‘This is Us’: Producers Say the Mother of Kevin’s Child Is About to be Revealed
This week’s episode of This Is Us was Randall-heavy (Sterling K. Brown), but next week will be all about Kevin (Justin Hartley). In the midseason finale back in November 2019, fans got a tease of what’s to come in a flashforward. Viewers are all dying to know who the mother of his child—and future fiance—is in the future. Producers finally revealed when we would find out.
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What happened to Kevin this week to pull us closer to answers about his baby mama?
Although This Is Us centered around Randall, there were hints to what is going on with Kevin. The city councilman spoke to his brother on the phone a few times. Viewers saw that Kevin flew to Pittsburgh on a whim for Sophie’s (Alexandra Breckenridge) mom’s funeral.
Later on in the episode, we see Kevin in bed with a dirty-blonde haired woman. Of course, it’s not clear who the mystery woman is since many of the ladies in Kevin’s life have that same color hair. It’s interesting to note that her hair color is also similar to Kevin’s future son in the flashforward.
“I’m kind of in the middle of a whole thing. It’s been a helluva week,” Kevin tells Randall on the phone.
Luckily, we are about to delve into the same week again, but from Kevin’s perspective, according to producers.
What did the producers say about Kevin’s future fiance and the mother of his child?
“Next week is Kevin’s episode, and we’re going to dive into this very same week in time from Kevin’s point of view and see what he’s been up to,” Isaac Aptaker told Entertainment Weekly. “So, answers on who that woman in that bed is are coming very quickly.”
In the midseason finale, when we find out that Kevin’s fiance is pregnant, the flashforward is nine months into the future. So it is very likely that this woman lying next to Kevin is the mother of his child. However, when asked if this is the moment of conception, Aptaker is a bit more stealthy with his response.
“I mean, it could be, but Kevin’s not exactly a prude,” Aptaker responded. “There’s certainly the possibility that there’s another woman down the line, too.”
Fans love the producers of This Is Us, but they often hit us with twists and turns that we least expect.
Who could be the mother of Kevin’s child, according to the producers of ‘This Is Us?’
When Aptaker discussed who Kevin’s fiance might be, he did confirm that it could be Sophie, Cassidy (Jennifer Morrison), Madison (Caitlin Thompson), or someone completely new.
“But as we’ve demonstrated throughout the run, and certainly this season, we love expanding our cast and introducing new characters,” Aptaker said to Entertainment Weekly following the midseason premiere. “So, I would say nothing’s off the table there.”
So what he is saying is that it could almost be anyone. With Kevin’s visit to Pittsburgh coinciding with the woman lying in his bed, fans feel strongly that it might be Sophie. One thing is for sure, we will find out who he is in bed with when This Is Us returns next Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.