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This Is Us, Metz and Hartley on Kevin ‘s choice in final episodes

This Is Us, Metz and Hartley on Kevin 's choice in final episodes

This Is Us stars Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartely discussed Kevin ‘s choice of taking care of Rebecca in the final episodes of the series.

After Miguel’s death, where will rebecca live? It’s Kevin, played by Justin Hartley, who steps up and provides the solution. He will move into the dream house that he built for Rebecca and be her main caretaker — and he has the support of his entire family, including the mother of his twins and Uncle Nicky and his wife Edie.

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Metz says she was “pissed” with the decision

Kate originally said Rebecca would move in with her and Philip. However, everyone liked Kevin’s plan and, once again, the brothers run the show again.

“Exactly! I was pissed. Kate’s made a decision, she’s adamant about it,” Metz says. “She knows what she’s doing, and then she’s like, “Really, guys? I finally feel confident, and then you’re going to overstep?” But I think that because Madison and Elijah, and Edie and Nicky, and obviously Sophie and Kevin being there, they have this whole other journey of life that they want to take together. You can’t get in the way of what’s best. Any parent will want to have all of their children involved. Kate has to just remind herself it’s not about her. It’s really about the greater good for Rebecca.”

According to Hartley, Kevin ‘s choice on This Is Us made him a complete person

I think it’s interesting that he’s able to rally the troops. It shows his growth, right? Because if he’s going to be spearheading this thing and saying, “Ok, this is what we’re going to do. We’re going to be moving the family here,” then everyone has a lot of confidence in him. And that’s a far cry from what it would have been three or four years ago. He’s grown quite a bit, is what it says to me. Also, he’s lined up his priorities and he has them in the right order. He understands what’s important, what’s not really that important, what’s important sometimes, what he can’t control. He’s just become a complete person.

In flashbacks, the episode provides some of Kevin’s motivations…

It’s more than even the redemption. It’s him realizing the sacrifices his mother made for him; there were three of them, at once. And the things she had to do. She was also their dad. How does that work? “Ok, so now I’m mom and dad”? She delayed her love life and all the things she did, it was just all about the kids. I think he feels that, not only is it the right thing to do, he owes it to her and he owes it to himself and I think he owes it to his dad to take care of her.”

He continues. “He’s the right guy for the job. And it does sure make him feel better to say, “As tough as I was growing up, and as confused as I was growing up, and as difficult of a teenager I was, I think I can atone for all of that by being the man I always wanted to be. The man you always raised. So, job well done, mom. And now I’ll take care of you.”

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Metz says Toby’s support was important for Kate

He knows Kate in a different way than her own siblings or her mother know her. He’s seen her through so many different decisions always getting bulldozed, or nobody thinks her decision’s the right one, or being unsteady and unsure. But he knows who she really is, and she’s never had that confidence to speak up. I think it was really beautiful and tender. When you love somebody, you always love them. You always want to support them. And for him to do that from afar is just very telling of their relationship and the way he understands her.”

Sterling K. Brown as Randall, Chrissy Metz as Kate, Justin Hartley as Kevin in This Is Us

Metz on the next episode

“I think it is one of the most beautiful episodes of any television show anybody will ever watch, especially culminating six years of this beautiful journey. I’m getting emotional talking about it.”

“The way that Dan [Fogelman] has orchestrated what is going to take place is so cool and so beautiful and so fulfilling, but also so progressive. It’s very special. I remember reading it and Bradley, my boyfriend, was like, “Are you okay? Can you breathe?” And I’m like, “Not really.” So without giving too much away, I just think it’s absolutely exceptional.”

Hartley on what we can expect from the final two episodes

“I think we go 10 or 12 years in the future. Something like that. But we talk about the future after that and what comes next. That’s a cool part of it.”

Taking about the finale, he said. “I thought it was great. I thought we did a good job of not ending the show on such a sad note. Because it’s like, are we going to end the show with her death? But that’s not really what the ending was. I thought it was not about what’s happening now, necessarily, but what’s in store for the future. Where these three are going and the tools that they have to help them navigate throughout all for the trials and tribulations that might come their way.”

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Source: People/THR

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