Number Three
This Is Us Season 2

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Critic Ratings: 9
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Episode Info

Randall and Beth are faced with a hard choice; and Jack takes Randall on a college tour.

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
Mackenzie Hancsicsak
10 Year Old Kate
Parker Bates
10 Year Old Kevin
Lonnie Chavis
10 Year Old Randall
Jermel Nakia
Young William
Lyric Ross
Déjà
Iantha Richardson
Essex County Social Worker
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 Three

Deja shared a sad goodbye with Tess, Annie, Beth and Randall and clarified that just because she wanted to go home didn't mean she didn't like living with the Pearsons.

Mar 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Quite a bit of "Number Three" seems stuck between providing an in-depth character portrait, in the vein of the past two episodes, and serving as an appropriate midseason finale.

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

Just when you think this episode has emotionally exhausted you (yes, it's just that good), in comes Kevin, whose story remains very unresolved and very problematic.

Mar 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Feels less like a pause to focus on a character in an ensemble, and more like a glimpse into a world where This Is Us is a show about a man named Randall Pearson, who we get to see at all stages of his life and sometimes his extended family visits.

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

But instead This Is Us does the unexpected: It tells a story about foster care that's sympathetic to every single person involved and ends with a realistic, hopeful outcome.

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

Number Three, is able to achieve... an interesting set of episodes that allow each Pearson child to have their moment in the sun.

Jun 15, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

I really thought Kevin might pull out of his tailspin by the end of the three-episode arc, and now I'm going to spend the entire hiatus worrying that his day of reckoning might still be several painful incidents away.

Mar 12, 2018 | Full Review…

As Deja leaves with her mom, he cries. And I cry. And don't even try to deny it, because I know you're crying, too.

Mar 9, 2018 | Full Review…

We don't really see this side of Jack - his history and time in Vietnam have scarcely been talked about over the last season and a half.

Mar 9, 2018 | Full Review…