Waiting, Boredom, and Fighting - S:3 Ep. 15 "The Waiting Room"
Here are this week’s Really Moments:
1. With no flashbacks, it’s a LOT of time with the adult Pearson clan.This episode was a pretty accurate portrayal of a family waiting for hours in a hospital. It’s tense, it’s long, and then they fight. My family would actually start fighting on the way to the hospital, and the waiting room would be a lot of silent, sullen stares. However, the audience did find out the flashbacks are a welcome break from all the adult Pearsons fighting.
2. Miguel must be heavily medicated. I do not understand how Miguel puts up with the Pearsons. The kids are rude; Rebecca talks about Jack all the time; and he is always second fiddle. Miguel might want to “Borrow” Kevin’s water bottle full of vodka for awhile.
3. Kevin kicking out Kate’s friend, Madison, was totally wrong. Kevin was short sighted throwing Madison out of the waiting room. Everyone knows you bring a friend to a family event so that the family stays on their best behavior, or at least moderately better behavior. And if that doesn’t work, the family has an outsider to unite against.
4. Instead of apologizing, the family thanks people for putting up with them. In an intensely bougie way, the Pearson family “thanks” the doctor, the staff, and friends for putting up with them, instead of apologizing for being jerks. When Kevin goes back to AA, expect him to suggest they change Step 9 from apologizing to “thanking those you have wronged.”
5. I am adopting the phrase “Meghan Markle Treatment,” but tweaking it. Kate’s brothers want to make sure she is getting the best, “Meghan Markle treatment” from the hospital. I am more old school, but the “Princess Di treatment” sounds a little morbid, so I’m going to start using the phrase “The Megan Mullally treatment” with my husband whenever I want high end vodka.
Really? (Rating from 1-5: 1 means nothing too far-fetched happened; 5 means that someone else has died at the hands of a faulty crockpot):
I give this episode a 1. It is pretty realistic that a family waiting in the hospital will go through moments of boredom and fighting.