We knew This Is Us was going to end its second season on a wedding. Tonight was about Kate and Toby's wedding and featured a notable jump ahead from last week's Deja-centric episode. Is the Old Man Jack seen in the previews a dream as we're led to believe, or is it Rebecca reuniting with her beloved departed husband in the after life?
"Beth and Kevin have this fun dynamic between each other, and we just felt like Kevin dating Beth's cousin would bring up so much more fun stuff for everyone to play", Berger told THR. Was learning that a faulty Crock-Pot-I'm sorry, slow cooker-killed Jack really that revelatory? As a parent, your job is having your heart live outside of your body, and you're like, 'OK, I want you to make the best decisions.' But you have to let them falter, and fall, and have the highs and the lows. "Just be excited and enjoy".
The answer is still hazy-but in Tuesday's finale, it became clear that while Beth might not be dead in the future, she's nearly certainly not well.
As the title implies, the This Is Us Season 2 finale will feature Kate and Toby's wedding. Because we were shooting it at the family cabin, I was like, 'Oh dear, we can't have such a long train because it's dirty out there!' So we did have a bit of a train and they did something really lovely where they bustled the train a bit, and ended up shortening it, but the dress was actually really heavy because it's beaded and handmade and couture, literally hand made. There could even be a plausible reason to think Deja or Deja's mom, Shauna, may be in danger.
Zeile's dedication to keeping her lips sealed is no joke - the show's precious plot points are shrouded in such secrecy, the actors barely know what's in store for their characters. "That would be news to me".
"There's not much I can say, but I can say that I think it's going to be uplifting and the tears are probably going to be happy tears more than heartbreak", Zeile told the Daily News. "I'm just unaware perhaps".
Once again, This Is Us pulled off the impossible and delivered a season finale everyone will be talking about.
-We see Toby in bed, depressed.
Another pivotal part of the episode was seeing Randall and Beth's foster child Deja (Lyric Ross) lashing out after her birth mother left her with them. It would also contextualize Jack's potentially telling words to Rebecca, when he says, "Where'd the time go, Bec?" Some have said that he shows up in a dream sequence of Kate or Rebecca's while others were hypothesizing that he faked his own death. The father-daughter duo have one of the strongest connections in the Pearson family, so it wouldn't be a surprise if Kate was so desperate to have her dad present on her big day that she imagined, just for a moment, that he was. See who?! Beth? Deja? And while not all of the monologues hit their mark - Deja's speech last week about how we're all fundamentally the same because we all sleep wasn't almost as profound as intended - there were many times throughout this season where my questions about why I continued to watch the show were answered by a lovely bit of oratory delivered by Sterling K. Brown, Mandy Moore, or one of their co-stars. But what it? WHAT IF?
Going back to the wedding, what kind of involvement did you have in creating Kate's bridal look? We'll try and stay calm until September. It's a bit of a stretch, but one theory floating around is the revelation that that's actually not Jack with Rebecca, but his younger brother, Nicky, previously thought to have died in the Vietnam War.
Are we completely bonkers for going down this route? It was really layered, and it was really wonderful and a lot of fun to have all of us together.
Jack's still alive somewhere, right?
At the same time, the episode leapt beyond the day's moments of happiness - and its comedic flourishes, an underrated aspect of the show - to scenes that deftly laid the groundwork for a third season and beyond.
The This Is Us season two finale airs Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.