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A Father's Advice is the first episode of the second season and the 19th overall episode of This Is Us.

Short Summary

The Season 2 premiere picks up during the Big Three's thirty-seventh birthdays as Randall and Beth debate on a life change, Kate pursues a new passion and Kevin balances his career and relationship. Meanwhile, Jack and Rebecca deal with the fallout of their fight.

Full Summary


Main Cast

Guest Stars

  • Jermel Nakia as Young William Hill
  • Amanda Leighton as Teen Sophie
  • Bryan Coffee as Jazz Club Manager
  • Jully Lee as Asian Mom
  • Adam Wang as Asian Dad
  • Brett Tucker as Band Manager
  • Ashley Loren as Amber
  • Krishna Smitha as Mary
  • Isabel Marcus as Jane
  • Tod Nakamura as Aito
  • Dana Lyn Baron as Woman with Clipboard
  • Ron Howard as Himself (uncredited)


Song Performer Scene

Notes and Trivia

  • This episode scored 12.94 million viewers.


Episode Stills


"Sometimes in marriage, someone has to be the one to push to make the big moves. And oftentimes in our marriage, yes, it was your father. Our marriage wasn't perfect, it's true. But none are. And your father wasn't perfect, either. But he was pretty damn close - as close as they come." ― Rebecca

See Also

A complete overview of this episode's crew can be found here.