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A Manny-Splendored Thing 

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The Pearson family visits Kevin on set in Los Angeles for a "Manny" taping; Jack confronts his demons.

Director:

John Fortenberry

Writers:

Dan Fogelman (created by), Dan Fogelman | 3 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
Jon Huertas ... Miguel Rivas
Alexandra Breckenridge ... Sophie
Niles Fitch ... 15 Year Old Randall
Logan Shroyer ... 15 Year Old Kevin
Hannah Zeile ... 15 Year Old Kate
Mackenzie Hancsicsak ... 10 Year Old Kate
Parker Bates ... 10 Year Old Kevin
Lonnie Chavis ... 10 Year Old Randall
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Storyline

In the 1990s, Rebecca is able to convince Jack to come home, her want for him to do so despite his admission that he has been drinking again. The last that she knew of his drinking was approximately a decade earlier when he decided to figure out his own way to cope without alcohol. She wants them to fight his problem together this time. In present day, everyone in the family is convening on Los Angeles for a live taping of Kevin's guest appearance on The Manny, he who wants to be the big man in doing the producers this favor despite his acrimonious departure from the show. Kevin is also doing it as he feels his appearance, based on the script, is both classy and funny. Despite never having liked the show and never having thought Kevin funny, Beth is an attendee, with an added reluctance being the focus of she and Randall wanting to take in a foster child, and how and when to tell Tess and Annie. Randall, however, has kept to himself thus far that he doesn't know if he or they will be ... 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:

3 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Quotes

Beth Pearson: You know I think you're funny, Kevin.
Kevin Pearson: I know. You laughed at all my jokes that night on the phone.
Beth Pearson: Wait a minute. You were on the line, too?
Kevin Pearson: Yeah.
Beth Pearson: Mm-mm. Forget it. I don't even want to know.
Kevin Pearson: Some things are better left unsaid.
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References Young Frankenstein (1974) See more »

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Landslide
Written by Stevie Nicks
Performed by Chrissy Metz
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