With the Kevin-centered (Justin Hartley) episode on This Is Us tonight, we discover ourselves questioning what led as much as these moments between him and Sophie (Alexandra Breckenridge). Let’s check out all the pieces within the collection thus far that we all know concerning the relationship between Kevin and Sophie.
[Warning: This Is Us Seasons 1-4 spoilers ahead]
Kevin and Sophie met by means of Kate at age 10
Kevin’s (Parker Bates) sister, Kate (Mackenzie Hancsicsak), was finest associates with Sophie (Sophia Coto) as a baby. Back in season 1, we met younger Sophie when the large three had their tenth birthday celebration. Sophie leaves Kate’s space of the occasion to hang around with Kevin. From that time ahead, the 2 have been shut.
The pair have been inseparable all through childhood and highschool
In 1992 the 2 attend a faculty dance collectively. Kevin ropes a reluctant Sophie right into a prank on the principal, they usually finally have their first kiss.
On an eighth-grade class journey to New York City, the pair shared a kiss at a small diner, which Kevin returns to attempt to win again Sophie’s coronary heart in season 1.
In 1998, Sophie (Amanda Leighton) and Kevin (Logan Shroyer) graduated from highschool and moved collectively to New York City. While within the metropolis, they frequent that very same diner and sit in the identical sales space.
“Let me remember you at 10 or 17 or 20. Just let me remember you when it was good,” an older Sophie tells Kevin.
Although we haven’t seen their whole historical past from 10 to 20 years previous, we all know that they have been glad and in love all through that decade.
Kevin and Sophie have been married at 18-years-old on a whim
To Kevin’s household’s dismay, he marries Sophie with out telling anybody. After listening to the information, Rebecca invitations them over for a cocktail party. It’s throughout that night that we discover out the main points concerning the spur of the second wedding ceremony.
He arrives at Rebecca’s (Mandy Moore) new dwelling carrying Sophie over the edge. They refer to one another as “husband” and “wife,” after which Kevin tells the story of their engagement and wedding ceremony.
He proposed to Sophie after getting a number of clear indicators. He was strolling by means of the streets of New York City when he walked by a theater enjoying their favourite film, The Princess Bride. At the identical time, church bells started ringing throughout the road, and a vendor promoting bracelets walked by. That’s when Kevin knew he “couldn’t wait another second” to begin their lives collectively.
The two divorced after only some years of marriage
We came upon late in season 1 that Sophie and Kevin divorced as a result of the actor cheated on her, presumably whereas in Los Angeles. The pair determined collectively for him to go to L.A. to work on his performing profession and Sophie to remain in NYC. However, the choice didn’t go as deliberate as a result of they divorced someday after.
They gave it a second-try 12 years later—it didn’t work out
36-year-old Kevin professes his like to Sophie on the finish of season 1, and she or he agrees to fulfill him at their diner. The actor waits of their favourite sales space, along with her favourite dish, lava fries. The meals wins her over, they usually find yourself speaking. After a number of episodes of Kevin begging and some plates of lava fries later, the 2 find yourself again collectively.
The rekindled relationship is short-lived. Kevin falls extra dangerously into alcoholism and an habit to ache medicine. Their relationship begins to deteriorate and he finally ends up breaking it off with Sophie.
Kevin goes to see Sophie for a third-try, however she’s engaged
Kevin strikes on to a brand new relationship, with Zoe (Melanie Liburd), however it involves a head after he finds out that she doesn’t wish to have children. He goes to speak to Sophie however finds out that she’s engaged.
The two have a pleasant chat at a espresso store the place his ex-wife tells him that the explanation he’s not used to creating choices is as a result of he at all times will get what he needs anyway.
“Decide what you want. You always get it,” Sophie offers Kevin a final bit of recommendation.
At that time, Kevin tries to make it work with Zoe, however in the end he realizes that he does need kids and can’t keep along with her.
Is Kevin going to ask for that third-try as soon as once more?
In tonight’s episode, Kevin goes to Pittsburgh to assist Sophie after her mom dies. He brings her a field of donuts—and we discover a theme of Kevin profitable over her coronary heart with meals.
The episode is stuffed with flashbacks to Kevin and Sophie’s glad occasions collectively. However, we nonetheless don’t get our solutions relating to whether or not or not Sophie is Kevin’s thriller fiance sooner or later.
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