Number Two
This Is Us Season 2



Critic Ratings: 9
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Episode Info

Kate and Toby's lives take an unexpected turn. Meanwhile, Rebecca encourages Kate's singing aspirations.

Cast & Crew

Mandy Moore
Rebecca Pearson
Milo Ventimiglia
Jack Pearson
Sterling K. Brown
Randall Pearson
Chrissy Metz
Kate Pearson
Justin Hartley
Kevin Pearson
Chris Sullivan
Toby Damon
Eris Baker
Tess Pearson
Faithe Herman
Annie Pearson
Hannah Zeile
Teenage Kate Pearson
Niles Fitch
17 Year Old Randall
Logan Shroyer
17 Year Old Kevin
Arianna Ortiz
Dr. Sara Arroyo
Amanda Leighton
17 Year Old Sophie
Vince Cefalu
Grocery Store Manager
Wendy Schenker
Grocery Store Woman
Dan Fogelman
Executive Producer
Jess Rosenthal
Executive Producer
Charlie Gogolak
Executive Producer
John Requa
Executive Producer
Glenn Ficarra
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Number Two

The Kate-centric "Number Two" ... deepened our understanding of Kate and Rebecca's relationship via flashbacks.

Mar 13, 2018 | Full Review…

It's an emotional installment, but at least the ending of "Number One" gave us an idea of what we'd be in for.

Mar 9, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

But we see all of this unfold through the framework of Kevin's narrative last week, further illustrating how Kate's journey often played out through whatever was happening in Kevin and Randall's lives.

Mar 9, 2018 | Full Review…

"Number Two" has its own moments that completely gut you, but it ends on a hopeful note. That's not a typo!

Mar 9, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Even more so than depictions of miscarriages, Rebecca and Kate's conversation truly feels like nothing I've seen on TV before.

Mar 9, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

[Kate's perspective] gives the episode a sense of immediacy, and it's honestly such an exquisite thing to see from an editing standpoint.

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

But even though "Number Two" turns out to be a far more hopeful episode of television than the Kevin-centric installment that precedes it, I can't help but long for the levity that some of those silly Pearson Thanksgiving traditions would've brought.

Mar 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Sullivan's work here was pitch perfect, capturing all the rage, pain, fear, and fierce protectiveness and distilling it all down to this one interaction with a stranger.

Mar 9, 2018 | Full Review…

While the decade-spanning exploration is painful, it's also classic This Is Us.

Mar 9, 2018 | Full Review…