This recap contains spoilers for This Is Us Season 1, episode 9, titled “The Trip.” To refresh your memory of where we left off, check out last week’s recap.
This week’s episode of This Is Us has two kinds of trips for our enjoyment and enlightenment: a road trip to the cabin the family used to visit when the Big Three were kids, and an unexpected trip down memory lane with the help of magic mushrooms.
Grudges Are Heavy
Randall is still processing his feelings about Rebecca not telling him about his birth father, William, for all these years, and he makes a detailed list about all his bruised feelings. In flashbacks, we see Jack try to convince Rebecca to find Randall’s birth father so Randall can have a better sense of himself, but Rebecca is against it because she’s afraid of what could happen if his birth parents have rights and try to take Randall back. Jack promises her he’d never let that happen. Read more…