Jack and Rebecca take the young Big Three to the pool at summer's end. Kevin hurts Randall by mocking him in front of his friends, leading Kevin to question if he is a good person; Jack reassures him that only a good person would care. Two popular girls convince Kate a popular boy will kiss her. When instead Stewart—an unpopular boy who actually likes Kate—arrives, she kisses him. After avoiding their parents all day, the Big Three sit quietly with them.
In the present, Tess gets a new, short haircut and Beth accepts that Tess is growing up. Deja wants to travel to school via a city bus that passes Malik's garage. Randall thinks public transportation is too dangerous, but ultimately grants permission. Randall teaches the girls to play "Worst Case Scenario" and the family runs up the Rocky Steps.
A consultant advises Kate on caring for Jack. Kate commits to Jack living a life without limits. Toby secretly exercises at a gym. Kate helps Kevin and Jack bond, and encourages Kevin to take a job in Chicago. He instead visits Nicky and gives him the ficus he has cared for in recovery.
- 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
- Caitlin Thompson as Madison Simons
- Kaz Womack as Toddler Kevin
- Ca'Ron Jaden Coleman as Toddler Randall
- Isabella Rose Landau as Toddler Kate
- Rosalind Chao as Anna
- M. Night Shyamalan as M. Night Shyamalan
- Carter Sand as Stewart
- Lleythan Crosby as Renard
- Milton T.J. Taylor as Keith
- Sicily Fontaine as Carrie
- Audrey Casson as Jessica P
- Shawana Carter as Stylist
- Ruben Vernier as PA
- Travis Greer as Town Car Driver
Notes and Trivia
- This episode scored 7.44 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"|