This Is Us recap episode five

Way to make us cry, Kevin.

In tonight’s uplifting episode of This Is Us, Uncle Kevin (Justin Hartley) tried to explain the circle of life to his nieces Tess (Eris Baker) and Annie (Faithe Herman) and failed miserably. Just when you thought he’d scarred the poor girls for life he managed to turn things around in one of the most poignant scenes of the series so far (and there have certainly been a few!).

While Kevin was being the world’s worst babysitter, Randall (Sterling K Brown) and Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) were trying to enjoy a night of relaxation in Kevin’s empty hotel room. Of course, things didn’t quite go to plan when Beth admitted that she was late and thought she could be pregnant. Randall’s reaction was perfect. He was irrationally angry about having to postpone his retirement plans of moving to Charleston (plans that he never mentioned to his wife). Meanwhile Beth was rueing the fact that her dreams of heading back to work would be postponed. Thankfully, it was a false alarm. While the pair seemed relieved, there was perhaps a touch of disappointment there as well. Surely, Beth and Randall have more than enough on their plate at the moment with William (Ron Cephas Jones) and now Kevin staying indefinitely under their roof…

Back in the day Rebecca (Mandy Moore) and Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) had a massive blue over whether or not they should have kids. The argument played out while they were watching the Superbowl with Miguel (Jon Huertas) and his wife. Rebecca wasn’t ready to give up the lifestyle she loves to have children. We later found out that their triplets are conceived that very night!

Meanwhile Kate was torn between trying to impress Toby and honouring her tradition of watching the football with her father. After a disastrous party at Toby’s house, Kate revealed that she likes to watch the football with her father’s ashes, which is equal parts creepy and endearing.

Yes, in tonight’s episode we learned the devastating news that Jack is dead, which raises a thousand more questions than it answers. When does he die? How does he die? Does Rebecca end up with Miguel before or after he dies? I want to know all the answers and yet at the same time I’m scared of what they’ll be!

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