debraran October 28, 2017 Share October 28, 2017 (edited) 7 hours ago, possibilities said: Adopted children are not universally rejected or resented by other kids in the family, and Kevin and Randall were brought home at the same time, as newborns. Also, Randall is not disruptive and hellacious to live with. Siblings often have conflicts, whether they are blood relatives or not. I think if they go down the road of "Kevin resents Randall because he's 'different'" I will consider it to be horrible writing and a cheap and insulting choice. I really hope that's not where this is headed. I would like to see more Randall-Kate scenes, in any era. Fat people can have sex. Also, there are lots of ways to have sex. I'm more irritated by the implication that couples who are not TRYING to have children would be DELIGHTED to discover a pregnancy. I get that contraception fails sometimes, but we have not been led to believe Kate and Toby have been trying to conceive. I would grab something that I thought was dangerous , but I guess I don't think of a shrimp tail as being dangerous. Is that really something someone would choke on? I mean, she'd try to chew it, and it would be unpleasant, but it's not poisonous or obviously going to choke her. If she was about to step into traffic, or drink bleach, sure. But she was nibbling slowly and Randall had plenty of time to say something, plus it wasn't that big of a hazard; at least that's how it looked to me. I think the actress who plays Deja is great. But I was surprised, even with a crush, that she wasn't freaked out by Kevin grabbing food off her plate. I wish we'd seen the aftermath of Deja chopping off her hair. How did Beth and Randall handle that? Clearly she's had it re-cut and shaped since then, but did they talk with her, what did that look like, did they take her somewhere, did one of them do it? How did the other kids react? I wish this show didn't gloss over so many beats and drop the ball on follow up so often. I agree with all your points. Please don't make this a black/white thing with Randall They were brought up together and he wasn't like Deja coming in new. We all know bio siblings that wouldn't be friends or close if not related and some that bond very much at some point in life, don't make it about race. I've also known families that adopted children of different races and if anything, the other children were protective, so it's not a "It has to be this way" type of thing. And why is Kate so absent from Randall's life? She seems so bound to Kevin which is fine, but Randall and his family don't seem to be in her thought process. Shrimp isn't a dangerous food for a 12 year old. She'd feel the tough skin the way I did many years ago and make a funny face or a "That part is not edible" from Randall would have been fine. Grabbing a 12 year old like that was more his embarrassment he would have felt projected on her. Not really a big deal. If she had started to slip on something outside and he grabbed her and she reacted funny, that's fine, she could say she doesn't like grabbing or fast movements in the car after a silence and it wasn't age inappropriate. I also wonder if they will have a flashback of the hair incident, more for the conversation with Beth about telling Randall everything that is "private" to them. She said it's been a month since she was there but at this point, they don't flashback really in the same era much. That is a pretty important conversation though and an understanding they both need to discuss. I thought that bonding with Beth was very well done. The producers talk about so much film ending up on the floor because they film a lot and then have to edit. Toby's scene is the restaurant could have went 30 minutes. That seems overkill even for having more to edit. The scene with Jack's dad was was also edited and had him say almost nothing. I could almost feel that one, it just seemed like he should have uttered something more than , "Is that my granddaughter" and Rebecca grabbing her to leave. Not sure how I feel about that either. Edited October 28, 2017 by debraran 4 Link to comment
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