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This Is Us Season 5, Episode 5 Spoilers: Randall’s Discovery, Kate Faces The Past, Kevin’s Dilemma

This Is Us Season 5, Episode 5 Spoilers: Randall’s Discovery, Kate Faces The Past, Kevin’s DilemmaThis is Us season 5, episode 5 spoilers reveal what we can expect when new episodes return on January 5, 2021. Titled “A Long Road Home,” Randall Pearson’s (Sterling K. Brown) brush with fame will lead to a discovery. Kate Pearson (Chrissy Metz) will confront her past and Kevin Pearson (Justin Hartley) tries to decide which path will lead to his best future.

Synopsis For ‘A Long Road Home’

NBC released the synopsis for episode 5. As always, it is vague and gives very little information on what to expect. However, when you look at the promo photos you can add things up. That is the case with one specific storyline, which we will get to shortly. But first, here is the episode summary for “A Long Road Home,”

“Kate confronts her past. Randall’s brush with viral fame leads to an unexpected discovery. Kevin debates the best path for his future.”

This Is Us Season 5 Spoilers: Randall Pearson’s Mother

Before the show went on a break, we saw more of Randall’s past, including the day that his biological mother died. Except we found out that she might not have really died that day. William Hill (Ron Cephas Jones) slipped out of the apartment when paramedics couldn’t revive Laurel (Jennifer C. Holmes).

This Is Us Season 5, Episode 5 Spoilers: Randall’s Discovery, Kate Faces The Past, Kevin’s Dilemma

However, what William didn’t see was what happened just moments after he left. A paramedic thought that he felt a pulse and they went back to work on her. The last scene we saw, she gasped loudly her eyes opened. Now, it’s possible that Laurel could have died after that, but it’s much more likely that she was alive the whole time Randall was growing up. Which makes his adoption story even more heart-wrenching.

The Fisherman Returns

Every once in a while, we get a flashback of a Vietnamese fisherman named Hai (Vien Hong) with his granddaughter. There was an episode which featured a photo of a mysterious woman who is connected to the Pearsons. We are going to see Hai once again in This is Us season 5,episode 5.

Facing The Past And Choosing The Future

Other spoilers for the upcoming episode include Kate having to confront her past. We have seen some disturbing scenes featuring Kate with her first boyfriend, Marc (Austin Abrams). He was abusive, cruel and definitely stalked her. However, there are things that happened to Kate that she has never told anyone. So, we are going to see some of those memories.

While Kate looks at the past, Kevin will be deciding his future. He is at a crossroads and can take multiple paths, but which one is right for him? We will find out the answers to these questions and more when This is Us season 5, episode 5 airs on January 5, 2021 on NBC. Until then, let us know your theories about Randall’s birth mother and the connection to the fisherman.

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