On its surface, economic growth data out this week will look like one for the record books. But dig in, and the picture is not as bright.
The Commerce Department is expected to report on Thursday record-setting growth in gross domestic product during the most recent quarter, reflecting pent-up demand as businesses reopened and consumers streamed back into the marketplace.
However, that won't be enough to repair all of the damage done during the spectacular collapse three months earlier.
And with coronavirus infections now on the rise again, growth is likely to slow during the final months of the year, with a new relief bill from Congress seen as highly unlikely before next week's election.
"These are numbers for the record books," said Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at the forecasting firm IHS Markit.
Behravesh, however, was less hopeful about the current quarter.
"If you pull back on a rubber band and let go, it's going to snap back. But then it kind of goes limp after that," he added. "I think we're looking at a very lackluster growth rate" in the fourth quarter of the year.