Here’s what you need to know: On the season five premiere of This Is Us, Randall undergoes an identity crisis in the wake of George Floyd’s death. After a verbal fight with both of his siblings, Kevin (Justin Hartley) and Kate (Chrissy Metz), Randall withdraws from his family, barely speaking to them as he celebrates his 40th birthday alone.
The episode isn’t all bad, though. The viewer also learns that Randall’s biological mom isn’t actually dead, like we originally assumed. As much as we’d love to witness a happy reunion between the mother-son duo, we don’t think it will end well for Randall.
Why? We’ve seen this happen before with his biological father, William (Ron Cephas Jones). Randall got his hopes up, established a relationship and then experienced heartbreak when he learned that William only had a few months to live.