Why Miguel Could Be the Good Guy Here
The lovers of “This Is Us” can tell you that Miguel actually starting to grow up is a statement thy never thought they would 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 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. 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.
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 what leads us to this Pearson’s family thing that Miguel, Beth and Toby are not invited. They go to a bar for the whole afternoon which Toby thinks is not right given the circumstances. Kevin gets all the deep motions that he had and we can clearly see that he 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. As the other three are drinking, we focus on the Miguel, that is so sweet to the Pearson’s but we cannot ignore 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 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.