The Pearson family gathers for their first Thanksgiving at Randall's Philadelphia townhouse.
On Thanksgiving, 1969, Jack and Nicky ditch their bickering parents in order to spend the day together. Nicky buys a five-pound shrimp tower and analyzes the song So Long, Marianne. They agree to spend every Thanksgiving this way, but Nicky is drafted a week later.
Nicky cries when Randall plays So Long, Marianne and Randall relates Jack's interpretation--Nicky's own, verbatim. Nicky serves the family five pounds of shrimp, a tradition adult Jack Damon preserves in the future. Nicky suggests Kevin not return to Bradford with him, but affirms his gratitude.
Upset with Randall, Rebecca leaves to see a movie before dinner. She mistakes a stranger for William, and loses track of time and her objectives. Police escort her home. However, this takes place on August 31, 2020, when Kevin has an unseen, pregnant fiancée, and Kevin and Randall are estranged. In 2019, Rebecca returns and admits to Randall she forgot what movie she was about to see. She agrees to see a doctor.
- 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
- Joy Brunson as Shauna
- Blake Stadnik as Adult Jack Damon
- Auden Thornton as Lucy Damon
- Jermel Nakia as Young William
- A.J. Carr as Terrance
- Cara Jade Myers as Officer Jorgenson
- Kevin Symons as Officer Duffy
- Sergio Harford as Not-William
- Joaquin Obradors as Young Jack Pearson
- Donnie Masihi as Young Nicky
- Makenzie Lee-Foster as Young Deja
- Charles Kim as New Owner
- Kim D'Armond as Cashier
- Todd Aaron Brotze as Waiter
- Grace Shen as Waitress
- Bruce Merkle as Worker
Notes and Trivia
- This episode scored 7.30 million viewers.
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"|