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Thanksgiving is the perfect party to represent the Pearsons. You have all that grateful thing going on, that takes care of the serious side of We are, but it is also a holiday in which you exceed food as much as alcohol, which sometimes makes you lower your guard and release years of suppressed emotions at the table. It is what happens when the turkey and the cake occupy all the space in which you have been putting your feelings for years. The emotional improvement that sometimes comes with having to share a meal with your whole family works well for We are.
This year, This is youHe celebrates his holidays with a lot of Thanksgiving from different periods of time. However, is not that the case of the Pearsons? Why have a Thanksgiving when you can have six? But after all the turkey has gone, I must admit that this year I am very grateful for Miguel. Luckily for us, we spent not one but two Thanksgiving with Jack's best friend.
The first takes place in the late 1990s, the last Thanksgiving before Jack dies. It's good to know that the last Thanksgiving Rebecca and the kids that they had with Jack was good. Everyone is mocking playfully and Randall is working on his college essay on the person who most affected his life (everyone thinks that the easiest way is to write about the fireman who took him to the hospital, but in truth Randall's fashion, he has more meaningful plans, even at age 17, man had a thing for emotional discourses) Everything is very sweet and fun for everyone … except Miguel. Poor Miguel! This is his first Thanksgiving since his divorce and Shelley has the children, so he has been invited to spend the day with the Pearsons. The boy arrives hot, both physically and emotionally, he is arguing with his ex because she does not allow him to talk with his children. That, along with getting a front row seat for the Pearsons at Bliss, proves to be too much, and Miguel needs to take a self-imposed time.
Leave it to your best friend and motivational trainer in the retainer Jack to help make things right. Miguel worries that it's too late for him; He spent so much time working that he lost the opportunity to have a relationship with Andy and Amber. But Jack says no! It's never too late! He tells his friend to fight like hell to keep his children in his life. He does not want to be 65 or have any relationship with his grandchildren (which is very uncomfortable for us, since we know that some of Miguel's grandchildren will also be Jack's). Everything ends with Miguel crying and promising to be better, which is really what you register when you become friends with Jack Pearson.
It's a good Miguel-Jack scene in itself, but it's really there to shape what's happening in the present: Miguel and Rebecca are spending part of Thanksgiving with Miguel's children. Finally! We still have no idea how things ended between Rebecca and Shelley (I'm patiently waiting for that scene), but at least now we know what's going on with Miguel and his adult children.
In summary: things are not good. He hardly sees them, but not for lack of trying. He has been excluded from their lives. AmberJane the virginYara Martinez, who recently adopted a son with her husband Connor, mostly seems sad about the state of their father-daughter relationship. Andy (Will Rubio) is a spiteful bitch and I'm living for that. Not because I wish bad for Miguel and Rebecca (you know it's the opposite, dear reader!), But because I enjoy the drama. When Connor has a minor allergic reaction to Rebecca's garrison (the guy is totally fine), and Andy simply says, "First you steal my father from my mother and now you try to kill my brother-in-law? Sorry, too soon? "Oh, guys, I laughed so much, it's good to know that the Pearsons are not the only ones who explode with emotional baggage at all times.
The advantage of this tense family meal is that BFF Miguel has a moment to shine. Oh no, sir, it will not make your son not respect his wife. Also, he will not apologize for being with Rebecca. They found themselves after suffering an indescribable pain and helped each other to heal. They take each other's hands throughout this speech and, all of a sudden, all those fools at that table feel exactly like we did for so long: in shock, they had no idea that they had been in the presence of this true American hero . We appreciate you, Miguel!
Amber takes her father's hand, so it looks like she's in a reconciliation, but Andy's anger may need more time. In any case, now that Amber and Andy are real people, let's hope there is a small mix of Pearson-Rivas in the past and in the present. You know that somewhere along the way there was cross-pollination among all these children, so the meeting will surely be uncomfortable, dramatic and wonderful (for us). All I want for Christmas is to see the wedding of Rebecca and Miguel, you know?
Miguel's Thanksgiving may not have been the most fun, but he seems to be productive! Fortunately, they manage to leave that dining room full of tension and go to Randall's house for dessert. On what planet would you think a Pearson Thanksgiving would be the least dramatic option, but here we are?
However, I guess it's not drama free to everyone Participants.
Kate and Toby are left in charge of cooking, while Randall and his family head to a homeless shelter in Philadelphia for a campaign event. All that becomes a disaster when Beth and Jae win the head and Randall makes it clear that he will always side with Beth because she is his wife. That does not sit well with any of his employees: Jae-won for obvious reasons and Beth because Randall swore to him that this was not a work of sorrow. Everyone is angry with Randall and his favorite holidays too!
The things in your house are no less stressful. Toby is left alone in the kitchen and fails completely. He ends up having to order food to go and "save Thanksgiving." They do not show us how Randall reacts when he returns home to find his precious decimated turkey, but I imagine it involves some sharp shouting. The important part, however, is the reason. why Toby is left alone to cook a whole complicated meal: Aunt Kate is busy attending to Tess, who has had her period for the first time.
Honestly, I can not imagine anything more alarming than realizing that you are having your first period and you are immediately with Toby. But Kate takes care of that, and she has a good heart with her niece. During this talk, Tess goes out with her aunt. The relief on her face when Kate responds so normally is the most precious thing that happens in all the time. Tess is not ready to tell her parents yet, but you can bet that once she does, we will all feel excited. Prepare your tears now, people.
• The most charming of all Thanksgiving is surely Thanksgiving when William and Jesse met and started falling in love with each other. Although I have to wonder what is the end of showing something like this. Is Jesse appearing in the present? Maybe in the story of the Randall campaign?
• We took a look at Thanksgiving in Vietnam and learned that Jack received The necklace after helping to heal a wound in the foot of the woman's son. We also learn that Nicky is fighting even under Jack's care. He refuses to help Jack with the boy and reminds his older brother that women and children here are also the enemy. Things are really grim with Nicky and they will only get worse. What a great time for us.
• There is a nice yarn woven throughout Deja and her mother, who is approaching Thanksgiving. Leave the cure!
• Rebecca responds to Andy's sarcastic comments about Kevin's movie with his Rotten Tomatoes score (94%) and it is truly a blessed moment to be alive.
• Hey, all that "Rebecca is crying REALLY for an onion and not because Jack is dead" was very uncool. I know that this program likes to manipulate us emotionally, but too far, show!
• Question: Is your first Thanksgiving period worse because you have to deal with a house full of family members or the best because it is a holiday that encourages you to binge? Argue!
• As is tradition, Randall reminds us once again that a Thanksgiving Dad is a Hot Dad who appears wearing only his boxer shorts for a full scene. I modify my previous statement: this is why I am most grateful.