This is Us Episode 27 RECAP: Kate’s Heartbreak

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Holy Emotional Ambush, Batman! I did not think I would cry much this episode, never mind an entire scrub bucket full when Rebecca showed up at Kate's door and...well, let's not get ahead of ourselves. I'm sure this episode was wrenching for those who have experienced a miscarriage. To all of you, … [Read more...]

This is Us RECAP Episode 26: Has Kevin Hit Rock Bottom?

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Okay, these people are too real to me! I can't shake the feeling that I should go find Kevin and put my arm around him and help the brother to rehab! It was agonizingly real to me to watch Kevin curled up in a ball of pain, fury, grief, and shame, begging for help. Maybe finally people will take … [Read more...]

This is Us Episode 25 RECAP: Will Jack and Rebecca Be Able to Guide Randall Through a Racist World?

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My two favorite components¬†of "This is Us"-- Randall and adoption--were front and center in this week's episode, so I was ALL IN! At first, I thought the judge story was an obvious place to go--a black judge wanting to stop a white family from adopting a black child. But the more I thought about … [Read more...]

This is Us Episode #24 RECAP: A New Generation of Pearsons and the Beginning of Rebecca and Miguel

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You guys, last week I don't think my eyeballs even misted over, but this week was a sobfest. When young Randall said "Nobody looks like me (in the Pearson family)," I saw my beautiful Korean girl, with her golden skin and raven-black hair.¬† When Rebecca introduced herself to baby Randall as … [Read more...]

This is Us Episode 23 Recap: Who is the Mystery Pearson Brother?

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Sweet Molasses! Are they seriously trying to give us whiplash with these didn't-see-'em-coming twists at the end of (almost) every episode? Whew. Deep, cleansing breath. So there was a Nicky Pearson. I think "was" is the right word to use here, but you never know. You. Never. Know. Until you do, … [Read more...]