Even with the problems, this Thanksgiving wasnt quite the hot mess I was anticipating, as Rebecca's dementia walk was actually happening in the future! Oh show, you got me again! Just when I think your gonna zig you zag! That was a strong episode, it seems like this half of the season has gone by so fast! I cant believe we have to wait until 2020 to see what happens next!
Rebecca's plot was so heartbreaking, no matter when it took place. I was thinking how this has really escalated quickly from Rebecca losing her phone to getting totally lost and seeing people who are dead and couldn't believe that Miguel didnt notice any of this, but this is actually in the future, which explains a lot. Mandy is really killing it, this is going to be so hard to watch, but she is doing great work here.
Come on Kate, you couldn't have just let Toby have this one thing?! What does it hurt to let him think he saw Jack Jrs first solid food, how does that hurt anyone? He was so excited, and that just hurt him for no reason, and while I am all for telling the truth (and lord knows Kate and Tony need to have an honest conversation) this seems like a white lie of omission that hurts no one. Given what she said later, it almost seems like she did it because she was annoyed about him talking to his Cross-Fit friends so much, and wanted to burst his bubble. I can get Kate feeling left behind with Toby getting into shape, and him spending so much time on cross-fit, but dont forget, he had a heart attack last year! When he was only in his late 30s/early 40s! Thats very dangerous, so him wanting to get into shape has some real urgency to it beyond being worried about physical appearance, him getting into shape is the best thing he could do, especially if he wants to be there for his newborn baby. I wouldn't be surprised if this had something to do with his depression as well, as working out often helps with depression, so maybe he is afraid if he slows down, he will have another episode? Toby complaining to his friends about Kate not supporting him and being obviously annoyed with him isnt cool, but he is clearly hurt and the two of them REALLY need to talk. Like, right now.
I would totally follow Miguel on Insta.
Everything with Nicky worked great for me, he was so sad to see how much of his brothers life he missed, and so touched when he realized that Jack never forgot his brother and tried to share him with his family, even if they didnt know it. Him wearing the Pilgrim Rick hat especially got me in the happy place! I really like to think that if Jack hadn't died so young and so suddenly, they could have reconciled.
Uncle Kevin is one of the best Kevin's! He was so great with Annie and Tess, and him helping Tess was so sweet and was actually pretty decent advice. It gave her confidence, but didnt push her to do anything she didnt want to do. I can totally see Kevin maybe becoming a counselor or something, he really does excel when it comes to people and knowing what they need, and even when he messes up, he tries so hard to make it better.
I was just thinking of how great it was to see how far Randall and Kevin have come and how much closer they have become, but then that flash-forward! Why is Randall not speaking to his family and vice versa?!