After Randall and Beth's first date, Rebecca and Carol visit campus and discuss widowhood. Carol believes Randall is too "broken" in grief to support Beth. But, recognizing Randall pays meaningful attention to her, Beth kisses him.
A flirtatious record store employee hires Kate. Rebecca decides to find a permanent home. Via answering machine, Kevin reveals he has married Sophie.
In the present, the noise of a baby music class frightens and upsets Jack. Kate and Toby bicker but make up and take Jack to the beach to learn new sounds.
A stinking possum corpse inside Beth's dance studio building threatens her grand opening. Carol suggests postponing, but Randall restages the event outside. Carol tells Randall she failed to predict the strong family man he would become. Randall and Beth disapprove of Malik because he has a daughter.
Kevin learns The Manny has been cancelled. While filming the pilot, Kevin considered quitting acting, but saved the show by soothing his baby costar. When an AA meeting is rescheduled, Kevin and Nicky spend the day with Cassidy. Kevin gets Cassidy to acknowledge she wants to save her marriage. Nicky declines Kevin's offer of a new trailer, but Kevin buys one anyway and becomes Nicky's neighbor.
- Milo Ventimiglia as Jack Pearson
- Mandy Moore as Rebecca Pearson
- Sterling K. Brown as Randall Pearson
- Chrissy Metz as Kate Pearson
- Justin Hartley as Kevin Pearson
- Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth Pearson
- Chris Sullivan as Toby Damon
- Jon Huertas as Miguel Rivas
- Eris Baker as Tess Pearson
- Faithe Herman as Annie Pearson
- Lyric Ross as Deja Pearson
- Asante Blackk as Malik Hodges
- Griffin Dunne as Nicky Pearson
- Jennifer Morrison as Cassidy Sharp
- Austin Abrams as Marc McKeon
- Timothy Omundson as Gregory
- Rachel Hilson as Teen Beth Clark
- Joanne Baron as Gina
- Phylicia Rashad as Carol Clark
- Megan Hensley as Miss Mindy
- Kelvin Brown as Ronny
- A.B. Cassidy as Devin
- Rachel Winfree as MaryAnn
- Wayne Lopez as Ned
- Paul Tigue as Director
- Julie Pearl as 1st AD
- Mark Cohen as Warm Up Guy
Notes and Trivia
- This episode scored 6.72 million viewers.
- First appearance of Austin Abrams as Marc McKeon.
A complete overview of this episode's crew can be found here.
|This Is Us Season 4|
|#01||"Strangers"||#07||"The Dinner and the Date"||#13||"A Hell of a Week: Part Three"|
|#02||"The Pool: Part Two"||#08||"Sorry"||#14||"The Cabin"|
|#03||"Unhinged"||#09||"So Long, Marianne"||#15||"Clouds"|
|#04||"Flip a Coin"||#10||"Light and Shadows"||#16||"New York, New York, New York"|
|#05||"Storybook Love"||#11||"A Hell of a Week: Part One"||#17||"After the Fire"|
|#06||"The Club"||#12||"A Hell of a Week: Part Two"||#18||"Strangers: Part Two"|