difficult. She’s been in situations where she was abused and hit and doesn’t like to be grabbed at. That’s traumatic for her. Randall hears this and obviously wants to make it better. That’s not how he does things; he would never raise a hand to her, It will take time, but Deja is starting to let Randall in.
- Jack has a brother?
At the end of the episode, This Is Us drops the bomb that Jack isn’t an only child. He has a little brother — Nicky — someone who he went on deployments with. What happened to him? Is he still alive? Why hasn’t he been mentioned? Are they estranged? So many questions surround this development. Stay tuned to find out what his role on the series will be.
Next week, on the Halloween episode of This Is Us, the Pearsons go trick-or-treating!