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Songbird Road: Part One 

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Rebecca and the Big Three reckon with secrets Jack kept from them; Jack's Vietnam story continues to be revealed.

Director:

Chris Koch

Writers:

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

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 (credit only)
Jon Huertas ... Miguel Rivas
Melanie Liburd ... Zoe Baker (credit only)
Niles Fitch ... 17 Year Old Randall (credit only)
Logan Shroyer ... 17 Year Old Kevin (credit only)
Hannah Zeile ... 17 Year Old Kate (credit only)
Mackenzie Hancsicsak ... 11 Year Old Kate
Parker Bates ... 11 Year Old Kevin
Lonnie Chavis ... 11 Year Old Randall
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Storyline

Two road trips, nearly thirty years apart, to 2125 Songbird Road, Bradford, Pennsylvania are shown. The first, in 1992, is by Jack after receiving what is listed as the final postcard from Nick, the trip under the guise of a business trip to Trenton. Because of that postcard, Jack feels the need to have one last conversation with his little brother to tie up loose ends. The second, in present day, is by the Big Three, as Kevin has just told the rest of the family that Nick was not killed in the war as Jack had told them, and Kevin who discovered that Nick was still living at that address as recently as one year ago. Rebecca, emotionally, cannot handle making the trip as she deals with her role in Jack's lie, whether it was an all out lie or the real truth of it being a lie partly out of omission. The Three are uncertain if Nick is still there, and if he is, what he will say if he does talk to them. Jack and the Three, on their respective trip, will end up having the same dilemma on ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Vietnamese

Release Date:

22 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

During the 1992 flashback of Jack visiting Nicky, Nicky offers Jack Nesquik, but the Nestlee company did not change Quik to Nesquik until 1999 (7 years later). When Nicky is stirring the drink, you can see a container of Quik, with 1992 or similar design. See more »

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Young Nicky has green eyes, old Nicky has brown eyes. See more »

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References Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

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Die in Peace
(uncredited)
Written by Dj Champion
Performed by Dj Champion
[Played as the Big Three return to Nick's trailer]
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This Is What Quality TV Looks Like In Every Possible Way
25 January 2019 | by fonofanaticalSee all my reviews

Sometimes an event occurs that when it is over, you just sit there dazed in amazement. This episode "Songbird Road: Part One" is one such event. Often TV shows will rely on sex or violence to boost ratings. But "This Is Us" takes a different approach by creatively weaving a story of a family through the decades and then telling that story from the perspective of different family members from their life lens as children and then as adults.

This episode is the epitome of outstanding story-telling. The story is excellently told using different time lines, amazing acting (even secondary characters), perfect scripting, and phenomenal camera work. Yes, the adjectives are appropriate!

If you want a lot of action, if you want laugh tracks and silly comedy, if you want blood or thrills, this series and this episode are not for you. But if you value a powerful drama that displays the human condition in its natural form.... with the struggles, emotions, achievements, failures and victories.... then you will not find a better series anywhere. This episode "Songbird Road: Part One" is the Mount Everest of TV drama. It is hard to imagine that any TV drama could be any better than what was shown and achieved in this particular episode!


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