‘This Is Us’ Season Finale Recap: Revelations, Births & Feuds
The fourth season of This Is Us wrapped on Tuesday with an eruptive finale that answered a lot of questions and raised new ones.
When the Pearson family gathered for baby Jack’s birthday, a fight erupts between Kevin and Randall.
“This is Cain and Abel type stuff for these two, this is a fight that goes towards literally their inception to the alpha men growing up under the same roof at the exact same period of time, both with two wildly different skill sets… [Justin and Sterling] did it so brutal and so brilliantly. And obviously it’s all done in one take,” This Is Us director Dan Fogelman told People.
Randall admits to Kevin that he persuaded Rebecca to go to St. Louis for the clinical trial to help her Alzheimer’s. Kevin then blames Randall for Jack’s death.
“I used to think the worst thing that happened to me was the day that Dad died. It’s the day they brought you home. Hand to God, Randall, the worst thing that ever happened to me was the day they brought you home,” Kevin told Randall.
“I envisioned it like when you’re wielding a knife on someone and you can either stab them – like a violent stab, like a horror film – or you can just take the knife and slowly let it just go into the gut and just turn it really slowly,” Fogelman told EW.
Suddenly, Madison tells Kevin that their one-night stand resulted in a pregnancy. Kevin reassures Madison that he will help her raise the child. Then, Madison tells him she is not carrying one child— she is carrying two! Madison is pregnant with twins.
“There are many more chapters in Kevin’s romantic story. Kevin has a journey ahead of him and I don’t want to get too far ahead of it just yet. It felt like an interesting time to have a character kind of embark upon parenthood and embark upon becoming a parent with somebody who’s a virtual stranger to him,” Fogelman stated.
At the end of the episode, the entire family gathers around Rebecca, who appears very sickly. Fans of the show are left wondering if Rebecca and Randall will be able to work through their differences. In addition, Kate and Toby agree that they would like to adopt another child, adding to the ever-expanding family tree.