The Strange “This Is Us” Switch Up.
People that follow the series “This Is Us” are starting to think that Miguel is growing on them, a statement they never thought they would ever use. However, this is what is happening as in (Season 2, Episode 11) as the person family is sitting in a circle with an addiction specialist guiding Kelvin on how to start a group dialogue. On a normal occasion, this would be a family gathering at one of the Pearson’s lavishing homes.
This therapy came after a drunk Kelvin, who is addicted to both painkillers and fame, decided to drive full speed with Tess, Beth and Randal’s young daughter, at the back seat. We all thought that we would see Kevin entering into what appeared to be a wreck but the writer knew that we would not have taken it. The couple had just had to go through uniting their foster daughter Deja to her biological mother and loosing Tess would have been too much.
Instead, Kevin is pulled up by a cop and when we pick back up with him, he has been in the rehab facility for three months working to reverse the damage he has done to himself and people around him.
This is why we are having the Pearson’s meeting which is a family thing meaning that Beth, Miguel and Toby are not invited. They therefore spend the afternoon drinking in bar which Toby thinks is ironic considering the circumstances. During the session, the very deeply emotions of Kevin always feeling ousted by the family comes to head. Given the fact that everyone in dealing with one thing or the other, he is left to feel as a third wheel that he says lead s to him seek for the attention and admiration room the media that he never got as a youth.
Basically, the basic law of attraction is what is at play here as Kevin is looking for what he never got to fill in the void but it never does. Miguel, who is all sweet top the Pearson’s, and a newbie to the group gets us focusing on the fact that he is married to his best friend’s wife. The Perfect Jack Pearson’s wife who nobody can compare to. What Miguel and Kevin have in common here is that they know their place in the family and also that to change that they would have to reverse the weaving of the very fabric that brings the Pearson together. The only difference is that unless Kevin makes amends and heals , he will keep unraveling it but Miguel on the other hand may be what the family needs to get back together.