'This Is Us' Season 6 Episode 8: Kevin's 'emotional' journey of being an underdog
The previous episode of ‘This Is Us’ showed viewers how the Pearson Family got together and celebrated their last Thanksgiving. It was an emotional night for everyone as Rebecca (Mandy Moore) told everyone what was going to happen if her condition worsens and who was going to take care of her if Miguel is not around. She also told the Big Three to live fearlessly and take chances.
Now, it’s time to know about the lives of the Big Three, individually, and we start with none other than Kevin Pearson (Justin Hartley). Kevin did make some mistakes in his life, but he has been an underdog all his life. So, we get to know that his life hasn’t been the same after telling Sophie (Alexandra Breckenridge) about the cheating incident. When he was really young, his dream was to jump into the swimming pool from the diving board and he would visit the public pool with his family. That’s why the pool is his comforting place.
In the present scenario, he takes the challenge to take his twins to the cabin where Uncle Nicky and Edie are present. He wants to prove himself as a father. On the other hand, Cassidy is also there with her son. Everything is going smooth until Kevin gets a phone call in the middle of the night saying Cassidy has got injured in a car accident. He checks her room and she is not present there.
During his younger years, he believed that he belonged to the shallow end because he was shallow and stupid. The only thing he had in his life was Sophie and he blew it. At that time, he told Randall and Kate that he is thinking of quitting the field of acting and becoming something like dad.
Elsewhere, we see Kevin spending the night at the hospital for Cassidy, who got a fracture on the left side of her upper body and some injury on her face. But she’s out of danger. While sitting outside, he struck a conversation with the other person waiting for his wife and admitted that Cassidy is the only person, except his family, that he truly cares about. He also revealed that he wants to be the man who does all the things right, but how does any know that whatever he or she is doing is right or wrong? At that time, the nurse calls him and says that he can meet his friend. While talking, he said that he won’t bug her with questions and he’s just going to sit here and be with her.
Cassidy is a war veteran and served in Afghanistan in Intelligence. She confessed that she goes out for a drive when she’s not able to sleep and calm herself down. She feels really bad about the people she has left behind, but last night was really good with everybody. To live the happy time a little longer, she went for a drive and didn’t find the sleep. She cried like a baby and Kevin got really emotional while hearing her story.
The episode ends with Kevin talking to the twins and telling them how his father would have made the cabin if he had the time. In the last moments of the episode, we see Kevin taking the twins back to his mother and on the plane, he has finally got the experience of how he wants to be around his kids. One of the air hostesses tells him that he’s good, to which, Kevin replies “I’m getting there.”
'This Is Us' Season 6 returns to NBC with a new episode every Tuesday at 9 pm EST.