A Manny-Splendored Thing
This Is Us Season 2



Critic Ratings: 10
Critics Consensus

"A Manny-Spelndored Thing" digs deeper, creatively incorporating time in search of authenticity -- all while setting up an inevitably heartbreaking moment for the Pearson's and viewers alike.

Episode Info

The entire Pearson family visits Kevin in Los Angeles for a "Manny" taping. In other events, Jack confronts his demons in the wake of his fight with Rebecca.

Cast & Crew

Mandy Moore
Rebecca Pearson
Milo Ventimiglia
Jack Pearson
Sterling K. Brown
Randall Pearson
Chrissy Metz
Kate Pearson
Justin Hartley
Kevin Pearson
Chris Sullivan
Toby Damon
Eris Baker
Tess Pearson
Faithe Herman
Annie Pearson
Hannah Zeile
Teenage Kate Pearson
Jon Huertas
Miguel Rivas
Logan Shroyer
15 Year Old Kevin
Mackenzie Hancsicsak
10 Year Old Kate
Parker Bates
10 Year Old Kevin
Lonnie Chavis
10 Year Old Randall
Tom Lommel
Lundy Co-Worker
Mark Cohen
Warm Up Guy
John Shelton
Jewelry Store Clerk
Abigail Zoe Lewis
Little Manny Girl
Ajgie Kirkland
Boxing Ring Employee
Dan Fogelman
Executive Producer
Jess Rosenthal
Executive Producer
Charlie Gogolak
Executive Producer
John Requa
Executive Producer
Glenn Ficarra
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for A Manny-Splendored Thing

It was like that time George Clooney returned to ER. If you're not familiar with the reference, get familiar because it came up often.

Mar 13, 2018 | Full Review…

"A Manny-Splendored Thing," the show digs a little deeper.

Mar 9, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The writers of This Is Us seem determined to dismantle our perception of the perfect Pearsons this season.

Mar 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Beth and Randall are the best of us. They're also the best of Us. See what I did there? Even when This Is Us is at its schmaltziest, we can always count on Beth and Randall to provide an affecting and authentic look at marriage.

Mar 9, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The golden rule of writing is that it requires specificity to feel universal, but This Is Us somehow manages to subvert that advice without losing its emotional heft.

Mar 9, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The show has been creative in the ways it incorporates time, but this week's episode takes it to a whole other level.

Jun 15, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

You might not think that you'd ever hunger for the comic relief of seeing a grown man wear a diaper, but by the end of this week's This Is Us, that visual becomes comedy manna to your heartsick soul.

Mar 12, 2018 | Full Review…

OK, Toby, you can stay.

Mar 9, 2018 | Full Review…

While last week had us all sobbing over the big reveal, this week definitely moved towards setting up the plot to show us just how we got to This Is Us' most heartbreaking moment.

Mar 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Kevin's scenes were important because viewers witnessed a side of him previously unseen.

Oct 3, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…