The BEST Episodes of This Is Us

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 2, 2020

Network: NBC

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.

Super Bowl Sunday

#1 - Super Bowl Sunday

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 4, 2018

Randall hosts a Super Bowl party while Kevin and Kate reconnect with the past.

star 8.44
2,044 votes
Writers: Dan Fogelman
Memphis

#2 - Memphis

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 21, 2017

Randall and William take a road trip to Memphis, where Randall learns about his biological father's past.

star 8.39
4,545 votes
Directors: John Requa
Writers: Dan Fogelman
So Long, Marianne

#3 - So Long, Marianne

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 19, 2019

The Pearson family gathers for their first Thanksgiving at Randall's Philadelphia townhouse.

star 8.23
540 votes
Directors: Ken Olin
Writers: K.J. Steinberg
The Fifth Wheel

#4 - The Fifth Wheel

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 9, 2018

The Pearsons come together under unexpected circumstances. Jack surprises the family with a summer vacation.

star 8.21
2,190 votes
Directors: Chris Koch
Writers: Vera Herbert
A Hell of a Week (2)

#5 - A Hell of a Week (2)

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 28, 2020

Kevin revisits his past and questions his future.

star 8.19
261 votes
Directors: Kevin Hooks
Writers: Danielle Bauman
Her

#6 - Her

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 2, 2019

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.

star 8.18
904 votes
Directors: Ken Olin
Writers: Elizabeth Berger, Isaac Aptaker
What Now?

#7 - What Now?

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 7, 2017

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.

star 8.15
4,568 votes
Directors: Wendey Stanzler
Writers: K.J. Steinberg, Vera Herbert
Pilot

#8 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 20, 2016

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.

star 8.14
7,564 votes
Writers: Dan Fogelman
Pilgrim Rick

#9 - Pilgrim Rick

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 22, 2016

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.

star 8.14
4,937 votes
Writers: Elizabeth Berger, Isaac Aptaker
The Trip

#10 - The Trip

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 29, 2016

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.

star 8.11
4,811 votes
Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Writers: Vera Herbert
Songbird Road (1)

#11 - Songbird Road (1)

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 22, 2019

Rebecca and the Big Three reckon with secrets Jack kept from them. Jack's Vietnam story continues to be revealed.

star 8.11
995 votes
Directors: Chris Koch
Writers: Kevin Falls, Tim O'Brien
The Car

#12 - The Car

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 6, 2018

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.

star 8.10
1,932 votes
Directors: Ken Olin
Writers: Elizabeth Berger, Isaac Aptaker
A Hell of a Week (1)

#13 - A Hell of a Week (1)

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 21, 2020

Randall grapples with anxiety.

star 8.10
360 votes
Directors: Kevin Hooks
Writers: Jon Dorsey
Last Christmas

#14 - Last Christmas

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 6, 2016

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.

star 8.10
4,912 votes
Directors: Helen Hunt
Writers: Donald Todd
Strangers

#15 - Strangers

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 24, 2019

Jack meets Rebecca’s parents. New characters are introduced.

star 8.09
741 votes
Directors: Ken Olin
Writers: Dan Fogelman
Number One

#16 - Number One

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 14, 2017

Kevin goes back to his high school to accept an award. Jack and Rebecca get excited about their kids' futures.

star 8.08
2,418 votes
Directors: Ken Olin
Writers: K.J. Steinberg
That'll Be the Day

#17 - That'll Be the Day

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 23, 2018

Kevin helps Randall and Beth with a project. Kate contemplates a big gift for Toby. Jack and Rebecca talk about their future.

star 8.07
2,028 votes
Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Writers: Don Roos, Kay Oyegun
Three Sentences

#18 - Three Sentences

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 24, 2017

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.

star 8.06
4,499 votes
Directors: Chris Koch
Writers: Bekah Brunstetter, Joe Lawson
Jack Pearson's Son

#19 - Jack Pearson's Son

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 14, 2017

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.

star 8.05
4,566 votes
Directors: Ken Olin
Writers: Elizabeth Berger, Isaac Aptaker
Sorry

#20 - Sorry

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 12, 2019

Rebecca visits Randall in Philadelphia. Beth is troubled by a request from Deja. Kevin has doubts about himself.

star 8.04
562 votes
Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writers: Elan Mastai
Number Three

#21 - Number Three

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 28, 2017

Randall and Beth are faced with a hard choice. Jack takes Randall on a college tour.

star 8.04
2,253 votes
Directors: Ken Olin
Writers: Shukree Hassan Tilghman
The Wedding

#22 - The Wedding

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 13, 2018

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.

star 8.04
1,732 votes
Directors: Ken Olin
Writers: Elizabeth Berger, Isaac Aptaker
The Pool

#23 - The Pool

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 18, 2016

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.

star 8.04
5,483 votes
Writers: Dan Fogelman, Donald Todd
Light and Shadows

#24 - Light and Shadows

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 14, 2020

Kevin searches for romance. Kate meets Toby's CrossFit friends. Randall travels to Los Angeles to be with Rebecca.

star 8.03
438 votes
Directors: Yasu Tanida
Writers: Eboni Freeman
The Game Plan

#25 - The Game Plan

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 25, 2016

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.

star 8.03
5,400 votes
Directors: George Tillman
Writers: Joe Lawson