This Is Us (2016– )
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Jack attempts to meet Rebecca and make things right; Kate, Kevin and Randall make important decisions about their respective futures.

Director:

Ken Olin

Writers:

Dan Fogelman (created by), Dan Fogelman | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Milo Ventimiglia ... Jack Pearson
Mandy Moore ... Rebecca Pearson
Sterling K. Brown ... Randall Pearson
Chrissy Metz ... Kate Pearson
Justin Hartley ... Kevin Pearson
Susan Kelechi Watson ... Beth Pearson
Chris Sullivan ... Toby Damon
Ron Cephas Jones ... William Hill (credit only)
Alexandra Breckenridge ... Sophie
Sam Trammell ... Ben
Peter Onorati ... Stanley Pearson
Jeremy Luke ... Darryl Magee
Debra Mooney ... Mrs. Peabody
Meryl Hathaway ... Linda
Sara Paxton ... Kathryn
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Storyline

1972. Jack has recently returned from the Vietnam War, where he worked as a mechanic. He has been working odd jobs for whatever he will be paid in pursuit of his many goals: to open a garage with his friend Darryl, to move out of his parents' house so that he never has to deal with his abusive father again, and to get his mother out from his father's control. Jack comes to the conclusion that he has to reach for what he wants as opposed to letting life come to him. This attitude takes Jack into some uncharted territory, some risky and dangerous, and others just unexpected. Meanwhile, Rebecca, whose friends are largely getting married or starting families, is focusing on her singing career, she just having produced a demo and singing regularly at open mic nights at bars on the weekends. Because of the small percentage of performers who make it big, Rebecca's friends encourage her to "diversify", namely to place some energy into finding a nice guy to marry which may entail going on some... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

This episode reunites Milo Ventimiglia and Sara Paxton, who previously worked together on a film called Static. See more »

Goofs

When Jack and Rebecca are fighting, he says she's a "40-year-old woman." The kids are teenagers in this timeline. Rebeccca was 30 when they were born (29 when she got pregnant at Froggy's). See more »

Quotes

Jack Pearson: You've asked me a question before, you wonder what I love about you now, So I'm gonna start with the obvious. I love the mother that you are. I love that you are still the most beautiful woman in any room and that you laugh with your entire face. I love that you dance funny, not sexy, which makes it even sexier, but most of all, I love that you are still the same woman who all those years ago ran out of a blind date because she simply had to sing. You're not just my great love story, Rebecca, ...
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References Gunsmoke (1955) See more »

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Overall, an excellent series
29 November 2017 | by jmim-1See all my reviews

I've really enjoyed this show, and am quite intrigued by the cast - for the most part. However, there is one thing that just seems very incongruous. How do parents like Jack and Rebecca wind up having such a bunch of screwed-up offspring like these three? The parents are both conscientious, involved, sympathetic, responsible, communicative, etc. Yet the three kids are a bunch of psychotic misfits with virtually no redeeming social qualities. I enjoy every character on the show except for the "triplets". Especially so for Kevin and Randall, two self-absorbed, self-indulgent, spoiled brats. Well, at least all of the other characters make up for them.


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