Another Kevin Pearson breakup leads to the departure of another actress as a series regular: Melanie Liburd, who plays Beth’s cousin Zoe, was introduced in the Season 2 finale and was promoted to a series regular ahead of Season 3. She will no longer be a series regular on the show after Zoe (Liburd) and Kevin (Justin Hartley) broke up in the Season 3 finale over their different stances about having children.
There was a similar trajectory for Alexandra Breckenridge, who plays Kevin’s school sweetheart Sophie on This Is Us. Breckenridge started as a recurring in Season 1 and was bumped up to a series regular for Season 2. After Kevin and Sophie broke up, Breckenridge did not continue as a series regular for Season 3. Like Breckenridge, who guest starred on Season 3, including just a couple of weeks ago, Liburd also is expected to make guest appearances in the future, especially given Zoe’s close connection to Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) and her daughters.
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As for Kevin, he is bound to find a new love interest (unless he rekindles his romance with the now-engaged Sophie). In the flash forward that closed out the Season 3 finale, he has a son.
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