I have my husband watching as well and he looked at me like I kicked a puppy when I voiced irritation at the coming out story. There are so many other ways to flesh out this character - I just thought it was unnecessary. I believe in representation - but Oliver and Peter's storyline, JJ's storyline - brings representation. Overkill, that's the word.
They are bringing another child into this story line - when half the time Tess is missing. Peter was watching Hope at the church function, Oliver was there, - WHERE WAS TESS?!
I see that this show is between a rock and a hard place. Even with shows, I hate, I appreciate closure. They are moving quickly through the "year" of service and I understand they are tying the storylines up just in case the show is cancelled. What if it is though? Is there enough to carry through other seasons.
I will admit - I like this better than This is Us.