"This Is Us" Season Finale Finds Kevin, Randall "Strangers" [PREVIEW]

To say that last week's episode of NBC's This Is Us had fans debating would be an understatement. Two sons with two very different views on how their mother Rebecca (Mandy Moore) should be handling her medical future. Is Kevin (Justin Hartley) trying to avoid the reality of the situation with his "live the time you have" philosophy? Did Randall (Sterling K. Brown) go too far in convincing Rebecca to go back to treatment – as a way of trying to make up for the guilt he feels over not daving dad, Jack (Milo Ventimiglia)?

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THIS IS US — "Strangers: Part Two" Episode 418 — Pictured: (l-r) Justin Hartley as Kevin, Sterling K. Brown as Randall — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)

Which leads us to the fourth season finale of This Is Us, as the promo and preview images for "Strangers: Part Two" show us that there's nothing better than the occasion of child's first birthday to have a lot of truths come to light and for a number of narratives to come to a head – and clues to the show's future revealed:

"This Is Us" season 4, episode 18 "Strangers: Part Two": The Pearsons gather to celebrate Baby Jack's first birthday.

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THIS IS US — "Strangers: Part Two" Episode 418 — Pictured: (l-r) Jon Huertas as Miguel, Mandy Moore as Rebecca — (Photo by: Mitchell Haddad/NBC)
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THIS IS US — "Strangers: Part Two" Episode 418 — Pictured: Griffin Dunne as Nicky — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
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THIS IS US — "Strangers: Part Two" Episode 418 — Pictured: (l-r) Sterling K. Brown as Randall, Justin Hartley as Kevin — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
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THIS IS US — "Strangers: Part Two" Episode 418 — Pictured: (l-r) Justin Hartley as Kevin, Sterling K. Brown as Randall — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
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THIS IS US — "Strangers: Part Two" Episode 418 — Pictured: (l-r) Justin Hartley as Kevin, Sterling K. Brown as Randall — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
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THIS IS US — "Strangers: Part Two" Episode 418 — Pictured: Chrissy Metz as Kate — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
"This Is Us" Season Finale Finds Kevin, Randall "Strangers" [PREVIEW]
THIS IS US — "Strangers: Part Two" Episode 418 — Pictured: Sterling K. Brown as Randall — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
"This Is Us" Season Finale Finds Kevin, Randall "Strangers" [PREVIEW]
"Strangers: Part Two" Episode 418 — Pictured: (l-r) Chris Sullivan as Toby, Baby Jack, Chrissy Metz as Kate — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
"This Is Us" Season Finale Finds Kevin, Randall "Strangers" [PREVIEW]
"Strangers: Part Two" Episode 418 — Pictured: (l-r) Sterling K. Brown as Randall, Justin Hartley as Kevin, Chrissy Metz as Kate — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
"This Is Us" Season Finale Finds Kevin, Randall "Strangers" [PREVIEW]
"Strangers: Part Two" Episode 418 — Pictured: (l-r) Sterling K. Brown as Randall, Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
"This Is Us" Season Finale Finds Kevin, Randall "Strangers" [PREVIEW]
"Strangers: Part Two" Episode 418 — Pictured: (l-r) Lyric Ross as Deja, Assante Blackk as Malik — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
"This Is Us" Season Finale Finds Kevin, Randall "Strangers" [PREVIEW]
"Strangers: Part Two" Episode 418 — Pictured: (l-r) Lyric Ross as Deja, Assante Blackk as Malik — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
"This Is Us" Season Finale Finds Kevin, Randall "Strangers" [PREVIEW]
"Strangers: Part Two" Episode 418 — Pictured: Justin Hartley as Kevin — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
"This Is Us" Season Finale Finds Kevin, Randall "Strangers" [PREVIEW]
"Strangers: Part Two" Episode 418 — Pictured: Gerald McRaney as Dr. K — (Photo by: Mitchell Haddad/NBC)

"This Is Us" Season Finale Finds Kevin, Randall "Strangers" [PREVIEW]

Everyone has a family. And every family has a story. "This Is Us" chronicles the Pearson family across the decades: from Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) as young parents in the 1980s to their 37-year-old kids Kevin (Justin Hartley), Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) searching for love and fulfillment in the present day. This grounded, life-affirming dramedy reveals how the tiniest events in our lives impact who we become, and how the connections we share with each other can transcend time, distance and even death. From the writer and directors of "Crazy, Stupid, Love." comes a smart, modern show that will welcome you into a family you feel you've known for years.

NBC's This Is Us stars Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Sterling K. Brown, Chris Sullivan, and Susan Kelechi Watson. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Dan Fogelman, Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Ken Olin, Charlie Gogolak, and Jess Rosenthal executive produce.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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