‘This Is Us’ Season 1, Episode 14: Jack and Rebecca Renew their Vows
In Episode 13 of This Is Us, Randall (Sterling K. Brown) helps William (Ron Cephas Jones) complete some of his bucket-list items, we meet Kevin’s (Justin Hartley) ex-wife and Kate (Chrissy Metz) meets a mysterious counselor who tries to seduce her. Meanwhile, Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) throw three separate birthday parties for the triplets.
‘This Is Us’ Season 1, Episode 14: “I Call Marriage”
The episode opens with Jack and Rebecca’s wedding day at City Hall. They are then found celebrating with friends and family, accompanied with a speech by Jack’s best friend Miguel (Jon Huertas).
Flash forward to the triplet’s teen years at a dinner with Miguel and his wife Shelly (Wynn Everett). At the dinner, we learn that the two of them are getting a divorce. This leads to Jack and Rebecca questioning why people get divorced in the first place.
In the present day, Kevin meets with his ex-wife Sophie (Alexandra Breckinridge) and tries to regain ties with her. Through conversation, we learn that Kevin cheated on her and ruined their marriage after he moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting.
Randall is having a hard time dealing with his biological father William’s approaching death. He gets hostile with his wife Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) anytime that the word “death” comes out of her mouth.
Kate is surprised by her fiancé Toby (Chris Sullivan) at her fat rehabilitation camp. She tries to get him to go away in order to not break routine but Toby runs into the counselor Duke (Adam Bartley) who tries to stir the pot between Kate and Toby.
In the teen year’s flashback, we learn that Rebecca’s band has been offered a gig on an East Coast tour. When her bandmates question her marriage, she fights for Jack and states that he is a “freaking superhero.” We also learn that Miguel’s marriage ended because he reached a point where he and his wife stopped noticing each other.
In the present day, Beth tries helping the girls prepare for William’s death. Randall tries to skip his daughter’s chess tournament to go to a work meeting but Beth shuts him down immediately.
Kevin is stuck on a subway with Sophie and tries to convince her that they should be together. We learn that Kevin created a fake Facebook account to be friends with her. He swears that he’s changed and gets her attention by citing what she wore to school the first day of fourth grade.
In a teen-years-flashback, Jack surprises Rebecca by taking her to their first apartment as a couple. He’s decorated it with lights and roses. The two of them reminisce over old times before finding themselves making love.
In present day, Toby joins Kate’s workout class but won’t stop clowning around. This causes Kate to yell at him. Toby then explains his health problems and hands Kate his grandmother’s wedding ring. After Toby returns to New York, Kate finds herself talking to Duke who once again reminds her that he is staying in Cabin 13 if she needs anything.
At work, Randall finds out that his accounts are being split with another associate. He tries to object but his boss tells him that it’s time to share the workload and stop overthinking.
In the final scenes of the episode, Jack and Rebecca read their wedding vowels again, Sophie shows up to see Kevin at their favorite restaurant, Randall begins to break down, Kate shows up to Duke’s cabin and we learn that Rebecca has decided to go on tour with her band.
Catch a peek at next week’s episode below: