The most telling moment so far of This Is Us’s third season happened not in its recent mid-season finale, but back in Episode 8, when Randall Pearson learns that his wife Beth has a group chat with his stepfather Miguel and his brother-in-law Toby.
“It’s mostly gifs,” Beth explains, “but sometimes we talk about how messed up y’all are.”
Because really, the Pearsons are kind of messed up.
If there was a scale for outsized, long-lasting reactions to dead parents and that scale went from Luke Skywalker to Batman, the entire Pearson family would rank somewhere juuuust below the Dark Knight. And it is…exhausting. It is exhausting to watch this family refuse to budge from their sanctified image of Jack, and their obsession with his ideals is destroying them all. Read more…
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