This Is Us Season 3 Episode 16 Recap

This Is Us Season 3 Episode 16 Recap

In the previous episode of NBC’s This Is Us, Kate had her baby prematurely and named him Jack. In This Is Us Season 3 Episode 16, Toby struggled with his son’s condition, and Kevin made a difficult decision.


When the doctor was taking samples from baby Jack, Kate sang to him, but Toby had to leave. He met another father, Gavin, in the waiting room. His baby was born with a hole in his heart. Gavin told him about another couple whose baby’s organs were failing. They commiserated over not being as good as their wives. When Toby went back to see Jack, he told Kate he was letting her down and wanted her to admit it. She did and admitted that she was just as scared as he was. At the end of the episode, they held Jack, and Toby smiled for the first time.

Voice Mail

This Is Us Season 3 Episode 16 Recap

Randall asked Beth to come to a dinner at the City Council President’s house. It was very important to Randall’s agenda to get on certain committees. Beth initially agreed but wanted to back out after her boss invited her to drinks with the more established instructors. Randall explained how important it was for him, but Beth didn’t show up. She didn’t respond to his texts or his calls, so he left her a voice message that belittled her work and aspirations.

When Beth finally arrived at the dinner, she explained how her phone battery died while she was stuck in traffic. She played along at dinner, but once it was over, Beth revealed that she had heard the message. She wanted him to sleep at his office, but he went home to fight about it.

Always Got It All

This Is Us Season 3 Episode 16 Recap

At couple’s therapy, Kevin told Zoe how he imagined settling down with her and having kids. Later, Zoe revealed that she never wanted kids. Kevin had to choose between life without Zoe or without kids.

On his way back from an AA meeting, he stopped at Sophie’s apartment. She found Kevin staring at her door and told him that she was engaged. Kevin asked her to get coffee and explained his situation with Zoe. Sophie told him he couldn’t make decisions because he never had to; he always got what he wanted. Kevin went home and told Zoe that he chose her.

First Dance

This Is Us Season 3 Episode 16 Recap

Rebecca and Jack were chaperoning the kids’ first dance. Jack told her he had never gone to a school dance. They slipped out to make out in the library, but Randall was there to study for his science test. Rebecca and Jack explained that he made a commitment when he agreed to go with Kate’s friend.

Kevin pranked the principal while Sophie reluctantly joined in. Rebecca requested a Frankie Avalon song, so she and Jack could dance. Together, they imagined what their children’s happy ending would be like.

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