This is Us Season 6 Episode 5 Recap: Love and Connections

NBC this is us season 6 episode 5 “Heart and Soul” is out now. Directed by Chris Sullivan, Julia Brownell wrote today’s episode. The episode features Milo Ventimiglia as Jack Pearson, Mandy Moore as Rebecca Pearson, Sterling K Brown as Randall Pearson, Chrissy Metz as Kate Pearson, Hannah Zeile as teenage Kate Pearson, Justin Hartley as Kevin Pearson, Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth, Jon Huertas as Miguel, Caitlin Thompson as Madison, Lyric Ross as Deja, Asante Blackk as Malik, Griffin Dunne as Nicky Pearson, Jennifer Morrison as Cassidy, and Vanessa Bell Calloway as Edie.

The synopsis reads, “Kevin visits the construction site. Malik and Deja share controversial news over dinner.

This is Us Season 6 Episode 5 Recap Contains Spoilers

this is us season 6 episode 5 takes us back to the 1980s, where Rebecca teaches young Kate how to play “Heart and Soul” on the piano. Jack records the beautiful moment in his camera. The story then cuts to a few years later, when Kate is a teenager and Jack is no more. Miguel and Rebecca watch a TV show together. Teenage Kate tells them to have a life. Miguel suggests Rebecca try speed dating and informs her of an event happening for the same.

Miguel and Rebecca attend the speed dating event where 15 men and women have a few minutes to talk to each other. Rebecca meets a man named Matt, and they go out together. Miguel is happy for her. When Rebecca returns home from her coffee date with Matt, Kate becomes angry with her mother. She calls her mother a bitch for trying to get away from her father. They both have a big argument.

Currently, Kate invites Rebecca as a guest at her music school. Rebecca plays the same song again. Later, Kate delivers heartbreaking news to Rebecca. Kate tells Rebecca that she doesn’t want her to babysit their kids alone because of her latest reports. An angry Rebecca walks out of music school. Later, Kate visits Rebecca at her house. Rebecca apologizes for overreacting. Kate wants Rebecca to teach Jack the piano. Rebecca agrees.

In this is us season 6 episode 5, Kevin is a little surprised to see Elijah with Maddison when he drops off the twins. He calls Cassidy and the duo decide to meet. They both go to Nick’s for dinner. Nick is now dating flight attendant Edie. They spend a fun evening together. At night, Kevin and Cassidy go out to buy ice cream. Kevin tries to hold Cassidy’s hand, but she stops him. Cassidy tells her that she only agreed to sex and nothing else. She also talks to him about the women in his life and how he needs to stop messing things up.

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Back home, Kevin contacts Elijah. He gives her advice about Madison that will make her happy.

Other couples featured in today’s episodes are Randall-Beth and Deja-Malik. Malik cooks dinner for Randall and his family at their home to deliver some big news. Randall and Beth think about the worst things the young couple will say to them. At dinner, Deja tells Randall and Beth that she wants to finish college early and go to Boston to study and stay with Malik and his daughter. Randall and Beth are shocked to hear the news. Randall even walks off the dinner table after seeing how stubborn Deja is about her decision.

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After some time, Randall and Malik have a conversation about Deja. Randall tells Malik that he should let Deja live his life. She must study and build a future for herself. He advises Malik to get it over with Deja so she can focus on her life like he is focusing on his. Malik isn’t happy with Randall’s advice and says Deja won’t be happy if he ends it all.

This is Us Season 6 Episode 5 Recap: Final Thoughts

Today’s episode was about heart, soul and love. Some are looking for a fresh start, someone craves connection, and someone wants to be together. But love is not easy and relationships take time to form. It was a good episode, especially the scenes featuring Rebecca-Miguel and Randall-Beth.

The episode is now streaming on StarDisney+.

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