Kevin's obsession with Jack's past in Vietnam on This Is Us reached a climax in the series on October 30, after sharing the photo of Jack and his mysterious wife with Randall. Despite his initial reluctance, Randall finally gave Kevin his blessing to search for the truth about Jack, but the brothers' time in a Korean restaurant introduced a new phrase that soon referred to Randall's emerging council campaign. What is "Kamsahamnida"? The title of This Is Us Season 3, Episode 6, has a special meaning for the new target voters of the Pearson campaign.
When Randall's time with Kevin in the Korean restaurant was already a little uncomfortable when Councilman greeted Brown's lukewarm welcome to his parish church, it became a more eventful affair than he imagined. The Manny was apparently a Korean hit under the name of The Baby Guy, and even inspired a K-pop song. When Kevin came to discuss her father's photo with Randall, the staff performed his star treatment and offered the brothers a free meal. Accustomed to the warm Korean reception, Kevin said to an admiring waiter, "Kamsahamnida," and Randall repeated him.
The quick language lesson proved useful when Randall's mission began to appeal to voters in the district of Koreatown. A skeptical resident confronted Randall, accusing him of being transparent and using Kevin's fame to win voters. The man was obviously used to the corruption in the district government, claiming that Randall would never really help the citizens if he won. This prompted Randall's speech to show signs of fighting in the city and listen to people's concerns.
To round off the vulnerable moment, he shared the only Korean word he knew: Kamsahamnida. At that point, Jae-Wyn convinced the cynic, as well as his Korean-born grandmother, that Randall had the ability to be interested in this underrepresented community when its residents worked with him. Jae-won later volunteered as Randall's campaign manager, giving Randall plenty of encouragement to ask Beth to work with them on the campaign. in Korean "Kamsahamnida" is to be used. The travel website also recommends that a person nods while saying it to show the utmost respect, as Kevin and Randall have done in the restaurant. It is one thing to use the term with a waiter, but the respectful formulation of one market to several strangers was a wise decision for Randall. He has not even touched on his unique childhood with Jae-won, but as a spectator, we know that Randall understands what it feels like to be a bit displaced and unrepresented. Can Jae-won and his grandmother come to the Pearsons Thanksgiving dinner this year?
Although he has not quite succeeded in influencing William's old neighborhood, it looks like Randall has finally found his niche in this election. We'll have to wait and see if he, Beth, and Jae-Won teamed up, but the Pearson campaign has certainly turned a page. A small thank you can go a long way.
The third season of This Is Us will continue on Tuesday, November 1