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The Car 

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The history of the Pearsons told through the life of the family car; Rebecca finds solace with an old friend.

Director:

Ken Olin

Writers:

Dan Fogelman (created by), Isaac Aptaker | 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 (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)
Jon Huertas ... Miguel Rivas
Alexandra Breckenridge ... Sophie (credit only)
Niles Fitch ... 17 Year Old Randall
Logan Shroyer ... 17 Year Old Kevin
Hannah Zeile ... 17 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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Key moments in the Pearsons' lives associated with their vehicle, a Jeep Grand Wagoneer, are presented from the time of the vehicle purchase when the kids were ten to the end of the day of Jack's memorial service. This specific vehicle, new at the time, was an unexpected purchase in that outwardly it was more expensive than they could afford compared to a used vehicle they were expecting to buy, with the argument Jack using to get the salesman, Mel Buchanan, to give them a good, affordable deal framing the events to come. The funeral itself had an unexpected attendee, an old friend, who could shed some light to Rebecca on Jack as husband and father, those words which would lead to Rebecca deciding to keep to Jack's wishes on how to end the day. The events in-between the purchase and the funeral include: Jack and Rebecca heading somewhere quiet to await news of some medical tests, a bad result which would be devastating for the family; a few of the several times they crossed a bridge ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Jack states that he got tickets for Bruce Springsteen "This Saturday" which would have been Jan 31, 1998 (the Superbowl was played on Jan 25 1998). Bruce Springsteen did indeed play in Pittsburgh in 1998, but it was Monday March 2. See more »

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7 February 2018 | by chaufeurSee all my reviews

As good as this episode is, the few minutes of Gerald McRaney consoling Mandy Moore at the repast was, for me, the highlight of it. Their interaction was so touching and real.


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