'This Is Us' Season 5 Episode 14: Will Kevin call off wedding? Talking to Zoe has given him second thoughts
Spoilers ahead for 'This Is Us' Season 5 Episode 14
Kevin (Justin Hartley) and Madison (Caitlin Thompson) may be just short of walking down the aisle, but it looks like Kevin is having some niggling doubts, brought on by a chat with ex-girlfriend Zoe (Melanie Liburd). Kevin, whose latest film is a dud, makes an emergency visit to his agent's office, where he spots Zoe (Melanie Liburd) waiting for a meeting, albeit virtually.
The conversation however between the two gets real fast, when they begin discussing Kevin's engagement. Zoe jokingly asks Kevin if he got Madison pregnant leading to the engagement. She is quite blindsided when he says yes, though we find it difficult to believe in these days of social media, that Zoe has no clue that Kevin is a father of twins. Not to mention that Kevin is also a celebrity whose engagement has even been written about.
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Zoe then tries to make the conversation less awkward, by saying that Kevin looks really happy. Kevin doesn't do much to help his case by unconvincingly talking about how thrilled he is and how wonderful Madison is as a mother. He tellingly doesn't talk about how Madison makes him feel as a romantic partner. Zoe tells him that this is what she likes about him, that he completely commits as an actor and as a person and always finds a way to make a situation what he wanted in the first place. He asks Zoe what she means, she says that when they were dating Kevin could be craving pizza for the whole day, but if Zoe said that she was craving sushi, suddenly Kevin would be craving sushi as well. She says that it's a great quality and that she's paying Kevin a compliment, but he doesn't take it that way.
We see that Kevin is starting to wonder whether his habit of going with the flow, and with what others want, has led him to this point in his relationship with Madison. Madison as we see in this episode is already vulnerable thanks to her emotionally unavailable father and lack of emotional support. However, she is finally starting to feel like she is part of a family, after going wedding dress shopping with Rebecca (Mandy Moore) and Kate. How will she handle a breakup if there is one on the cards? Could a possible breakup affect Kevin and Kate's relationship, considering Madison is Kate's best friend?
To find out more you can catch the latest episodes of 'This Is Us' on Tuesdays at 9/8c on NBC.