We’re less than two weeks away from the This Is Us Season 5 premiere, and NBC just dropped a new promo trailer to highlight what’s coming next for the Pearson family. The preview teased storylines that left fans hanging in the fourth season finale, including whether Madison (Caitlin Thompson) is Kevin’s (Justin Hartley) fiancée. But the recent trailer hinted Kevin and Madison’s relationship in the This Is Us premiere may not be what fans previously expected.
The ‘This Is Us’ Season 5 promo trailer hints whether Madison is Kevin’s fiancée by the premiere
In the This Is Us Season 4 fall finale, Kevin revealed he had a pregnant fiancée by his 40th birthday. Then in the season finale, Madison told Kevin she was pregnant with twins. Meanwhile, a flash-forward to the far-future confirmed Kevin had two children — a boy and a girl.
Even so, creator Dan Fogelman hinted Madison may not be the pregnant fiancée from the fall finale. However, he noted the answer would be revealed in the This Is Us Season 5 premiere. “There’s an immediate answer coming to all of that,” Fogelman told The Hollywood Reporter in March 2020. “But I think that there’s basically many more chapters in Kevin’s romantic story.”
Now, the This Is Us Season 5 trailer may have given viewers an answer early. In the middle of the promo, Kevin is seen rubbing Madison’s pregnant belly. They’re clearly happy about their growing family. But no rings are spotted. Kate also calls out her brother for using the term “fiancée.”
“You’re gonna need to explain your use of the word fiancée,” Kate says.
So what’s the deal? From Kate’s remarks, it seems the couple isn’t engaged or Madison became Kevin’s fiancée without telling anyone. But whatever happens, there’s a lot to unpack when This Is Us returns.
‘This Is Us’ Season 5 will cover the coronavirus pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement
The This Is Us Season 5 trailer also included clips featuring current events, such as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement. Both Kevin and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) are wearing masks in two separate shots.
Meanwhile, Randall, Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson), Tess (Eris Baker), Annie (Faithe Herman), and Deja (Lyric Ross) sit together watching news coverage of the protests against police brutality following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. “What we’re dealing with as a people, it’s just so tragic,” Randall says offscreen.
When speaking with People in September 2020, Brown revealed This Is Us Season 5 will still focus on the Pearsons. However, the new season will “briefly” cover current events, and they “won’t be washed over completely.”