‘This Is Us’ Season 5: Sterling K. Brown Teases How Kevin and Randall’s Rift Will End

In all honesty, we don’t know how Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and Kevin (Justin Hartley) can come back from their fight in the This Is Us Season 4 finale. Both Pearson brothers knew exactly what to say to destroy an already complicated relationship. But in a recent interview, Brown shared a bit of hope for Kevin and Randall as we approach This Is Us Season 5.

What did Kevin and Randall say in ‘This Is Us’ Season 4?

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The tension between Randall and Kevin came to a head in This Is Us Season 4. Both individuals have always bickered and disagreed on a number of issues. But this argument was different.

Throughout the season, it became increasingly clear that something was wrong with Rebecca (Mandy Moore). Finally, she received her mild cognitive impairment diagnosis. She also wanted to spend the rest of her days with her family, which Kevin agreed with. However, Randall was on a different page.

During a therapy session, Randall revealed he couldn’t handle the thought of losing his mother. So he pleaded Rebecca to do a medical trial that took place hundreds of miles away from the family. Then Rebecca agreed. But when Kevin found out about Randall’s push, the two brothers fought.

Eventually, the argument between Randall and Kevin turned into a screaming match that had nothing to do with Rebecca’s care. Randall called out his brother for being selfish and claimed Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) died disappointed in him. Kevin also told Randall his adoption day was worse than their father’s death.

Sterling K. Brown discusses Kevin and Randall’s relationship on ‘This Is Us’

Sterling K. Brown as Randall on 'This Is Us'
Sterling K. Brown as Randall on ‘This Is Us’ | Ron Batzdorff/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

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The This Is Us Season 4 fall finale contained a flashforward of the Big Three’s 40th celebration. This was also the moment fans found out Kevin and Randall were not speaking. And because each season begins with Kate(Chrissy Metz), Kevin, and Randall’s birthday, it seems the Pearson brothers are still arguing by the This Is Us Season 5 premiere.

That said, Brown previously shared viewers will continue to see Kevin and Randall “fray and then resolve.” Then recently, the actor hinted the rift between the brothers will smooth things over. But it won’t be an overnight fix.

“It was kinda tense amongst the Pearson brothers,” Brown told The Talk in September. “And it’s just like any other family. You have your ups and downs. My mom used to always say, ‘If you can deal with your family, you can deal with anybody.’ You don’t get a chance to choose them. They’re the people that you’re given and you just gotta stick it out.”

He continued, “You know in the future that these two brothers come together while they’re around their mom, and she’s sick. So hopefully, we get a chance to see how they build their way back to each other. But it’s not going to be easy.”

When will ‘This Is Us’ Season 5 air on NBC?

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This Is Us Season 5 is expected to be released on Tuesday, Nov. 10. The NBC drama is also making its fall 2020 debut with a two-hour premiere. Meanwhile, TVLine recently revealed the cast and crew will start filming on Thursday, Sept. 24. Then in the above interview with The Talk, Brown expressed his excitement about returning to work on This Is Us

“Listen, when you have to go six months without doing that thing you love and then there is an opportunity to do it and safely,” Brown said, adding the precautions have made the set “one of the safest places that you can be.”

He continued, “I look forward to telling the story of the Pearsons with these people that I love, that have become my family over the past four years. It’s exciting, very exciting.”

Update: On Sept. 23, NBC confirmed the This Is Us Season 5 premiere date has been moved up by two weeks. New episodes will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 27, according to Deadline.

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