This Is Us Episode Recap
6. Randall’s Halloween
Meanwhile, Rebecca was with Randall and after her disagreement with Jack began to realize just how rigid and obsessive Randall had become as he stressed over going trick or treating by sticking precisely to his map. In an effort to break the obsession, Rebecca suggest they stray off plan and go to the Larsons house instead. After an argument, Randall agreed but although he went to the Larsons candy what he got was them telling him he was a miracle because Jack and Rebecca had found him after losing their third baby. The abrupt news from the neighbors forced Rebecca to discuss Randall’s adoption with him without Jack, and says to him, “But your dad and I had all this room in our hearts for three babies, and we saw you. We met you. So yeah, you are a miracle. But you’re not instead of anything — you’re the way it was always supposed to be,” and tells him the baby’s name was Kyle. Randall then heartbreakingly states that Kyle would “look like” the rest of the family and “nobody” looks like him.
5. Kevin’s Not So Great
In a jump to the 2000s, fans see Kevin as a struggling actor, who instead of landing big parts is instead shampooing women’s hair in a salon and is simply being dubbed a “tall Tom Cruise.” Things get worse for Kevin after his roommate, Zeke, comes home and tells Kevin he landed a role in a new movie and was invited to a party for the cast which he offered to take Kevin to so he could make connections. Instead of just making connections, Kevin ended up trying to take the part right from Zeke, but the director put him in his place saying “You will never work for me,” and called Kevin out for being not only a “typical pretty boy” but was the kind of guy who would steal a part from his friend. Needless to say not only did the director tear him down but Zeke also kicked Kevin out. Luckily after talking with Kate and admitting his life wasn’t going as great as he made it seem, she encouraged him to join a “crappy improv group” which we are led to believe may lead to his big break with The Manny.