‘This Is Us’: Is Uncle Nicky’s Wife Kevin’s Past Love Interest?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Griffin Dunne as Nicky on

The writers and producers of This Is Us have turn into specialists at shock twists and surprising endings. Season four of the hit sequence isn’t any totally different as its finale leaves us desperately searching for solutions on what’s going to occur to the characters we’ve got grown to like.

In a gripping scene at Rebecca’s (Mandy Moore) bedside, season 4’s finale offers a glimpse into what the following ten years maintain for the Pearsons in a heart-wrenching flash ahead which reveals Uncle Nicky (Griffin Dunne) sporting a marriage band. But, followers marvel, who’s his bride?

Uncle Nicky is a strolling shock

For Rebecca, Uncle Nicky’s look of their lives shook her to the core. She believed — as a result of Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) instructed her — that Nicky had died at struggle.

When Kevin (Justin Hartley) and Zoe (Melanie Liburd) uncover a postcard from Nicky they quickly deduce that Nicky is certainly alive, not lifeless like Jack had instructed all of them their lives. Kevin, Randall (Sterling Okay. Brown), and Kate (Chrissy Metz) journey collectively to satisfy the notorious, and really a lot alive Uncle Nicky.

The Big Three discover Nicky residing in a run-down trailer and find out about their father’s falling out together with his brother. Jack believes Nicky had been at fault within the loss of life of slightly boy in Vietnam and by no means spoke to him once more regardless of Nicky’s makes an attempt to contact Jack through postcard.

The Big Three inform Nicky about their father’s loss of life which leaves him surprised and unhappy. Nicky tells his niece and nephews to go away, however Kevin is drawn to the previous man and returns as a result of he doesn’t wish to lower ties as his father did. 

Uncle Nicky and Kevin develop shut

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Uncle Nicky appears to fill a gap in Kevin’s coronary heart and take up slightly of the area which his father as soon as stuffed. Additionally, as one Reddit person has identified, Kevin and Nicky have bonded over their shared ache of not with the ability to apologize to Jack earlier than his loss of life.

“When Nicky tells the big three the story of the boat incident in the Vietnam war,” the Reddit person notes, “he ends it with that he never got to tell Jack that he was sorry/it was an accident. He says ‘I never got to tell him’ and the camera pans to Kevin’s face for a good few seconds.” Clearly, this particulars the parallel between Kevin and Nicky’s guilt.

Does Uncle Nicky discover love?

Griffin Dunne as Nicky on 'This Is Us' Season 3
Griffin Dunne as Nicky on ‘This Is Us’ | Ron Batzdorff/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal through Getty Images through Getty Images

In the season finale, the digital camera reveals Nicky seated by Rebecca’s bedside in an emotional flash ahead. Kevin is there too, together with his youngsters.

As the digital camera slowly zooms nearer, followers are capable of detect a marriage band on Uncle Nicky’s finger. Speculation ensued about who the girl may very well be. Fan theories swung from the wildly unpopular opinion that maybe he’s pretending to be Jack for Rebecca as her thoughts deteriorates, to the extra standard hope that Nicky finds real love.

The Cassidy connection

Kevin met Cassidy (Jennifer Morrison) throughout the time when he was making an attempt to assist his uncle come out of a darkish place in his life. The two had nearly on the spot chemistry regardless of not having a lot in frequent.

Their connection comes from their brokenness, after all, This is Us must throw some complicated points into their budding relationship. Both are recovering alcoholics and each are affected by varied phases of PTSD they bond as Cassidy is struggling in her marriage.

Cassidy additionally bonds with Nicky over their shared struggles and similarities with army life. Meanwhile, Cassidy will get right into a battle along with her husband and winds up sleeping with Kevin with apparent remorse.

Later, Cassidy assures Kevin he isn’t the rationale for her final divorce.  But, if he’s not who’s? The sequence is understood for its unpredictable twists and turns, leaving Cassidy’s story a thriller.

Could Cassidy and Nicky fall in love?

Some hopeful followers speculate that maybe Nicky and Cassidy find yourself getting married. Despite the massive age distinction, their mutual struggles with life after the army could be sufficient to carry them collectively. 

To add gas to fireside, the season finale confirmed Cassidy popping into Nicky’s RV whereas he’s on the cellphone with Kevin. This suggests the 2 are nonetheless in contact after Kevin’s departure.

The marriage ceremony band on his finger offers hope that in any case these years alone someway Nicky has been capable of finding love, happiness and the household he had been lacking out on. That mentioned, Nicky has talked about a love curiosity previously. It’s fully potential Kevin helps Nicky get his former flame.

Season 5 could give us the solutions we’re hoping for, however realizing This is Us we wager they are going to hold us guessing for so long as they’ll.

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