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‘This Is Us’ Recap: Toby’s Fate Is Revealed

Tue, January 10, 2017 10:05pm EDT by Avery Thompson Add first Comment

‘This Is Us’ is finally back and picking up right where it left off. Is Toby going to make it after his tragic Christmas collapse? Check out our recap of the Jan. 10 episode! WARNING: SPOILERS ahead!


Toby’s rushed to the hospital after his collapse, and Kate rushes to his side. Toby is ALIVE! Yep, he survives. Turns out, he didn’t have a heart attack. He had an arrhythmia. He tries to not make a big deal out of the situation, but he’s totally deflecting.

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The doctor comes in and tells Toby that there’s a small hole between two chambers in his heart. The doctor strongly suggests surgery to repair the damage. Just when Toby thought he was in the clear, life throws another curveball at him and Kate.

Toby decides he’s going to pass on the surgery. He’s willing to just take the medication. Well, Kate is pissed at him not wanting to save himself. She storms off, leaving Toby speechless. When she returns, he’s going in for surgery. He’s so scared. You can see it all over his face. Before he’s taken into surgery, he blurts out to Kate, “I’m kind of in love with you.” Aw!

Toby makes it through the surgery. While he’s asleep, Kate finally says “I love you” to him and admits she wants to spend her entire life with him! Toby wakes up and the feeling is mutual. “I’d marry the hell out of you, Kate Pearson.”


When Jack was growing up, his father was abusive. Physically and emotionally. “Promise me you’ll never be like him,” his mother tells him. He promises.

Flash forward to when Rebecca’s pregnant! They’re searching for an apartment to house their little family. When they go to the doctor, they get the shock of their lives. The doctor tells them they’re having TRIPLETS! Needless to say, Rebecca FREAKS.

She has lunch with her mother, and it doesn’t go well. Her mother is extremely judgmental, especially when it comes to Jack. She offers to have Jack and Rebecca move in with them once the babies are born. Rebecca doesn’t exactly say no. She’s torn over what to do. Jack goes out to fetch mint chocolate chip ice cream for Rebecca and hears her sobbing when he comes back to get his wallet. Instead of hovering, he lets her have a moment.

Jack makes a shocking decision and goes to see his father. “I need to borrow some money,” he says on his father’s doorstep. Jack lies and says he needs the money for a gambling debt. He wants his father to think the worst of him and not ask questions. He gets the money, sells his car, and buys the house he’s been working on. Rebecca is a little hesitant at first, but then she sees her entire life in that house. She can’t say no to those memories.


Kevin and Sloan are still going strong. She is so much better than Olivia. Kevin walks into the kitchen and tries to explain his relationship to Beth and William. He starts rambling again. Then he tries to make a joke about William being gay (in good taste), and William admits he’s bisexual.

The play is still a go, and Kevin and Sloan have fantastic chemistry. Everyone is stunned at how good they are together. She starts to worry about the state of their relationship. He likes her. She likes him. It’s a win-win for them right now. But then Olivia walks in with a short blonde bob.

She says she’s finally found her authenticity — in just one month. Olivia’s back for the play and Kevin. She’s ready for something real now. Kevin is definitely intrigued. Sloan interrupts Kevin and Olivia’s stare off to remind him that they’re dating.

Olivia and Kevin read lines, and it’s just not the same. He tells Olivia that he’s keeping Sloan in the play and not breaking up with her. “You just got to do the right thing, even if it’s not what you want,” he says. Yep, he still has feelings for Olivia. Sloan overhears EVERYTHING. Oh, Kevin. Why can’t you keep your mouth shut?

Randall attempts to make an effort with Jessie, since he’s such an important person to William. He’s worried and a little jealous. He doesn’t want to lose time with the father he just found out he has. When William returns home, Randall confronts him. “You don’t care about spending time with us,” he says to William.

But Randall has it wrong. Jessie has been helping William make arrangements, like finding a nursing home. William doesn’t want to be a burden to Randall or his family. Randall stresses that William is anything but. William admits the medication isn’t working, so he and Randall agree to stop chemo.

HollywoodLifers, what did you think of tonight’s This Is Us? Let us know!