This Is Us (2016– )
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The Right Thing to Do 

Jack and Rebecca receive surprising news, Kate tries to help Toby, Randall feels conflicted about William and Jessie, while Kevin must make a choice.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia Maine
Janet Malone


Jack and Rebecca's first instincts upon learning of Rebecca's pregnancy are for Rebecca not to turn out like her judgmental passive/aggressive mother who still drives her crazy, or for Jack not to turn out like his physically and emotionally abusive father. Jack is estranged from his widowed father, who knows nothing about Jack's current life. By the end of Rebecca's first trimester by which time they've prepared somewhat for their new life as parents including renting a two bedroom sixth floor walk-up apartment they can ill afford, they learn that Rebecca is carrying triplets. Knowing that the apartment is impractical for three babies and not having the financial means for three children at this time, each of Jack and Rebecca make decisions about their life as parents for which they may not be emotionally prepared, but which they know they have to do to make it under the circumstances. In present day, things with the play seem to be going well with Kevin and Sloane now co-financing ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

10 January 2017 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


In This is Us, Season 1, Episode 11 ("The Right Thing To Do"), Kate's mother changes Kate's order from "A Coke" to "Make that a Diet Coke". The episode takes place in 1980, but Diet Coke was introduced in 1982. See more »


During the flashback to 1980, while Jack is driving to his father's house, he passes a Friendly's restaurant. The chain was called Friendly and didn't add the apostrophe s until 1989. See more »


Sloane Sandburg: Kevin, can I ask you something?
Kevin Pearson: Yeah.
Sloane Sandburg: I... even though every feminist bone in my body will stop talking to me...
Kevin Pearson: What's up?
Sloane Sandburg: What are we doing? Like, do we like each other? Are we just sleeping together? Because if we're just sleeping together, that's... that's totally fine. I... I mean, 'cause I can't, like, totally process that someone like you would sleep with me, so...
Kevin Pearson: Whoa. What does that even mean? I don't understand what that means. Listen, here's the thing. I like you. Okay? A lot. I ...
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References Speed Racer (1967) See more »


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