This Is Us Recap: Did Kevin Just Meet His Soulmate?
Secrets, secrets, they are no fun.
They are no fun for anyone… until they come out and stir up lots of drama, that is, which is exactly what went down on This Is Us Season 4 Episode 3, “Unhinged.”
On the latest installment of this NBC drama, Kate (Chrissy Metz) broke down after learning that husband Toby (Chris Sullivan) had been keeping his weight loss from her.
This is how the reveal transpired:
Toby settled into his IT sales job by inviting Kate to meet some of his clients at a restaurant.
He then attempted to subtly get the hostess to switch their table, yet when she wouldn’t do so, Kate confessed that she could not fit into the booth. It was very awkward.
Why didn’t Toby say the say thing, however? Hmmm…
Kate later ordered Toby to take off his shirt, but not in a seductive way — she wanted to see his abs for herself.
He admitted that he had been going to the gym to get healthy following his heart attack, which made Kate quite emotional.
He didn’t want to make her feel bad, although she acknowledged she had gained 10 pounds since giving birth.
From there, her neighbor (Timothy Omundson), who was trying to rehabilitate from a stroke, caught her crying on her porch… and after he shared his story with her, she and little Jack joined him for his morning walks around the neighborhood.
It’s a start, right?
Elsewhere, viewers saw why Nicky (Griffin Dunne) vandalized the VA center.
You see, he was making progress with a therapist when she was transferred and this caused him to relapse.
Kevin (Justin Hartley) arrived in town to help Nicky avoid prison time and a gigantic fine, as the VA agreed to let Nicky continue his treatment, despite his aversion to assistance.
Again: It’s a start, right?
And speaking of starts…
While at the facility, Kevin met Cassidy (Jennifer Morrison) and her son.
Cassidy was immediately turned off by him, but she later warmed up when they wound up in the same Alcoholic Anonymous meeting.
Kevin lamented his life having no purpose at all and trying to stay sober by focusing on his nephew.
Cassidy laughed at his struggles, which included his fear of becoming an AARP spokesperson, prompting Kevin to eventually did the same.
Sparks most definitely flew here and it’s very safe to say we’re intrigued.
Also; Deja (Lyric Ross) received a surprise of her own when Malik (Asante Blackk) told her he has a daughter.
She had no idea what to think about the situation and would only say that the revelation complicated her feelings for him.
In other young person Pearson news, Tess (Eris Baker) battled coming out at school.
Then there was our man Randall (Sterling K. Brown), who faced a few problems of his own.
One of his aides pressured him to fire Jae-Won (Tim Jo) because the two were friends and he lacked experience.
However, Randall let go of the aide instead for disrespecting him and then helped his chief of staff plan his proposal to his girlfriend.
Finally, via flashbacks, Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) was himself was fired after making a huge mistake at work.
But Miguel (Jon Huertas) stood up for him, telling their boss that he would quit if Jack had to go. The bold move saved both their jobs.
Kevin also helped out Randall after he got in trouble at school and suffered from an anxiety attack.