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. 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. 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. Tess’s parents had just been through a heartbreak of having to re-unite their foster daughter to her biological mom and that meant that Tess is all they had.
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 us to this Pearson’s family thing that Miguel, Beth and Toby are not invited. They therefore had to look for a place to spend the afternoon, a bar, that Toby thinks is ironic. 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.
So really the law of attraction is at play here as Kevin has been looking for what he never got from the family, from the mass but that doesn’t change things. 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. 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.