This Is Us (2016– )
1 user 2 critic

The Big Day 

1:39 | Trailer
As Rebecca's pregnancy drags on, she forgets Jack's birthday, Nathan copes with his grief, and Randall inadvertently intervenes in a difficult marriage.


Ken Olin


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





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Milo Ventimiglia ... Jack Pearson
Mandy Moore ... Rebecca Pearson
Sterling K. Brown ... Randall Pearson (credit only)
Chrissy Metz ... Kate Pearson (credit only)
Justin Hartley ... Kevin Pearson (credit only)
Susan Kelechi Watson ... Beth Pearson (credit only)
Chris Sullivan ... Toby Damon (credit only)
Ron Cephas Jones ... William Hill (credit only)
Jon Huertas ... Miguel Rivas
Virginia Kull ... Samantha
Brian Oblak ... Joe
Jermel Nakia ... Young William
Lonnie Chavis ... 9 Year Old Randall
Susan Blakely ... Anne
Chad Morgan ... Alli Katowski


It's August 31, 1980. Three parallel stories are told. In story one, Rebecca is thirty-three weeks pregnant, and the small pleasures which both she and Jack found in her early pregnancy have changed at least for Rebecca to what seems to be the constant verge of a total emotional breakdown. Regardless, Jack is still trying to keep her spirits up in any way he can. On this day, all Rebecca wants is to be alone, she banishing Jack from the house. In doing so, she doesn't realize that it is his thirty-sixth birthday, he who was looking forward to her annual birthday gift of a sexy Marilyn Monroe styled dance to him wearing only his birthday suit. In his banishment, Jack turns to Miguel for support and advice, Miguel, a father already, who may be able to provide some wisdom out of experience. In story two, Dr. K is both looking forward and not looking forward to a visit from one of his sons, Peter, and his family. Dr. K knows that Peter and his wife Alli will once again try to get him to ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

day in episode title | See All (1) »


Comedy | Drama | Romance


TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »






Release Date:

17 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Gerald McRaney. See more »


Dr. Katowski, in his kitchen in 1980, handles a box of cereal. The cereal box contains a "Nutrition Facts Label", which was mandated for most food products under the provisions of the 1990 Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA), and was not mandatory until 1994, more than a decade after the year in which the episode was set. See more »


Dr. Nathan Katowski: It's my home, Peter. I'd appreciate if everyone spoke at full volume. Now, what's on your mind?
Peter Katowski: Dad, we're officially worried about you.
Dr. Nathan Katowski: Well, that is officially unnecessary.
Peter Katowski: We miss her, too. Dad, she's been gone for over a year.
Dr. Nathan Katowski: Fourteen months.
Alli Katowski: Nathan... you're still a young man. I mean, you're working, what, sixty hours a week at the hospital?
Dr. Nathan Katowski: I wish. That would be a vacation.
Peter Katowski: Maybe you could take a vacation.
Dr. Nathan Katowski: Please stop.
Peter Katowski: Mom's gone, dad.
See more »


References The Exorcist (1973) See more »


Performed by Davie
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed