The Most Disappointed Man

THIS IS US: Season Two

Content: -1 Discretion advised for older children.
Air Date:11/07/2017

What You Need To Know:

“The Most Disappointed Man” focuses on William, Randall’s estranged biological father. A young adult William is convicted of a drug charge after the loss of his mother, girlfriend and son. The judge in charge of his case offers to reduce his sentence and get him help if he promises to quit using. Years later, William almost breaks his promise, but the arrival of Randall at his apartment prevents William from slipping back into his old habits. Young Randall is officially adopted by the Pearson family shortly after his first birthday. Grown up Randall takes Deja to visit her mom in prison. Meanwhile, Kevin continues to abuse pain medication and alcohol, causing his relationship with Sophie to deteriorate. Also, Kate and Toby decide to get their marriage license.

“The Most Disappointed Man” addresses the concept of taking responsibility for one’s choices. Though William experiences great loss, he realizes using drugs is irresponsible. Deja’s mom, however, refuses to take responsibility for her drug usage, claiming that life hasn’t been fair to her. Kevin also continues to be irresponsible with his substance abuse, leading to a deterioration of his personal relationships. Since “The Most Disappointed Man” contains mature content, especially various forms of substance abuse, extreme caution is advised.


(BB, C, L, V, S, A, DD, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
  Strong moral worldview with some Christian, redemptive elements includes positive references to love, generosity, truth, being Catholic, a priest, and on the value of family and marriage, including Catholic mother mentions she’s upset with her unmarried son getting his girlfriend pregnant;

Foul Language:
  Six obscenities (three “h” words, two “d” words, and one BS) and three light profanities;

  Woman mentions getting jumped in jail, and her face is shown bruised and beaten;

  Unmarried couple mentions they going to have a baby out of wedlock, married couples kiss, and an engaged couple kiss;

  No nudity;

Alcohol Use:
  Mild alcohol content with men shown drinking alcohol on several occasions;

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
  Strong smoking and drug content with a woman said to be arrested for drug use, a man is convicted of a drug charge but tries to reform, another man continues to use/abuse prescription pain medication, men are shown smoking marijuana joints, and a man prepares a drug needle; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
  Some anger, lying, and racism, and stealing mentioned. 


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