“This is Us” Season 2 episode 10 titled “Number Three,” the winter finale of the NBC series, aired on Nov. 28, Tuesday. At the end of the episode, Randall Pearson (Sterling K. Brown) said he was going to kill his brother Kevin Pearson (Justin Hartley).
Drunk and in despair, Kevin drove down the road not knowing that Tess Pearson (Eris Baker) had stowed away in the back of his car. He was detained for a driving under the influence (DUI) issued while one of Randall’s daughters was in the backseat.
Randall will either stay angry or help Kevin get better. Viewers will not see what if the brothers will patch things up until the show returns on Jan. 2, 2018.
According to Brown, Randall will remain angry but he will still try to help his brother. The actor told Variety, “I think there’s the recognition that his brother was there for him when he needed him, and so he wants to be present for him, the caveat being, he endangered my child and anytime you endanger somebody’s child, it’s going to be hard to be your most gracious self.”
“So when we revisit the relationship between the two brothers, there’s a tension,” Brown said of the “This is Us” characters he and Hartley play. “But Randall’s doing the best he can to be present for his brother, who’s going through one of the worst times of his life.”
Hartley himself is not sure whether or not Kevin has hit rock bottom yet. The actor told Bravo TV, “To be honest with you, I think there’s more to that story before we see anything move in the right direction.”
Joining Brown, Hartley and Baker in the cast of “This is Us” Season 2 are Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Chrissy Metz, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan, Jon Huertas, Alexandra Breckenridge, Mackenzie Hancsicsak, Parker Bates and Niles Fitch. Lyric Ross, Gary Kraus and Gary Sievers also appeared in “Number Three.”
Aside from playing Kevin on “This is Us,” Hartley is also set to star in the 2018 rom-com “Another Time” with James Kyson, Jake McLaughlin and Arielle Kebbel. The movie was directed by Thomas Hennessy, who co-wrote the script with Scott Kennard. Here is the trailer: