At first I didn't quite see what you meant, because the Inhibitor is supposed to reduce the conflict, but you're right -- it's actually kind of gumming up the works in the relationship story, so that their relationship takes a while before it starts growing and heading towards resolution again.
I guess the RS Catalyst of Ability is them being unable to be with each other, and working hard to find someone with the ability to help (Santa, John Candy).
Right, but also I think it's hard to see because the Hunch is mostly coming from outside of Kevin -- it's his family constantly relying on their hunches that Kevin's irresponsible / incompetent -- and also, I just realized, his family relying on their Hunch that Kevin's in one of the vans!
I'm starting to feel really good about this analysis! Maybe we could get it posted to the Dramatica site like some other group online analyses have been, after we get an expert to look at it.