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Randall and William take a road trip to Memphis, where Randall learns about William's past.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Milo Ventimiglia ... Jack Pearson
Mandy Moore ... Rebecca Pearson (credit only)
Sterling K. Brown ... Randall Pearson
Chrissy Metz ... Kate Pearson (credit only)
Justin Hartley ... Kevin Pearson (credit only)
Susan Kelechi Watson ... Beth Pearson
Chris Sullivan ... Toby Damon (credit only)
Ron Cephas Jones ... William Hill
Jermel Nakia ... Young William
Amanda Warren ... Dorothy Hill
Brian Tyree Henry ... Ricky
Eris Baker ... Tess Pearson
Faithe Herman ... Annie Pearson
Lonnie Chavis ... 10 Year Old Randall
Jennifer C. Holmes ... Laurel


Beth is wary of Randall's plan to drive to Memphis with William, his hometown where many of his, and thus by association Randall's surviving biological relatives still live. Beth's concern is solely because of Randall's nervous breakdown happening one week ago and he only having been out of the hospital for five days. But the trip is a go on the okay by Randall's psychiatrist. With biological father and son alone on the drive, their differences - William being carefree whereas Randall is regimented - may be highlighted. Beyond Randall meeting the family he never knew, he will find that William has some very specific things he needs to do on this trip, Memphis where he has not been in approximately forty years. Due to the reasons behind some of the things he needs to do, William may find that his homecoming is not all heartwarming, mostly around not why he left Memphis for Pittsburgh, but rather he having abandoned his responsibilities in Memphis. Randall will also discover that ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

21 February 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?


Sterling K. Brown won the Emmy Award for Oustanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. See more »


When William goes into the girls' room before his trip, Annie and Tess are both asleep and lying on their left sides (you can see both of their faces). When the camera angle changes, the girls are facing each other. See more »


Randall: I used to have a bit of a 'fro.
William Hill: Nah.
Randall: Yeah, into my thirties, actually. But then I made partner, life started to get more serious. Needed to update the look. So, Tess was about three at the time. And when I came home from the barbershop that Saturday, clean-shaven, clean-cut, she took one look at me and started bawling.
[William laughs]
Randall: Damn near hyperventilated, the poor kid. And it wasn't that she didn't recognize me. It just took her a minute to see past the bricked-up front door, was all.
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Spoofs The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »


My Honey and Me
Written by John McFarland and Luther Ingram
Performed by The Emotions
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Just WOW
24 February 2017 | by chaufeurSee all my reviews

If this episode does not get to you, you have no soul. This show is the complete package that everything else on TV, cable, and any other outlet as to look at and and be very, very jealous of. Ron gives an acting lesson on every episode, and on this one, I am truly sad to see him go. I hope they have flashbacks and remembrances of him on future episodes.

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