Why Isn’t ‘This Is Us’ On Tonight, Feb. 4? The NBC Drama Returns Soon

by Jeremy Spirogis
THIS IS US -- "Unhinged" Episode 403 -- Pictured: (l-r) Chris Sullivan as Toby, Chrissy Metz as Kate

It’s been one hell of per week for the Pearson siblings on This Is Us Season 4. But it seems to be like followers should maintain on just a little longer to seek out out what occurs subsequent. On Jan. 21 and 28, the NBC drama delved into storylines for Randall (Sterling Ok. Brown) and Kevin (Justin Hartley). Now, Kate (Chrissy Metz) will lastly get her flip. However, This Is Us isn’t on tonight, Feb. 4, with a brand new episode. So right here’s every thing viewers must know concerning the present’s return and what to anticipate when the Pearson trilogy involves an finish.

Is ‘This Is Us’ Season Four on tonight, Feb. 4?

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According to the This Is Us Season 4 Episode 13 promo, the collection will return “in two weeks” from the Jan. 28 episode. This means the Kate-centric episode will air on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 9 p.m. ET. 

So why isn’t the conclusion of the Big Three trilogy on This Is Us on tonight, Feb. 4? As chances are you’ll or might not know, the State of the Union Address will start at 9 p.m. ET. So the brand new episode was delayed per week for the annual message, per the NBC schedule.

Where did the ‘This Is Us’ trilogy episodes depart Kate?

Throughout the Kevin and Randall-centric episodes in This Is Us Season 4, Kate made just a few transient appearances, hinting at what’s to come back. In the previous, teenage Kate (Hannah Zeile) will get in a battle along with her boyfriend, Marc (Austin Abrams), over the telephone forward of Rebecca’s (Mandy Moore) birthday dinner.

Kate asks Marc what she did mistaken in a panic. But when Rebecca, Kevin (Logan Shroyer), and Randall (Niles Fitch) seem involved for Kate, she shuts them out. Later, Kevin returns to the Pearson family and finds his mom pacing round frantically. 

“I’m worried about Kate,” Rebecca tells Kevin. “And she rode off with Marc to the cabin. She just called me crying. I think she’s in trouble, Kev. We have to go get her.”

Meanwhile, within the current day, Kevin calls Kate to rearrange a sibling journey to the cabin, together with Randall. However, issues aren’t going properly with Toby (Chris Sullivan).

“I’m about two seconds away from my marriage completely imploding,” Kate says. And now, the unhappy three are headed again to Pittsburgh. 

What will occur in ‘This is Us’ Season 4 Episode 13?

When talking with TVLine, Hartley — who directed the Feb. Four episode of This Is Us — revealed the brand new episode will dive deeper into Kate and Mark’s relationship. It can even embrace fairly a little bit of drama between the Pearson siblings.

“We finish out the trilogy with Kate. There’s definitely some back story there,” Hartley stated. “You start to see her relationship with her boyfriend and what all that means and how that influenced and affected who she is now and all of that stuff. That’s really great.”

He continued: “The cabin stuff, it is interesting. Trying to be there for other people when you’re going through a lot of stuff is difficult. But they’re all connected. They’re family. And some sh*t comes out. There’s a minor blow-up. Different ways of handling important situations … There’s a problem between Kevin and Randall.”

THIS IS US -- "Unhinged" Episode 403 -- Pictured: (l-r) Chris Sullivan as Toby, Chrissy Metz as Kate
Chris Sullivan as Toby, Chrissy Metz as Kate in ‘This Is Us’ | Ron Batzdorff/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal through Getty Images through Getty Images

Meanwhile, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, govt producers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger teased Kate’s previous will have an effect on her relationship with Toby. Berger stated:

They are undoubtedly two essential relationships which have enormously knowledgeable this lady and her life. And I believe all of these intense teenage relationships have a tendency to stay with us and trigger patterns to type and depart these impressions that by no means actually go away. So, we can be seeing how a few of Kate was fashioned via this relationship with Marc — and the way that will affect her present relationship.

Then the manager producers echoed Hartley’s remarks concerning the Pearson sibling drama on the cabin, sharing Kate, Kevin, and Randall will get collectively “away from service” and “in the snow.” 

“So we can expect that feelings may boil over under these circumstances. Isaac and I got to write this one, and we can’t wait for everyone to see it,” Berger stated.

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

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