‘This is Us’ season 5 centers on Rebecca, Randall, Kevin, and Kate

This is Us season 5 is heading back to the Pearsons’ for another year of emotional drama. Moreover, the fifth installment centers on Rebecca, Randall  Kevin, and Kate.

The Pearson family brought so much learning and joy to the viewers for the past four seasons. Now on its fifth season, the drama series is yet to unfold more family bonds, challenges, new beginnings, and brotherly rift.

This is Us season 5 will be the second to the last season of the show. While season 3 was just airing, showrunner Isaac Aptaker asserted that they are working on three seasons in the future. He said,

“I would hope that when we reach our ending, people think it’s a really satisfying end place that makes sense, and it feels like they’ve watched something that is a complete piece of work because that’s really how we’re trying to plan it.”

For the past four seasons, the air date was usually announced in September, hence, season 5 will likely return in September of this year. However, there might be delays due to the pandemic outbreak.

Kevin and Randall may not easily reconcile

With the series running for four seasons, there are so many storylines that could lead to season 5’s plot. However, the fifth season is leaning towards the Pearsons’ original family. Although Jack’s story unfolded in season 3, he will still appear in flashbacks.

A breakthrough in the drama is the rift between Randall and Kevin. Back in season 4, the brothers have heavily confronted each other on their mother’s mental health therapy. It appears that Rebecca is suffering from Alzheimer’s. Randall plays a great role in  Rebecca’s decision to pursue a clinical trial at Washington University.

However, Kevin was absolutely opposed to the idea, which led to the bursting of harsh words. Justin Hartley who plays Kevin assumes that it may take time for the brothers to reconcile in This is Us season 5. He said,

“It might take a bit. But they’re brothers, this is not going to divide them until their deathbeds and they don’t speak. That’s how I took it to mean. But I think it’s going to take a while.”

Kate’s darker past will be uncovered

This is Us season 5 will take a darker turn into Kate’s past. Creator, Fogelman, and Chrissy Metz have talked about Kate’s miserable past that is yet to reach the viewers. According to Metz,

“We’re going to find out even more in depth next season as to why she’s decided to, not necessarily use food, but use a substance — hers being food — because she’s been through some things that we haven’t, we don’t know [about] yet.”

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Mandy Moore will both play the young and old Rebecca

This is Us season 4 revealed Rebecca agreeing to Randall’s proposal. She will travel midwest together with Miguel.  Fogelman disclosed that the young and old Rebecca will both be seen in the next season.

There will be episodes on the budding relationship between Rebecca and Miguel. At the same time, Jack and Rebecca’s romance will still appear in flashbacks. Fogelman stated,

“We have a big storyline planned for Mandy next season in the present day as an older woman—and in her past timelines.”

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