The Big Three have started eighth grade, and each has paired up with someone else for the day with differing results. In present day, Madison comes to a realization about her relationship with Kevin and the baggage she has thus far hidden from him. Kate and Toby meet with Ellie, this the first opportunity both sides will have to evaluate the possibility of Kate and Toby adopting Ellie's yet unborn child. Randall finds a new therapist, Dr. Vance, who issues him some homework in a "get to know you" exercise, which leads to Randall remembering back to something that happened on that previously mentioned day in eighth grade that he has never mentioned to anyone. Randall and Beth have to deal with Tess on an action she did which they know is inherently wrong but which Randall in particular can't help but admire at the same time. And on the other side of the globe, Hai spends a day with his granddaughter Linh, to who he eventually mentions the woman in the photographs in his house.
Did You Know?
Before the start of season 5, Mandy Moore
announced she was pregnant with her first child. She wears a sweater to cover up a bit of a baby bump, but in some scenes it's visible. See more