In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight, This Is Us writer Danielle Bauman discussed Kevin and Sophie’s long-awaited reunion and revealed that she knew they’d end up together. “I can speak for me, and I can speak for the writers as a whole: For me, Sophie was always the endgame,” she told the outlet.
There were times when the writers considered Kevin being with someone new. “Yes, there was a shortlist, [but] deep down most of us were gunning for Sophie,” she continued. “There were some outliers, and there were some people that were like, ‘No, no, no.’ But I think deep down, they knew that was the way it was going to go. We’re all with Kevin on this journey.”
Since the episode aired, both actors celebrated their character’s romantic union on social media. Hartley and Breckenridge posted a snapshot of the pair attending Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Philip’s (Chris Geere) wedding ceremony on Instagram. In the caption, they both wrote, “The end,” and hashtagged the show’s name.
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