Kevin Pearson went through the ringer in season 2 of This Is Us. In the present day storyline, he was struggling with alcohol and substance abuse while in the past storyline he was having to suffer the guilt of the last conversation he shared with his dad before he died. Thankfully, season 3 will serve as a new beginning for all of the Pearson’s and in an effort to start healing, Kevin will be heading to Vietnam to learn more Jack’s time in the war.
Jack Pearson was a private man. He kept a lot of things to himself and season three allows the writers the opportunity to open up this mysterious box that is Jack’s past, including his brother who also fought in the war with him.
According to Hartley, Kevin’s discoveries won’t be easy for him to swallow saying they’re “super heartbreaking” and “shocking,”
At the This Is Us Television Critics Association Summer Press Conference, co-showrunner Elizabeth Berger spoke about what it was like getting to write for Jack’s backstory and the Vietnam War in general.
In addition to Jack and Kevin’s Vietnam story, season 3 promises to dive into Toby’s backstory, the early days of Jack and Rebecca, and more about that mysterious “her” scene between old Randall and Tess. The season will also feature a Miguel centric episode.
Are you looking forward to going back to learn about Jack’s days in Vietnam? Let us know!
This Is Us returns for season 3 on NBC Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 9/8c!