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* 1969: Nicky is drafted for the Vietnam War, and despite Jack’s efforts to help him escape to Canada, he ends up deciding to go.

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* 1969: Jack and Nicky impulsively ditch the family's usual violent Thanksgiving, and after Nicky makes a ton of money betting on football, they have five pounds of shrimp, which they decide to make a holiday tradition between themselves.
* A week after Thanksgiving,
Nicky is drafted for the Vietnam War, and despite Jack’s efforts to help him escape to Canada, he ends up deciding to go.


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* On Thanksgiving several family issues reach a tipping point. Shauna attends and raises jealousy in Beth over how well she's doing, but Deja is only put out that her mother couldn't do so well for her. Kate discovers a text message from a mysterious woman on Toby's phone who he's apparently been complaining to about her. Nicky finally introduces the five pounds of shrimp into the family's traditions for the holiday. And Rebecca goes to see a movie only to forget which one, causing her to admit she needs help.


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* Rebecca has a harrowing day trying to get flowers for Kevin's 40th birthday, ending up stranded without her phone and needing the police to deliver her. She also causes some discomfort after arriving by forgetting Kevin and Randall are now estranged.
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* Jack invites Randall's favorite teacher and black role model Mr. Lawrence to dinner, and they end up feuding over who will have more impact on Randall but ultimately come to a better understanding of the situation.



* With the insurance from the house running out, Rebecca is forced to take an entry level job, with Randall stepping up to teach her the computer programs she needs.



* Middle East veteran Cassidy Sharp suffers from PTSD upon returning home, putting a serious strain on their marriage. After hitting her son in the middle of a flashback, she starts attending meetings at the vet center, but is interrupted when a drunk Nicky throws a chair through the window after his therapist is moved to another center. Nicky gives the police Kevin’s number to call to bail him out.

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* Middle East veteran Cassidy Sharp suffers from PTSD upon returning home, putting a serious strain on their her marriage. After hitting her son in the middle of a flashback, she starts attending meetings at the vet center, but is interrupted when a drunk Nicky throws a chair through the window after his therapist is moved to another center. Nicky gives the police Kevin’s number to call to bail him out.


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* Kevin and Cassidy end up sleeping together in the emotional upheaval of her husband's continued distance. But an impassioned speech from Nicky at his hearing for the chair incident about how he's finally realized how much his family connections can improve his life convinces her to try again, and she finally gets to join them for dinner.
* Randall notices Rebecca taking an unusual amount of pictures with her phone, and then forgetting where it is, and becomes concerned about her mental state, though Rebecca harshly denies anything is wrong.

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* Rebecca pressures Jack to go golfing with Dave, where his pride is rankled at the country club members' condescending attitudes until he turns down a good job offer from one, stunting his career prospects.


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* Jack starts to teach Randall golf to prepare him for the business meetings he'll likely have, causing Randall to call him out for his privileged viewpoint trying to compare being working class to being black. They start to gain a better understanding of each other once the issue is out in the open.

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* Kevin and Sophie return for dinner, at which Kate’s boss Mark arrives and reveals they’re dating, much to Kevin and Randall’s disapproval.


* Randall calls Kevin for help asking Beth out, and the date is a disaster as he desperately tries to impress her with a fancy restaurant where they face implicit racism from the staff. But Beth is still charmed enough by him to continue the relationship.

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* Randall calls Kevin for help asking Beth out, and the date is a disaster as he desperately tries to impress her with a fancy restaurant where they face implicit racism from the staff. But Beth is still charmed asks him to not try again.
* On parents' weekend, Rebecca spots Beth and drags Randall to talk to her and Carol. Randall casually and wordlessly passes her a lemon for her Coke after seeing she likes it on their date, which impresses her
enough by to give him to continue another chance, despite Carol's disapproval. On the relationship.same weekend, Kate gets a job at a record store and Kevin calls with the bombshell that he's married Sophie.


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* 2013: Kevin gets the lead role on the sitcom "The Man-ny," in which he salvages the pilot by being able to calm down the extremely upset baby he's working with.


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* Beth opens her studio with Carol in attendance, and when the space is afflicted with the stench of a dying possum she moves the class outside rather than reschedule. The incident causes Randall to confront Carol about her disapproval of him, and she admits she realized she was wrong about that a long time ago.
* Kevin buys a trailer which he parks next to Nicky's, putting his acting career on hold while he continues to help his uncle as well as try to help fix Cassidy's marriage.

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* 1975: Jack and Rebecca are married.


* Middle East veteran Cassidy Sharp suffers from PTSD upon returning home, putting a serious strain on their marriage. After hitting her son in the middle of a flashback, she starts attending meetings at the vet center, but is interrupted when a drunk Nicky throws a chair through the window. Nicky gives the police Kevin’s number to call to bail him out.

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* Middle East veteran Cassidy Sharp suffers from PTSD upon returning home, putting a serious strain on their marriage. After hitting her son in the middle of a flashback, she starts attending meetings at the vet center, but is interrupted when a drunk Nicky throws a chair through the window.window after his therapist is moved to another center. Nicky gives the police Kevin’s number to call to bail him out.


* Randall is cited at school for being out of dress code and starts having a panic attack. He calls Kevin, who forges Rebecca's signature on his discipline slip and keeps the whole thing secret from their parents.



* Deja attends a back to school barbeque to get to know her new classmates in Philadelphia, and quickly gets a crush on teenage father Malik.

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* Deja attends a back to school barbeque barbecue to get to know her new classmates in Philadelphia, and quickly gets a crush on teenage father Malik.Malik.
* Kevin gets concerned at Nicky refusing to contact him after wiring the bail money, and eventually decides to go in person. He soon meets Cassidy while accompanying Nicky to the vet center, and again when he's driven to go to another AA meeting.


* January 20, 1980: While watching Super Bowl XIV in a bar with Miguel and his wife, Rebecca discusses how she doesn’t want kids, and Jack agrees that if he has to make a choice, it’ll be her. However, when they celebrate the Steelers’ victory by having sex in the bar bathroom, Kate becomes pregnant with triplets.

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* January 20, 1980: While watching Super Bowl XIV in a bar with Miguel and his wife, Rebecca discusses how she doesn’t want kids, and Jack agrees that if he has to make a choice, it’ll be her. However, when they celebrate the Steelers’ victory by having sex in the bar bathroom, Kate Rebecca becomes pregnant with triplets.


* A trip to the mall turns sour when the Pearsons run into Miguel, who’s wallowing over Sophie getting engaged again with all their kids present. Rebecca and Kate have their own troubles as Kate has succeeded in reaching her goal weight, but it doesn’t actually make her feel any better. Everyone gets so distracted that they forget to buy new batteries for the kitchen smoke detector.

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* A trip to the mall turns sour when the Pearsons run into Miguel, who’s wallowing over Sophie his ex-wife getting engaged again with all their kids present. Rebecca and Kate have their own troubles as Kate has succeeded in reaching her goal weight, but it doesn’t actually make her feel any better. Everyone gets so distracted that they forget to buy new batteries for the kitchen smoke detector.


* Kate graduates from community college, and when Kevin doesn’t show up she discovers him drunk in his hotel room. She insists on taking him to an AA meeting, but her water breaks on the way, two months premature.

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* Kate graduates from community college, and when Kevin doesn’t show up she discovers him drunk in his hotel room. She insists on taking him to an AA meeting, but her water breaks on the way, two months premature. Ultimately her son Jack survives, but is left legally blind.

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Randall finds out that Deja is showing signs of being intellectually gifted, which she’d been keeping secret due to finally having a stable routine to her life. Between this and having to hire someone to look after the kids with both parents working, he shocks Beth by saying she’s the one who’ll have to sacrifice her dream.

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* Randall finds out that Deja is showing signs of being intellectually gifted, which she’d been keeping secret due to finally having a stable routine to her life. Between this and having to hire someone to look after the kids with both parents working, he shocks Beth by saying she’s the one who’ll have to sacrifice her dream.


Randall decides to honor both his fathers by adopting a child himself. Beth isn’t on board, and remembering Jack and Rebecca’s big fight, he refuses to push her into it. But she comes back with her own offer that they adopt an older child.

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* Randall decides to honor both his fathers by adopting a child himself. Beth isn’t on board, and remembering Jack and Rebecca’s big fight, he refuses to push her into it. But she comes back with her own offer that they adopt an older child.


When all three kids come down with chicken pox, Janet arrives and insists on helping. But getting so much of her implicit racism toward Randall at once causes Rebecca to finally confront her over it, which Randall overhears. As she leaves, she bonds a bit more genuinely with Randall over his science project.

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* When all three kids come down with chicken pox, Janet arrives and insists on helping. But getting so much of her implicit racism toward Randall at once causes Rebecca to finally confront her over it, which Randall overhears. As she leaves, she bonds a bit more genuinely with Randall over his science project.



Rebecca sets up a full date night with Jack to rekindle their passion, and they end up having sex in the car. Heading back in, Jack picks up a stray dog outside.

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* Rebecca sets up a full date night with Jack to rekindle their passion, and they end up having sex in the car. Heading back in, Jack picks up a stray dog outside.

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