On the Big Three's 37th birthday, Randall is determined to adopt a baby, but is convinced by Beth that he can honor William's legacy just as well by adopting an older child. Kate attempts to audition as a singer; she first leaves the audition because she sees only skinny women there, but decides to come back and go through with it. She is rejected, not because of her weight, but because of her inexperience. Kevin and Toby argue about how close Kevin is with Kate; Toby says he should be the one Kate goes to; Kevin admits that she originally told him about his father's death. In the past, Rebecca takes the Big Three to a movie, in the aftermath of Jack and Rebecca's argument. Later, Rebecca urges Jack to come home. Jack admits his alcoholism is out of hand. The aftermath of a house fire is shown, while Rebecca sits crying in her car, with Jack's belongings in a bag by her side.
Kevin is invited back for the 100th episode of The Manny, unbeknownst to Kevin, as way to embarrass him for the way he quit. Randall, Beth, the girls, Rebecca and Miguel all make the trip from New York to see the taping of this new episode. Randall begins to second guess fostering an older child because he is worried that whomever they end up with will have issues that are too complicated to handle. Kate gets an offer for her first gig, but because she does not want her mother to criticize or find fault with her performance, she asks both Rebecca and Toby not to follow her. They do, which leads to Kate confronting Rebecca about how she always treated her. When Rebecca looks to Toby for support afterwards, he makes it clear he is on Kate's side, which wins Rebecca's approval. Beth chats with Kevin after the episode is taped, and learns that Randall only risked failure once, in asking her out, which he did with Kevin's help. Beth reassures Randall they can go through with their plan, and with that new determination, Randall prepares to let his children know what they have decided to do. In the past, Kate speaks ill of Rebecca after she brings Jack home. This leads Jack to confess that both he and his father had a problem with alcoholism. Where Jack previously privately overcame his problem by boxing, he allows Rebecca to take him to an AA meeting, which he had previously avoided.