‘This Is Us’: Will Randall Tell Kate and Kevin About Rebecca? Fans Predict How the Pearson Siblings Find Out About Their Mom’s Condition

by Jeremy Spirogis
Justin Hartley as Kevin Pearson, Chrissy Metz as Kate Pearson, Sterling K. Brown as Randall Pearson in This is Us - Season 4

As per standard, the Pearson household goes by means of so much in This Is Us Season 4. Now, because the NBC drama passes its anticipated halfway level, issues are beginning to come collectively — whether or not or not followers are prepared. In the midseason premiere, Rebecca (Mandy Moore) grew to become one step nearer to an official analysis for her rising reminiscence loss. But at this level, solely Randall (Sterling Ok. Brown) is aware of, maintaining the data from Kevin (Justin Hartley) and Kate (Chrissy Metz). So will Randall inform Kate and Kevin about Rebecca’s situation on This Is Us? Fans assume the key will result in the rift teased within the midseason finale.

What occurred to Randall, Rebecca, Kevin, and Kate in ‘This Is Us’ Season 4?

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Throughout the fourth season of This Is Us, the writers left just a few clues hinting at Rebecca’s gradual reminiscence loss. Then within the midseason finale, Rebecca — and audiences — notice the scenario is extra critical than anticipated. In the episode, titled “So Long, Marianne,” Rebecca is out and will get misplaced, forgetting her location and why she is working errands within the first place. 

At the top of the episode, viewers be taught they witnessed two timelines — one within the current day and one 9 months sooner or later. In the current day, Rebecca tells Randall it’s time to see a physician. Then in 9 months, Rebecca arrives at a cabin to rejoice the Big Three’s 40th birthday. However, solely two out of three Pearson siblings are in attendance.

After Rebecca returns residence by police escort, she asks Kevin about Randall’s whereabouts. Both Kate and Kevin give their mom the identical, disappointing look. 

Justin Hartley as Kevin Pearson, Chrissy Metz as Kate Pearson, Sterling K. Brown as Randall Pearson in This is Us - Season 4
Justin Hartley as Kevin Pearson, Chrissy Metz as Kate Pearson, Sterling Ok. Brown as Randall Pearson in ‘This Is Us’ | Jeff Lipsky/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal through Getty Images through Getty Images

“Mom, Randall’s not coming,” Kevin says. “We’re not speaking, remember?”

Meanwhile, within the This Is Us Season Four winter premiere, titled “Light and Shadows,” Rebecca goes by means of a collection of reminiscence assessments after Randall schedules an appointment with a neurologist in Los Angeles. The medical doctors reveal Rebecca has gentle cognitive impairment. That mentioned, she might want to bear just a few extra assessments earlier than receiving an official analysis.

All the whereas, Rebecca asks Randall to maintain issues from Kate and Kevin. “I’m sorry to keep asking you to keep this to yourself,” Rebecca tells Randall earlier than the physician’s appointment. “But, you know, Kate has a lot on her plate with Jack and Kevin is focused on his sobriety.”

‘This Is Us’ followers theorize how Kate and Kevin discover out about Rebecca and Randall’s secret

As the Big Three trilogy continues on This Is Us, followers are utilizing the time to theorize what occurs to the Pearson household within the close to future. Of course, it’s solely a matter of time till Kevin and Kate discover out about Rebecca’s situation.

On a thread on Reddit, one fan predicted Rebecca and Randall’s secret will trigger the rift with Kevin and Kate seen within the midseason finale, even providing doable eventualities.

In the primary situation, the fan questioned whether or not Kate and Kevin will discover out about Rebecca’s reminiscence after the Pearson matriarch — and even Randall — tells them. If this occurs, it’s doable there can be no main fallout. “Sure they may be offended they weren’t told and words will be exchanged,” the fan wrote. But finally, the siblings will work collectively to assist their mother.

Then within the second situation, the fan advised both Randall and Rebecca can be caught in a lie by Kate and Kevin. But as soon as once more, they famous the “concern will override any anger/offense [Kevin and Kate] will feel.”

This brings us to the third situation, which appears extra possible. According to the fan, “Kate and Kevin will find out the hard way, completely independently from Randall.” They predicted Rebecca will go to Kate and Kevin can be current. She will then have an episode much like what occurred within the midseason finale. The fan defined:

She’ll both get damage or she is going to neglect Kate and Kevin (which might mirror how they weren’t within the flash forwards). Either one will trigger a whole lot of confusion and misery for Kate and Kevin. They will contact Randall about what occurred after which they’ll discover out. They discover out their mom has been going to the physician about psychological points and a preliminary analysis has been discussed with out them understanding about it. They’ll discover out with heightened feelings after going by means of one thing dramatic with Rebecca. Thus, a falling out.

Meanwhile, one other fan added to the speculation — and it includes child Jack.

“Another similar scenario would be she’s taking care of baby Jack and something happens,” the fan wrote. “An even more ferocious response would ensue about what could have happened, and what precautions they could have taken if they’d known.”

Sterling Ok. Brown shares what’s coming for Kate, Kevin, and Randall in ‘This Is Us’

When talking with The Wrap forward of the winter premiere, Brown revealed how maintaining Rebecca’s secret impacts Randall.

“It’s tense for Randall. It’s a big burden to shoulder by himself,” Brown mentioned. “I think one of the benefits of siblings is you can kind of talk through these things. Having siblings, having older parents and recognizing there is a lot to deal with as your parents get older. Being able to share that with my brother and sister has been a big thing.”

He continued: “So for Randall, who has a brother and sister and his mother has asked him specifically to keep it to himself, that’s hard. And it becomes even more intense when we come back from the fall break.”

Then when talking with The Hollywood Reporter after the winter premiere, Brown hinted Randall could have an opportunity to unload some baggage quickly. The actor confirmed Randall, Kevin, and Kate will get collectively and talk about their lives after the Big Three trilogy. They additionally speak about “how they can be of service to one another.”

Meanwhile, Brown shared viewers will see how Randall and Rebecca’s secret impacts Kate and Kevin. “Obviously, there’s this stress on Randall by virtue of him being asked to keep the secret about his mother’s health from his brother and sister,” Brown mentioned. “We’ll see some ramifications of how he deals with that, and how it affects these three siblings.”

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