The season 4 fall finale of This Is Us left us with a lot of questions. Foremost on everyone's mind is the relationship between Kevin (Justin Hartley) and Randall's (Sterling K. Brown) relationship. The two brothers have always had a strained relationship, but they are doing so well this time, we almost forgot.
Fans are thinking of different ideas for why the brothers are fighting. One of the ideas is more likely than the others, according to showrunner Dan Fogelman. Let's look at all three, now.
Did Randall and Kevin fight with Randall's son, Tess?
In the episode on November 19, 2019, Tess (Eris Baker) is having an internal conflict over her boyfriend's exit from school when she is gay. Kevin helped him through the struggle, and he eventually told his friends through an Instagram post.
"Maybe he's angry because of Kevin and Tess's bond," wrote a fan on Reddit, "and with him helping her out."
By the end of autumn, Randall seemed happy to be heard by Tess's friends. the news well. So, it does not seem likely that this is over.
Two theories surrounding the fight involve Rebecca's deteriorating condition
Other fans believe that the fight between Randall and Kevin came from their mother, Rebecca, and her decline in health . Some fans believe Kevin is angry because Randall did not tell him earlier about his memory loss. Other viewers think this may be because Randall is trying to force Rebecca to take more aggressive treatment when she receives her diagnosis.
"I assume that because he keeps issues with Rebecca's memory and the doctors visit a secret from the twins?" A user wrote on Instagram.
"I decided they were urinating on Randall because he knew he had dementia and didn't tell them," another Reddit viewer wrote.
"Oh, Rebecca might not have talked to Randall," wrote another fan, "if, after she was diagnosed, he was pushing for a more aggressive approach than he was willing to take."
"That's possible," replied a viewer. "I can only see Kevin finding the search for a few months and feeling that Randall has betrayed him because he is the mother of three, while Randall wants to claim dibs. "
" But I still feel that is not in Randall's character, "another fan added." For an argument you have when a parent is in that condition is really small compared to on what is happening. I can't imagine a scenario where Randall did so horrible that they forbade him from seeing Rebecca. ”
Fans are torn as to why Randall and Kevin are not speaking, nine months in the future. They seem to agree, however, that it has something to do with Rebecca's health and what will happen to her in the coming months.
The producer, Dan Fogelman confirmed a fan theory
While theories were running out about the fallout between Randall and Kevin, showrunner, Fogelman, it even narrowed it down for fans.
"One of them is the one who does better who can do no wrong, and the other is kind of charming and has little to worry about," Fogelman told People about Randall and Kevin. "When all of a sudden there is a single parent where they both have an issue – and one of them is hiding a secret, and there are other things at play – it may not be possible to think that it could cause them to fail. I'm speaking for a year from now. ”
While there may be other reasons that work here, it seems that many of the reasons the brothers didn't speak up were because Randall kept Rebecca's health issues confidential. more when 19199003] It's Us returned to NBC on January 14, 2020.