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Three Sentences 

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Jack and Rebecca throw three separate birthday parties; Toby helps Kevin with a romantic gesture; Kate gets a new plan; Randall helps William with his bucket list.


Chris Koch


Dan Fogelman (created by), Joe Lawson | 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
Ron Cephas Jones ... William Hill
Milana Vayntrub ... Sloane Sandburg
Alexandra Breckenridge ... Sophie
Hari Dhillon ... Sanjay Jahiri
Niles Fitch ... 15 Year Old Randall
Logan Shroyer ... 15 Year Old Kevin
Hannah Zeile ... 15 Year Old Kate
Parker Bates ... 10 Year Old Kevin


It's Kevin, Kate and Randall's tenth birthday. Unlike the joint parties their parents usually throw them complete with children's games like pin the tail on the donkey, Kevin and Kate request separate preteen bordering on teenaged themed parties, with which Randall goes along. This request, which their parents oblige, marks what Jack in particular sees as a turning point in their lives as a family. On Jack's initiative, Jack and Rebecca contemplate having more children seeing that their first three are moving onto another stage of their lives. Beyond what Jack and Rebecca see as issues with the resulting parties - some which affect them more than their children, and some which affect their children more than them - the goings-on mark some true turning points in their family dynamic. Kevin, in particular, has what will end up as a defining moment in his life. And Jack and Rebecca decide by the end of the parties if another child is what they really want at this point in their lives. In... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

24 January 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?


At about 3 minutes in Randall comes into the bedroom and says, "Are we all getting checked for lice again?" In North America, black people do not get lice. The texture of their hair makes it impossible for the lice to hold on. It would be unnecessary for him to be checked. Note: Apparently the above is a myth. Anyone can get lice. Refer to See more »


Toby states that he "went to a dinner party once with the guy who came in eighth on Carrie Underwood's season of Idol". That would be the fourth season of American Idol in which the eighth place contestant was Nadia Turner, a woman, not a man. See more »


Rebecca Pearson: [Jack is watching an old home movie] Where'd you find this?
Jack Pearson: Pulled it up from the basement. God, wasn't Randall so cute?
Rebecca Pearson: [playfully hitting him] He is still cute.
Jack Pearson: He's fine. He was cuter when he was five.
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References Westworld (2016) See more »


Written by Reggie Lucas
Performed by Madonna
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