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A Manny-Splendored Thing 

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The Pearson family visits Kevin on set in Los Angeles for a "Manny" taping; Jack confronts his demons.


John Fortenberry


Dan Fogelman (created by), Dan Fogelman | 3 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Milo Ventimiglia ... Jack Pearson
Mandy Moore ... Rebecca Pearson
Sterling K. Brown ... Randall Pearson
Chrissy Metz ... Kate Pearson
Justin Hartley ... Kevin Pearson
Susan Kelechi Watson ... Beth Pearson
Chris Sullivan ... Toby Damon
Jon Huertas ... Miguel Rivas
Alexandra Breckenridge ... Sophie
Niles Fitch ... 15 Year Old Randall
Logan Shroyer ... 15 Year Old Kevin
Hannah Zeile ... 15 Year Old Kate
Mackenzie Hancsicsak ... 10 Year Old Kate
Parker Bates ... 10 Year Old Kevin
Lonnie Chavis ... 10 Year Old Randall


In the 1990s, Rebecca is able to convince Jack to come home, her want for him to do so despite his admission that he has been drinking again. The last that she knew of his drinking was approximately a decade earlier when he decided to figure out his own way to cope without alcohol. She wants them to fight his problem together this time. In present day, everyone in the family is convening on Los Angeles for a live taping of Kevin's guest appearance on The Manny, he who wants to be the big man in doing the producers this favor despite his acrimonious departure from the show. Kevin is also doing it as he feels his appearance, based on the script, is both classy and funny. Despite never having liked the show and never having thought Kevin funny, Beth is an attendee, with an added reluctance being the focus of she and Randall wanting to take in a foster child, and how and when to tell Tess and Annie. Randall, however, has kept to himself thus far that he doesn't know if he or they will be ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

3 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Kate Pearson: You overcompensate for me, mom, and you always have. And here I am, a 37 year old woman, and you still make me feel like a stupid... fat little kid.
Rebecca Pearson: I'm sorry. What have I ever done to make you feel like that?
Kate Pearson: I'm not gonna do this.
Rebecca Pearson: Kate. I want to know. What have I ever done?
Kate Pearson: You existed. It's everything about you, mom. It's not just that you're beautiful or thin. Or that you have perfect pitch even when you talk. It's everything. And you wanted a daughter like you, and I was never gonna be ...
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References The A-Team (1983) See more »


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