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I can't help but feel like we're building towards something really big here, and I'm anxious for it.
This week's "This Is Us" episode is brought to you by: *stupid gender roles and how they teach boys and men the only acceptable way to deal with emotions is to stuff them down and ignore them!
I'm definitely convinced that things are going to be totally fine for the growing Pearsons.
It beautifully presents a shared narrative that has until now been internalized: Randall on Jack, Kevin on Jack, Randall on William, and Jack on his dad. We also see how their pain has affected the women in their lives.
This week's This Is Us draws parallels both heartwarming and more-than-vaguely troubling between the modern Pearson family and its forebears.
It doesn't help that Ron Howard unknowingly piles fatherly anxiety on Kevin moments before filming a rescue scene with Sylvester Stallone.
Yet the outsize nature of his appearance inevitably detracts from the heavy, emotional, complicated stuff he's walking in on, creating a strange mixture of stargazing and therapy session that goes down a little, well, Rocky.
Here's a weird, fun sentence: Sylvester Stallone made me tear up while watching This Is Us.
"Déjà Vu" is an episode full of interesting ideas that spreads itself a little too thin in an effort to fit them all in.