Will Kevin and Sophie Get Back Together on ‘This Is Us’? This Theory Will Destroy What’s Left of Your Heart
Fans of This Is Us know how to endure heartache. The first three seasons of the NBC drama caused fans enough emotional distress for a lifetime. Nevertheless, everyone is ready to jump right back in as the season 4 premiere approaches on Sept. 24. The series already promised “restarts for everybody” in new episodes. But can the same be said for Kevin (Justin Hartley) and Sophie’s (Alexandra Breckenridge) relationship?
Fans can’t forget the fast-forward sequence in the third season, which included a look at Kevin’s son in the future. For the time being, the child’s mother remains a mystery. However, This Is Us fans are wondering if the mother is Sophie. And despite their rocky past and breakup, this fan theory could explain what happens between the two former lovers if they ever get back together.
Fans think Sophie is the mother of Kevin’s son on ‘This Is Us’
In case you don’t remember, Kevin reunited with Sophie in This Is Us Season 3. In the episode, the two childhood sweethearts update each other on their lives over coffee. Meanwhile, Sophie tells Kevin she is engaged. And while this could easily be our final farewell to Sophie, a Reddit user is theorizing Kevin’s ex-wife will return.
According to a fan on the This Is Us subreddit, Sophie is the mother of Kevin’s kid. But here’s the catch — Kevin isn’t the boy’s biological father. “Sophie and her husband have a kid, but the father dies, because we all know the writers have a thing for fathers dying,” the Redditor wrote. “Sophie and Kevin rekindle and Kevin adopts the boy.”
The viewer also pointed out young Kevin flirted with a nurse during the third season finale. This could easily foreshadow Kevin’s future with a nurse — aka Sophie. “They really emphasized him flirting,” the user stated.
This could mean the couple will end up together after working through hardships
Regardless, the fan then hypothesized how Kevin and Sophie would get together. And because the show is This Is Us, the Reddit user predicted tragedy ahead.
“The only way for Kevin to be with Sophie is if she and her fiance divorce or he dies. I’m betting on dying,” the viewer shared. “And Kevin isn’t a homewrecker, he was happy Sophie is with someone.”
Of course, other diehard fans refuted the Redditor’s theory. Some pointed out the boy looks “almost identical” to young Kevin. On the other hand, it would take a lot for Sophie to take Kevin back for the third time.
One viewer explained, “If my ex-husband cheated on me and then charmed his way back into my life years later and abruptly ended the relationship after saying ‘I look into our future and all I see is pain,’ I would probably not go back to him.”
That being said, if the couple is endgame, it’s going to be a long journey. “I definitely think getting past the cheating would be difficult,” another fan wrote. “But as for the second time, Kevin was heavily intoxicated and struggling with being an alcoholic when they broke it off that time. If Sophie could be sure that he had gotten help and wasn’t going to go down that path again, then I think that could be a little easier to overcome.”
For now, the identity of the child’s mother will remain under wraps. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman teased Kevin’s future storyline. However, he couldn’t say if the character will end up with Sophie, Zoe (Melanie Liburd), or someone new.
“If we learned anything in this show, it’s that nothing is really ever over,” Fogelman said. “But [Kevin’s] love story is something that’s going to continue to play out. My hope is that this guy will figure it all out at the end and wind up in a healthy place. But as to when and how and with whom, I can’t say right yet. But we do have a plan.”
No matter what happens in This Is Us Season 4, let’s just hope we find out who Kevin’s endgame is. But even if we don’t, the new journey is bound to be lined with heartbreak. Are you ready?
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