Toby

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Critic Consensus: At times "Toby" ventures away from major storylines and feels scattered -- but it still manages to be a great follow up to last week's emotional episode thanks to its suitable flashbacks.

Episode Info

Kate and Toby try to keep busy while waiting for big news. Randall embarks on a new journey. Kevin meets someone from his father's past.

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Critic Reviews for Toby

Toby is clearly leading towards a big reveal, but in being so concerned about the future of the show it feels like This Is Us has completely forgotten about the importance of the present in this episode.

Oct 25, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

The episode itself was all over the place, although not necessarily in a bad way.

Oct 25, 2018 | Full Review…

While I rarely have much sympathy for the impossibly privileged Kevin Pearson, even I want him to get his necklace back now.

Oct 24, 2018 | Full Review…

This Is Us returned to its usual storytelling technique, to solid results. I was nervous the show couldn't follow up such a terrific and subtle episode, but it pulled it off nicely.

Oct 24, 2018 | Full Review…

"Toby" is an unusually scattered installment of This Is Us, advancing nearly every major storyline that the show has going right now but without a cohesive, unifying idea.

Oct 24, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

That said, the flashbacks are both thematically appropriate and artfully weaved into the present, which is not something the writers achieve every week.

Oct 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Did we really need that extended Adele-o-gram sequence? That's not a rhetorical question. The answer is no.

Oct 24, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

I find it interesting that This is Us followed up last week's "Vietnam" narrative, which centered the elusive Jack Pearson, with this week's equally crushing unveiling of Toby's story.

Oct 24, 2018 | Full Review…

You got me, This Is Us. Again!

Oct 24, 2018 | Full Review…

I tend to prefer This Is Us when it's less freeform and more focused. To its credit, "Toby" kept me interested throughout, but it also felt like the show was continually cutting away from storylines just as they were starting to get good.

Oct 24, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…