‘This Is Us’: 2 Times Kevin’s Proved He’s Going to Be Just as Good a Dad as Jack

Fans of This Is Us know one of the NBC drama’s long-running storylines is Kevin Pearson’s (Justin Hartley) journey to becoming a father. Wanting to be a parent is the reason he broke up with Zoe (Melanie Liburd) and in newer episodes of the award-winning series, Kevin’s story is clear. Keep reading to discover some of the moments that prove Kevin is going to be just as good a father as Jack (Milo Ventimiglia). Warning: spoiler alerts ahead on This Is Us Season 4. 

Justin Hartley as Kevin Pearson in 'This Is Us' Season 4
Justin Hartley as Kevin Pearson in This Is Us Season 4 | Ron Batzdorff/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Kevin is going to be a father

In This Is Us Season 4 audiences learn Kevin’s dream to someday become a father will happen. After hooking up with Kate’s (Chrissy Metz) best friend, Madison (Caitlin Thompson), Kevin finds out he’s going to be a father to not one child but two. Madison is pregnant with twins and Kevin’s the father. 

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Thanks to one of the time-jumps This Is Us is known for, fans get to see a glimpse of an older version of Kevin with his kids. When season 5 starts, viewers will likely learn more about present-day Madison and Kevin on their way to becoming parents.

And hopefully, the time-jump will provide insight into their relationship years down the road. Even though he’s only just found he’s going to be a dad, Kevin’s already had some pretty great dad moments to rival those of his late father, Jack. 

He talks to Tess about coming out

Jack is known in the Pearson family for being the best dad ever. During the Big Three’s childhood, time and time again Jack showed he’s the ultimate dad. Needless to say, he set a high standard for Kevin when it comes to being a father. But Kevin’s demonstrated he’s got what it takes to be a great dad. 

He’s always there for his niece, Tess (Eris Baker). When she’s worried about coming out to her classmates, Kevin talks to her. His idea is to have Tess come out to the person taking orders at a drive-thru fast food restaurant.

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Nervous at first, she comes out. The scene ends with Tess breathing a sigh of relief and her and Kevin celebrating with a high-five. Thanks to their visit to the drive-thru, Tess comes out to her classmates. 

Kevin talks about life with Annie and Tess

Frightening Tess and her sister, Annie (Faithe C. Herman), with talk about ghosts, Kevin smooths things over with them by sharing a secret. He tells them he always paints after he signs on for a new acting gig, in this instance a play. He proceeds to talk to them about life and death with the help of his painting. 

“There’s no dying,” he says. “There’s no ‘You’ or ‘Me’ or ‘Them.’ It’s just ‘Us.’ And this sloppy, wild, colorful, magical thing that has no beginning, has no end, it’s right here. I think it’s us.”

Clearly, Kevin can handle tackling serious subjects with kids. He’s there for his nieces and dishes out advice when needed. 

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