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A Father's Advice 

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The Big Three celebrate their 37th birthdays, and make changes in their lives; Jack and Rebecca pick up the pieces after their fight.


Ken Olin


Dan Fogelman (created by), Dan Fogelman | 2 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
Eris Baker ... Tess Pearson


The season two premiere picks up during the Big 3's 37th birthdays as Randall and Beth debate a big life change, Kate takes the first step in pursuing a new passion and Kevin balances the demands of his career and relationship. Meanwhile, Jack and Rebecca deal with the fallout of their big fight.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

26 September 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?


The ending was shot a week and a half before the episode aired. See more »


A flashback shows William typing a poem for Randall. The page says "Advice not givem" instead of the correct line "Advice not given. See more »


Randall Pearson: I love my parents. I loved them together. But I don't want to be them. My mother said there's no such thing as a perfect marriage. But on that, I have to disagree with my mother.
Beth Pearson: I didn't think that was allowed.
Randall Pearson: Today, I'm allowing it. Because we're perfect, Beth. And I know this, you see, because I'm a perfectionist. So that's kind of my bag, you know? Been chasing after it my entire life. Perfection. And I fail... and I fail, and I fail and... the failure leads to self-doubt and self-loathing...
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References Top Chef (2006) See more »


Nothing Compares 2 U
Written by Prince
Performed by Chrissy Metz & Ashley Loren
[Kate then Amber sings the song at the audition]
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Back with a Bang
28 September 2017 | by rpetersrSee all my reviews

Probably their best episode ever. The last two scenes and parting shot is really heart-wrenching. Brilliantly acted too. Milo Ventimiglia's understated acting affects the scenes in the best way. It's funny how they've made us aware of the demise from the first season but we're still on the edge of our seats hoping it won't come.

I really love how they show depth to even the least complicated relationships.

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