AceShowbiz - Back in season 1, we learned that Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) had a rather fraught relationship, mostly because Kate, ever since she was young, viewed Rebecca as a perfect woman while she felt that she was not. The Tuesday, October 3 episode of NBC's breakout family drama further dives deeper into it, offering some insights into their overwrought relationship.
The episode offers a flashback scene, featuring young Kate (Mackenzie Hancsicsak) and her other siblings preparing for a school talent show. Kevin (Parker Bates) opts for a Mr. T impression, while Randall (Lonnie Chavis) decides he will go with yo-yo tricks.
Kate plans to sing "Lean on Me" and her father (Milo Ventimiglia) wholeheartedly supports her. Rebecca tries her best to help her daughter prepare for the performance. "If you just hold out that last not a little bit longer though Bug, it'll be perfect. But really good. So good," she says. When Kate overhears her mother singing the song, she feels so small and reckons that she isn't good enough, prompting her to make up a story about a sore throat to bail on the performance.
In related news, "This Is Us" has unearthed the first official first-look photos of Sylvester Stallone, who will play himself on the series. Unearthed via Entertainment Weekly, one of the photos features the "Rocky" vet on a set for a war movie, in which he will be starring alongside Justin Hartley's Kevin. In the movie, he will play a father figure of Kevin's character.
Ron Howard, who also plays himself on the critically acclaimed series, is set to play the director of the fake movie. Another photo, meanwhile, sees Sylvester standing beside Kate. The episode starring Ron and Sylvester is slated to air on Tuesday, October 10 on NBC.
The first official photos of #SylvestorStallone on #ThisIsUs have arrived! In the Oct. 10 episode of the NBC dramedy, the #Rocky vet guest-stars as himself, playing a father figure to Kevin’s character in #RonHoward's war movie. "He takes Sylvester Stallone, the myth, the legend, completely out of the room, and he becomes this amazing actor and you forget that you’re working with Rocky and Rambo. He’s gripping," #JustinHartley says of Stallone. Click the link in our bio for more. 📷: Ron Batzdorff/NBC