In typical fashion, fans of This Is Us were left hanging when Season 4 ended for a mid-season break. Episode 9 came to a close nine months in the future with Kate and Kevin celebrating their 40th birthday at the family cabin. Rebecca is suffering from signs of dementia, and Randall is missing from the “Big Three” celebration.
Further into the future
Fan theories are rampant online as viewers anxiously await the return of the second half of Season 4, scheduled to air on January 14, 2020. Sterling K. Brown, who plays Randall, recently told US Weekly that fans aren’t ready for Episode 10 of the winter premiere. He said, “the audience is going to collectively gasp when they see our premiere for the second half of the season.”
Meanwhile, some fans have chosen to go further into the future, wondering about the flash-forward scene of Rebecca on her death bed. In the Season 3 finale, Nicky sits at the bedside of a frail Rebecca as the family comes together to say goodbye. The upscale house she is in belongs to Kevin, and fans think they have it figured out.
Kevin’s future home
Kevin is living in style with his son, who appears to be about ten years old. The house is huge, with a spacious kitchen and open floor plan. There is a large dining area with a gorgeous floor to ceiling glass wall. The hallways are paneled with wood planks, and large murals hang on the walls. Bookshelves fill the extravagant living area.
Several fans spotted trophies, which they believe could be Oscar or Emmy awards. This would imply Kevin has gone back to working in Hollywood, thus affording this luxury home. Another Reddit user suggested Kevin followed in Jack’s footsteps and started a successful construction business. It’s possible he built this house himself. Regardless of where the money came from, fans want to know where the house is.
This Is Us fans recently started a Reddit thread to discuss the possible location of Kevin’s future house. Some viewers believe it is in Bradford, Pennsylvania. This is the town where Nicky lived for many years. The theory is that Kevin bought the land that the trailer was parked on to build his home. If true, this would explain why Nicky is at Rebecca’s bedside.
Others believe Kevin wanted to live in Bradford to be close to Cassidy, who some think could be the mother of Kevin’s child. Another viewer is quick to point out that a home like this would stick out like a sore thumb in the small town.
Some viewers believe Kevin asked Uncle Nicky to live with him when he built the house. It seems there are some skeletons in Nicky’s closet that have yet to be revealed. This will most likely unfold in future episodes as his role becomes more prevalent. Strangely, there is no sign of Miguel in this deathbed scene, leaving viewers to wonder if Nicky stepped up to care for Rebecca in her final days.
It may be a few years until fans figure out the story behind Kevin’s house. There are still two and a half seasons left to get answers to all the burning questions. Fans will say goodbye to the Pearson family at the end of Season 6. Co-showrunner, Isaac Aptaker, told Deadline that Rebecca’s fate has been known all along. The remaining episodes will lead up to this final scene. He stated that he hopes the grand finale will be a “satisfying end place.” It appears fans will have to keep wondering until then.
This is Us will return to NBC on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at 9 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. CT