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As Rebecca's pregnancy drags on, she forgets Jack's birthday, Nathan copes with his grief, and Randall inadvertently intervenes in a difficult marriage.


Ken Olin


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Milo Ventimiglia ... Jack Pearson
Mandy Moore ... Rebecca Pearson
Sterling K. Brown ... Randall Pearson (credit only)
Chrissy Metz ... Kate Pearson (credit only)
Justin Hartley ... Kevin Pearson (credit only)
Susan Kelechi Watson ... Beth Pearson (credit only)
Chris Sullivan ... Toby Damon (credit only)
Ron Cephas Jones ... William Hill (credit only)
Jon Huertas ... Miguel Rivas
Virginia Kull ... Samantha
Brian Oblak ... Joe
Jermel Nakia ... Young William
Lonnie Chavis ... 9 Year Old Randall
Susan Blakely ... Anne
Chad Morgan ... Alli Katowski


It's August 31, 1980. Three parallel stories are told. In story one, Rebecca is thirty-three weeks pregnant, and the small pleasures which both she and Jack found in her early pregnancy have changed at least for Rebecca to what seems to be the constant verge of a total emotional breakdown. Regardless, Jack is still trying to keep her spirits up in any way he can. On this day, all Rebecca wants is to be alone, she banishing Jack from the house. In doing so, she doesn't realize that it is his thirty-sixth birthday, he who was looking forward to her annual birthday gift of a sexy Marilyn Monroe styled dance to him wearing only his birthday suit. In his banishment, Jack turns to Miguel for support and advice, Miguel, a father already, who may be able to provide some wisdom out of experience. In story two, Dr. K is both looking forward and not looking forward to a visit from one of his sons, Peter, and his family. Dr. K knows that Peter and his wife Alli will once again try to get him to ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

17 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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Dolby | Dolby Digital



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16:9 HD
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The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Gerald McRaney. See more »


Rebecca, 9 months pregnant in 1980, walks to a store and buys a cupcake, twinkies, and a Pittsburgh Steelers "Terrible Towel". The items were placed in a plastic shopping bag of the type (a simple one-piece bag created by folding, welding and die-cutting a flat tube of plastic) that first appeared at Krogers Supermarket in 1982, two years after the year in which the episode was set. See more »


Dr. Nathan Katowski: It's my home, Peter. I'd appreciate if everyone spoke at full volume. Now, what's on your mind?
Peter Katowski: Dad, we're officially worried about you.
Dr. Nathan Katowski: Well, that is officially unnecessary.
Peter Katowski: We miss her, too. Dad, she's been gone for over a year.
Dr. Nathan Katowski: Fourteen months.
Alli Katowski: Nathan... you're still a young man. I mean, you're working, what, sixty hours a week at the hospital?
Dr. Nathan Katowski: I wish. That would be a vacation.
Peter Katowski: Maybe you could take a vacation.
Dr. Nathan Katowski: Please stop.
Peter Katowski: Mom's gone, dad.
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References Ordinary People (1980) See more »


Written and performed by Damien Jurado
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