The Best Episodes Directed by John Requa
#3 - Pilot
This Is Us Season 1 - Episode 1
Sometimes life will surprise you. Starring Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia and Sterling K. Brown, this refreshingly honest and provocative series follows a unique ensemble. As their paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways, we find that several of them share the same birthday and so much more than anyone would expect. From the writer and directors of "Crazy, Stupid, Love" comes a smart, modern dramedy that will challenge your everyday presumptions about the people you think you know.
#4 - The Pool
This Is Us Season 1 - Episode 4
Rebecca and Jack take Kevin, Kate, and Randall to the community pool on a hot day and quickly realize each child is going through their own struggles. Kevin auditions for his first Broadway play in New York and meets a determined actress who is less than impressed by him. Toby runs into his ex-wife while at a restaurant with Kate, which sends Kate into a spiral of self-doubt. William is mistakenly reported as a loiterer in Randall's predominately white neighborhood, which exposes deep-rooted issues of race.
#5 - Kyle
This Is Us Season 1 - Episode 3
Rebecca makes a surprise visit to Randall's home where she encounters his biological father, William. Kevin anxiously decides to take the plunge and move to New York to pursue a Broadway job, with the expectation that his sister, Kate, will move with him. Toby is determined to get Kate out of Kevin's shadow and prepares a special day where she is in the limelight. Jack and Rebecca take home their babies from the hospital and adjust to the new life of parenthood, while coping with the loss of their other child. Rebecca struggles to connect with their adopted child and searches for answers.
#6 - Pilot
Back in the Game Season 1 - Episode 1
When a team of misfit boys are rejected by the local Little League squad, former All star softball player Terry Gannon Jr. helps out the team, including her son. However, she will need help from her father, Terry Sr., who she has to live with after years apart.
#9 - FILE #2
neXt (2020) Season 1 - Episode 2
After being mishandled by a Zava employee, NEXT escapes the confined servers of its home company and gains internet access. Concerned about her son, Shea recruits Paul and three of her co-workers to help use Ethan's connection with Iliza to track NEXT's possible location. Paul tries to rekindle his relationship with his daughter, while grappling with the onset of his health condition.
#10 - FILE #1
neXt (2020) Season 1 - Episode 1
When a series of unsettling tech mishaps points to a potential worldwide crisis, Paul LeBlanc joins forces with Special Agent Shea Salazar. Paul juggles his health and family life. Shea also focuses on a high-profile case. Shea's husband manages their son's alarmingly close relationship with their 'smart home assistant' as he experiences bullying at school.