Brothers

Summary:

In “Brothers,” Jack takes Kevin and Randall camping, trying to bolster their floundering relationship with one another. While they’re away, the nursing home where Jack’s father resides calls to inform the family he’s dying. Rebecca goes to the nursing home and tells Jack’s dad that while he was a poor example for his son, Jack has become an excellent father and husband. Meanwhile, grown up Randall has a bonding experience with Deja, but Kevin gets drunk at Sophie’s charity event. As a result, Kevin misses an important audition while on the phone trying to get his doctor to prescribe him more pain medication. Kate and Toby start sharing with people that she’s pregnant. Finally, it’s revealed that Jack had a younger brother.

“Brothers” powerfully depicts the bond that family members have with one another, despite battling dysfunction and conflict. While Randall and Kevin’s tenuous relationship as boys continues to lead to competition in adulthood, they genuinely care for and admire one another. Though Jack’s father was abusive, Jack strives to be a good brother and father. Along with its positive aspects, this episode discreetly addresses substance abuse and child abuse. It also contains some light profanities. So, caution is advised for the “Brothers” episode of THIS IS US.

Episodes:

NumberDateTitleQualityContent
109/26/2017A Father’s Advice-1
210/03/2017A Manny-Splendored Thing-1
310/10/2017Déjà Vu-1
410/17/2017Still There-2
510/24/2017Brothers-1
610/31/2017The 20’s-1
711/07/2017The Most Disappointed Man-2
811/04/2017Number One-2
911/21/2017Number Two-1
1011/28/2017Number Three-1
1101/09/2018The Fifth Wheel-2
1201/16/2018Clooney-2

Content:

BB, C, LL, S, N, AA, DD, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
  Strong moral worldview with some redemptive elements that include references to patience and love, and an emphasis on the value of marriage and family, especially father/son, mother/daughter, and brother/brother relationships;

Foul Language:
One use of the “h” word and 10 light profanities;

Violence:
  Teenage girl mentions that a man beat her with magazines at a previous foster home;

Sex:
  Light sexual reference with a man mentioning watching pornography, plus an unmarried couple kiss;

Nudity:
  Upper male nudity when two different men are shown shirtless;

Alcohol Use:
  Man gets drunk at a party, man shown drinks beer, man drinks at a bar, and people drink alcohol at a party;

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
  A man is shown smoking and a man is shown rifling through a medical cabinet looking for prescription painkillers to satisfy his addiction; and, 

Miscellaneous Immorality:
  Some anger, lying and disobedience.