The midseason finale of This Is Us was quite the doozy. If you recall, we left things with Kevin being arrested for a DUI—with Randall’s daughter, Tess, in the backseat. Of course, Kevin didn’t know Tess was in the backseat. He arrived at Randall’s house drunk and disheveled and wanted to talk to his brother. However, when Randall blew him off to give Kate a phone call, Kevin left the house in a drunken fit, and Tess accidentally jumped in his backseat. It was a really distressing way to end the first half of season two, and it left us with many questions. Are Kevin and Randall about to have a major falling out? Will their relationship fall apart? Will Kevin get sober? This Is Us doesn’t return until January, so unfortunately we’re going to be in the dark for a while.
But these new photos that NBC released this week from the next episode offer a few details. Take this one of the Big Three, for example. Randall, Kate, and Kevin seem to be completely at peace with each other, which suggests that the two brothers eventually make amends.
And now look at this photo of just Kevin. Notice how his scruff is completely gone. On This Is Us, characters associate Kevin’s facial hair with his state of mind. When he has a beard, people think he’s in trouble; when he’s clean-shaven, they think he’s sober and doing well. He’s clean-shaven here, so maybe that’s a sign he addresses his problems.
NBC released a few more pics, too. This shot of Rebecca and Young Randall is too adorable for words, TBH.
As is this one of Randall and a napping Beth. Couple of the year.
This Is Us officially comes back January 7 on NBC.