This is Us, episode four

The Pearsons are in the video store trying to decide what to rent before they are snow bound. Kevin is whiny and Rebecca asks him why. She feels his forehead. He’s burning up. It’s not just a fever. He’s got the chicken pox. The doctor recommends exposing all the kids to it so they can get it and be done. Randall is not happy about that.

Adult Randall is doing his daughter’s hair. Beth tells the girls to get ready for school and once they are out of the room turns to Randall about Deja’s hair. She hasn’t washed in the two weeks that she’s been with them. Randall wants to give her a chance to settle in first.

Kate is working out. Toby made super healthy muffins but she is using it as motivation to keep going. He tells her that she has been a champ. Kevin is on set. The producer sees him hobbling and inspects his knee. Kevin needs a medic.

Jack and Rebecca are helping Kevin and Kate with the chicken pox. Randall is trying to catch them so he can be healthy for the science fair when there’s a knock at the door. It’s Rebecca’s mother.

Kevin goes to a doctor. He tore something and needs surgery. He’s not happy. As they put him under, he thinks about Jack. Rebecca and Jack talk about her mother being awful while said mother is in the room with the kids. She gives them gifts. A football helmet for Kevin. A dress that’s too small for Kate. And a basketball for Randall, for the third time.

Randall has taken the kids bowling. Deja takes issue with the idea of bowling shoes when she hears the girl behind her mocking her hair. She shoves the girl and the girl’s father steps in. Randall tries to talk the man down but it doesn’t work. Deja walks out and Randall takes the girls and follows.

Toby and Kate are helping Kevin settle in after surgery. He’s on the phone with Sophie. Kate hears him say that he’s fine and takes it as a reason that she can go to yoga. Toby tries to do what the doctor said but Kevin says that he’s an expert and takes off the brace.

Young Kevin is scratching his chicken pox and Jack tries to give him a mind over matter pep talk but Grandma wants him to stop. She has a headache. Randall and Beth talk about talk about Deja. He’s wallowing that his bonding attempt failed. Young Randall is still trying to get sick. It’s not working. Rebecca’s mother runs her mother and talks down to Rebecca. Jack has a fever now too.

Beth finds Deja packing. She thought she was getting kicked out. Beth tells her that’s not the case and then talks to her about washing her hair. She tells her they can go to a salon or she will do it herself. Kate goes to buy weight loss pills. Beth helps Deja do her hair. They have a moment.

Not bonding with her mother? Rebecca. She’s finally had enough and starts to yell at her mother. She tells her that she is racist and she wants her out because it’s bad for Randall. Speaking of, he’s come downstairs and heard the whole thing. He’s got the chicken pox now too.

Kate tries on her goal dress. It fits and Toby is thrilled. Kate doesn’t seem to be. Randall doesn’t understand how his grandmother is racist. She doesn’t say mean things. Rebecca and Jack try to explain it to him.

Randall and Beth talk about how they make a good parenting team. He goes to see Deja and apologizes for his behavior. Then he blows up Beth’s spot and reveals that she told him what Deja told her in confidence.

Kevin is on the treadmill. Toby thinks he is being nuts and stops it. He doesn’t want Kevin to screw up his knee for the rest of his life. Kevin is more worried about his knee screwing up the rest of his life. It’s happened before. He played ball in high school. He was good. Scouted by colleges good and then his knee got whammied and it was all over. He appreciates Toby’s effort but he’s not letting his knee blow another dream. Production has already started cutting him out of scenes.

Jack finally wakes up from his fever coma. He asks for tylenol which is downstairs. Rebecca will go get it. Jack finds out that they have all been avoiding going down because Rebecca’s mother is down there. He has to do something. He gets up and goes to shovel out. Kevin helps.

Adult Kevin is watching his football highlight reel while doing rehab exercises. It’s mostly Jack cheering him on. Kevin takes a pain pill. He gets to set. He didn’t slow things down. Rebecca tells her mother that Jack cleared her car out. She can go. Her mother tries to defend her actions but Rebecca isn’t all that interested.

On her way out, she says goodbye to Randall. He’s a little snarky. Deja cuts her own hair. It’s choppy and Beth is visibly upset when she comes down for breakfast. Kate is at the doctor. She bought the vitamins she was advised to take. She’s pregnant.

I thought Kate was falling down some evil pill rabbit hole. I’m glad to see she’s not. Kevin on the other hand… someone needs to help him out. And why would Randall open his mouth like that?!?! Man things were finally looking up. He needs to get his act together. Rebecca’s mother was awful.


This is Us, episode three

Jack goes to AA and talks about Rebecca and the kids. At home he is working through his steps. Randall puts an ad in the paper looking for his biological parents.

Adult Randall and Beth haven’t heard from the agency yet. He is going stir crazy. She is still calm. The phone rings. They are getting a kid. A 12-year-old girl named Deja. Kate visits Kevin on the set of the movie he is filming with Sylvester Stallone. She meets the man himself and is excited. She wished their father was there and things got awkward. Kevin walks away.

The teens are walking to school. Randall tells the others that he put the ad out and got a letter back arranging a meeting with his birth mother. Kate runs into Stallone again and they talk about Jack. He says that he’d like to meet him and Kate tells him he died.

Rebecca has lunch with Shelly. They talk about the decline of their respective marriages. Shelly tells Rebecca to sweep Jack off his feet.

Randall and Beth are getting the kids ready to meet Deja (). She comes in but isn’t all that chatty. She just wants to go to bed. Randall panics but the social worker assures him that they should just be patient.

Kate and Sly talk about her singing while Kevin preps in his trailer. He comes out and it’s time to go. As Kevin and Sly get ready, Jack comes up again and Kevin gets flustered. They roll and he can’t handle his lines.

Things are awkward at Randall’s house. His daughters want to give Deja back. He hears commotion in the other room. Deja and Beth are fighting. He runs in and Deja clams up. Beth kicks him out.

Young Randall meets the woman that sent him the letter. It’s not his mother. It’s just some lady that wants money. He storms away. Rebecca and Jack are in a car at a football stadium. The lot is empty. She’s recreating a date they had. She tries to initiate sex but he’s not game.

Beth and Randall talk about how hard it is going to be with Deja. He’s disappointed in himself for not seeing that right away. She calms him down. Kevin and Kate fight about how they cope or haven’t coped with Jack’s death. Kevin tears into her and she leaves.

The Pearson parents talk it out in the yard. Jack is still coping with talking about things as a result of AA and he wants to be in this for the long haul with Rebecca.

Deja wakes the girls up. She wants to get the lay of the land so to speak on the happenings of the house. She’s shocked to hear both kids have iPads. One of the girls has a flashback to William’s first night at the house. He was scared and didn’t sleep. Deja stays in the room with the girls. Randall and Beth listen through the baby monitor.

Kevin is about to do his big action scene. He thinks about Jack. As he runs, he has flashbacks to growing up and a time in the hospital when he busted his leg. Jack was there to visit. Young Kevin also wakes up in the back of the car with Kate there waiting to talk to him.

Jack and Rebecca talk about her taking advice from Shelly. Then he tells her that he borrowed money from his dad to buy their house and he was embarassed to tell her that. There’s other things too. He will tell her eventually.

Randall gets Deja’s file. Her mom is in big trouble. Teen Randall is in his room alone. Kevin and Kate come in to see how he’s doing. Adult Randall and Beth meet with Deja. He tells her about his own life. How he wanted to find his birth family but his life turned out to be great because of his family.

He tells her that her mother might be going to jail for a while. She slams a picture frame. Kevin calls Kate to apologize. He tells her he busted up his knee. Then he admits that talking about Jack is hard. She counters with “maybe someday” and he agrees to that. Then he hurries off the phone. Kate turns to the urn and tells Jack that Kevin is just like him. In his trailer alone, Kevin pops a prescription pill.

So does Kevin have a painkiller problem? Or did he and now he’s relapsing? Or was that normal behavior? I still like Randall and Beth the best. I’m glad we got to see some William in this episode. He’s great. I was amused by Stallone and felt bad for young Randall. This Deja situation should be interesting.

This is Us, episode two

Rebecca brings Jack home. She tells him that he will stop drinking. She asks how he did it before. Jack goes to work. He pours some whiskey in his coffee. He goes shopping for jewelry after. He comes home and she yells at him. He gives her the moon necklace. Time to get ready for school. The boys are fighting. It’s school talent show day.

Kevin is back on The Manny. It’s a special episode and the whole family is coming. Randall, Beth and the girls are packing up the car to head to the airport. The girls go outside and Beth talks to Randall about finishing his foster

Kate and Toby are bracing for Rebecca and Miguel’s visit. Toby is ready to impress but Kate is freaking out. They arrive and Kate tries her best to feel not judged. On set, Sophie and Kevin are re-enacting his meltdown. They get spotted by a showrunner and the encounter is awkward.

Jack has a rough meeting at work. His boss suggests a liquid lunch but he declines. He stops at an AA meeting but doesn’t hang around. Instead he goes to the school and picks Kate up. Back at the house, Rebecca is cutting up a dress.

Kevin gives everyone a tour of the set. He heads off to get ready and finds out there were some last minute revisions to the script. He doesn’t look happy. Young Kate and Jack talk about the talent show and work. Neither of them is all that happy.

Randall still hasn’t finished the forms. The taping is about to start and he goes for a walk. Beth follows. They go outside and talk about his panic about fostering an older kid. Kate gets a call. They need her to fill in with a house band at a bar. She’s excited and Rebecca makes a comment about her singing days. Kate gets snippy.

Things are tough. Jack is struggling. He throws out the booze and goes to the boxing gym. Kevin is doing well on the show but he’s upset about the last scene. Sophie gives him a pep talk. Toby is about to head out after some strained small talk. Rebecca goes with him. Young Kate is nervous about the talent show. Rebecca tries to help by giving her a dress. Kate is excited until she hears Rebecca sing.

Beth and Randall argue about his worrying. She wants to table it until they get home. He keeps pushing and she walks away. Kate pretends to be sick and sits out of the talent show. Adult Kate takes the stage. She sings “Landslide” while clips of Jack punching a bag. Young Kevin does his talent. No one likes it except young Sophie. Jack is at war. Adult Kevin embraces the ridiculous and adult Sophie cracks up.

Kevin is in his dressing room when Beth comes in. She talks to him about Randall and Kevin is actually insightful. He’s a wonderful brother. Kate comes of the stage and Rebecca is over complimentary. Kate can’t stand it. She finally speaks her mind. She gets nasty and Rebecca can’t come up with anything to say back. Kate walks away and Rebecca turns to Toby. He declares himself team Kate for life. They begin the awkward ride home.

Randall is showing the girls around the studio lot when Beth approaches. She’s all in. They are all in. It’s time to tell the girls.

Rebecca wakes up. Jack is sitting on the bed. He tells her that he kept the drinking problem to himself last time. They can’t do that again. He goes to talk to Kate. He will talk to the boys too but he tells her first about his drinking problem. He tells her he needs them. Rebecca drops him off at AA.

I think Rebecca is awful. Kate is super whiny too but Rebecca is awful. I’m glad Kevin went full tilt for the taping but the best part of this episode was his scene with Beth. By far. I like when big ensemble shows mix it up and the two of them were great.

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This is Us, episode one

Rebecca picks up the kids and takes them to a diner. Adult Randall has baby fever. Jack and William offer sage fatherly advice. It’s the Big 3s birthday. Kate has an audition. Kevin is on set of his Ron Howard movie. Jack is waiting at the diner. He and Rebecca tell the kids she is quitting the tour and they are taking a few days to themselves. Kate freaks out and Kevin follows her. Rebecca just wants to feel something.

Randall stays home now. Beth works now and the girls are confused about that. Randall tries to convince them, and himself, that it’s okay. Kevin has a cake with his face on it that the crew gave him. Sophie calls. She didn’t fly out to LA because her mom isn’t doing well with her MS. Kate is showing her audition outfit to Toby. They start to have a moment when Kevin walks in. They speak twin for a minute before Kate shows him her outfit. He doesn’t love it. They head to the bedroom to look at other options. Toby is frustrated.

Jack and Miguel are at Miguel’s place talking. Jack is convincing himself that Rebecca will call. Rebecca is frustrated and wants an escape. She tells the kids to load up. They are going to the movies.

Beth and Randall meet with an adoption agent. Randall wants to honor his fathers by adopting a little boy. Beth isn’t quite as on board with the whole adoption situation. She snarks at him and walks out. He follows and tells her this isn’t going away so she should get her head around it now. She walks off. Kate is waiting to audition. She feels out of place with all of the skinnier women. When the talent agent says that this will take a while, she walks out.

Young Kevin is kissing Sophie at a party. Randall feels alone. He goes home and hears his parents fighting. At the movies he shares candy with Rebecca. Adult Randall goes to see Rebecca and asks about his adoption. She admits that she said no and Jack pushed.

William and Beth are talking in the park about Randall. He took in William. He took in Kevin. He just acts but they love that about him. Present day Beth sits in the park alone. Toby and Kate meet up with Kevin for dinner. He finds out that she told Kevin about bailing on the audition before him. He walks out.

Randall gets home and tells Beth about his visit with his mother. He talks about how they are perfectly imperfect together and that if she can’t get on board he will find another way. He can volunteer or something. She stops him. She has somewhere to take him.

Jack is on the move. He goes to a club and tries to pitch Rebecca as a solo act. The owner tells him to stop embarassing himself. Toby is outside the restaurant. Kevin approaches. They argue about how to treat Kate. She steps in and yells at them both. She shouldn’t need to be pushed or coddled. She heads back to the audition.

Beth takes Randall to the park. They talk about how she has struggled to find a way to do what he wants and her plan is to take an older kid. Go big or go home. Kate goes to the audition. She doesn’t get the gig but it’s because she isn’t good enough, not because of her size. Kevin and Toby have a heart to heart about how he needs Kate and it will take some time to cut the cord.

William adds some more paternal advice. He tells him that although it is better to have loved and lost, it’s best not to lose it. Rebecca goes to see Jack. She tells him they both quit on their dreams but they can work through it. He interrupts and tells her he’s drunk. He has a problem and has to fix it on his own. Then he closes the door in her face. She knocks again and tells him to get in the car. He’s her husband and they will fix their problems together.

Rebecca is driving alone. She has some of Jack’s personal items with her. Kate and Randall are crying as Miguel talks to them. Kate says that she has to find Kevin and tell him. Rebecca pulls up to their house. It’s been destroyed in a fire.

Why are we supposed to root for Rebecca and Jack? I don’t really like either one of them. I’m happy to see they are still going to utilize William sometimes. I would watch a show of just Beth and Randall. That should be this show.

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This is Us, episode sixteen

Jack is driving. And drinking. He gets to the club Rebecca’s show is at and looks at the club.

Mechanic Jack is fixing and an elderly lady’s car. She gives him $5. It’s all she can offer. She wishes she had a granddaughter to set him up with. Wait! Her friends’s granddaughter is single. She’s going to set them up.

Rebecca is out eating with friends. They are planning one of their weddings and start hounding Rebecca about settling down. She wants to focus on her career and they want her to “diversify.”

Jack goes into the club and orders drinks. Rebecca is backstage freaking out about going onstage. Ben tries to calm her down and then makes a move on her. She rejects him and then storms out. She walks right by Jack at the bar. They don’t see each other.

So young Jack lives with his parents. His dad is a drinker and mocks him for not having a job or a place of his own. He goes up to the attic and fiddles with the money he has stashed away.

Rebecca calls the house. Obviously no one is home. She leaves a message.

Jack and his friend are admiring the site that they want to buy for an auto body shop. He asks his friend about a high stakes poker game. It’s dangerous but he wants in.
Older Jack is drunk and stumbles backstage looking for Rebecca. He finds Ben who basically admits to making a move on his wife. They have a scuffle. Rebecca walks in and Jack stops.

Rebecca quits the band. She has to drive Jack home. Her younger counterpart calls the elderly woman to set her up.

Jack pockets all his cash and goes to head out. The phone rings. It’s the elderly woman arranging the date. He writes down the info. They go to the backroom poker game. Jack lingers in the game. Goes all in and wins the pot. Then he leaves without playing abother hand. Needless to say he gets jumped and robbed in the parking lot. He walks away with nothing.

Rebecca is driving them home. Jack tries to talk but Rebecca tells him not while he’s drunk.

Jack gets home and tells his friend that his dad always made the wrong choices. He tried to go the other way and its gotten him nowhere. He wants his break but there is “no such thing.” He says he’s going back to the poker game the following week.

They get home. Jack apologizes. He doesn’t know what to say. They talk about his drinking. He basically blames her. They argue. She is not the sympathetic ear he expected. She tells him that she has no life. She’s a ghost and he tells her that this “career” she has is a joke. She wants him to tell her what he loves about her not to just say the words out of habit.

Rebecca and Jack are both getting ready to go out.

The morning after the fight, Jack and Rebecca talk. She says that though they feel bad, they meant what they said. She tells him to go stay with Miguel.

Rebecca gets to the restaurant for her blind date. She gets seated. Jack and his friend are plotting to rob a bar. He goes in and sits down. He finds the info for his blind date. Rebecca’s date joins her. It’s not Jack.

Jack gets the all clear from Miguel to stay with him. Rebecca is worried about screwing up the kids. Jack tells her that they will be able to handle it.

Kate tells Toby she knows what she wants to do. She wants to sing.

Kevin is taking the meeting with the director. He tells Sophie he loves her and gets in a car.

Randall looks at a photo of William and then an album of photos of himself growing up. He tells Beth he wants to adopt a baby.

Jack is still alone at the bar. Rebecca ducks out on her crappy date. Jack’s friend puts their plan in motion but as Jack makes his way to the register he sees Rebecca singing at the open mic. It’s love at first site.

Older Jack tells Rebecca about the date he stood up the night they met and what he loves about her. He tells her she was his big break and it might not feel like it now but they are just getting started. He leaves.

I don’t like Jack and I didn’t like that the kids weren’t in this episode at all. It was obvious that they weren’t being set up with each other. Can Kate sing? What does this meeting with a director mean for the play Kevin is in? They are going to drag out this Jack’s death thing for too long.

This is Us, episode seventeen

William is straightening up the room he stayed in at Randall’s house. He’s packing up and making the bed and heading toward the door. Present day Randall is in the doorway. He’s going to clean up the room. Beth tells him he doesn’t need to do that. They sit in the room. Beth finds a note from William.

Kevin is trying to get the Times theater critic on the phone. No answer but Sophie tells him to fret not. He’ll figure it out. He wants the critic there for the opening night do-over. She will be there but will avoid the family. She heads to work.

Randall and Beth are reading the note from William to their kids. He wants them to plan the memorial. Make it fun.

Kate is trying to track down rainbow balloons. That is what the kids have tasked her with. Toby wants to talk about feelings. She ignores him.

Rebecca is getting ready to leave for tour. Jack is nowhere to be found. He is hiding out at work. He doesn’t want to go home. He does head there eventually and Rebecca has some words for him before her ride gets there. She says goodbye to the kids before he gives her a kiss on the cheek, talk about lackluster. Kate makes a face at Jack and he runs outside to give Rebecca a proper goodbye but the van is gone.

Randall is trying to write his eulogy. It’s not happening. His phone rings. It’s Jesse, William’s boyfriend. He just wants to pass along his condolences and those of the AA group. He tells Randall about William.

Kevin bursts into the critic’s office. He begs for another chance. The doorbell rings at Randall’s house. It’s the mailman. He has perishables. He hands them off and asks after William. Randall tells him what happened and the mailman talks about how he had gotten to know William. He leaves and Beth sees what the package is. It’s pears from Randall’s office. His father died and they sent him pears.

Jack is dropping the kids off at a party. Kevin and Sophie hop out. Kate does not. She grills Jack on his relationship with Rebecca before going to the party.

Rebecca and Miguel get to Randall’s for the memorial. She says that it’s awkward. Kate and Toby show up with the balloons as Kevin walks up too. Randall walks out and welcomes them to the “fun-eral.” They start with breakfast because that is what William liked.

Jack is sitting home alone. He doesn’t want to be. He heads to the bar to meet with his co-workers including a younger woman who is eyeing him and gets him a drink.

Randall finds Beth in the kitchen staring at William’s pills. She tells him that William knew he wasn’t coming back. Randall got the trip. The girls got the memorial. She didn’t even get to say goodbye.

The memorial is in full swing and Randall gets up to give his toast. He doesn’t have the words to say but he knows who does. He hands the mic off to Beth. She talks about him being her friend. He left a mark on their lives.

Kate needs to step outside. Toby tries to stop her but she doesn’t. Randall goes out and comforts her. She apologizes for not comforting him and he tells her about a dream he had with Jack and William. He tells her that she has to let her feelings out and that Toby could help.

Jack is at the bar. The woman hits on him after finding out Rebecca is out of town. He tells her she is embarrassing both of them.

The next part of the memorial is a walk around the neighborhood much like William did. Kevin ducks out to head to the show. Rebecca tries to talk to him about why she kept William away. He doesn’t want to hear it. She tells him that she was scared. She was worried she would lose him. It was no excuse. It was selfish and she’s sorry.

Kevin is getting ready for the show. Sophie turns up backstage and gives him a crutch. For when he breaks his leg. Get it? The family is proud but from the stage Kevin notices that the seat for the critic is empty. On the way out Beth tells Randall that they are late to get home. Randall says that he has to stop by the office.

He goes and talks to his boss about how much he has done for the company and how they haven’t appreciated him. He quits. He has no plan but he’s out.

Sophie catches up with Kevin outside the theater. They talk about the critic. He tells her he realized he came to New York for her. He’ll wait as long as it takes. She brings him home and they sleep together.

Beth gets home and the mail is there. There’s a postcard from William from Memphis. He’s saying goodbye.

Kevin’s phone rings waking him up. It’s Ron Howard. He thinks it is a joke but its not. Ron wants him to film a movie in LA in a few months.

Jack calls the kid’s friend’s house. He asks the parent if they can stay over and then tells Kate that she was right.

Kate tells Toby she can’t talk about her father’s death because it is her fault.

Ron Howard?!?!?! I love it. I think Kevin will take that job. Rebecca makes everything about her all the time and that’s obnoxious. I was fine until the postcard. Then I got choked up. Good for Randall. Sticking it to the man.

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This is Us, episode fifteen

It’s Valentine’s Day. Rebecca is leaving for tour the following week. She’s making a list of all the things Jack will need to know for the month that she is gone. They have holiday plans for that evening too.

Kate goes to Duke’s door. She tells him off. They are not alike. He snaps back at her. His parents run the camp. She’s done.

Kevin is interviewed by Katie Couric. It stars normal enough but quickly veers into really nasty territory. His phone rings. He wakes up. It’s Sophie. She can’t make opening night but he thinks that’s okay because it might not be the best venue to tell his family that he’s “cautiously dating” his ex-wife.

Randall runs. He thinks about all the things that have been bothering him lately. He’s getting overwhelmed. He stops for a moment and Kevin teases him. At home, his hand is shaking. The kids are fighting. William is in rough shape. The phone rings. Beth’s mother fell and broke her hip.

Jack and Miguel are working. Jack is talking about handling the “tour thing.” He doesn’t know why she’s going on tour. He doesn’t like Ben the bandleader. Miguel wants to be out and about. Jack invites him to Rebecca’s show.

Kate visits Toby and apologizes for her behavior. She also tells her that she was kicked out of camp. He thinks they should get to know each other better.

The trio as teenagers are just getting home from school. Rebecca eavesdrops and finds out that Kevin is having sex. She goes to ask the kids but they scattered.

Toby and Kate are shopping and “digging deep.” She asks about his suicidal thoughts. Randall gets to work and finds out the schedule has been changed. Kevin shows up and Randall is flustered. He gets a call from home. He has to go. He’s teetering.

Jack and Rebecca are having a sex talk with Kevin. Randall interrupts because he is having a panic attack. Jack calms him down and Rebecca starts talking about quitting the tour. Jack tells her no.

Kate and Toby talk about his depression. He hit rock bottom and contemplated suicide but he is working on it. He’s in therapy. He asks about Jack’s death but she can’t do it.

Randall gets home to find out William was fighting with his nurse about drinking Coke. He wants to do things for himself but Randall says he is a sick old man that needs a nurse. He says they can talk more later.

Miguel and Jack watch Rebecca perform. She is playing it up for the crowd.

Kevin goes to his mom’s house but she isn’t home. He talks to Miguel or rather listens to Miguel talk about how great Jack was and how much Kevin reminds him of his best friend. It calms Kevin down.

Randall goes back to work for his meeting but he’s melting down. He doesn’t have the number he needs and can’t focus.

Jack is at the bar and Ben the bandleader approaches. They talk about Rebecca and Jack is in a sour mood. He tells her they are skipping dinner.

Toby gets to the theater for Kevin’s opening night. He greets everyone and then asks Kate to hold up before heading in. He wants to have a long engagement.

Rebecca confronts Jack and he goes off. He’s “crazy and jealous” over something that means nothing.

Randall is having an episode at the office. He calls and has a very strange conversation with Kevin. The show is about to start. Kevin is thinking about Jack. Curtain up and Kevin is gone.

Young Kevin sees Randall freaking out and ignores him. Adult Kevin runs to his office. He sits with him.

Jack eats dinner alone.

Poor Randall. I’m so glad Kevin went. I mean he ruined the show and Sloane will suffer but on the whole he was finally not being a terrible brother and that was a great thing. Jack seems to be very popular but I don’t like him at all. He seems controlling and manipulative.

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