Déjà Vu

Summary:

In “Déjà Vu,” a 12-year-old girl named Deja comes to live with Beth and Randall. Randall struggles with the realization that Deja has experienced abuse, but his whole family strives to make Deja feel welcome. Kevin brings Kate for a visit to his movie set. They meet co-star Sylvester Stallone, and Kate tells Stallone how much his movies meant to her father. Memories of Jack begin resurfacing for Kevin, angering and distracting him. While filming an intense scene, Kevin reinjures his bad knee and begins taking prescription pain meds. Young Randall tries to find his birth parents. Jack and Rebecca continue to work through Jack’s alcoholism and the painful memories it brings Jack from his past.

“Déjà Vu” wrestles with the harsh reality about loss and pain. By refusing to address the pain of their pasts, both Jack and Kevin realize their relationships in the present are being adversely affected. In contrast, Randall’s willingness to communicate his internal struggles bonds him with his siblings and with Deja. The “Déjà Vu” episode of THIS IS US has a strong moral worldview promoting, honesty, love, patience, marriage, and family bonds, but contains some light foul language and mature content that warrant caution for older children.

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, L, V, S, AA, D, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
  Strong moral worldview with some redemptive elements promoting honesty, love, patience, and recovery from alcoholism, and an emphasis on the value of family, marriage, and sibling relationships, plus a character mentions he saw a mural with Jesus on it;

Foul Language:
Mild language with three obscenities (including one “h” word and two “b” insults), and six light exclamatory profanities;

Violence:
  A man injures his knee while filming a dramatic action sequence for a war movie;

Sex:
  Mild sexuality when wife tries to initiate sex with her husband in a parked car, plus a married couple kiss;

Nudity:
  None;

Alcohol Use:
  Man struggling with alcoholism attends an AA meeting, a man begins to go through AA’s 12 steps, and women drink wine at a restaurant;

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
  A 12-year-old has a pack of cigarettes, and a man takes prescription painkillers for an injury; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
  Some anger, deception.