‘This Is Us’: Did Kevin and Madison Prove This Theory About the Flash-Forward? Fans Are Dying to Know What Happens Next

by Jeremy Spirogis
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The Big Three trilogy in This Is Us Season Four continued with Kevin’s (Justin Hartley) episode on Tuesday, Jan. 28. The episode gave followers solutions with regard to Kevin and Sophie’s (Alexandra Breckenridge) backstory. But by the very finish, viewers have been nonetheless left with extra questions than ever, together with one wildcard between Kevin and Madison (Cailtlin Thompson) solely introduced in This Is Us theories on the web.

[Spoiler alert: This Is Us Season 4 Episode 12.]

What occurred between Kevin and Madison in ‘This Is Us’ Season 4 Episode 12?

Justin Hartley as Kevin in 'This Is Us' Season 4
Justin Hartley as Kevin in ‘This Is Us’ | Ron Batzdorff/NBC

In This Is Us Season 4 Episode 12, Kevin returned to Pittsburgh and seemingly closed the chapter with Sophie — for now. But upon returning residence to Los Angeles, he arrives at Kate’s (Chrissy Metz) home for some consolation and time with child Jack. Kate isn’t residence — however Madison, her greatest friend, is.

In the previous, Madison and Kevin haven’t interacted a lot. They’ve by no means been shut. However, within the Jan. 28 episode, the 2 share a second collectively. Madison simply bought dumped. Meanwhile, Kevin tells her he has all the time been the kind to go away when issues bought laborious as a substitute of combating for it — a remorse he now has with Sophie. Kevin additionally tells Madison she is healthier being the woman who’s keen to remain.

Later on, Kevin receives a name from Randall — the breakdown beforehand seen within the 11th episode. And as followers may need guessed by this level, Madison is the girl sleeping in Kevin’s mattress. 

‘This Is Us’ followers predict Madison is the mom of Kevin’s little one

In the This Is Us Season Four fall finale, the NBC drama revealed Kevin has a pregnant fiancée 9 months after Thanksgiving on the Big Three’s birthday. Her identification isn’t unveiled, leaving viewers with the thriller. However, most followers on social media gave out their predictions. And just a few well-liked theories included Sophie, Cassidy (Jennifer Morrison), and Madison.

“I’m like 90% sure the mother of Kevin’s kid is Madison,” a fan wrote on Reddit after the second episode of This Is Us Season 4. “They showed the transition of Kevin looking at baby jack then cut straight to Madison if that isn’t foreshadowing then idk what is.”

Now, after the 12th episode, This Is Us followers are questioning whether or not the writers will really flip Madison into the mom of Kevin’s little one.

“Madison is gonna be Kevin’s baby mom  #ThisIsUs,” a fan wrote on Twitter, alongside a GIF of Sharpay Evans (Ashley Tisdale) from High School Musical singing “This is not what I want.”

However, many viewers weren’t satisfied Kevin bought Madison pregnant after their one night time collectively. 

“okay this is a reach but maybe kevin and madison literally just slept and [did] nothing and sophies gonna break up with fiancee man and tell kevin the ring was meant for him,” a fan wrote on Reddit.

“Seriously Madison? Thanks I hate it,” one other fan wrote. “But I do think it’s not actually Madison and they are just trying to throw us off the scent and make us think it’s her.”

Justin Hartley discusses Kevin and Madison’s hookup in ‘This Is Us’ Season 4

Following the Randall-centric trilogy episode in This Is Us Season 4, govt producer Isaac Aptaker reminded followers to not soar to conclusions in terms of the mom of Kevin’s little one.

“Until we are saying, ‘Oh, there’s a pregnant girl who’s saying, Kevin, that is your child,’ I believe the whole lot’s up for grabs,” Aptaker informed Entertainment Weekly. 

But even so, Kevin nonetheless slept with Madison, the very best friend of his sister. And when talking with TV Guide after the Jan. 28 episode, Hartley revealed why Kevin made this determination.

“I guess it’s kind of a rebound…He had a pretty rough day. He had a rough week, rough weekend. He’s had a rough couple of months, rough year,” Hartley stated. “Then he goes over there to spend time with the baby and you know, Madison is there. She’s also kind of had a bad year. She’s lonely, she’s alone. He says the right thing, I think, but it comes from the heart.”

Dan Fogelman and Cailtlin Thompson attend Operation Smile's 7th Annual Park City Ski Challenge Sponsored by The St. Regis Deer Valley and Deer Valley Resort VIP dinner at The St. Regis Deer Valley on March 10, 2018 in Park City, Utah.  Dan Fogelman and Cailtlin Thompson attend Operation Smile's 7th Annual Park City Ski Challenge Sponsored by The St. Regis Deer Valley and Deer Valley Resort VIP dinner at The St. Regis Deer Valley on March 10, 2018 in Park City, Utah.
Dan Fogelman and Cailtlin Thompson | Kim Raff/Getty Images for Operation Smile

The actor continued: “He says something that he really means, you know. ‘You should stop looking at it that way. I wish I had that.’ Then they have that immediate connection. I think it’s just two people that were in need of something at that very moment. It was sort of like a perfect storm.”

Then in an interview with TVLine, Hartley confirmed Kevin feels awkward and responsible for sleeping with Madison. He informed the publication:

She’s not chopped liver. It’s nothing like that. But he understands what that’s. That’s his sister’s [friend]. He shouldn’t have executed that. That’s his sister’s greatest friend. Have just a little extra self-control. 

But on the identical time, they’re each single. It was sort of the proper storm: We’re each adults, we’re each single, no matter. Then he’s like, “Oh God, my sister, oh God.” I’ll inform you: It’s a pair episodes sooner or later, but it surely does get addressed between Madison and Kevin. It’s hilarious. It’s uncontrolled hilarious.

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