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. This is however an unusual meeting for them as they would be normally having this get together at Randal’s or Kate and Toby’s nice places.
What leads to this therapy is a drunk Kelvin driving at a high speed with Tess at the back seat. It was possible for the writers to make that an accident with Tess gone but they somehow knew that we would not take 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.
This is probably why a cop pulled him up and when we see him again, he had been at the rehab for three months trying to fix the damage he had done to himself and the people that loved 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. Kevin gets all the deep motions that he had and we can clearly see that he feels ousted by the family. 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.
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. The Perfect Jack Pearson’s wife who nobody can compare to. Miguel knows his place which he is okay with and knows that to change it, it would require the reversal of the very fabric that weaves together the Pearson just like Kelvin. Their difference comes with the fact that Kevin will keep untying it until he makes amends and heals while on the other hand Miguel might just be the person to put it back together.