Tonight on NBC their new honest & provocative dramedy series This Is Us airs with an all-new Tuesday, October 11, 2016, episode and we have your This Is Us Recap below. On tonight’s This Is Us season 1 episode 3, Rebecca (Mandy Moore )and Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) take their new babies home from the hospital and struggle to cope with the loss of a child.
Did you watch last week’s This is It episode Kate (Chrissy Metz) was furiously working hard to shed her unwanted pounds as she continued to struggle with impatience and discouragement? If you missed it we have a full and detailed recap, right here.
On tonight’s This is Us episode as per the NBC synopsis, “Rebecca (Mandy Moore) makes a surprise visit to Randall’s (Sterling K. Brown) home where she encounters his biological father, William (Ron Cephas Jones). Kevin (Justin Hartley) anxiously decides to take the plunge and move to New York to pursue a Broadway job, with the expectation that his sister, Kate (Chrissy Metz), will move with him. Toby (Chris Sullivan) is determined to get Kate out of Kevin’s shadow and prepares a special day where she is in the limelight.”
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This is Us begins tonight with the story of Randall’s (Sterling K. Brown) biological father, William Hill (Ron Cephas Jones). He was highly intellectual, when he met Randall’s mother. They both ended up on drugs and destroying themselves, through the years. Time jumps a little bit, and William is on the bus, with baby Randall in his arms, he drops Randall off in front of the fire station and the captain brings him to the hospital, where he becomes one of the three babies of Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore).
Dr. Katowsky arrives to meet with Rebecca and Jack as they are planning to leave the hospital. He says this is the scariest part, going home with the babies. They had named the babies, Kevin, Kate and Kyle, because of the ‘K’ for the doctor’s last name.
Time jumps to 2016 where Rebecca and Miguel (Jon Huertas) come to visit their grandchildren. The kids reveal that there is a man living with them, that is daddy’s friend. Randall calls his mom into the kitchen so they can speak privately. Randall tells his mom that he wanted to get used to the idea of his biological father before he told her.
Toby (Chris Sullivan) is waking up from a hangover at Kate’s (Chrissy Metz) house, where he hears her singing in the shower. Kate opens her bathroom door where Toby is standing and she punches him in the face as she screams. She makes him breakfast, which he hates but tells her it is amazing. Toby says he can’t remember if they had sex, she tells him there was a lot of vomiting but that was it.
He tells her that she is a great singer and begs her to sing for him. She refuses, and before Toby can be more persistent, her brother, Kevin (Justin Hartley) comes in super excited about his move to New York, where he plans to land a job in Broadway. Kate thought he was joking about it, but he is serious and says she needs to come with him.
Kevin says to make sure the agent Kate knows doesn’t give him anything that shows his penis. Toby groans and Kevin finally acknowledges him. Kevin grabs a pancake and nearly gags on it, but tells Kate they are great. He mutters under his breathe to Toby, “Is she making you eat this?” Toby whispers back, “I am trying to have sex.”
Randall tells his mom that all he knows about his biological father is that his name is William, he has a cat and he has stomach cancer. Rebecca wants to meet him, but Randall is leery. Rebecca flashes back to how excited they were and terrified about bringing the babies home. As Jack goes to get the car, Rebecca sees William standing across the street watching them.
Rebecca shakes hands with William and asks Randall to give them some time to chat alone. Rebecca flashes back again to when Jack and Rebecca are out of their minds trying to care for three newborns. Rebecca is not bonding well with Randall, and they are very stressed. She complains that he is a stranger to her, and that he hates her. Jack encourages her to bond with him.
Rebecca is very angry that William has come back into Randall’s life. She tells him that it will break her son if he knew that she knew where his biological dad was this whole time. She says that Randall will be obsessed with him, and it will take over his life, is he really worth that? Rebecca comes down into the kitchen, and says William seems very nice. Randall is upset that his dad left before his medical appointment, he chases him down with the car, attempting to convince William to go to the doctor’s.
After Randall forces his dad into the care, William says he isn’t feeling as bad for leaving him at the fire station. Randall looks up and the neighbors are watching. He can’t help but mutter, “Hi white people, just a friendly neighborhood black man,”
Toby hears Kate making hotel arrangements for New York, and she is insistent on everything to be perfect, so she can continue on this weight-loss journey she has become obsessed with. Toby surprises Kate with a limo, and pretending to be paparazzi; taking pictures and asking her silly questions. She asks him what he is doing. He says, “Give me one day. One day, where you are the star!”
Kevin seems to be struggling with his decision to move to New York. He doesn’t know where to begin packing, and he calls his sister, Kate to help him with everything. Kate is not answering the phone at all because it is her day. She asks Toby where they are going. Toby says she needs to preserve her voice because it is too precious to waste while on her way to her first big gig.
Kate says there is no way in hell that she will sing in front of people. Toby says that is a shame to waste her voice. He brings her to the seniors’ home where his aunt lives and encourages her to go in, saying most will either be sleeping or won’t remember her tomorrow.
This is Us bounces back to the 1960s, where Dr. Katowsky says all three babies are thriving to Jack. Rebecca is nowhere to be found. Jack talks to the Dr. about Rebecca not bonding with “Kyle” (Randall). He is worried that the babies have broken his wife and he doesn’t know what to do. He forces Jack to acknowledge that Rebecca lost a baby, but Rebecca hasn’t done it yet, and she needs to find her way on her own.
He tells Jack to take a nap on his couch, while he watches the babies sleep and crap themselves for a while. While Jack is at the doctor’s visit, Rebecca is out and about, looking for Randall’s father. The bus driver knows who she is talking about. He says his name is Shakespeare, and he will take her to him.
Toby continues his goal to make the day all about Kate. He introduces himself, and jokes a little bit to loosen up the mood. Toby makes Kate feel amazing, and she asks if he is sure he wants her to do this. She is very anxious, but Toby stands in the back of the room and she sings “Time After Time” for the seniors. She does it an everyone is impressed with her.
As Kate sings in the background, you see Rebecca looking for William. Rebecca finds William “Shakespeare”. Randall is taking his father, William in for his doctor’s appointment. William gets the testing done. The doctor meets with Randall and William and informs him there is nothing they can do about the cancer.
Toby and Kate are in the cleaning closet of the seniors’ home making out, when her phone goes off again, this time she picks up. Kevin had been drinking all day, and “insane” Elaine, his ex’s sister, is at the house trashing the place. He tells Kate that he slept with Elaine, then told her he was moving to New York and he is now locked in the closet.
Kate tells Kevin she is on her way. Toby is furious, and tells Kate that she is crazy that she thinks she always has to be there for her brother. She says they are twins and have a deep connection. Toby tells her that he really likes her and he doesn’t want to come second after her brother. She said you have to, and walks out. Toby yells at her to have a great time in New York.
Rebecca meets William “Shakespeare” back in the 1960s and visits him at his apartment. He says that he doesn’t have anything and isn’t very well, as she could see. He tells her that the baby didn’t come from this, he came from love; and he tells her the story of how he met Randall’s mother. Rebecca tells him that she was having triplets, but one died. She said when Randall showed up, it felt like destiny.
William asks if he can check on him from time to time, and Rebecca says no, that she needs to move forward; the only thing Randall can have from William is his blood and the blanket his father wrapped him up in. When Rebecca says she can’t bond with the baby, William tells her to give him his own name. Rebecca asks what William’s favorite poet’s name was, and he hands her a book by Dudley Randall; telling her she may find it suitable to give it to him one day.
We jump back to 2016, and Randall is in his living room fidgeting, but on the bookshelf, beside the picture of the triplets, is the book William gave Rebecca back when she first found him. Randall is worried that William only has a few months to live, and he doesn’t want his girls to lose him. He is afraid of attachment. Randall’s wife tells him that she doesn’t know what he is looking for, but he doesn’t have a lot of time.
Kate comes home to get Kevin out of the locked closet. She asks him if the booty call was worth it, and he said it was. He tells her he is overwhelmed, and he read all the plays she gave him. Kate shares with Kevin that Toby is more insane than Elaine. She describes her date with Toby, and how he made her feel free. Kevin asks her what happened, and when she tells him, he is a bit upset that she answered the phone at that moment.
Kevin fires Kate. He tells her that she is his assistant to him, who comes to rescue him when he locks himself in the master bedroom closet, that happens to have a mini-bar in it. He tells her it’s time for them to go it alone for a while, to grow up a bit. Kate says she doesn’t know who she is, if she isn’t his sister. He assures her that she will love herself. Toby arrives at the house, where Kate greets him at the door, with an apology. She tells him she is not moving to New York and flashes him a condom. He accepts her apology.
Kevin calls on his way to the airport, and when Kate doesn’t answer, he says he is glad she didn’t answer the phone because that means she is having sex. He leaves a message telling her he did it, that he booked the red-eye and he is just going to go; that they can’t go in circles about it forever. He says he isn’t going to say goodbye or anything sappy and that she knows how he feels and he hangs up.
To end the episode, Rebecca comes into the babies’ room, and Jack asks her where she has been the past four hours and he thought maybe she had abandoned the babies. Rebecca said she would never abandon kids and run to Mexico without him. She finally opens up about the baby they lost. She can’t help thinking about the little boy they lost. Jack says he is the same way.
Rebecca feels better that Jack feels the same as she does. She tells Jack that he needs his own name, that naming Randall “Kyle”, was not a good idea because that was the name they had for the baby that died. So Kyle becomes Randall, but Rebecca never reveals where she got the name or book. Rebecca attempts to breastfeed baby Randall, and everything goes okay.
Randall goes to William’s room and they decide to see the oncologist in New York and he wants to tell his kids who William really is. Randall asks William how he met his mother. William tells him the story of how they met, Randall seems pleased to be able to speak to his father.
Kevin’s plane has a rough landing, and Kate startles awake. Toby asks her if she is okay, and she says, “Yeah, he’s okay and I’m okay.”