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In “Last Christmas,” the Pearsons celebrate Christmas Eve with the triplets by rushing Kate to the ER for appendicitis. Grown up Kate goes with her mother to a consultation regarding the possibility of gastric bypass surgery. Kevin goes with Sloane to her family’s Hanukkah celebration before bringing her to Randall’s house for the Pearson family’s Christmas Eve party. Toby surprises Kate on Christmas Eve by coming to Randall’s house, and the two of them get back together. During the celebration, Toby suddenly collapses and is rushed to the hospital. Randall’s biological father, William, is revealed to be bisexual.
“Last Christmas” primarily addresses the issue of forgiveness. Randall has been struggling to forgive his mother’s betrayal. However, when he encounters a co-worker on the brink of committing suicide because of an affair, Randall talks him out of it by stressing that, given time, families can learn to forgive. Toby and Kate forgive the hurts they caused each other, and the family is reunited. This episode is emotionally heavy, and overtly mentions Jesus and the Nativity story. However, it addresses issues of depression, suicide and bisexuality. “Last Christmas” also contains a false, heretical statement by a woman, who says all religions are equally effective
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