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Recap

We're in Vegas, baby! 

Toby and Kate are celebrating their bachelor-bachelorette parties simultaneously, but separately, in Vegas.

In Toby's corner we have Kevin and Randall, plus some friends Toby paid to fly out in an attempt to impress the Pearson brothers. 

In Kate's corner, we have Maid of Honor Madison, who organized a fun party complete with Moby Dick T-shirts. Sister-in-law Beth and some never-before-seen ladies from support group. 

The ladies head over to the coveted Magic Mike show, where Beth drinks straight from the bottle and jumps on-stage with a stripper. Yep, she did that. 

The guys aren't having as much fun; Toby wants desperately to bond with the Pearson bros, but Randall is too pre-occupied worrying about Deja, who recently visited them admitting she and her mother have fallen on hard times and need money for heat, while Kevin is trying his best to stay sober. 

Now, anyone who's ever been to Vegas knows that Sin City and alcohol go hand-in-hand. Kevin fights temptation at every turn and it becomes increasingly hard to do so when he runs into his co-star who tells him she's been booted from the movie. 

Assuming that he's also been let go, Kevin removes himself from the situation altogether.

The man-of-the-hour tries to make the best of the night, but unfortunately, he and his filler friends get turned away from a classy nightclub for wearing sneakers. Oh, Vegas. 

Meanwhile, Randall gets a call from Deja and grows more concerned that something isn't right. He crashes the bachelorette party — and is shocked to find Beth getting lap dances on-stage — but when he informs her about the call, she flips out.

"You couldn't give me one night," she yells. 

Kate is sitting on the sidelines for much of their explosive fight, but eventually, has enough and orders them to cut it out. 

However, the damage has already been done. 

She excuses herself to get some fresh air, and Randall finds her drinking Cosmos and playing slots. She goes on to tell him how she wasn't ready to lose her brother to someone as cool as Beth so quickly, but he assures her she'll never lose him. 

Kate informs him that Toby was really looking forward to some brother-in-law bonding, which makes both Kevin and Randall feel terrible. 

As an apology, they take him on a stroll around town and fill him in on what's been going on. 

Toby offers them some sound advice, which leads Kevin to call his director. Turns out, he was never let go from the film, he became the film, with his father/son storyline with Sylvester Stallone taking center-stage. 

Kate heads to Beth's room to apologize for her outburst and is surprised to find her munching on candy. "I eat candy when I'm drunk," she tells her. 

Kate admits that she's always been intimidated by powerful women, which she considers Beth to be. Beth lets her vulnerability shine as she tells Kate that her life is far from perfect and she just puts on a brave face for the family. 

When they land back home, Randall and Beth make up following the explosive fight. Beth decides to take a detour to check on Deja and her mother, but when they arrive at the apartment, they are surprised to learn that Shauna no longer lives there. 

As they walk around the neighborhood, they find Shauna and Deja sleeping in a car. 

In the flashbacks, Jack and Rebecca celebrate their first anniversary with a magical night of bowling. Who knew bowling could be so romantic?

On their fourth anniversary, Rebecca is pregnant with triplets. She gifts Jack a hammer with his initials inscribed, while he gives her a piano. 

When the next anniversary rolls around, they have three eight-year-olds and Rebecca has no desire to keep celebrating and receiving grand presents from her husband. 

Jack honors her wishes, however, the kids aren't pleased with the lack of celebrations. 

Kevin insists on cooking them a dinner, to which the parents hesitant agree. 

As Jack helps him prepare Rebecca's favorite dish, Randall and Kate head to the library where they do some "research."

Back at home, Kevin freaks out when Jack forgets to turn on the oven, thus delaying the romantic meal. 

Rebecca and Jack realize Kevin believes since they aren't celebrating anymore, they must be divorcing like Sophie's parents. 

They assure him no one is divorcing, ever, and the kids all run upstairs. 

Later that night, Jack and Rebecca find their room decked out in Christmas lights with a pathway leading to the window. On the window-sill, they find a note that instructs them to climb on the roof and lay down for the night's meteor shower. 

Who knew kids could be so romantic?

Jack and Rebecca gaze up at the night sky, with Jack telling her doesn't need an anniversary to see her because she's his daily meteor shower.

Show:
This Is Us
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Episode Number:
16

This Is Us Season 2 Episode 16 Quotes

I don't need anniversaries to see you. I see you every day. You are my daily meteor shower.

Jack

Oh no-no-no. The Brothers Pearson are all mine this weekend. I got one scoop of dark chocolate Pearson, and one scoop of creamy vanilla Pearson and I'm gonna be the ruddy strawberry that brings it all together, baby.

Toby