This Is Us - Season 1, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Game Plan



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Episode Info

Rebecca and Jack argue about starting a family; and the family's history of Pittsburgh Steelers fandom is revealed. In the future, Kevin notices parallels between a character and his own life; and Beth and Randall encounter an unexpected turn of events.


Mandy Moore
as Rebecca
Lonnie Chavis
as 8 Year Old Randall
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Critic reviews for The Game Plan

Just when we thought the twists on This Is Us were over, we were hit with the biggest one yet!

March 13, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The emotion that comes with preserving the memory of [Kate's] father is felt so deeply because we see how much Jack wanted to grow a family.

June 15, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

And because getting upset about events that may never come to pass is my specialty, this brings me perverse joy. It's like my anxiety just got a straight-to-series order!

March 12, 2018 | Full Review…

All of those questions are answered, at least somewhat, in the episode, but it's not filled with a lot of shocking twists and turns. However, it is an episode that is incredibly Pittsburgh Steelers-centric (boo).

March 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Tonight's episode stood out as more moving, and less cheesy, than its predecessors. This Is Us might just be finding its footing - after tonight, the rest of the season is looking a lot more promising.

March 9, 2018 | Full Review…

So, needless to say, Rebecca finds herself in a unique position during tonight's "The Game Plan," one I'm sure many women can sympathize (and empathize) with.

March 9, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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