'This Is Us' Delayed for Weeks Due to Pandemic — See Fan Reactions as They Worry about Kevin
"This Is Us" fans bombarded social and expressed their concern for Justin Hartley's character, Kevin after the show's creator announced that new episodes of season 5 would be delayed for weeks.
After the sixth episode of season five of "This Is Us" left fans with a cliffhanger last week Tuesday, they were disappointed to find out that they would have to wait a couple of weeks before the story picks up.
On Tuesday morning, creator Dan Fogelman shared the heartbreaking news via a statement on Twitter, revealing that there would be no new episode of the show that night. He explained that production was delayed due to COVID-19 issues.
The cast of "This Is Us" pose for a portrait in the NBCUniversal Press Tour portrait studio at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 18, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images
Fogelman appealed to fans, urging them to hang in there. He finished his remark, apologizing to them for the delays. Unfortunately, many viewers weren't pleased with the news, expressing their concern for Kevin. One user wrote:
"So Kevin is just gonna be on the side of the road needing help for weeks? I hope he at least has water in the car because…"
Another fan echoed a similar sentiment, asking Fogelman to assure viewers that Kevin was alright. The internet user noted that although everyone knows that the character is okay, they are worried about the condition he was left in the previous episode.
Last week's episode titled "Birth Mother" delved deeper into the story of Randall Pearson.
A grieved show lover shared a crying gif, explaining that she was waiting all day for the new episode to be disappointed by the announcement. One heartbroken fan confessed to having already set aside a pint of Ben & Jerry's cream.
The user tagged actor Justin Hartley who plays Kevin, urging him to make sure that nothing happens to the character. According to reports, the NBC show would air a repeat next week, Tuesday, January 26.
Over the holidays, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health urged productions to close due to the city's spike in COVID-19 cases. Initially, "This Is Us" postponed resumption on set from January 11 to January 18.
Last week's episode titled "Birth Mother" delved deeper into the story of Randall Pearson (Sterling K. Brown), who was adopted as a child, detailing his longtime desire to discover more his biological mother, Laurel (Jennifer C. Holmes)
Randall and his wife Veth (Susan Kelechi Watson) journeyed to New Orleans to meet with Hai, who had a tight bond with Laurel before her tragic demise from breast cancer in 2015.
Episode 6 ended with a teaser for episode seven, which showed Kevin rushing to the hospital after it was revealed that his fiancée Madison (Caitlin Thompson), was in labor. The clip ended with an accident scene with his wallet by the roadside.