What You Need To Know:

“Kyle” is the third episode of NBC’s series of THIS IS US. The episode reveals Randall’s name used to be “Kyle.” As Rebecca is leaving the hospital with her three babies, she sees William and realizes he’s Randall’s father. After privately tracking him down, she tells William to stay out of Randall’s life, but listens to William’s suggestion that she name him “Kyle,” the name of the poet that William and Randall’s mother fell in love while reading. Thirty-six years later, Toby performs a romantic gesture for Kate, but when Kevin calls wanting help, Kate abruptly leaves Toby to assist Kevin. Kevin realizes he’s holding Kate back and lovingly fires her. Kevin then leaves for New York.

The primary focus in the episode “Kyle” is that love for and loyalty to family, while invaluable, is often messy. Rebecca chooses to hide William’s identity from her husband and Randall. Kevin and Kate both learn they need to find their own adult independence. Jack and Rebecca learn how to grieve in their own unique ways. Caution is advised for older children because of some foul language and brief lewd content.


Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
  Strong moral worldview with an emphasis on the value of family, marriage, and children;

Foul Language:
12 obscenities and six profanities;

Light violence with a woman punching a man in the jaw when he accidentally scares her;

  Mild sexuality with a man referring to his private parts, a man refers to a woman’s breast, men talk about sex and their desires for sex, woman hands a man a condom, and they are later shown sleeping in bed together;

  No nudity;

Alcohol Use:
  Alcohol references include man mentions blacking out, a man’s closet contains a mini-bar, and he’s shown drinking in his closet several times;

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
  No smoking, but a man has drug needles in his apartment; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
  Deception, and some anger.


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