The Strange “This Is Us” Switch Up.
The “This Is Us” lovers are starting to feel like Miguel is starting to grow on them, something that they thought they would never feel. This is however the case as in (Season 2, Episode 11) where the Pearson clan is sitting in a circle, looking all uncomfortable as an addiction specialist guides kelvin towards opening up a group dialogue. Normally, they would be holding a family get-together at Randal’s sprawling mansion or at Kate and Toby’s sweet apartment.
This therapy is a result of the spiraling alcohol addicted to both pain killers and fame Kevin deciding to embark on a fast-speed highway drive with Tess, Beth and Randal’s young daughter, at the back seat. A possible scenario was with Kelvin entering into what seemed as a wreck but the writers knew that our hearts would not handle that. Beth and Randal had just had to watch their foster daughter Deja re-unite with her biological mom and loosing Tess was not an option here.
A cop pulls him up and when we pick back up with him, he had been in the rehab for three months trying to do right by himself and the people around him that he had hurt.
This is what leads to this family affair that is for family meaning that Beth, Toby and Miguel are not invited. They go to a bar for the whole afternoon which Toby thinks is not right given the circumstances. It is during this session that we learn that Kevin feels ousted by the family. Everyone is busy with one thing or the other and he feels like a third wheel always so that makes him look for attention in media to get the admiration he didn’t get in his youth.
Essentially, it is the basic law of attraction at play now as Kelvin has focused his whole life on nabbing that ever important piece of the spotlight propelling himself towards mass recognition that does not replace the earlier neglect. Miguel, the new one to the group is married to his best friend’s wife although he is all sweet to the Pearson’s family. Not just any best friend, Jack Pearson’s who is too perfect for anyone to stand up to or as they like to refer to it, “no-fly zone”. Just like Kevin, Miguel knows his place which he has made peace with and knows that to change it would means changing everything including the very thing that brings the Pearson together. The difference is that, Kelvin will continue to unravel it until he makes amends and heal while Miguel on the other hand might just be the person to sew everything back together.
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