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A Hell of a Week: Part Three is the thirteenth episode of the fourth season and the 67th overall episode of This Is Us.

Short Summary

Kate finds strength in unexpected places.

Full Summary

Toddler Kate wants a "Mommy story." With Rebecca asleep, Jack suggests Kate tell the story, in which she searches for her mother.

Teenage Kate struggles to accommodate Marc's moodiness. Rebecca asks to get to know Marc better, which Kate perceives as disapproval of the relationship. Kate decides to skip Rebecca's birthday dinner to write music with Marc at the cabin. Marc quits the record store and expects Kate to quit in solidarity; when she declines, he drives recklessly and kicks Kate out of the car amid insults. Kate calls Rebecca, but says everything is fine after Marc approaches with an apology. Rebecca, convinced there is a problem, heads for the cabin with her sons.

In the present, Kate has arranged to attend a retreat for blind children and their families. Toby is reluctant to participate, so Rebecca joins Kate and Jack instead. Kate tells Rebecca about Toby's misgivings, and Rebecca confides her diagnosis. They sing karaoke together and embrace the fact that they are becoming friends. On Rebecca's advice, Kate demands to know if Toby can be the father their family needs. After Kate is invited to the cabin, Toby offers to care for Jack.

Cast

Main Cast

Guest Stars

  • Amanda Leighton as Teen Sophie
  • Austin Abrams as Marc McKeon
  • Isabella Rose Landau as Toddler Kate
  • Ca'Ron Jaden Coleman as Toddler Randall
  • Kaz Womack as Toddler Kevin
  • Timothy Omundson as Gregory
  • Sean Gorecki as Julian
  • Jay Costelo as Bennett
  • Crystal Coney as Female Blind Speaker
  • Leon Mandel as Piano Presenter
  • Rosa Quiñonez as Mother
  • Luka Bayani as Customer
  • Nathan Nipp as Zak
  • Brianna Juliet Vieyra as Little Girl

Music

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Notes and Trivia

  • This episode scored 6.40 million viewers.
  • This episode is Kate-centric.

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See Also

A complete overview of this episode's crew can be found here.

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