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The fifth season of This Is Us premiered on October 27, 2020 and ended on May 25, 2021 on NBC. The season consists of 16 episodes.

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  • Production of Season 5 began on September 24, 2020.
  • Season 5 began with a two-hour premiere.
  • As a result of production delays related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this season consists of 16 episodes rather than the usual 18.

Episodes[]

No. in series No. in season Title Directed by Written by Original air date
73 1 "Forty: Part One" Ken Olin Dan Fogelman & Kay Oyegun & Jake Schnesel October 27, 2020
The Pearsons gather to celebrate their 40th birthday while musing about the day they were born.


74 2 "Forty: Part Two" Ken Olin Dan Fogelman & Kay Oyegun & Jake Schnesel October 27, 2020
The Pearsons gather to celebrate their 40th birthday while musing about the day they were born.


75 3 "Changes" Anne Fletcher Kevin Falls November 11, 2020
Kevin and Madison navigate their engagement as Kate and Toby take a big step in their adoption journey. Jack and Rebecca brace for puberty.


76 4 "Honestly" Ken Olin Elan Mastai November 17, 2020
Malik shadows Randall at work. Kevin struggles to connect with his new movie director. Jack and Rebecca struggle to sleep train their babies.


77 5 "A Long Road Home" Anne Fletcher K.J. Steinberg January 5, 2021
Kate confronts her past. Randall's brush with viral fame leads to an unexpected discovery. Kevin debates the best path for his future.


78 6 "Birth Mother" Kay Oyegun Eboni Freeman & Kay Oyegun January 12, 2021
Randall uncovers new truths about his past.


79 7 "There" Kevin Rodney Sullivan Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger February 9, 2021
Kevin embarks on a stressful road trip. In the past, Jack and young Kevin go to a football training camp.


80 8 "In the Room" Ken Olin Vera Herbert February 16, 2021
The Pearsons navigate huge family milestones together, from a distance.


81 9 "The Ride" Jon Huertas Julia Brownell February 23, 2021
A series of car rides propels the Pearsons towards new stages of their lives.


82 10 "I've Got This" Ken Olin Casey Johnson March 16, 2021
Beth navigates qualms with her mother. Kevin and Kate bring their families together for dinner.


83 11 "One Small Step ..." Yasu Tanida Laura Kenar March 23, 2021
Kevin and Madison get an unexpected guest.


84 12 "Both Things Can Be True" Chris Koch Danielle Bauman April 6, 2021
Jack and Miguel bond. Kevin and Madison navigate challenges. Randall seeks out a new kind of support network.


85 13 "Brotherly Love" Kay Oyegun Jon Dorsey April 13, 2021
Kevin visits Randall in Philadelphia.


86 14 "The Music and the Mirror" Jessica Yu Jonny Gomez May 11, 2021
Beth navigates her career path. Kate and Toby face unexpected issues. A run in with someone from his past gives Kevin pause.


87 15 "Jerry 2.0" Milo Ventimiglia Elizabeth Berger & Isaac Aptaker May 18, 2021
Kevin and Madison partake in their respective bachelor and bachelorette parties.


88 16 "The Adirondacks" Ken Olin Dan Fogelman May 25, 2021
The family gathers for Kevin and Madison's wedding.

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