The Worst Episodes of This Is Us: When the Pearson Family Missed the Mark.

If you’re a fan of This Is Us, you know that it’s a show that can make you laugh, cry, and feel all the feels. But let’s be real, not every episode is a winner. As a fellow TV enthusiast, I’ve taken it upon myself to compile a list of the worst episodes of This Is Us. Now, before you grab your pitchforks and come after me, hear me out. Even though we love this show, there are a few episodes that just missed the mark. So, let’s grab some tissues (just in case), and dive into the episodes that didn’t quite hit the mark.
The Dinner and the Date

The Dinner and the Date

Season 4 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2019-11-05

Deja pushes the boundaries of Randall and Beth’s trust. Jack and Rebecca invite Randall’s new teacher over for dinner.

Vegas, Baby

Vegas, Baby

Season 2 – Episode 16

Air Date: 2018-02-27

Kate and Toby go to Las Vegas for their bachelor/bachelorette parties. Meanwhile, Jack and Rebecca celebrate their wedding anniversary.

I Call Marriage

I Call Marriage

Season 1 – Episode 14

Air Date: 2017-02-07

Toby throws a wrench in Kate’s weight loss journey. Randall struggles to accept his father’s deteriorating health. Miguel and Shelly break some devastating news to Jack and Rebecca, which makes them worry about their own relationship. Rebecca receives an amazing work opportunity. Kevin examines his romantic past.

Déjà Vu

Déjà Vu

Season 2 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2017-10-10

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

The Right Thing to Do

The Right Thing to Do

Season 1 – Episode 11

Air Date: 2017-01-10

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.

Moonshadow

Moonshadow

Season 1 – Episode 18

Air Date: 2017-03-14

Jack heads to Cleveland to make things right with Rebecca on the night of her first big gig with the band. Randall, Kate and Kevin make big decisions about their futures.

Still There

Still There

Season 2 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2017-10-17

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.

Brothers

Brothers

Season 2 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2017-10-24

Kate surprises Toby at work. Kevin and Randall attend a charity fundraiser for Sophie’s hospital. Jack takes the boys on a camping trip, leaving Rebecca to deal with some unexpected news.

The 20's

The 20’s

Season 2 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2017-10-31

Trick-or-treating with the 10-year-olds goes awry for Jack and Rebecca. Randall, Kevin and Kate have life-changing Halloweens.

Clooney

Clooney

Season 2 – Episode 12

Air Date: 2018-01-16

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

The Car

The Car

Season 2 – Episode 15

Air Date: 2018-02-06

Rebecca finds solace with an old friend as the Pearsons struggle to cope with tragedy. Jack teaches Kevin and Randall to drive.

Katie Girls

Katie Girls

Season 3 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2018-10-09

Jack’s legacy impacts his adult children’s lives in meaningful ways, as Kate undergoes a medical procedure, Kevin begins a search to discover his father’s past and Randall makes a big decision. Rebecca makes the most important choice of her life.

Strangers

Strangers

Season 4 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2019-09-24

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

The Game Plan

The Game Plan

Season 1 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2016-10-25

Rebecca and Jack get into an argument about starting a family. The family backstory behind the long line of love for the Pittsburgh Steelers is revealed. After accepting his part in the play, Kevin realizes his script is relevant to his own life. Randall and Beth encounter an unexpected turn of events.

The Best Washing Machine in the World

The Best Washing Machine in the World

Season 1 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2016-11-15

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.

The Most Disappointed Man

The Most Disappointed Man

Season 2 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2017-11-07

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.

Number Two

Number Two

Season 2 – Episode 9

Air Date: 2017-11-21

Kate and Toby’s lives take an unexpected turn. Meanwhile, Rebecca encourages Kate’s singing aspirations.

The Big Three

The Big Three

Season 1 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2016-09-27

Toby helps Kate relax in the midst of her fervent quest to lose weight. Beth questions the motives of Randall’s biological father, as Randall adjusts to having his dad in his life. Rebecca and Jack begin to feel distant from one another. Kevin faces the consequences of quitting his job.

Kyle

Kyle

Season 1 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2016-10-11

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. 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.

What Now?

What Now?

Season 1 – Episode 17

Air Date: 2017-03-07

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.