'This Is Us' Season Four Finale Recap: Who Is the Mother of Kevin's Child?

Back at Toby and Kate’s, Kevin and Rebecca have a heart to heart. She admits that she changed her mind about the clinical trial because she began to view it as “an investment in my future”. Kevin knows it now. Rebecca knows that Kevin knows it. And we know that World War III is about to break out when Kevin confronts Randall. The scene that follows is one of the most intense of this show. At first Randall claims that he has no idea what Kevin is talking about, before finally admitting that he had to do whatever was necessary to give their mom the best possible chance. Kevin is furious that Randall can’t support him once. Randall tries to walk away, but Kevin chases after him. Then Madison shows up at the house and Kevin says it’s not the right time. Randall ends up leaving and Madison suggests that she is pregnant. “You are the father,” she said. “And I know I’m a complete stranger to you, and I know how much you love your high school girlfriend, but I decided I was going to go through this. You don’t know my medical history, but it’s a sort of a miracle for me. But I need you to know that I won’t ask you anything, emotionally, financially, everything. You can always find the great love story you deserve. “Kevin whispers that he might passed out and said he needed air, but didn’t stray from the conversation.

Of course, when he goes out to get some fresh air, he comes across Randall. The two argue over who has really been there for Rebecca over the years. Then Kevin says if he was there the night of the fire, he could have saved Jack. Randall replied, “But you weren’t there, and when he died, he died of shame. I think that’s the part that really appeals to you … the shame he felt for you and the how proud he felt for me. I will never know what it is to dedicate yourself to someone other than yourself. You will pretend, but it will only be a performance. A tired and stale performance , like all your performances. “

Everything is horrible, sad and beyond uncomfortable. Kevin then says that he thought the worst thing that happened to him was the day his father died, but it was actually the day they brought Randall home. Shit. Kevin returns home and declares that he is completely with Madison. “I’m tired of chasing ghosts,” he says. “I am everything, Madison. Everything you need, I am everything. I want to be a father. I think I would be good at it. Madison then admits that she is not only pregnant with her child, but children. Twins. While all of this is going on, we see Cassidy visiting Nicky in her trailer, followed by Sophie on Time’s Square watching Kevin’s Cologne ad. (You just know we haven’t seen the last of them. Well done, Dan Fogelman.)

In the past few minutes, an older Kevin, with an alliance, has returned to Rebecca’s bedside. Her twin daughter is also there. Nicky is there too and wears a wedding ring. When Randall enters, Kevin puts his hand on his brother’s back. So no matter what has happened since, they will meet when it counts.

Phew. With so much to unpack, we called Justin Hartley to get more details on these scenes with Sterling K. Brown, my theory about Kevin’s future, and more. Read on.

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