This Is Us Season 5 Spoilers: Kevin and Randall’s Rip ‘Very Real,’ But Is There Hope?
This Is Us season 5 spoilers reveal that we will continue to see what happens between Kevin Pearson (Justin Hartley) and Randall Pearson (Sterling K. Brown). Hartley recently stated that the rip between the siblings is “very real,” but is there hope for these two?
Randall Pearson’s Reality
Rebecca Pearson (Mandy Moore) has a cognitive impairment and it is teased to be Alzheimer’s. Randall was the first to notice his mother’s odd behavior and confusion. Kevin was busy with his women, career, and everything else that takes him all over the place (physically and mentally).
Keeping Rebecca’s condition from Kevin wasn’t right, but it is understandable why he made the decisions. Randall has anxiety and feels powerless when things are out of control. Health isn’t something that can be predicted, especially something like Alzheimer’s. In a situation they can’t control, they focus on something they can control. For Randall, that is his mother’s care.
When the opportunity came up for Rebecca to enter a medical trial, Randall jumped on it. He wants his mother to live the best life possible. Kevin thinks that Rebecca should happily live out her days with the family. But what does Rebecca want? In a previous interview, Moore confirmed Rebecca was pushed into the trial and she really didn’t want to go.
Kevin Pearson’s Massive Rift
Randall said their father was ashamed of Kevin and he was selfish. Kevin fired back by saying the worst thing wasn’t their dad’s death, but the day they brought Randall into their home. Those words can never be taken back. But can they ever be forgiven and move on? Hartley told Awards Daily that the words were painful but honest. It’s not the words themselves that are painful, it’s the honesty they convey.
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Justin Hartley Teases This Is Us Season 5
As for the future of Randall and Kevin’s relationship, Hartley hinted what fans can expect. He said the rip between the two is “very, very real.” They have lost all respect and love for each other. However, Hartley implied there might be hope, but it would have to be something huge that brings them back together.
“Hopefully, there’s something that happens that brings them back together. It would have to be pretty big. So maybe we look forward to that.”
Irony of Tragedy: Destruction Can Build Bridges
The family has always bonded the characters of the show and interestingly enough, the family also rips them apart. While Rebecca’s medical care caused the massive rift between them, could it be repaired by another tragedy?
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