SPOILER ALERT: The tale contains information about Episode 614 of This Is Is, “The Night time Prior to the Marriage ceremony.” 

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THIS IS US — “The Night time Prior to the Marriage ceremony” Episode 614 — Pictured: (l-r) Justin Hartley as Kevin, Alexandra Breckinridge as Sophie
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The belief of a two-parter, this night’s episode of This Is Us was once intended to show who Kevin spent the evening sooner than Kate’s marriage ceremony after the top of ultimate week’s episode, “The Day of the Marriage ceremony,” teased him having one-on-one time along with his ex-wife Sophie (Alexandra Breckenridge), Kevin’s buddy with occasional advantages, Cassidy (Jennifer Morrison), and the marriage singer, Arielle, performed through Katie Lowes.

Fanatics were given much more as “The Night time Prior to the Marriage ceremony” in reality published who Kevin might be spending the remainder of his lifestyles with, his newly divorced youth sweetheart Sophie.

It was once most likely becoming that Kate, who has been there for Kevin in his lowest moments, was once the one that introduced him and Sophie again in combination through inviting her former buddy to her engagement to Phillip, the place Kevin and then-married Sophie exchanged longing glances, and to her exact marriage ceremony.

The opposite Pearsons additionally performed key roles. Randall noticed via Kevin’s emotions for Sophie from the get-go, after which gave him the general push to conquer his self doubt and pass profess his love for her, telling him “You don’t seem to be going to screw it up this time.”

And Rebecca, whose Alzheimer’s made her see Sophie and Kevin because the 20-year-old newlyweds they as soon as have been, helped persuade Sophie to offer Kevin every other shot through telling her, “Timing is solely off presently, he isn’t able for you. He’ll be nevertheless it’s going to take awhile, and I don’t know if you’ll wait round for that — in my opinion I don’t know if I may — but if the timing is true, he’s going to be so nice.”

Sophie did reference Rebecca’s feedback in her speech to Kevin sooner than he took out the valentine he had written for her after they have been six and the 2 kissed to an enormous applause from all of the marriage ceremony celebration.

“I’ve spent years of my lifestyles praying that you’d develop up,” Sophie mentioned. “Now right here you might be twenty years later, and you might be in spite of everything the person I knew you might be able to be.”

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THIS IS US — “The Night time Prior to the Marriage ceremony” Episode 614 — Pictured: (l-r) Katie Lowes as Arielle, Justin Hartley as Kevin
Picture through: Ron Batzdorff/NBC

The episode, written through Danielle Bauman, did chronicle Kevin’s time with all 3 ladies. Of them, handiest the day trip with Sophie certified as a date. Kevin gave her a experience — in a vintage automotive with “Simply Married” signal he had rented for Kate and Phillip no much less — to the city to get a get dressed after her baggage were given misplaced. The shop was once closed, so the 2 hung out behind a dry cleaners the place Sophie attempted an unclaimed frock after which the 2 went to the shop and walked via a winery the place she dropped the bombshell that she had divorced her husband who had accompanied her to Kate’s engagement celebration.

After extra lengthy glances on the lodge, the 2 went to Kevin’s room however Sophie couldn’t undergo with it.

“It’s an excessive amount of we’ve a long time of historical past between us, I will be able to’t pass backwards,” she mentioned and ran out.

Arielle and Kevin had a vintage rom-com meet-cute second when she ran into him and made him fake to be excited by her to shake off Phillip’s traumatic cousin Oliver who have been hitting on her. However the two by no means had a correct date. Kevin bumped into her when he went all the way down to bar after Sophie had left him, and Arielle handiest bolstered his emotions for his ex through handing him a serviette with a poem she had written in accordance with her observations about the way in which he had checked out Sophie.

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THIS IS US — “The Night time Prior to the Marriage ceremony” Episode 614 — Pictured: (l-r) Jennifer Morrison as Cassidy, Justin Hartley as Kevin
Picture through: Ron Batzdorff/NBC

As for Cassidy, it was once additionally a no-go. She did come to his room as she wanted assist with the zipper on her get dressed and he prompt that perhaps will have to check out being a pair however she close it down briefly.

“You don’t seem to be my individual, and I’m now not yours, and you already know that,” she mentioned and the 2 agreed that they will have to stay very best buddies (and employer-employee).

The 3 pieces Beth and Madison had present in Kevin’s room that sparked their investigation into who Kevin had spent the evening with belonged to every of the 3 ladies, Sophie’s bra, Arielle’s serviette and Cassidy’s flower wrap.

Finally, Kevin spent the evening on my own. It was once most probably his ultimate one as a bachelor. After a handful of great relationships and a string of fleeting ones, Kevin had rediscovered the affection of his lifestyles in Sophie. As the primary flash-forward at Kevin’s area one day displays, he’s nonetheless married, so their reunion will ultimate this time, identical to Kevin has was hoping for, taking a web page from the fairytale love tale of his folks.

Listed below are This Is Us author Dab Fogelman, Hartley and Virgin River superstar Breckenrige’s reactions to Kevin discovering luckily ever after with Sophie:

DEADLINE: When do you know that Kevin would finally end up along with his youth sweetheart Sophie?

FOGELMAN: I felt internally lovely early on that Sophie was once endgame. It was once by no means “set in stone,” and throughout seasons of the display we opened ourselves as much as chances just like the nature himself. However we cherished Alex Breckenridge from pass, and Sophie’s chemistry with Kevin was once at all times lovely not possible to disclaim.

HARTLEY: I believe that was once most likely the plan all alongside. I’ve recognized for slightly a little bit.

BRECKENRIDGE: I knew that Dan had was hoping the characters would in finding their as far back as every different from the start but in addition knew they’d a protracted highway to trip with Kevin sooner than he’d be able. I used to be at all times hoping Kevin and Sophie would make it. Each from an target market viewpoint and from my very own simply in need of to have extra time at the display.

DEADLINE: Why did you suppose Kevin needed to have a luckily ever after and pass complete circle with Sophie to get it?

FOGELMAN: The item that at all times drew me to Kevin-Sophie as final endgame, was once that this a long time lengthy love tale took exact a long time to paintings the appropriate manner. Kevin had to grow to be a completely learned model of himself first. Our problem was once at all times to conform Kevin sufficient to earn Sophie’s consider again (the opposite problem being the truth that as Kevin were given his shit in combination, Alex become the lead persona on one of the most greatest displays on Netflix).

DEADLINE: What was once your response to the duo finishing up again in combination after a long detour?

HARTLEY: I believe it’s an ideal love tale.

BRECKENRIDGE: It feels extremely pleasing to me that those two other folks which were in love since they have been six years outdated, had this tumultuous dating over 40 years have been in a position to grow to be complete other folks on their very own after which in finding love with every different once more as adults I believe it’s extraordinarily romantic. I consider you must reside your self to be able to being cherished and at 46 they’re each in spite of everything there.