Randall & Kevin's Fight On 'This Is Us' Is Finally Almost Over

Spoilers ahead for This Is Us
Season 5, Episode 6. Recently,
Kevin had expressed interest in fixing his relationship with
Randall
after the two had an explosive fight at the end of
Season 4. Before this week’s episode, though, Randall wasn’t really
receptive to it. In Episode 5, which aired on Jan 5., Kevin tried
reaching out to Randall with a phone call. Kevin explained that
often in life, he thinks, “What would Randall do?” in intense
situations. Randall thanked him for saying that, but said he
couldn’t talk just then. Kevin didn’t know this, but Randall had to
call the man who knew his birth mother and get more information.
Kevin, who was struggling with whether or not to film a movie in
Canada during a pandemic while his fiancée was soon to be having
twins, seemed a bit saddened by the brief call and how Randall
jumped off the phone so quickly.

But as Michael Scott would say, oh how the turntables. At the
end of the Jan. 12 episode, it was Randall who called Kevin wanting
to talk. After learning his birth mother’s story, Randall told Beth
he was ready to move forward. “I’m gonna call Kevin. I don’t want
to hold onto the bad stuff any more. I want to let it all go,”
Randall said. This time it was Kevin who didn’t have time for
Randall. He explained that he was trying to get out of Canada and
home to meet Madison, who was in labor. As Kevin hurried to get off
the phone, it was clear that these brothers still were not totally
on the same page, but they’re getting closer every week. And
Madison giving birth to Kevin’s children is just the kind of event
that will
bring the brothers together
again, as Justin Hartley, who plays
Kevin, had previously hinted to TV Guide.

“I think sometimes when you have fights like that, sometimes it
takes like an event to bring people back together because I don’t
know how motivated — and then we’ll find out throughout the
season — but I don’t know how motivated both men are to reconcile
so quickly,” Hartley said at the start of Season 5.

However, even if their relationship is temporarily healed by new
life, there’s still a lot that both brothers need to work through
to get past that fight. As a reminder, the two have exchanged
extremely hurtful words: Kevin told Randall that his being adopted
into the Pearson family was the worst thing to happen to Kevin. And
Randall told Kevin that their father Jack died ashamed of
Kevin.

“It wasn’t screaming. It wasn’t out of control. It wasn’t manic.
It was a calculated statement that Randall made to Kevin and then
Kevin made to Randall,” Hartley said. “They were talking to each
other and saying things [in a way] that is so hurtful. And the way
that they are said is just like, ‘This is coming out of my mouth,
and I intend for this to hurt you and I need to say this.'”

That kind of a fight doesn’t necessarily dissipate overnight.
Sterling K. Brown, who plays Randall, teased to Deadline that

the brothers’ relationship
will stay complicated not just this
season, but next. “They will continue like a yo-yo — will come
apart and together, apart and together,” Brown said. “I think by
the time we reach that point in the future [with the flash
forward], there are other things on their minds that they are able
to focus on to put aside whatever differences they have. But for
the next two or however many seasons we’re around, I think you’ll
continue to see these brothers fray and then resolve, fray and
resolve.”

The two may be headed towards resolution in the short term, but
there’s still a lot to be worked out. And not even the surprise
arrival of Kevin’s twins can magically heal everything in an
instant.

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Randall & Kevin's Fight On 'This Is Us' Is
Finally Almost Over