Time for our regular mix of the sublime and the infuriating.
The present timeline has Toby (still alive, natch) in hospital proving even more annoying than Toby anywhere else, which is a staggering level of annoying, and why Kate would agree to marry him would be a mystery were it not for the fact she’s pretty annoying too. Everything is going tremendously for Kevin and Sloane, meanwhile, who are just adorable together, and this obviously means that it’s time for Olivia – who is also Toby-levels of annoying – to return with a stupid new haircut and a load of New Age guff, try to ruin everything, and – hurrah! – fail! Except that Kevin then manages to ruin everything accidentally anyway. FFS, Kevin!
Thank goodness then, for Randall and William’s strand of the story, which is both beautiful and devastating and had me crying the tears of all three babies that Rebecca and Jack are back to expecting in the 80s part of the show, that part being very sweet and emotional too, if not making me bawl like Randall and William did. At this point, I’m slightly concerned that This Is Us might actually kill me – all this crying can’t be good for a person – but I love it anyway.