They may be self-involved and a little whiney at times, but when times get tough, the Pearsons are always there for each other.
That sums up the tagline of This Is Us Season 3 Episode 6. While This Is Us has produced some monumental, over-the-top episodes such as This Is Us Season 3 Episode 4, it's episodes like "Kamsahamnida" that reminds us why we fell in love with the Pearsons.
Brothers and sisters. Brothers and brothers. Mothers and daughters. Fathers and sons. Husbands and wives. It's the small moments in each of these relationships that makes them so special.
"Kamsahamnida" was all about small moments. There was no war, no grandiose fire, no family therapy session. There were phone calls, walks to the park, and family lunches. It's the little things that make a family special, and the Pearsons' best moments are captured when the show focuses on the little things.
One of those little things includes the growth of Kevin and Randall's relationship. There was always a lingering tension between the two, but now that they talked it out and shared their feelings on This Is Us Season 2, the tension has disintegrated.
Now, the two are simply just brothers willing to help each other in any way they can. Anytime Kevin and Randall share a scene I can't help but smile as much as those Korean girls who were fawning all over Kevin.
The jealousy they once felt towards each other has just turned into admiration and respect. It's so beautiful that every time they share a smile, I want to burst into tears. It just makes me so happy.
I've been a little irritated with Randall recently because it felt like he was using the Councilman thing as his way to not only feel like he belonged with a black community, but also because he needs everyone to feel the same way he feels.
However, Super Kevin, unbeknownst to himself, saved Randall from himself. With Randall's brain and Kevin's muscles, Randall managed to win over the Korean population in the community and even scored himself a campaign manager.
Randall: Thanks Kev, I appreciate it, man.
Kevin: Hey man, these muscles aren't just for show. Actually, that's not true at all, they're mostly just for show.
Randall also helped Kevin figure out his own stuff. He continuously watches as Randall goes for the things he wants despite how hard it may be and doesn't give up until he gets it.
Kevin decided to take a leap of faith in his search for answers about Jack's time in Vietnam and in his relationship with Zoe. Kevin and Zoe are going to Vietnam!
I'm so ready for Zoe and Kevin's relationship to take the next step and to see Justin Hartley slay it in the Vietnam storyline. Hopefully, if This Is Us decides to continue the Vietnam story with Jack, they'll intersperse it with Kevin's discoveries.
An episode of that nature would really give Justin Hartley a chance to shine that he hasn't yet had.
Speaking of shining, Susan Kelechi Watson once again knocked it out of the ballpark and showed a side of vulnerability that's yet to be seen from Beth.
An already broken hearted Beth had to deal with her children being absolute brats. The fact that she didn't snap at them sooner shows me how strong-willed she is. Who knew selling girl guide cookies brought out the worst in kids? Remind me to never sign up my kids for that.
Fortunately, the one kid who usually causes Beth and Randall the most stress was actually the voice of reason and encouragement for Beth. Deja has really matured since her adoption, and it's nice to see her be there for Beth like Beth has always been there for her.
Deja: He loves you like he's in a Disney movie or something. He hears tiny forest animals singing or playing kazoos or something, whenever you walk into a room. But if you're sad, then you should talk to him. He'll tell you-you're exceptional and he'll say it so easy that you'll believe it.
Beth: Wow you are really good at these talks.
Deja: Living in this house for a while, you find your way around a talk.
Once Randall got home, he finally saw the pain in Beth's eyes and knew something was wrong with her. It's kind of frustrating that it took him so long to realize that Beth was hurting, but at least he finally noticed.
Randall, who just like Jack always has to have a solution to everything, asked Beth to be a part of his campaign team, which she agreed to. While it seems like all is good with them right now, I don't know if that will be the case for long.
Beth might be tired of Randall's quick-fix schemes when he should have instead just listened to her instead of trying to figure out a solution. Randall's hastiness could cause a rift in his marriage.
And to think I once declared them my OTP, and now I'm worried about their marriage. That's messed up of you to make me feel this way, This Is Us!
One marriage I won't have to worry about, at least for the time being, is that of Kate and Toby. Kate has totally turned her attitude around in just a few episodes.
She started off SThis Is us Season 3 being so self-absorbed, but now that she knows that Toby's going through a really tough time, she's stepped up and is leaning on her mother instead of pushing her away like she always used to do.
I really enjoyed Kate and Rebecca's talks over the phone. Just like Kevin and Randall, their relationship has evolved for the better. It's much more preferable to see Kate asking for her mother's advice rather than Rebecca trying to force her advice onto Kate.
Kate's relationship with her mom is better than ever, and in a weird way so is her relationship with Toby. Every time a problem arises for Kate, Toby has always been there.
Everybody including Kate and Toby didn't know if Kate could do the same for Toby when he needed her during his darkest time. It turns out she can be, and she's actually quite good at it.
Ever since I was a little girl, I needed to be taken care of. First, when I was a little chubby kid I needed to be coddled. And then as a teenager, whose dad died, I needed to be comforted all the time. I'm 38-years-old and I still call my mom for advice when I'm going through a rough spot. And you, you've talked me off of more emotional ledges then I can count. But the truth is I'm strong. And the things that I have been through have made me tough as hell. So if you think that this is going to scare me away, you got another thing coming. I'm going to get you through this Tobe, and if you fall back again, I'm going to be right here and pick you back up. In sickness and health, for better or worse, I'm talking forever.Kate
Toby and Kate aren't the only couple on This Is Us in a good place right now, either. Jack and Rebecca are probably at the peak of their marriage when Jack comes home with a black eye he received in a boxing match.
Rebecca was obviously upset, more so when she sees Jack teaching Randall how to box. All's well that ends well when Randall admitted to Jack the only reason he wanted to learn to box was so he could be more like Jack.
Lonnie Chavis who plays Young Randall might be the cutest child actor in the world right now. I just wanted to give him a hug, he's so adorable and sweet.
It's really enjoyable to see Jack and Rebecca during that time in their lives. There is always so much love in their eyes every time there is a scene with them together, but when the kids are at that age, there's just a magic that exists between them that feels very real.
You in a nightgown with boxing gloves on is a fantasy I didn't even know I was missing.Jack
During their brief conversation, Jack tells Rebecca a story about his brother and there was a bit of shock in her eyes.
Rebecca doesn't really talk to her kids about Jack's past, but I wonder -- how much does she actually know? How much did Jack tell her throughout their marriage?
It may seem like This Is Us has explored all there is to explore in their romance, but then they drop little tidbits like that one leaving me wanting more Jack and Rebecca moments.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again; there is no couple more perfect for each other than Jack and Rebecca Pearson.
What did you think of "Kamsahamnida"?
What do you think Kevin will uncover about Jack during his trip to Vietnam?
Do you think Beth working with Randall on the campaign will solve their marital issues or only make things worse?
How proud of Kate are you right now?
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Brandon Viera was a staff writer for TV Fanatic. He retired in May 2019..