Jack, Rebecca, Kate, Kevin, Randall were the original Pearsons. Later came Beth and Randall’s children, Tess, Anne and now Deja. The fifth episode introduced us to another Pearson, who from his three minutes appearance seemed like another docile child, probably a younger brother of Jack. The show begins with Kate announcing the news of her pregnancy to Toby. The latter, who has secretly sworn to be the most romantic boyfriend to Kate, was obviously super excited. Meanwhile, Kevin is still obsessed with getting his knees fixed as soon as possible.
Rebecca and Jack always knew that Kevin and Randall never got along as brothers. That became more evident in season one when an angry Kevin ranted at them for not paying enough attention towards him. So this time Jack finally decided to take them out for camping. Before matters got any worse, the parents decided to let Jack and Randall realise the importance of having each other. Kevin tries to escape all kinds of conversation with Randall, sometimes by moving to the front seat and other times by distracting himself with headphones and video games. He even mischievously hits Randall when he tries to set up a tent. Observing this behaviour Jack decides to punish Kevin for purposely trying to bring in the animosity.
Meanwhile, Deja develops a huge crush on his foster uncle, Kevin. Her eyes always hunt for him when she enters a new room. She trickily manipulates her foster father, Randall to take her to the charity auction gala, which was arranged by Kevin’s girlfriend Sophie. Much like a teenager gushing at her celebrity crush, she swoons when Kevin showers her with attention. Beth, who is her foster mother gets a little worried as she watches Deja develop a strong feeling for her foster uncle. Randall gets extremely desperate to connect with Deja. When he stops her from eating the whole shrimp, she gets nervous and runs to the ladies room. After a long wait outside the waiting room, Randall gets driven by the challenge to win her over and enters the ladies room. With a door between them, Deja reveals one of the men who would visit her then-foster mother would hit other girls with rolled-up magazines.
Switching back to the past, Jack skips the opportunity to meet his dying father. For many reasons we empathise with Jack for not wanting to pay his last respect to the father who would get drunk and misbehave with the family. He deliberately chooses to spend happy times with the boys than visit his father, that highlights just how traumatising it must have been for Jack to tolerate his alcoholic father for years.
A pregnant Kate seems to be braver than ever. She spurns at a girl for crying about a purposely trying to create a drama in front of a group of people who actually have problems in their lives. Meanwhile Kevin ends up humiliating his girlfriend Sophie, by not turning up on the stage when she calls his name. What Sophie does not know is that he is tackling his pain with booze as he tries to suppress his emotions again.
The show ends with Jack remembering his childhood mate who is probably his brother. We come to know he is another Pearson from the batch of his uniform in a photo that Jack kept hidden for years. Did he have a half brother? This season is definitely going to tell us more about Jack other than the cause of his death.