The BEST Episodes of This Is Us
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 6, 2019
This refreshingly honest and provocative series follows a unique ensemble. And 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.
#2 - Memphis
Season 1 - Episode 16
Randall and William take a road trip to Memphis, where Randall learns about his biological father's past.
#3 - What Now?
Season 1 - Episode 17
The entire Pearson family gathers at Randall's for an unusual party. Kevin and Sophie's relationship deepens on the night of his play's premiere. Kate struggles to open up to Toby about her father's death. Tensions are high between Jack and Rebecca as she leaves on tour with her band.
#4 - The Fifth Wheel
Season 2 - Episode 11
The Pearsons come together under unexpected circumstances. Jack surprises the family with a summer vacation.
#5 - Strangers
Season 4 - Episode 1
Jack meets Rebecca's parents. New characters are introduced.
#6 - The Car
Season 2 - Episode 15
The history of the Pearsons as told through the life of the family car. Rebecca finds solace with an old friend as the Pearsons struggle to cope with tragedy. Jack teaches Kevin and Randall to drive.
#7 - The Wedding
Season 2 - Episode 18
The Pearsons come together to celebrate Kate and Toby's wedding. Wedding planners Kevin and Randall struggle to pull off the big day. Kate is flooded with memories of Jack. Deja struggles to adjust to her new living situation.
#8 - Her
Season 3 - Episode 18
Rebecca helps Kate and Toby care for baby Jack; Zoe and Kevin look after Tess and Annie; Randall and Beth consider how to move forward.
#9 - Pilot
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.
#10 - That'll Be the Day
Season 2 - Episode 13
Kevin helps Randall and Beth with a project. Kate contemplates a big gift for Toby. Jack and Rebecca talk about their future.
#11 - Pilgrim Rick
Season 1 - Episode 8
As Jack, Rebecca and the three kids make their way to Rebecca's parents' house for their traditional Thanksgiving holiday, an unforeseen detour occurs. Kate makes two drastic life-changing decisions. Kevin brings Olivia to Randall's house for Thanksgiving. Randall's heart is broken when he learns about a lifelong secret his mother has kept from him.
#12 - Last Christmas
Season 1 - Episode 10
The Pearson family finds themselves at the hospital on Christmas Eve after little Kate comes down with appendicitis. When they run into Dr. K, who is alone at the hospital, they realize they need to be there for him as much as he was once there for them. Presently, Kevin celebrates Hanukkah with Sloane and her family, Kate continues to pursue her big surgery and someone from William's past reappears in his life.
#13 - Songbird Road (1)
Season 3 - Episode 11
Rebecca and the Big Three reckon with secrets Jack kept from them. Jack's Vietnam story continues to be revealed.
#14 - The Trip
Season 1 - Episode 9
Kate, Kevin and Randall head to their family's cabin to get away after their chaotic family Thanksgiving. A very angry Randall finds comfort and explanation from his father, Jack. Olivia speaks a harsh truth to Kate, which drives a wedge between Kate and Kevin. Rebecca and Jack struggle with what to do when 9-year-old Randall tells them that he's been looking for his birth parents.
#15 - Three Sentences
Season 1 - Episode 13
Jack and Rebecca get in over their heads when they decide to throw Kate, Kevin and Randall three separate parties for their 10th birthday. Randall struggles to make time for William as things intensify at the office. Kevin makes a major decision in his romantic life. Kate's gastric bypass journey takes an unexpected turn.
#16 - Jack Pearson's Son
Season 1 - Episode 15
As Kevin stresses about the premiere of his play, he receives support from an unexpected source. Randall struggles under the pressure of both his work and ailing father. Rebecca and Jack's Valentine's Day doesn't go as planned.
#17 - Number Three
Season 2 - Episode 10
Randall and Beth are faced with a hard choice. Jack takes Randall on a college tour.
#18 - Number One
Season 2 - Episode 8
Kevin goes back to his high school to accept an award. Jack and Rebecca get excited about their kids' futures.
#19 - The Big Day
Season 1 - Episode 12
As the birth date of her triplets quickly approaches, a frazzled and emotional Rebecca forgets Jack's birthday. Dr. K struggles with the loss of his wife and wonders how he'll be able to continue on with his life without her. Joe - the firefighter who delivered baby Randall to the hospital - fights to save his marriage.
#20 - The Pool: Part Two
Season 4 - Episode 2
Beth and Randall adjust to life in Philadelphia. Jack and Rebecca take the Big Three to the pool.
#21 - The Right Thing to Do
Season 1 - Episode 11
Kate struggles with her feelings in the aftermath of Toby's heart attack. As William begins to spend more time with Jesse, Randall has to get used to his father's new relationship. After receiving the news they're expecting triplets, Jack and Rebecca must find a way to afford a home that can accommodate three babies. Olivia unexpectedly resurfaces, throwing both Kevin and Sloane for a loop.
#22 - The Pool
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.
#23 - The Most Disappointed Man
Season 2 - Episode 7
Randall adjusts to the foster system. Kate and Toby take the next step in their relationship. Kevin visits Sophie in New York. Jack and Rebecca finalize Randall's adoption.
#24 - The Beginning Is the End Is the Beginning
Season 3 - Episode 9
Kevin arrives at the Ville his father served in. Kate pursues a new opportunity. Randall debates Councilman Solomon Brown. In the past, Jack struggles to get through to his brother.
#25 - The Game Plan
Season 1 - Episode 5
Jack and Rebecca argue about the idea of starting a family; the story behind the family's love for the Pittsburgh Steelers is revealed; Kevin discovers that the script for his part in the play is relevant to his own life.