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Recap/Review – This Is Us – 2/14/17

This week’s episode of This Is Us (titled: “Jack Pearson’s Son”) was another emotional rollercoaster that put all of the Pearsons in tough spots.

Recap:

The past timeline
The Big Three are teenagers at this point, and Rebecca is about to leave for her tour with Ben and the band. Jack plans a special night for himself and Rebecca at O’Shannon’s for after her show on Valentine’s Day night. And while Jack seems very supportive, he admits to Miguel that he really doesn’t want her to go but also doesn’t want her to think he’s holding her back.

That afternoon, Rebecca overhears the Big Three talking about Kevin having sex with Sophie. When Rebecca and Jack sit down with Kevin to have “the talk,” Randall is having an anxiety attack about his Hamlet paper. Jack calms Randall down, ending the conversation with Kevin. Rebecca is worried that this isn’t the time for her to go on tour, and Jack reassures her, saying he can handle it.

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Recap/Review – This Is Us – 2/7/17

This week’s episode of This Is Us (titled: “I Call Marriage”) explores the stages before, during, and after marriage between all of the Pearson clan, showcasing the good and the bad.

Recap:

Randall
Randall has a terrible dream, where he finds William dead at the piano. Something is off since having that dream, and everything seems to be going downhill for him this week. At work, the new guy, Sanjay, is slowly taking over Randall’s accounts. When he confronts his boss about it, it seems that Randall’s home life is starting to affect his previously long work hours. Then when Beth “called marriage,” telling Randall he had to go to Tess’s chess tournament over the work dinner, it seemed this was the last straw for Randall. His final scene showed him unable to hold on to a glass of water because his hands were shaking so much.

Kate
Kate is doing well at her immersion weight-loss camp. After one of her classes, Toby texts her with a message about a package waiting for her at the front desk. Turns out, the package is him! He wants to take Kate to a hotel for the day so they can catch up. Kate doesn’t want to leave because of the rigorous schedule of the camp, and Toby understands (sort of). And then there’s Duke. He’s continuing to hit on Kate, and then when he meets Toby, he makes an innuendo about Kate that doesn’t sit right with Toby, which is part of the reason he decides to stay. Later, Toby shows up at her sticks class with new threads and light-up sneakers. He treats the class like a joke, and Kate gets angry with him about it afterward. He tells her he misses her and his incisions aren’t healing like they are supposed to and he’s a little scared. When Kate tries to apologize, Toby gives her his grandmother’s ring and leaves. Later that night, Kate ends up outside of Cabin 13 (Duke’s cabin) with her finger hovering over Toby’s name in her cell phone.

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Recap/Review – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – 2/3/17

This week’s episode – and season finale – of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (titled: “Can Josh Take a Leak of Faith?”) is all about preparations for the not-so-long-awaited wedding and some revelations about Rebecca’s past.

Recap:

Rebecca is in a great mood, as she is getting married soon and her father, Silas, has come to witness the happy union. When Paula comes over to give Rebecca her DIY veil, they break into a heavy metal number called “What a Rush To Be A Bride.” Josh is also excited – but for the wedding to be over. He wants to start his life with Rebecca, and she tries to convince him that weddings are an important step too. When she puts on the veil and looks into the mirror, she speaks aloud, saying this is what happy looks like.

We’re thrown into a flashback from seven years ago, when she’s wearing a veil and standing before a guy named Robert. In her memory, she speaks to him, but actually she is living this moment in the present time, where Rebecca calls Josh “Robert.” He questions this, and she makes up a story about a new client whose last name is Robert and has a case exactly like Erin Brockovich.

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Recap/Review – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – 1/27/17

This week’s episode of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (titled: “Is Josh Free in Two Weeks?”) really brings on the crazy, when we find Rebecca trying to plan a DIY wedding in less than two weeks.

Recap:

Rebecca is trying on dresses at home since she has sped up her wedding plans to get everything done in two weeks. She’s recapping everything to her delivery guy, Patrick (Seth Green). No wedding planner wants to take her wedding on since it’s too soon and “binders.” It appears that Rebecca’s mother is no help since she’s getting injections in her face and won’t be recovered until the wedding. And she can’t wear her mother’s dress since she had burned all her “fat clothes” (Rebecca’s mom was 5 months pregnant when she got married). And when Rebecca goes to her Matron of Honor, Paula, she’s cramming with Sunil and other classmates for their finals. In their new friendship, instead of Rebecca pushing herself on Paula, she tells her she can handle it herself and leaves Paula to study.

At home, she’s researching how to throw herself a wedding, and when Heather mentions “DIY,” Rebecca’s crazy switch flips on. Using her new search terms, she finds a lot of websites dedicated to DIY weddings. She finds a website dedicated to a Nova Socinian couple named Dustin and Sasha, who happen to have a checklist for everything they did. Rebecca vows to do the exact same wedding all by herself. She mentions to Heather that 50 people have RSVP’d “yes” so far, but none of those people are her father.

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Recap/Review – This Is Us – 1/24/17

This week’s episode of This Is Us (titled: “Three Sentences”) revealed a particularly life-changing birthday party for the Pearson gang while revelations were made in the present timeline for the Big Three.

Recap:

The Pearson’s Birthday
Showing through the lens of home movies, the Big Three have celebrated their birthdays together, complete with a three-layered cake and pin the tail on the donkey. When the kids come to Jack and Rebecca and want separate birthdays one year (they will be turning ten), the parents are less than thrilled but comply with their kids’ wishes. Kate wants a Madonna theme, Kevin wants a Princess Bride theme, while Randall just wants a magician.

While Jack is Bedazzling a pair of gloves for Kate, he mentions to Rebecca that he wants to have another kid. He feels the Big Three are growing up so quickly and they won’t need him anymore. Rebecca understands what he’s saying, but she tells him she’s done having kids.

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