This Is Us Season 2

Premiere Date, Episode List

This Is Us season 2 started airing on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. Get a brief email if and when the next season is announced. Make sure to come back to episode.guide where we’ll have season recap and discussion.

List of Episodes

S2E1 A Father's Advice

S2E2 A Manny-Splendored Thing

S2E3 Déjà Vu

S2E4 Still There

S2E5 Brothers

S2E6 The 20's

S2E7 The Most Disappointed Man

S2E8 Number One

S2E9 Number Two

S2E10 Number Three

S2E11 The Fifth Wheel

S2E12 Clooney

S2E13 That'll Be the Day

S2E14 Super Bowl Sunday

S2E15 The Car

S2E16 Vegas, Baby

S2E17 This Big, Amazing, Beautiful Life

most recent episode S2E18 The Wedding

How many episodes are in season 2 of This Is Us?

The season consists of 18 episodes. The second half premiered on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

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Why Isn't 'This Is Us' On Nov. 6? The Show Is Taking A Quick Break - via Elitedaily

We're slowly but surely approaching that time of year when TV shows take a holiday break, but it isn't quite late enough for This Is Us's official winter hiatus yet. Although the series will return for three consecutive weeks starting on Nov. 13, This Is Us and the rest of NBC's primetime lineup are moving aside in honor of the United States midterm election. We all want to know ASAP if Randall (Sterling K. Brown) wins a spot on William's neighborhood's city council, but before we do, the nation has to figure out who will run the government IRL.

This Is Us Analyzing This Is Us, Fantasy Football-Style - via Pastemagazine

Every week, I watch my husband agonize over his fantasy football team: Who he should play, who he should leave on the bench, who he should trade, who is on waivers. (I still don’t totally get that last one.)

'This Is Us' recap: Baby steps toward personal growth for the Big Three - via Usatoday

That husband is still, despite last week's catastrophic attempt at campaigning, running his campaign. Randall heads into the city to attend a local church, only to be called out by his opponent for his outsider status yet again. (He lives in neighboring New Jersey.) But he discovers an opportunity when he takes Kevin to a restaurant in Koreatown. His opponent has never tried to woo voters there, and, thanks to Kevin's movie-star status, he's able to register several of them. But one  calls Randall on the blatant tactic and suggests he won't represent the interests of the people there if elected. 

This Is Us goes to Vietnam for a poignant, gut-wrenching episode - via Vox

And Fogelman and O’Brien save their most chilling image for last — a room full of baby boys, who all share the same birthday as Nick, not knowing that horror and death are in their future. All thanks to a pointless war that became a bloody mess, a government that failed to see them as anything other than numbers, and an accident of timing.

'This Is Us' heads back to Vietnam War for Jack Pearson's origin story - via Usatoday

The episode also establishes an adult relationship between Jack and Nicky, who was seen briefly as a child in a Season 2 episode. Viewers already know Nicky died in the war, and that tragedy looms large for Jack, who ended up in Vietnam only because he felt a need to look out for his brother.

Previously on This Is Us: In the season finale, 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.

Critics Reviews

    Audiences assumed that Jack and Rebecca were alone during their big fight in last season's finale (you know, the one after Jack starts a drunken bar brawl at the spot Rebecca was performing), but tonight we learned that a 15-year-old Randall (Niles Fitch) was actually lurking in the hallway, devastated. We don't yet <...> - by Harper's Bazaar [Candice Frederick]

    Cut to the (unspecified) future. Rebecca drives. We see a plastic bag of personal effects on the passenger seat. We see two of her teenage children crying on a sofa. We see her third teenager, Kevin, kissing a girl. In the last moments of its pilot, this series pulled off a nifty trick: it revealed that the three kids <...> - by Globe and Mail [Johanna Schneller]

    That being said, if it was all so Kate could be called out for only talking about her weight, it’s all worth it. Too many of Kate’s stories focused on her weight in Season 1, so much so that the audience barely knew anything else about her. So, if the band leader proves not everything is about her weight, <...> - by indieWire [Ben Travers]

    And through the character of Randall, the show explores race in a unique way, depicting his experiences as an African-American boy growing up part of a white family in the 1980s, as well as his parents' clunky attempts to connect him to his culture. It doesn’t simply relegate racism to the past, either <...> - by Rolling Stone [Bonnie Stiernberg]

    There isn’t much to be said about these two. The season two premiere didn’t show much of their relationship progressing. They’re doing long distance at the moment while Kevin pursues his dreams and Sophie stays home to take care of her mom. But these two didn’t have as much camera time, so <...> - by The Young Folks [Camille Espiritu]

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BJ Dtake
BJ Dtake
1 year 11 months ago

Omg…this show’s format is so amazing! I found it by accident and totally binged watched it and in about to have a fit to see more. I pray the network won’t let us down!!!!

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