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Unhinged is the third episode of the fourth season and the 57th overall episode of This Is Us.

Short Summary

Randall is confronted with a tough choice. Kate and Toby adjust to their new home. Miguel and Jack's friendship solidifies.

Full Summary

Starting junior high, Randall suffers his first panic attack upon receiving a dress code violation. Kevin forges Rebecca's signature on the slip, and convinces the family to watch Arsenio Hall together to remedy Randall's pop culture deficit. Jack makes a mistake at work; Miguel saves Jack's job by threatening to quit; Jack pledges to support Miguel whenever needed.

In the present, Nicky suffers a setback when his VA therapist is transferred, leading to his vandalism; Nicky may avoid jail time by continuing therapy. Kevin bonds with Cassidy's son Matty in the waiting room. When Kevin takes Nicky to an AA meeting, Cassidy is there; she, Nicky, then Kevin laugh at Kevin's egocentrism.

Kate is stunned but ultimately supportive of Toby's fitness. Her new neighbor Gregory's seemingly unreasonable demand about where Toby parks his car is actually critical for Gregory's post-stroke recovery; Kate joins Gregory for a walk.

Randall prioritizes his constituents over socializing with other officials. His experienced assistant advises him to fire Jae-Won; instead, Randall fires her, embracing his and Jae-Won's outsider status.

Malik tells Deja about Janelle; Deja confides this to Tess, then Tess admits her unexpected lack of confidence in being "out" at her new school.


Main Cast

Guest Stars

  • Jennifer Morrison as Cassidy Sharp
  • Tim Jo as Jae-Won Yoo
  • Timothy Omundson as Gregory
  • Brandon Scott as Cory Lawrence
  • Carlease Burke as Bernice
  • Aynsley Bubbico as Shay
  • Noah Salsbury Lipson as Matty Sharp
  • Freedom Bridgewater as Morris
  • Lauren Burns as Debbie
  • David Grant Wright as Pritchard
  • Kian Morr as Curtis
  • Time Winters as Dr. Patterson
  • Misha Gonz-Cirkl as Dr. Ruiz
  • Irina Dubova as Mrs. Hansen
  • Teresa Tharp as Group Leader
  • Ray Dennis as Blue-Collar Worker
  • Cailin McDonald as Middle-Aged Woman
  • Maurice Warfield as Old Man
  • Karlton Johnson as Handyman
  • Antonio De Lima as Police Officer
  • Thomas Silcott as Administrator
  • Nina Gosiengfiao as Hostess


Song Performer Scene

Notes and Trivia

  • This episode scored 7.25 million viewers.
  • First appearance of Timothy Omundson as Gregory.
  • First appearance of Brandon Scott as Cory Lawrence.


Episode Stills


See Also

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