We finally get to see Sylvester Stallone playing …Sylvester Stallone playing some actor on the set of a war movie with Kevin. Kate’s stoked to meet him (I would be too)
and reveals her dad Jack was also a big fan of his. (Milo Ventimiglia (Jack) was in a Rocky movie with Stallone so of course he’s a fan...lol)
I hated how Kevin tore into Kate for talking to Sly about their dad’s death. Even though he later apologized for it, it was sad that he treated her like that. She obviously needs to talk about. Not just with her therapist but to the people who were also affected by it. Kate has always blamed herself for her dad’s death, but after tonight’s episode, I wonder if Kevin blames himself too.
In one of the flashback scenes (while Kevin was fumbling his lines)
, Jack gave Kevin his necklace while he was lying in a hospital bed. We know that at the time of Jack’s death, Kevin was wearing a cast.
I was surprised to see that Randall had been searching for his birth parents as a teen. Even placing an ad in the newspaper. Someone contacted him via a letter saying it was his mom. Randall eventually told Kevin and Kate about it and that he was meeting his “Mom” in the park. A Caucasian woman showed up, stating things that fit whatever Randall had said in the ad. She told him his father was dark skinned, (I guess to explain why he didn’t have a certain complexion)
. This lady just wanted money and Randall left, disappointed of course. What a cruel thing to do to someone.
It was nice to see Kevin and Kate check to make sure Randall was okay. Especially Kevin, considering their rocky relationship.
Randall and Beth are introduced to their first foster child, a 12 year old girl named Deja. Understandably, she doesn’t want to talk to anyone, just go to bed. Everyone understands they need to be patient with her as she’s coming from a traumatic situation. Beth is helping her settle in by putting her clothing in drawers when she finds a pack of cigarettes. When Deja realizes that Beth found them, she goes ballistic and tries to take the cigarettes. She calls Beth a name and Randall rushes in to see the commotion.
Deja backed off, scared, when Randall came in. I wonder if there’s an issue of abuse.
Beth downplays it a little bit. Later on, the social worker sends Deja’s file over. They (Beth and Randall)
see that Deja’s mother has a troubled history and this time, she may not be coming back anytime soon. They break the news to Deja. Randall shares a bit of his history and basically lets Deja know that he even though he wasn’t raised by his birth parents, he still had a loving family and who he is today is because of them.
There’s a flashback scene of William trying to disarm the alarm at Randall’s house when Annie catches him and gets him to stay. It was nice seeing William again.
This isn’t a very good recap, I apologize.
I understand why Kate has been so reluctant to talk about Jack as she feels responsible for his death. Even though I don’t know why yet, I still understand it.
But why is Kevin so reluctant? I don’t recall Randall not being able talk about Jack's death but I don’t remember him talking about it either. Maybe he doesn’t because of Kevin and Kate.
We’ll see if Beth and Randall have bitten off more than they can chew and how Deja’s presence affects the family.
It seems, with a little nudge, Jack and Rebecca were starting to get back on track and I was happy to see him in AA.
I don’t know if we got another clue as to how Jack may have died but if we did, I missed it so please let me know.