This Is Us (2016– )
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This Big, Amazing, Beautiful Life 

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Déjà's life unfolds from the very beginning; Randall and Beth welcome visitors to their home.


Rebecca Asher


Dan Fogelman (created by), Kay Oyegun | 2 more credits »





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 (credit only)
Jon Huertas ... Miguel Rivas (credit only)
Alexandra Breckenridge ... Sophie (credit only)
Niles Fitch ... 17 Year Old Randall (credit only)
Logan Shroyer ... 17 Year Old Kevin
Hannah Zeile ... 17 Year Old Kate (credit only)
Mackenzie Hancsicsak ... 10 Year Old Kate
Parker Bates ... 10 Year Old Kevin
Lonnie Chavis ... 10 Year Old Randall


Déjà and by association Shauna's life is presented from the time of Déjà's birth to the immediate aftermath of Randall and Beth finding that Déjà and Shauna are now living in Shauna's car. Key moments in their lives are juxtaposed against similar or comparable situations within the extended Pearson family or those associated to the Pearsons, such as Randall's own short lived childhood with William. Being pregnant at age sixteen, Shauna had difficulties in letting go of her childhood to be the responsible single mother to Déjà, she relying on her own parental figures to do that parenting for her. And even when Shauna tried to do the right thing for her and Déjà, something would always go wrong, whether it be a matter of circumstance or a subsequent bad decision by Shauna herself. It was in one of those former situations that Déjà first met Linda with Child Services, which started her long string of foster care. It was during one of those early foster home situations that Déjà learned ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

6 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


"Goodnight Moon" bedtime story also told in 200th episode of Knots Landing (1979) titled Knots Landing: Noises Everywhere: Part 1 (1987), KL a show similar in style to this one. See more »


References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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A single mother's nightmare
30 March 2018 | by photoscostSee all my reviews

This episode was about everything single moms fear. Never doing enough, lacking money, no one to rely on. Deja's mom loved her but didn't have the means and maturity to make this work. This episode was heartbreaking. It's a 10 for me.

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