The Big 3 Decide Who Will Take Care of Rebecca

Justin Hartley as Kevin, Chrissy Metz as Kate and Sterling K. Brown as Randall on ‘This Is Us.’
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As the Pearson family, emotions are high. This Is Us nears the end. The Tuesday, May 10 episode was followed by Kate (Chrissy MetzRandall (Sterling K. BrownKevin (Justin Hartley) as they planned for the rest of Rebecca’s (Mandy Moore) life.

Set one week after Miguel (Jon Huertas) died, the latest installment — aptly titled “Family Meeting” — opened with Rebecca calling for her late husband in the middle of the night. When Kate, Randall and Kevin go to comfort their mom, she doesn’t remember that Miguel is gone.

After a rough evening, the siblings decided to sit down and discuss next steps for their mom’s care. However, their spouses — Phillip (Chris Geere), Beth (Susan Kelechi WatsonSophie (Alexandra Breckenridge) — left them and their “Pearson process” alone for the day.

Randall and Kevin argued about the best way to help Rebecca. Their spouses, however, spent the day at Pearson’s cabin and speculated on what was going on. Beth and Sophie, of course, were spot-on with their impressions of Randall and Kevin’s heated conversation.

This Is Us Big 3 Decide Who Will Care Rebecca After Miguel Death Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore as Rebecca on ‘This Is Us.’
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Kate — who ultimately had the final say about Rebecca’s care — stayed quiet while Randall and Kevin bickered over next steps. Randall wanted Rebecca to move to his house, while Kevin wanted her to stay in the house he built.

“I was a pain in her ass her entire life,” Kevin told his brother amid their argument. “Building this house is the one good thing that I did. It was the best thing. I’m gonna honor her wishes if it kills me.”

Throughout the episode, viewers were transported to the early days of Kate, Randall and Kevin’s lives through flashback scenes that showed how much Rebecca did for them growing up.

Back in the present, Rebecca’s at-home nurse declared that that they were going on a walk. Instead, Kate decided to accompany her mother while Kevin and Randall were visibly struck by their mother’s appearance as her Alzheimer’s worsens.

“That’s not our mom Kev,” Randall told his brother, in part. “Our mother was magic. She knew exactly what each of us needed. I’m sure she meant well, sitting us down and sharing her wishes with us. But she couldn’t have imagined what this would feel like.”

After their walk Kate called Toby (after she had put their mother to rest)Chris Sullivan), who reminded his ex-wife that she’s a “baller.” He added, “Your mom chose you for a reason.”

Kate made Rebecca spend more time with her brothers before announcing her final decision. She decided to move her mother to Los Angeles with Phillip and herself. Kevin suggested a last-minute plan, which changed everything.

He and Sophie decided that they would move from L.A. to live with Rebecca. Madison (a suburb of Los Angeles) is already in the process of moving out.Caitilin Thompson) and Elijah (Adam KorsonKevin wanted to see his kids so he invited ) along.

“We have the opportunity to give mom exactly what she wanted,” Kevin told Kate. “For her and for us.”

The episode came to an end with flashback and flash-forward parallels of how Rebecca used to take care of the kids, but now, they’re taking care of her. The final moments showed an aged Kevin calling Randall and telling him, “It won’t be long now.”

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