Randall: I was a replacement for your dead baby, that’s all I’ve ever been. I spent my life striving for perfection. You know why, Dad? Because I live in fear that if I let up for a moment, I will remember that I am unwanted. And then what’ll happen to me?”
Jack: The moment I saw you, I knew you were my boy.You were never a replacement son, do you understand? You weren’t a choice, Randall. You are a fact.
~ Jack and his adopted son, Randall, during a mushroom induced conversation Randall had with his deceased father in This Is Us, Ep. 9
Jack and young Randall taking part in Father/Son Initiation at a martial arts studio in an effort to provide Randall with role models he could identify with.