Kevin (Justin Hartley) looks at his high school football memorabilia in Tuesday's episode of NBC's 'This Is Us.'(Photo: Ron Batzdorff, NBC)
Spoiler alert: This story contains major plot points from Tuesday's episode of This Is Us.
Tuesday's This Is Us focused entirely on Kevin's downward spiral, but the biggest revelation was about his sister, Kate.
At the end of an episode that followed blurry, self-destructive Kevin on a pill-popping, beer-swigging alumni honors night at his Pittsburgh high school, he heard the saddest news when he arrived at brother Randall's home, looking forlorn and seeking solace.
Long before landing a starring role in the NBC hit "This Is Us," actor Justin Hartley learned a thing or two about humility with his first paid acting job. (Sept. 13) AP
"Randall, I need to tell you something," Kevin says, wanting to spill about his pain-killer addiction.
"I already know. Kate lost the baby," Randall (Sterling K. Brown) responds to his surprised brother, who only then learns about their sister's miscarriage.
Next Tuesday's episode of 'This Is Us,' titled 'Number Two,' focuses on Kate (Chrissy Metz). (Photo: Ron Batzdorff, NBC)
Kevin would have known had he answered a phone call from Kate's fiancé, Toby, during the alumni reception, but he was more focused on drinking and remembering (via flashback) a devastating football injury that explains the cast he was wearing when their father died shortly thereafter (as seen in an earlier episode).
The episode, "Number One," is the first of three final installments this fall, each focusing on one of the Big 3 Pearson children. After the late miscarriage news, the show moves on to an episode about Kate (Chrissy Metz) next Tuesday (NBC, 9 ET/PT), before the fall finale (Nov. 28) centers on Randall (Sterling K. Brown).
'This is Us' returns Sept. 26, 2017 for Season 2. To prepare for all the upcoming drama, laughs and tears, we've rounded up some of the most heartwarming pictures from Season 1, like this shot of young Rebecca and Jack. (Mild spoilers ahead.) NBC, Ron Batzdorff/NBC
Young parents Rebecca and Jack. NBC, Ron Batzdorff/NBC
Jack is played by Milo Ventimiglia. NBC, Ron Batzdorff/NBC
And Mandy Moore plays Rebecca. NBC, Ron Batzdorff/NBC
Quality family time with the big three, as the siblings call themselves. NBC, Ron Batzdorff/NBC
Ron Cephas Jones as William talking with Faithe Herman who plays Annie. NBC, Ron Batzdorff/NBC
Gerald McRaney played Jack and Rebecca's trusty doctor, Dr. K. NBC, Ron Batzdorff/NBC
Pooped out at the pool. NBC, Ron Batzdorff/NBC
Sterling K. Brown plays Randall in the show and Susan Kelechi Watson plays his wife Beth. NBC, Ron Batzdorff/NBC
The couple is relationship goals for fans. NBC, Paul Drinkwater/NBC
Swoon. NBC, Ron Batzdorff/NBC
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