Dan Snierson
October 17, 2016 AT 05:35 PM EDT

On the last episode of This Is Us, Kevin grabbed a red-eye flight to New York, with visions of theater success dancing in his head. Tuesday’s episode of the NBC dramedy will find the former star of The Manny (played by Justin Hartley) bumping up against the reality of those stage dreams, when he auditions for a pretentious off-Broadway play starring a chilly British actress named Olivia Maine (Salem‘s Janet Montgomery). It’s never a good idea to show up late to your audition, call the playwright a screenwriter, and and then, when she corrects you on that, respond with, “Well, you know, I mean, you gotta start somewhere.” There’s even a Trump joke in here.

Check out this first look scene from “The Pool,” which airs at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

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