Sterling K. Brown opens up about that finale.
This Is Us wrapped up the first half of season 4 and we’re still in shock.
If you haven’t seen the fall finale — you should really stop reading now. And in cast you’ve forgotten, the episode saw disoriented Rebecca (Mandy Moore) picked up by the police. When she’s finally returned to the Pearson’s cabin, we see Kevin (Justin Hartley) and Kate (Chrissy Metz) preparing to celebrate their 40th birthday sans Randall. But when Rebecca asked Kevin where he was, Kevin reminded her, “We’re not speaking, remember?” Oh yeah and there’s also Kevin’s pregnant fiancée.
“[Randall] loves his mom like nobody’s business,” Brown told Entertainment Weekly. “And the idea of him not being at her aid as she enters into one of the more trying periods of her life is anathema. He will make himself available until he uses himself up. And that may be something that we see until he uses him up. That’s what Randall does. He does too much until he can’t do anything else.”
And what should we expect when the series returns?
“When Dan [Fogelman, This Is Us creator] thinks that you have him figured out, he often likes to flip it a little bit. So whether or not that is indeed the season 5 premiere on our birthday remains to be seen. Yeah, we will set it up. Structurally, we have some interesting things coming up where, so in season 2, when we had the episodes that focused on Kevin, Kate and Randall, they were called 1, 2, and 3, we’re going to be doing something similar towards the beginning of the second half of season 4. And then those things will intersect and then they’ll have an episode together… The last couple of episodes will really set up what’s going to be happening in the season to come.”