This Is Us S2 Episode 9 Recap: 8 Can’t Miss Moments From ‘Number Two’
After the eighth episode of season two brought fans one of the most powerful This Is Us episodes yet, fans weren’t sure if they were prepared for Kate’s episode “Number Two.” After learning in “Number One” that Kate had suffered a miscarriage, “Number Two” focused on Kate and Toby dealing with their loss in the present, while the episode also brought fans closer to teenage Kate and gave a better understanding of Kate and Rebecca’s complicated relationship. As was expected, the episode was emotional, heartbreaking, yet also hopeful, take a look back on “Number Two” with a full recap and the episode’s eight can’t miss moments:
8. The Song
The beginning of the episode was especially jarring, because although fans had learned at the end of the last episode Kate had lost the baby, that is not where the episode picked up. Instead the episode started with Kate excitedly talking to her baby, taking her prenatal vitamins, and even singing a goofy song. She then talked to Toby about her excitement as she wrote down questions to ask her doctor so that she wouldn’t forget at the next appointment and confirmed with him that the fancy baby bath they wanted was en route. Seeing the two prepare for their baby with excitement while fans knew what was going to come was difficult and made the moment where Kate desperately calls for Toby after experiencing pain while measuring the tub for her baby bath, completely heartbreaking.
7. Moving On
After going to the hospital where they learned Kate had miscarried, the doctor reassured them they could try again after a few weeks, and that Kate wouldn’t need an operation — and added they could live their lives like normal, which of course was not going to be easy. Right away the separation of Kate and Toby dealing with the experience was noticeable and as Kate got ready and headed out to her singing gig less than 12 hours later, Toby was preparing for them to stay at home and mourn. It was devastating to see the solid couple deal with something so difficult separately instead of together, but also made it clear there is no right or wrong to deal with something as devastating as a miscarriage.