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The Pool: Part Two is the second episode of the fourth season and the 56th overall episode of This Is Us.

Short Summary

Beth and Randall adjust to life in Philadelphia. Jack and Rebecca take the big three to the pool.

Full Summary

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.


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Notes and Trivia

  • This episode scored 7.44 million viewers.


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See Also

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