This Is Us Episode Recap
This Is Us has taken fans through a lot of decades, and in their Halloween episode, they took us back to a time rarely seen in the life of the Pearsons. Much of the episode focused on Kate, Kevin and Randall in their 20s which was a time in their life when the loss of their father was still raw, but also when they were trying to discover who they were going to be as adults and included a lot of monumental moments for the Big Three. There was also time spent on the Pearson kids as 10-year-olds and celebrating Halloween with their parents, and more major hints about important storylines were given. Check out a full recap of the Halloween episode with these 8 can’t miss moments:
8. Randall and Beth
Over the first season and the first few episodes of season two, fans have learned more and more abotu Randall’s breakdowns with him recently telling Deja about one he had right before Tess was born and one we saw last season in which he quit his job. This episode focused on that first breakdown as Randall and Beth prepared for the arrival of their first daughter, Tess and revealed what a precarious situation the pair were in. The flashback picked up two months after Randall went temporarily blind when he had his nervous breakdown and a very pregnant Beth walking on eggshells around him. Meanwhile the couple were awaiting Rebecca who was coming to help with the new baby who was supposed to be come on November 1st when Beth was induced. When Beth tries to talk to Rebecca about how things have changed with Randall, it is clear Rebecca doesn’t want to accept it, which would be important for how she has always treated Randall seen in flashbacks from when he was 10, finally Beth told Rebecca, “You did not see him that morning, Rebecca. Just blind and weeping and a million miles away.”
7. Kevin and Kate
The bond between Kevin and Kate has always been a focal point and was explored even more in this episode both in the flashbacks to 1990 and the flashbacks to the 2000s. The episode took audiences back to that 1990 Halloween where Randall, dressed as Michael Jackson, had an exact map of every house he wanted to go trick-or-treating to based on “house-to-candy” ratio while Kate, dressed as “pretty Sandy” from Grease, and Kevin, dressed as a bum, just wanted to go to a haunted house. Eventually Jack and Rebecca, dressed as Sonny and Cher, decided to split up with Jack taking Kevin and Kate to the haunted house and Rebecca going with Randall, but not before they argued over the fact Rebecca treats Randall like his “made of glass” and Jack always says yes to Kate. Eventually Kate revealed to her dad that the real reason she wanted to go to the haunted house was because her crush Billy Palmer was going to be there and she hoped he would hold her hand. Kevin then told Jack that wasn’t going to happen because Billy was almost as popular as he is. Jack became nervous that Billy was going to break Kate’s heart but was relieved when he saw him hold her hand. It all became clear however when Jack later saw Kevin giving Billy all his candy and had bribed him to hold Kate’s hand, showing that even then he would do anything for his sister.