'This Is Us' Teases Ominous Season 3 Mysteries in Unsettling Flash-Forwards

Carla Harmon
March 14, 2018

"Me neither", Randall concedes, before Tess gets up from her chair. That's not really her choice to make, right? However, during Kevin and Randall's differing takes on wedding toasts, everyone cried for the same reason. We're ready for a happy and uplifting Kate, though that flash-forward has us scared to death for her and poor Toby. 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. Meanwhile, Randall's handling the gift bags and Deja's attitude. Beth was probably at home making pot brownies or doing her hair and being awesome.

During the finale, Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Toby (Chris Sullivan) got married and her brother Randall (Sterling K. Brown) gave a speech in which we saw into the near future and beyond. This is a situation where Kate may have to take the lead on that front, ' Berger said.

While Kate goes missing, Kevin and Randall go searching for her. Earlier in the episode, there was a beat when we thought he could potentially hook up with Kate's maid of honor Madison (Caitlin Thompson). We also catch up with Kate one year later, checking in on Toby, who is sick in bed with something more serious than a cold, as Kate calmly tells him, "Hey, babe".

Why it might not be her: The scene of Deja wrecking the auto was juxtaposed with the scene of Randall and adult Tess talking, which is a classic set up for a This Is Us head fake. But rather than rail against her mother, she now sees her as inspiration, someone to hopefully become in her own way. Miguel is sweet and reminds her that at least she's not him.

At the end of the season 2 finale when Randall was giving his toast at Kate and Toby's wedding, we saw a Deja take Jack's old baseball bat to Randall's auto and smash his windshield. Yikes, they have to be referring to Beth...or maybe Deja?

Though there's no indication who the "her" is that a salt-and-peppered Randall and adult Tess are referring to in their cryptic father-daughter conversation, it could be assumed that it's Deja that they're alluding to.

It's wedding day! Kate decides at the last minute to go to an ice cream shop she and her dad used to go to.

So curl up with a glass of wine and snuggle up under the covers as we dissect just what those season-ending cliffhangers mean for our favorite TV family. And we see her getting up and preparing what looks to be like she is about to dump some of his ashes out near the tree. "She would never hurt me!" I'd like to find out exactly how depressed he was before he met Kate and perhaps what might have sent him into that downward spiral after their wedding. I just spoke to the doctor. And, of course, I want to know who Randall and Tess are talking about. But before the summer sun can dry our Season 2 tears, there's still time to revel in the bittersweet season finale. Are you surprised that Kate is able to "let go" of Jack and make room for Toby? "There's certainly quite a few that hit toward the end of the episode that I think are going to have people very, very excited for Season 3". It's poor Kate we're most anxious about. Though the show made its name partially on the Modern Family-esque twist at the end of its pilot episode, at this point, we don't need a vague flash-forward to a catatonic Toby to know that his and Kate's happiness is fragile.

"I think we've seen Kate and Toby weather a lot".

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