In the past, I’ve said, “Oh no, not another Kate episode!” Well, after SATURDAY IN THE PARK and this week’s KATOBY, it’s no longer true. Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Toby (Chris Sullivan) continue to get “knocked down, but they get up again” in E12, which plays like SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE. 

I’m treading lightly on revealing the plot details of KATOBY, but if you’ve been following along since last season, you should know by now what’s in store for them. So please stop reading if you are not caught up on last week’s episode.

Great. With that out of the way, divorce is f*cking hell. Whether you’re married to a good or bad person doesn’t matter since the actual process and outcome destroys even the strongest people. And that’s what makes watching Kate and Toby unravel all the more devasting. They are both good people reliving a different version of the same fight daily. That version of GROUNDHOG’S DAY is no way to live.

As a soon-to-be dad, I’ve reflected more on my own life. “Life would be so much simpler if we could live it backward.” Yet, that’s not how it works. The glimpses of a marriage falling apart in KATOBY again brought me to 😭, but in a good way. 

I still can’t believe we will be hitting the end of the Pearson’s journey soon. When that time comes, I’ll have to find a new way to heal. But until then, “this is not how their story ends…”

It’s available on NBC and Hulu. 

Aaron "Dobler" Goldstein

Aaron Goldstein is a Product Manager by day, ludicrous speed content consumer by night. He’s a LA Film School Alumni and TV Academy / Producers Guild of America member. Aaron is a proud stepparent and dad joke enthusiast.

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