March 17 was the finale for the fourth season of the NBC show, “This Is Us.”
Set in Pittsburgh, the story follows three seemingly unconnected young adults who share a birthday. “The average human being,” we’re told, “shares his or her birthday with more than 18 million people.”
In the pilot we see that Kate, a morbidly obese personal assistant, celebrates her 36th birthday by recommitting to losing weight. Kevin is an actor famous for starring on a popular sitcom. On his 36th birthday, he states his dissatisfaction with the role and abruptly quits in front of a live audience. A successful businessman, Randall, marks the same 36th birthday by finding and confronting his biological father, William, who abandoned him at a fire station on the day he was born...
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