When you have three kids all born on the same day, it makes it difficult to make each of them feel special and that is what Jack & Rebecca dealt with tonight on This Is Us Season 1! They definitely tried to make their 10th birthday a special one, as the planned a separate party for each of them. Needless to say, it may not have gone as planned on This Is Us on NBC! Check out all the details from “Three Sentences” below in our This Is Us Season 1 Recap!
Last week on This Is Us on NBC, we spent an entire episode in the past. It was the big day, as we looked back on the day Rebecca delivered the babies. It was Jack’s birthday, but she was moody and forgot! She tried to make it up to him and that is when she went into labor. We saw more of Dr. K and losing his wife and the grief he was dealing with. Then we saw Randall being dropped off at the fire station and the fireman that found him and his story. I was crying for the entire episode, which I thought I was not going to enjoy!
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 in the past and with home videos of birthdays with the kids. From birthday cake to pin the tail on the donkey, we see them growing up. The Big Three turn 10 the next day and the kids come into the bedroom and say they want their own birthday party this year! Kevin and Kate want the party, but Randall is not huge on the idea, until he gets a magician!
In the present, Kate is with the doctor and trying to set a date for her surgery. Kate said she got engaged and her fiancee just had heart surgery and it is not a good time. So, the doctor suggests a “fat camp” and one month and no outside temptations.
We see Randall and Beth hurrying in the morning and Randall said he is busy with work. William comes in and he is bouncing off the walls and feels good and wants Randall to help him put music on his iPad, which Beth said is an iPod. William goes to get his music list, as Beth said it is a chemo boost and not being on it anymore. Randall leaves and tells Beth to help William with the music list.
Now Kevin and Sloane are at the play and he tries to talk, but she is not having it. She said he said terrible things and they will just work on the play and that’s it. Now we see Toby driving Kate to her camp and they are joking about writing her name in her underwear. Toby is going to hang out in the Big Apple while she is at camp.
Randall is at work and meets with his boss and coworker about an account. His boss is going to give it to his coworker, but Randall said he deserves a shot at it too. They have a week to get a derivative to their boss, which Randall said he could have for him in the morning! So, the pressure is on!
Now to the past on This Is Us Season 1, as Rebecca confirms the magician. Jack is watching home videos and getting decorations made. He suggests to Rebecca about having another kid! Um, where did that come from? Rebecca said they can’t take care of the three they have. Jack said they are going to get old and not need them any more. Rebecca said Jack is the love of her life and the kids means everything to her, but she is done having kids. Jack asks for a dog, but that is a no too!
William surprises Randall at work and it is so great to see William in a great mood. William wants to go shopping for clothes, if he is going to meet his maker and wants Randall to go shopping with him. Randall agrees, as they head out.
At the camp, Kate is getting a tour and is asking where the gym is. The tour guide said they don’t focus on that and try to work on the issues under the weight. Kate then gets a call and it is Kevin and he wants to vent about Sloane, as it turns into Kate asking him to hang out with Toby. She hangs up and a guy asks if that was her boyfriend. She said no, but she has a fiancee. He said, “We’ll see.” Um, forward much?
Time for the kids’ parties, as Jack is working all the rooms. As it turns out, no one from Randall’s school showed up. He said he knew they weren’t going to come, but didn’t want to upset his parents by telling them. They have to invite all the kids in school, so he gets invites but no one wants him to come. Jack & Rebecca go inside and are upset and she thinks the kids are racist. They decide to take kids from the other two parties to go out to Randall’s party.
Now Toby is hanging out with Kevin and loving the fact he is hanging out with a famous person! They go to some roof party and Kevin proceeds to vent about Olivia and Sloane. Toby said they don’t have to get drunk, so they can just sit and chat if he wants!
At the parties, none of the kids want to go outside. Jack mentions the baby idea again. Rebecca talks to Randall and he said he only has three good friends at school and they are here, so he is okay with that. He loves his school and the teachers are awesome on This Is Us Season 1!
Out shopping, William is trying on sunglasses and loving life. He wants to go get one more thing, but Randall said he has to get back to work. Back to Jack & Rebecca and she tells Jack that she is open to the baby conversation, as they raised Randall and he is an amazing kid. They start kissing and gross out one of the kids!
Kate is now doing some yoga and she is definitely not into it. They do some hiking and then she is in a drumsticks workout class. She leaves the class and calls Toby to come pick her up, but that guy from earlier grabs the phone and hangs it up. He said this place is a joke and her voice is annoying him and his horses. She said the place is not a joke, but he said it is.
All the kids seem to be at Kevin’s party now, so Jack goes to see where Kate is. She is alone in a room and thinks everyone likes Kevin more than her. Kate teaches Jack how to Vogue, which is beyond adorable. The Kate said she just wants to be alone right now.
Back to Toby and Kevin, as Toby said he is known for romantic gestures. Kevin needs to pick one of these women and he will have the plan for him. Kevin can’t pick, so Toby tells him to close his eyes and imagine he has one chance to win the girl back and three sentences to say to her. Who is he talking to? That would be the love of his life, as Kevin does it and figures it out, as they head out for Kevin to tell that woman, but who is it???
Randall and William are driving. Randall wants to know why, after they stopped at three places and found the perfect egg cream, is William not drinking it? William said it is not time yet and then asks Randall to pull over. He asks Randall if he can drive and Randall lets him. William asks for his iPod music to be played. He puts on his new sunglasses, leans back and drinks his egg cream! William tells some story about an old record shop and wanting to drive, so Randall tells him to drive. William said he doesn’t know how to, as he never got his license. So, Randall agrees to teach him!
Kate is back in the drumstick beating class. The instructor tells them whatever they are there for, to let it all out and Kate start beating those sticks and flashes back to those lonely times as a kid. She sees Jack’s funeral and I am a mess! Kate starts screaming and crying and the instructor asks if she is ok and she shakes her head no! Her dad was the one that was always there for her and always telling her how beautiful or great she was. His death probably put her over the edge and god, this show!
Toby and Kevin arrive in a taxi and get to some house, as Kevin will tell the woman he wants. He knocks on the door and it is someone from his past, but who is this woman? He pours his heart out to her and tells her that he always wanted her. Well, it turns out that it is his ex-wife! Did we know that Kevin was married???? She said she doesn’t know what to think and he suggests meeting up some time to discuss things and she doesn’t say no!
Well, now we know who she is. Back to the parties and Jack asks Kevin if he can suggest Sophie, Kate’s best friend, go play with Kate. He said no, because he loves her! Yeah, Sophie is his ex-wife!
Now to Kate, she goes to the horse guy and thanks him for being a dick and pushing her. He said he wasn’t pushing her, he is just a dick! He is glad she is staying and gives her his cabin number. She said this is not happening, but he said it is and is very insistent about it!
Jack & Rebecca are doing their thing and finish up. Jack said he could not make Kate happy today and that is his thing. They agree no kids right now, as things are just going to get harder with them. Jack tries the dog idea again, but Rebecca said no! They hear screams downstairs, as it is the kids playing together.
William is driving in the parking lot and loving it, as Randall jokes he can take a nap! We see Kevin thinking back about the party and he got a card from Sophie saying happy birthday. Then he gets a text from Sophie asking where to meet!
We flash back to the kids playing and having cake and bringing out a sign for their dad’s birthday. Then we flash to Jack’s funeral again and it looks like the kids are teenagers again, but it is older than high school or maybe early 20’s? More hints into Jack’s death!
What did you think of tonight’s episode?
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