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. 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. 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. A possible scenario was with Kelvin entering into what seemed as a wreck but the writers knew that our hearts would not handle that. 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 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. During the session, the very deeply emotions of Kevin always feeling ousted by the family comes to head. This led to him looking for the admiration and the attention on the media that he never got from his family that was on everyone’s case except his leaving him feeling like a third wheel.
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.