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  • I can't believe Sophie still can't see that Kevin has a pill problem. Especially after he showed up blabbering nasty things on her doorstep! 

    Is it just me or does it seem unrealistically fast for him to have this much of a pill problem??
  • I can't believe Sophie still can't see that Kevin has a pill problem. Especially after he showed up blabbering nasty things on her doorstep! 

    Is it just me or does it seem unrealistically fast for him to have this much of a pill problem??
    I think he's had an issue before and never got help, so just got hooked again.

    I figured Sophie would see it because she's in the medical field.
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  • kimmiinthemittenkimmiinthemitten Detroit, MI
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    I can't believe Sophie still can't see that Kevin has a pill problem. Especially after he showed up blabbering nasty things on her doorstep! 

    Is it just me or does it seem unrealistically fast for him to have this much of a pill problem??
    I think he's had an issue before and never got help, so just got hooked again.

    I figured Sophie would see it because she's in the medical field.
    Although I do know for people who are genetically predisposed to addiction it can happen that fast, it feels rushed and even a bit forced to me too.

    Technically, if he had a pill addiction in the past, he should never be drinking, but he has both seasons without a problem.  That would have been an easier storyline to turnover.
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  • Kevin just keeps pissing me off 
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  • I can't believe Sophie still can't see that Kevin has a pill problem. Especially after he showed up blabbering nasty things on her doorstep! 

    Is it just me or does it seem unrealistically fast for him to have this much of a pill problem??
    I think he's had an issue before and never got help, so just got hooked again.

    I figured Sophie would see it because she's in the medical field.
    Although I do know for people who are genetically predisposed to addiction it can happen that fast, it feels rushed and even a bit forced to me too.

    Technically, if he had a pill addiction in the past, he should never be drinking, but he has both seasons without a problem.  That would have been an easier storyline to turnover.
    It does seem forced! It almost feels like an after-school special, or that episode of Saved By the Bell when Jesse Spano got hooked on caffeine pills. 
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  • I can't believe Sophie still can't see that Kevin has a pill problem. Especially after he showed up blabbering nasty things on her doorstep! 

    Is it just me or does it seem unrealistically fast for him to have this much of a pill problem??
    I think he's had an issue before and never got help, so just got hooked again.

    I figured Sophie would see it because she's in the medical field.
    Although I do know for people who are genetically predisposed to addiction it can happen that fast, it feels rushed and even a bit forced to me too.

    Technically, if he had a pill addiction in the past, he should never be drinking, but he has both seasons without a problem.  That would have been an easier storyline to turnover.
    It does seem forced! It almost feels like an after-school special, or that episode of Saved By the Bell when Jesse Spano got hooked on caffeine pills. 
    At least with This is Us they'll continue the story line of Kevin, where as Saved by the Bell didn't even talk about it later ...
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  • Did anyone else think that when Kevin woke up in that bed in last night's episode that it was going to be the bed of that girl - rather than the doctor he graduated with?

    Also I'm so sad for Kate. Next week's episode is going to be so heartbreaking. 
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  • YES I thought for sure it was going to be the HS girl!!

    OMG on the ending with the Kate news. I will surely cry next episode
  • I feel bad for Kevin at the end. Finally ready to talk about it then unfortunately Kate has an issue .... he'll just push it down again :(


    I saw preview of next ep. Damn that's gonna crush me!
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  • kimmiinthemittenkimmiinthemitten Detroit, MI
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    I have had a TIU dry spell until Number Two. Damn you tears. And ugh I love Toby. 

    I felt Randall was jipped on the preview/teaser though. 
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  • This definitely makes me love Toby even more!
  • OMG I sat on my couch with a box of kleenex last night. Even H got into last night's episode. 
  • WinstonsGirlWinstonsGirl The Cold North
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    Ahh!!  We're finally caught up.  We just started watching about month ago (season 1 actually).  We're quite impressed so far.  I don't think there's been a bad episode yet.  
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  • Almost caught up.
    Kate's ep .... I was good - sad but ok - until she opened the door to her mum there.
    Then the waterworks happened.

    I'm probably watching Randall's ep tonight. I already hear it's heart breaking :( but the actor confirmed that Kevin has hit rock bottom.
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  • I was so bummed last night when I went to watch only to find out last week was the mid-season finale. I'm sad to have to wait until January for more episodes!!!
  • FYI!

    Jan 9th it's back! :)
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  • I caught up a bit over the long weekend, but still have 2-3 episodes to go.

    I really liked that they've started showing glimpses of what the Big Three were like in their early 20's.  Up until that episode, it's almost always been present day or childhood.

    I hate to say it, but I wasn't even that sad about the miscarriage.  Because, in a show that is usually full of surprises, I knew as soon as she found out she was pregnant that a miscarriage was in the cards.

    That Toby!  He is always getting "best guy ever" points, lol.  That he went all the way to that shipping warehouse, wouldn't take "no" for an answer, and found the package with the baby tub.  Just to keep Kate from having one more reminder of the miscarriage.

    Although I agree that Kevin's addiction seems a little forced and "fast forwarded", I do find it interesting that the show has continuously woven the problems with addiction into the storyline.

    It starts obvious.  With Randall's parents.  But then you see the Jack's father and his alcohol addiction.  Then, just like father, Jack succumbs to addiction.  And now Kevin.

    A touching point for me was the judge that sat down with William and ended up making such a difference in keeping him on the straight and narrow.  William picturing his face, every time he was tempted.

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  • I loved the judge/William part and I agree the addiction feels forced (i think that is the description I've been searching for!). 
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  • WinstonsGirlWinstonsGirl The Cold North
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    kvruns said:
    I loved the judge/William part and I agree the addiction feels forced (i think that is the description I've been searching for!). 

    Not sure if Kevin's addiction feels forced, but I didn't find there was a lot of lead up to up.  In 2-3 episodes, we went from a flashback of Dad's addiction, to him looking at pills and saying he didn't want them to full blown addiction.  I assume it was there in the past with his football injury perhaps (or the makings of it), but I don't think they developed it well.  It just appeared suddenly
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  • kimmiinthemittenkimmiinthemitten Detroit, MI
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    Finally caught up!  I loved the Howard University / Vietnam Memorial scene.  I really appreciated they way they each approached the conversation about feeling as though they don't belong.

    Kevin's addiction is pissing me off; probably because I'm struggling with my own detachment from an addicted loved one right now, but it still makes me angry.  I've been waiting for present-day Rebecca to go off!  I was like, you tell him, cocky little brat child!
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