‘This Is Us’ Season 5 Episode 7 Spoilers: Is Kevin Pearson dead or alive? These theories will leave you shocked

Titled ‘There’, the summary reads: ‘Kevin embarks on a stressful road trip; Jack and young Kevin go to a football training camp’

                            ‘This Is Us’ Season 5 Episode 7 Spoilers: Is Kevin Pearson dead or alive? These theories will leave you shocked
Kevin Pearson in ‘This Is Us’ (NBC)

Heartbreaks and more heartbreaks... ‘This Is Us’ never ceases to surprise fans with those oh-so-shocking cliffhangers. It was no different this time around when the sixth episode ended with the teaser of a car crash.

Hai Lang (Vien Hong) narrated his love story in the hour-long drama ‘Birth Mother’ and as the episode came to a close, Randall Pearson (Sterling K Brown) was lighter and happier. “I know my birth story,” he told Beth. “And it is not just being left at the fire station... It's two people. Two imperfect people. Who loved me.” Thinking about his step-brother instantly, Randall also added, "I want to call Kevin. I don't want to hold the bad stuff anymore.”

Kevin and Randall (NBC)

Kevin and Madison's phone call

For the ones who missed the last episode, here's what you can expect in the new one. Titled ‘There’, the summary of the new episode reads, “Kevin embarks on a stressful road trip; Jack and young Kevin go to a football training camp.” What's more, a 16-second promo shows car number AB09043 involved in a crash and we hear Kevin's voice as he says (seemingly in a 9-1-1 call), “My fiancé right now is in labor and I need to get to her.”

Another phone call conversation between Kevin and Madison Simons (Caitlin Thompson) goes like: “I'm coming right now, okay?” after which she tells him, “Please just get here, Kevin.” It seems like Madison will die during labor and fans can't get over that thought. Towards the end of the clip, we see Kevin's ID card lying somewhere there. Is his ID card the reason why he gets delayed and isn't able to see Madison? We predict that the focus on the ID card was why Kevin gets delayed. But only time will tell what really happens. 

Kevin Pearson and Madison (NBC)

Is Kevin alive or dead?

After the heart-stopping video clip, viewers can't stop wondering if Kevin is alive or dead and there are many theories floating around. One posted, “Remember, Kevin was seen driving a black SUV, this one is a different color.” And another said, “The crashed car is not the one Kevin was sitting in when Randall phoned. More likely that Kevin is passing that scene and trying to help. I loved someone else's suggestion that it might be cathartic for him to "save people from a burning car" because he carries the guilt of not having been there when his father was in the burning house and later died.”

Many are convinced that Madison definitely dies. One posted, “Omfg, I know Kevin is alive but Madison...I have a horrible feeling that she's going to die during labor, or sometime after but I can just tell that this next episode is gonna be so stressful and a tearjerker, time to get mentally and emotionally prepared.”

Kevin from the flash-forward (NBC)

Will Kevin become an addict again?

Even though fans know Kevin is alive, they are worried if he is severely injured. One comment read, “We know he survives but that doesn’t mean he’s ok. He could get seriously injured, become an addict again, go through physical therapy, have a nervous breakdown etc.” And one fan went on to write, “Wouldn't it be something if future Kevin turns out to just be a figment of everyone's imagination? Like Randall needs closure with him in that scene like he received closure with his dead bio mom tonight?” 

One pointed out, “Is it just me that thinks Kevin was rushing to get to the hospital and most likely caused an accident and has left the scene to try and get help. OR witnessed an accident and gone to get help.” And a third said, “I mean I really just feel like he crashes but then just left the scene and kept going so he can make it to the airport then when he’s freaking out about why he can’t get a ticket or board (no Id/wallet) someone’s going to bring it to him lol.”

Kevin and Sophie (NBC)

‘This Is Us’ premiered on Tuesday at 9 pm ET on NBC after the mid-season winter break with Episode 5 titled ‘A Long Road Home’ on January 5, 2021. There will be a two-week break before the next one, Episode 7 titled ‘There’, — initially scheduled for January 19, 2021 — is telecasted and the date for the episode is set as February 2, 2021. Sigh! ‘This Is Us’ fans, are you ready to bear another long hiatus? 

Don't give up yet. Binge-watch the Season 5 episodes on NBC.com and the NBC App. Not just that, you can stream old seasons on Amazon Prime too. 

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