“This Is Us” Season 4, Episode 5: …And They Called It, Puppy Love! [PREVIEW]

Tonight, NBC delivers another swoon-worthy episode of This Is Us that will melt our hearts with Pearson Puppy Love. Flashbacks show us Randall (Niles Fitch) and Beth’s (Rachel Wilson) blossoming relationship, reveal Kevin (Logan Shroyer) and Sophie’s (Amanda Leighton) elopement, and stoke the embers of Kate’s (Hannah Zeile) record store romance.

“This Is Us” season 4, episode 5 “Storybook Love”: Rebecca hosts a dinner party. Kevin tries to support those around him. Randall faces concerns about how his family is adjusting to their new home.

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THIS IS US — “Storybook Love” Episode 405 — Pictured: (l-r) Niles Fitch as Randall, Rachel Wilson as Beth — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)

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THIS IS US — “Storybook Love” Episode 405 — Pictured: (l-r) Logan Shroyer as Kevin, Amanda Leighton as Sophie — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
“This Is Us” [PREVIEW]
THIS IS US — “Storybook Love” Episode 405 — Pictured: (l-r) Rachel Wilson as Beth, Niles Fitch as Randall — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
The Pearson kids aren’t the only ones falling in love. We’ll see the early stages of Miguel (Jon Huertas) and Rebecca’s (Mandy Moore) relationship as their friendship has evolved into something more. He genuinely loves the Pearsons and knows he’ll never replace Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) – who set the bar very high for relationship goals.

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THIS IS US — “Storybook Love” Episode 405 — Pictured: Jon Huertas as Miguel — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)

“This Is Us” Season 4 Episode 5: And They Called It Puppy Love [PREVIEW]
THIS IS US — “Storybook Love” Episode 405 — Pictured: (l-r)Logan Shroyer as Kevin, Mandy Moore as Rebecca, Niles Fitch as Randall, Rachel Wilson as Beth, Hannah Zeile as Kate — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
“This Is Us” Season 4 Episode 5: And They Called It Puppy Love [PREVIEW]
THIS IS US — “Storybook Love” Episode 405 — Pictured: Hannah Zeile as Kate — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
“This Is Us” Season 4 Episode 5: And They Called It Puppy Love [PREVIEW]
THIS IS US — “Storybook Love” Episode 405 — Pictured: Hannah Zeile as Kate — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
“This Is Us” Season 4 Episode 5: And They Called It Puppy Love [PREVIEW]
THIS IS US — “Storybook Love” Episode 405 — Pictured: (l-r) Amanda Leighton as Sophie, Logan Shroyer as Kevin, Jon Huertas as Miguel, Mandy Moore as Rebecca — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
“This Is Us” Season 4 Episode 5: And They Called It Puppy Love [PREVIEW]
“Storybook Love” Episode 405 — Pictured: Mandy Moore as Rebecca — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)

“Storybook Love” Episode 405 — Pictured: Milo Ventimiglia as Jack — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
“This Is Us” Season 4 Episode 5: And They Called It Puppy Love [PREVIEW]
“Storybook Love” Episode 405 — Pictured: (l-r) Milo Ventimiglia as Jack, Mandy Moore as Rebecca — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
“Storybook Love” Episode 405 — Pictured: (l-r) Milo Ventimiglia as Jack, Mandy Moore as Rebecca — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)

Meanwhile, present-day Kevin (Justine Hartley) grows closer to Cassidy (Jennifer Morrison) and Uncle Nicky (Griffin Dunne). The trio of kindred spirits is fascinating to watch. I like how they have each other to lean on during this difficult time in their lives. I’m curious to see how this all pans out. Especially when Kevin meets Ryan (Nick Wechsler)! We know he makes a great TV manny, but can he pull off the role of real life Cupid???

“Storybook Love” Episode 405 — Pictured: (l-r) Jennifer Morrison as Cassidy, Justin Hartley as Kevin, Griffin Dunne as Nicky — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
“Storybook Love” Episode 405 — Pictured: (l-r) Jennifer Morrison as Cassidy, Noah Salsbury Lipson as Matty — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
“Storybook Love” Episode 405 — Pictured: (l-r) Nick Wechsler as Ryan, Justin Hartley as Kevin — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
“Storybook Love” Episode 405 — Pictured: Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
Beth’s (Susan Kelechi Watson) in this last photo makes me nervous. Randall’s (Sterling K. Brown) family is still adapting to life in Philly. The promo teases trouble and I fear Randall will end up heartbroken.

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