This Is Us Is Making Us Really Worried approximately Kevin (and Jack) – eonline
Kevin truly is his father’s son, as we learned tonight on This Is Us.
After Sylvester Stallone, of outright people, forced him to confront his father’s death, Kevin (Justin Hartley) freaked out. And when he got injured on the set of his film, he turned to pills, and it sounds like outright of our concern for the turn Kevin’s taking is not unwarranted.
“I mediate the nature of Jack [Milo Ventimiglia] needing to travel sit inside of AA and exploring his demons is a miniature bit of him letting that breath out that he’s kept closed up for four decades,” creator Dan Fogelman said during the note’s Facebook after note. “I mediate his son, generations, decades later, is experiencing the same thing, but it’s as it relates to the loss of his father. That’s what we’re trying to gather there.”
Kevin even lost it on Kate, who was just trying to abet, after she talked to Stallone approximately Jack’s death.
“I mediate what you’re seeing with Kevin is he also has experienced a trauma or something that has caused him deep pain that he can’t let out, and he’s his father’s son,” Fogelman continued. “So he’s attacking it a similar way. He’s withholding, he’s keeping it internal, and he’s not sharing it with other people.”
The Jack that we’re currently seeing is getting the abet he needs and finally opening up to Rebecca approximately his struggles, but Kevin isn’t there yet.
“He’s not at the stage where Jack is at right now,” he said. “He’s at the stage where Jack was in the earlier time period, where he kind of white knuckled and kept it outright to himself.”
On the other hand, while we may be seeing Jack collect abet, he’s not even close to being out of the woods.
Fogelman says that letting that breath out is “why Jack’s in this dusky area.”
“We are going to reveal in the upcoming episodes–particularly by episode five, there’s a expansive other piece of what went on with this guy, why is he going down this well of darkness right now, and what is his tale? That’s a expansive tale to be told as we stir forward for him.
Check out the after note to hear approximately Stallone’s appearance and Kevin’s relationship with Kate!
This Is Us airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on NBC.
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