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The Best Episodes of 'This Is Us'  

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There are so many good episodes of This Is Us, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "What Now?" the best, or is "Super Bowl Sunday" your favorite episode of This Is Us? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of This Is Us are, let's rank every This Is Us episode from best to worst.

This Is Us follows the stories of a unique set of triplets, their struggles, and their wonderful parents by weaving moments from different periods in their lives to show the depth of their story. This Is Us, which premiered on NBC on September 20, 2016, received ten Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, in 2017 and many of the shows actors have won awards.

Vote up your favorite episodes of This Is Us, and vote down any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one This Is Us episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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Memphis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of 'This Is Us'
February 21, 2017

Season 1, Episode 16

Randall and William take a road trip to Memphis, where Randall learns about his biological father's past.

2
Number One is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of 'This Is Us'
November 14, 2017

Season 2, Episode 8

Kevin goes back to his high school to accept an award. Jack and Rebecca get excited about their kids' futures.

3
Super Bowl Sunday is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of 'This Is Us'
February 4, 2018

Season 2, Episode 14

Randall hosts a Super Bowl party while Kevin and Kate reconnect with the past.

4
Pilot is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of 'This Is Us'
September 20, 2016

Season 1, Episode 1

As their paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways, we find that several of them share the same birthday and so much more than anyone would expect.

5
Our Little Island Girl is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of 'This Is Us'
February 19, 2019

Season 3, Episode 13

Beth's trip home to care for her mother sparks an unexpected realization.

6
The Last Seven Weeks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of 'This Is Us'
January 15, 2019

Season 3, Episode 10

Randall's campaign comes to a close. Kevin meets someone from Zoe's past. Kate and Toby get ready for the baby.

7
Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of 'This Is Us'
October 16, 2018

Season 3, Episode 4

A young Jack makes a decision that will impact the course of his life.

8
Three Sentences is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of 'This Is Us'
January 24, 2017

Season 1, Episode 13

Jack and Rebecca get in over their heads when they decide to throw Kate, Kevin and Randall three separate parties for their 10th birthday. Randall struggles to make time for William as things intensify at the office. Kevin makes a major decision in his romantic life. Kate's gastric bypass journey takes an unexpected turn.

9
Six Thanksgivings is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of 'This Is Us'
November 20, 2018

Season 3, Episode 8

The Pearsons have an unconventional Thanksgiving dinner. In the past, Jack, Rebecca and the big three spend Thanksgiving with Miguel.

10
Vegas, Baby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of 'This Is Us'
February 27, 2018

Season 2, Episode 16

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

11
Her is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of 'This Is Us'
April 2, 2019

Season 3, Episode 18

Rebecca helps Kate and Toby care for baby Jack. Zoe and Kevin look after Tess and Annie. Randall and Beth consider how to move forward.

12
The Fifth Wheel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of 'This Is Us'
January 9, 2018

Season 2, Episode 11

The Pearsons come together under unexpected circumstances. Meanwhile, Jack surprises the family with a summer vacation.

13
Strangers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of 'This Is Us'
September 24, 2019

Season 4, Episode 1

Jack and Rebecca grow closer and he meets Rebecca's parents. New characters are introduced, including Cassidy and Malik.

14
The Wedding is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of 'This Is Us'
March 13, 2018

Season 2, Episode 18

The Pearsons come together to celebrate Kate and Toby's wedding. Wedding planners Kevin and Randall struggle to pull off the big day. Kate is flooded with memories of Jack. Deja struggles to adjust to her new living situation.

15
The Graduates is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of 'This Is Us'
March 5, 2019

Season 3, Episode 14

Kevin keeps a secret from Zoe. Randall gets unexpected news about Deja. In the past, the Big Three graduate from High School.

16
Songbird Road: Part One (1) is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of 'This Is Us'
January 22, 2019

Season 3, Episode 11

Rebecca and the Big Three reckon with secrets Jack kept from them. Jack's Vietnam story continues to be revealed.

17
The Big Day is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of 'This Is Us'
January 17, 2017

Season 1, Episode 12

As the birth date of her triplets quickly approaches, a frazzled and emotional Rebecca forgets Jack's birthday. Dr. Katowski struggles with the loss of his wife and wonders how he'll be able to continue on with his life without her. Joe, the firefighter who delivered baby Randall to the hospital, fights to save his marriage.

18
Jack Pearson's Son is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of 'This Is Us'
February 14, 2017

Season 1, Episode 15

As Kevin stresses about the premiere of his play, he receives support from an unexpected source. Randall struggles under the pressure of both his work and ailing father. Rebecca and Jack's Valentine's Day doesn't go as planned. Toby and Kate decide to dig deep and get to know each other's biggest secrets.

19
Katie Girls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of 'This Is Us'
October 9, 2018

Season 3, Episode 3

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.

20
Number Three is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of 'This Is Us'
November 28, 2017

Season 2, Episode 10

Randall and Beth are faced with a hard choice. Jack takes Randall on a college tour.

21
Toby is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of 'This Is Us'
October 23, 2018

Season 3, Episode 5

Kate and Toby try to keep busy while waiting for big news. Randall embarks on a new journey. Kevin meets someone from his father's past.

22
A Philadelphia Story is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of 'This Is Us'
October 2, 2018

Season 3, Episode 2

The Pearson family comes together to support Kevin at his movie premiere. The teenage Big Three confront college decisions in the wake of Jack's death. Kate and Toby start IVF.

23
Pilgrim Rick is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of 'This Is Us'
November 22, 2016

Season 1, Episode 8

As Jack, Rebecca and the three kids make their way to Rebecca's parents' house for their traditional Thanksgiving holiday, an unforeseen detour occurs. Kate makes two drastic life-changing decisions. Kevin brings Olivia to Randall's house for Thanksgiving. Randall's heart is broken when he learns about a lifelong secret his mother has kept from him.

24
R & B is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of 'This Is Us'
March 26, 2019

Season 3, Episode 17

A history of Beth and Randall through the ages.

25
Clooney is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of 'This Is Us'
January 16, 2018

Season 2, Episode 12

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.