The WORST Episodes of This Is Us

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 20, 2021

Network: NBC

A heartwarming and emotional story about a unique set of triplets, their struggles and their wonderful parents.

Vietnam

#1 - Vietnam

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 16, 2018

A young Jack makes a decision that will impact the course of his life.

star 7.53
1,292 votes
Directors: Ken Olin
Writers: Dan Fogelman, Tim O'Brien
Changes

#2 - Changes

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 10, 2020

Kevin and Madison navigate their engagement as Kate and Toby take a big step in their adoption journey. Jack and Rebecca brace for puberty.

star 7.69
499 votes
Directors: Anne Fletcher
Writers: Kevin Falls
Forty: Part 1

#3 - Forty: Part 1

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 27, 2020

The Pearsons gather to celebrate their 40th birthday while musing about the day they were born.

star 7.70
559 votes
Directors: Ken Olin
Writers: Dan Fogelman, Jake Schnesel, Kay Oyegun
This Big, Amazing, Beautiful Life

#4 - This Big, Amazing, Beautiful Life

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 6, 2018

Deja's life with her mom, Shauna, and grandmother Joyce unfolds from the very beginning. Randall and Beth welcome visitors to their home.

star 7.71
1,834 votes
Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writers: Kay Oyegun
Toby

#5 - Toby

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 23, 2018

Kate and Toby try to keep busy while waiting for big news. Randall embarks on a new journey. Kevin meets someone from his father's past.

star 7.75
1,265 votes
Directors: Chris Koch
Writers: K.J. Steinberg
I've Got This

#6 - I've Got This

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 16, 2021

Beth navigates qualms with her mother. Kevin and Kate bring their families together for dinner.

star 7.75
174 votes
A Hell of a Week (3)

#7 - A Hell of a Week (3)

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 11, 2020

Kate finds strength in unexpected places.

star 7.77
739 votes
Directors: Justin Hartley
Writers: Laura Kenar
Still There

#8 - Still There

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 17, 2017

Randall and Beth adjust to a new family dynamic. Kate books her first big gig. Kevin suffers a setback on his movie. Jack and Rebecca are visited by an unwelcome guest.

star 7.79
3,042 votes
Directors: Ken Olin
Writers: Vera Herbert
The Graduates

#9 - The Graduates

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 5, 2019

Kevin keeps a secret from Zoe. Randall gets unexpected news about Deja. In the past, the Big Three graduate from High School.

star 7.79
1,037 votes
Directors: Sarah Boyd
Writers: Danielle Bauman, K.J. Steinberg
Clooney

#10 - Clooney

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 16, 2018

Kate goes wedding dress shopping. Kevin embraces a new lifestyle. Randall explores William's past. Jack and Rebecca take the kids to the mall.

star 7.79
2,104 votes
Directors: Zetna Fuentes
Writers: Bekah Brunstetter
After the Fire

#11 - After the Fire

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 17, 2020

Randall reflects on what could have been.

star 7.80
693 votes
Directors: Roxann Dawson
Writers: Kay Oyegun, Vera Herbert
The Ride

#12 - The Ride

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 23, 2021

A series of car rides propels the Pearson's towards new stages of their lives.

star 7.81
333 votes
Directors: Jon Huertas
Writers: Julia Brownell
A Philadelphia Story

#13 - A Philadelphia Story

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 2, 2018

The Pearsons gather to support Kevin at his movie premiere. The teenage Big Three make college decisions.

star 7.82
1,346 votes
Directors: Chris Koch
Writers: Kay Oyegun
Deja Vu

#14 - Deja Vu

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 10, 2017

Kate visits Kevin on the set of his movie. Randall and Beth get exciting news. Rebecca tries to reconnect with Jack.

star 7.82
3,171 votes
Writers: Elizabeth Berger, Isaac Aptaker
The Waiting Room

#15 - The Waiting Room

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 12, 2019

Tensions run high as the Pearsons await news about Kate's pregnancy.

star 7.82
999 votes
Directors: Kevin Hooks
Writers: Bekah Brunstetter
Sometimes

#16 - Sometimes

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 13, 2018

Kevin and Zoe land in Vietnam. In the past, Jack and Rebecca take a road trip to Los Angeles. Jack's war story continues to be revealed.

star 7.84
1,154 votes
Directors: Ken Olin
Writers: Bekah Brunstetter
Flip a Coin

#17 - Flip a Coin

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 15, 2019

Kevin reflects on his past. Rebecca visits Randall at college. Beth’s mom comes to visit. Kate and Toby share new experiences with baby Jack.

star 7.85
847 votes
Directors: Chris Koch
Writers: Julia Brownell
Songbird Road (2)

#18 - Songbird Road (2)

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 12, 2019

Kevin attempts to help Nicky. Randall and Kate reflect on differing memories of their childhood.

star 7.85
992 votes
Directors: Ken Olin
Writers: Julia Brownell
The Best Washing Machine in the World

#19 - The Best Washing Machine in the World

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 15, 2016

The dynamic of Randall and Kevin's rocky relationship is explained. Beth and William spend time together, which unexpectedly brings to light a secret William has been keeping. As Rebecca gets back to work for the first time in years, both she and Jack acknowledge that there is distance between them. Toby is caught straying from his diet regimen, throwing Kate into crisis.

star 7.86
5,058 votes
Directors: Silas Howard
Writers: K.J. Steinberg
A Long Road Home

#20 - A Long Road Home

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 5, 2021

Kate confronts her past. Randall's brush with viral fame leads to an unexpected discovery. Kevin debates the best path for his future.

star 7.86
442 votes
Directors: Anne Fletcher
Writers: K.J. Steinberg
A Manny-Splendored Thing

#21 - A Manny-Splendored Thing

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 3, 2017

The entire Pearson family visits Kevin on set in Los Angeles for a "Manny" taping. Jack confronts his demons in the wake of his fight with Rebecca.

star 7.86
3,393 votes
Writers: Bekah Brunstetter, Dan Fogelman
R & B

#22 - R & B

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 26, 2019

A history of Beth and Randall through the ages.

star 7.86
997 votes
Directors: Kevin Hooks
Writers: Kay Oyegun
The Club

#23 - The Club

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 29, 2019

Kate and Toby try to make time for their marriage. Jack attempts to prove himself to Rebecca’s father. Randall struggles to find his place with the other councilmen.

star 7.86
805 votes
Directors: Jessica Yu
Writers: Kevin Falls
Forty: Part 2

#24 - Forty: Part 2

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 27, 2020

The Pearsons gather to celebrate their 40th birthday while musing about the day they were born.

star 7.87
522 votes
Directors: Ken Olin
Writers: Dan Fogelman, Jake Schnesel, Kay Oyegun
Six Thanksgivings

#25 - Six Thanksgivings

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 20, 2018

The Pearsons have an unconventional Thanksgiving dinner. In the past, Jack, Rebecca and the big three spend Thanksgiving with Miguel.

star 7.88
1,147 votes
Writers: Kevin Falls