The night had finally arrived, as NBC’s This Is Us premiered and all the hype from the trailer was making me intrigued to see if it would be worth it or not to watch. After an hour of tears from watching This Is Us Season 1, I can say it was worth it! Check out all the details from tonight’s premiere below in our NBC’s This Is Us Recap!
With over 100 million views of the This Is Us trailer, NBC had a lot of hype to live up to for this pilot episode, right? It intrigued me enough to want to watch it, but would the This Is Us Season 1 premiere be worth it??? Find out in our recap below!
Warning: This post contains spoilers from This Is Us tonight on NBC, so stop reading now if you don’t want to know what happened!!!
We start with Jack and Rebecca, as she is very pregnant and he is very naked! She comes out with the lingerie on her clothing, as it doesn’t fit. They have a tradition for his birthday, as she dances for him and he still wants that dance! Then we go to Kate, as she stands in front of the fridge with notes on all the food telling her not to eat it! Then to Randall, who is at his office and gets his staff to bring a cake and sing for him. Then we see Kevin, who has some girls dancing for him and he is drinking and laying in bed and unhappy to be 36, as they are all 36 and it is all their birthdays.
Randall looks at an email of a pictures of an older guy. Jack wants to have sex with Rebecca, but her water breaks! Kate gets naked and steps on the scale, but makes sure to take those earrings off and then falls on the ground on the scale. Kevin now talks about Christa McAuliffe and the Challenger explosion being the reason why he is where he is at. Apparently Kevin is the twin of Kate, as he comes to her rescue after hurting her ankle. They are 36 and she said she ate her dream life away. He said stop feeling sorry for herself. She said she is going to lose the damn weight!
Over at the hospital, Jack says him and the kids will have the same birthday, but it is six weeks early. The doctor comes in and he is not their regular doctor, as their doctor’s appendix burst. He said he was filled in on everything on these triplets! He said he is the best of the best and up to the task.
Apparently Kevin is on a TV show called The Manny and he questions the line in the show. He clearly seems over the show. We go to Randall and he is at his kid’s soccer game with his wife and tells her he found his father, but he is not going to see him! His mother died and his father left him at a fire station.
Now on This Is Us, we see Kate throw out all her junk food. Then we are at an Overeater’s Anonymous meeting with Kate and we see Toby in the audience. There is a skinny girl there and can’t believe she has those seven extra pounds for her. Another one tells a story and Toby starts laughing during her story! During the break, Toby and Kate talk and he asked to be her fat friend. She said yes, but is going to lose the weight. He said he probably won’t. You can see the spark there, but she said she can’t fall for a fat person right now. He said, “I guess I’ll lose the weight then.” How cute, right???
At the hospital, the doctor comes in to chat and Jack is not having it and said only good things are going to happen today. He is bringing home three babies and they bought three cribs. The doctor said let’s start there and get him what he wants.
Randall tells his secretary to clear his afternoon and he heads out to meet his father? Yup, as his dad comes to the door and gives him a big speech. He wants to prove to himself that he needed nothing from his father, who happens to ask if he wants to come in and Randall said yes! His dad said it is like he wants him to make amends so he can say screw you and storm out of there. William, his father, said he would like to remember that day, but he can’t. He was using too, but is clean now. He said his life is punishment enough. Randall said he was right and said “screw you” and walks out, but comes back to ask him if he wants to meet his grandkids? William says yes, so that switched gears real quick, huh?
We see Kevin on-set and Alan Thicke plays his dad on The Manny! He kicks his “dad” out in the scene, but you can tell that was real emotion of his own father? The director comes in and they want a lighter version and tells him to lose the shirt. Kevin loses it, as he smashes the baby doll and said everything there is fake. He goes on a rant and said the audience is the reason for it, as they watch and make the stupid show happen every week. He quits the show, but I think he would have been fired anyway!
Back to the hospital, we see Rebecca deliver the first baby and it’s a boy! However, she starts to go out of it and said something is wrong. They put the oxygen mask on her and the doctor said he needs to get those other two babies out of there without her help and Jack needs to let him do this and get out of the room!
Randall is home and has William with him. He meets their two daughters and his wife, but he introduced him as William and not their grandfather. Randall seems to be losing it, as he has no clue what is happening! Kate and Toby are now out to eat on a date and Toby wants dessert, but Kate says no! So, just the check! He takes her home and is shutting the door, but he said she is not going to invite him in for a drink or a handy! She does invite him in for a water and they are watching videos and Toby wants to do things, but Kate said no. She said it has been a while and it is not pretty under there and starts to cry, but Toby comforts her and goes in for a kiss and in walks Kevin! He is drunk and they watch The Manny meltdown! Toby said he felt bad for Alan Thicke!
Over at the hospital, the doctor comes out and said Rebecca is stable. They lost the third baby, which was a boy. The umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck and he lost oxygen. The second baby is a girl and strong and healthy. The doctor goes on to tell Jack about losing his wife to cancer last year and that is why he works all the time. They lost their first child during delivery and that is probably why he went into this field. He wants Jack to be the old man sharing his story and that way, he can take three babies home today, but not that way he planned.
We see Randall and William chat and Randall asked about visiting again, but William said no, he is dying. Randall asked about being sick. He said no, he was sick months ago and now he is dying. Now we see Toby and Kate drinking wine with Kevin. He wonders if he was not better than The Manny. Kate gives the pep talk this time and talks about their father, as we flash to Jack and looking at his babies. A guy stands next to him and Jack shows off his babies and he asks about his, but he said he is a firefighter and someone left a baby there and he brought it to the hospital, as they show a black baby!
Yes, we flash over and see more of the hospital and it is back in like the 1970s! That baby was Randall and his adoptive parents are Jack & Rebecca, who also happen to be the parents of Kate and Kevin! They are in the past and now we are looking at the future with the rest of the cast. So, Kate, Kevin and Randall are brothers and sister! That is insane and who saw that coming???
We also see William is spending the night at Randall’s house, so I guess he is staying, huh? What did you think of tonight’s episode, especially that ending???
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