This Is Us Season 5 Episode 12: "Both Things Can Be True" Quotes
Beth: Is there anything else you want to say to me?
Tess: I know that you're trying. But you don't have to try with Deja or with Annie, and that makes me sad. Sometimes I wonder if we'll ever be close again.
Beth: I dreamed of the boys Tess would like and of walking her down the aisle to marry someone just like her father. And now I have to let that all go.
Carol: It's more than letting go. It's adjusting to what is. When you quit dance, I was hoping you'd go into academics. You weren't at all what I expected. But the woman you grew up to be wasn't any less beautiful. That's part of being a parent. Letting go of what you wanted and adjusting to what is. I just hope you do it faster than I did before you end up living with your daughter and trying to make up for 20 years of not adjusting.
Beth: I did not tread lightly.
Carol: So I heard.
Beth: Tess says she saw a look on my face when I walked in on her and Alex. A reaction to them being together.
Beth: Mama, what's wrong with me? When Tess first came out to me I was totally fine but now I'm having trouble letting go.
Tess: That was mortifying.
Beth: Maybe you should have thought of that before you called me out my name.
Tess: Yeah, cause that's what you're mad about.
Beth: What is that supposed to mean?
Tess: I saw the look on your face when you opened the door and saw me with them.
I love my kids but I don't love spending 10 hours a day with them. I didn't mean that. I didn't mean that. Yes, I did. The few times I've done it, time has moved very very slowly.Toby
Nicky: It just doesn't sit with me. My brother cuts me out of his life and replaces me with you and then you just swoop in and marry his wife.
Miguel: Swooped in? I married Rebecca thirteen years after Jack died. And if you're wondering every day if I spend time thinking about what Jack would have thought about that, the answer is yes. There is only one person I owe an explanation to and that's the one person I can never give one to. I certainly don't owe one to you.
Beth: Mom, do you know the difference between agender and bigender?
Carol: Bethany. Relax. Alex is a teenager, not the gender police. And yes, I do. I am a woman of these times.
Jack: Rebecca. Our first date was a disaster. I could barely afford to pay for dinner, never mind the 2 bucks for the tickets to the carnival.
Miguel: She was there. You don't need to tell her all that.
Jack: Okay fine. For some reason, at the end of the night you kissed me. And right then and there that I would spend the rest of my life making sure you never had to stand out in the rain again.
Kate: Thank you for being such a trooper on this whole transition.
Toby: Thanks for the euphemism, but I prefer to think of it as forced early retirement with benefits.
Wedding Planner: Who's handling the rehearsal dinner?
Kevin: That would be my mom and Miguel.
Nicky: Miguel. That would be the guy who's banging my brother's wife, right?
I was never invited to a wedding. Crashed one once though.Nicky
Jack: I need this to be perfect.
Miguel: Jack. You're recreating every moment of your first date with Rebecca. It's the kind of grand romantic gesture that makes other guys hate you.